Principal Scientist – R&D – Technology Platforms- Fermentation & Biotechnology at Kraft-Hienz

The individual will support the Technology Platforms Team working from the Glenview R&D facility. This position offers the candidate an excellent opportunity to lead innovative and disruptive ingredient technology platforms while creating competitive advantage across the global Kraft Heinz portfolio.

The candidate will manage technical platforms, identify, and lead ingredient technology development initiatives. The candidate should be able to also identify future technology platforms, prioritize research pathways, demonstrate proof of concept, develop prototypes, conduct scale up trials, validate technology in model systems and applications, conduct consumer testing, and commercialize technologies.


This individual must have shown a strong technical background, and must demonstrate leadership, intellectual curiosity, problem solving and project management skills.  The candidate will also collaborate cross-functionally with internal marketing, Business Units R&D, procurement, finance, operations, quality, regulatory and manufacturing teams, and is also expected to be active in and engage with the scientific community outside of Kraft Heinz.  He or she will need to interact and build research collaboration programs with the external ecosystem while progressing research pathways internally.

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