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Packaging Development Technologist
The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry - we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete
Het bedrijf / The company
The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry - we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream - it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best - best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.
De functie / The role
About the Position
We have an excellent opportunity available for an Packaging Developer to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The position lies within the European R&D Packaging team. You"ll be working in a high performing team, alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You"ll be reporting into Packaging Development Manager. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders. The development of innovative and improved packages will be your primary responsibility. You"re constantly looking for new and improved packaging solutions for the European market.
In brief, you will be responsible for;
Delivering / support NPD and cost-out projects to AOP commitments
Support the Packaging Development Team and/or the Packaging Development Manager in developing new, improved or more cost efficient products within the framework of the agreed innovation and cost-out pipeline
Delivering key goals; perfect the fundamentals, ensure cost competitiveness, make sustainability a competitive edge and strengthen capabilities and competences in the European Packaging team
Creating, developing and implementing industrialized packaging solutions under specific projects, ensuring robust risk management and delivery of quality attributes
Proactively drive innovation and cost-out ideas to build the pipeline
Building strong cross functional relationships
Het profiel / Your profile
! Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included), or be an EU Citizen, in order to proceed for this position. Please make sure you put your nationality on your resume. Unfortunately, we can't proceed with non-European citizens who need support for a working permit.
A completed Packaging / engineering degree
Experience within packaging development in a complex / matrix organization
Creative personality that brings ideas to live
Good knowledge of PC software packages, Solid works, Illustrator & Photoshop
Business fluency in English (written & verbal), Dutch (pre)
Passionate and curious to learn all there is about Packaging and Food
Eager to bring the department and team to the next level
Strong in communication: informing, convincing, stakeholder management, intercultural
Strong interpersonal skills: different nationalities, team, clients
Ability to learn fast and perform in a changing environment
Strong in working independently and in team in Europe
Problem solver; be creative and pragmatic
Customer focus; external and internal clients
Takes action and ownership
Professional Attributes (examples)
At Kraft Heinz you"ll easily be exposed to senior management, no matter your level. Therefore, it"s important you have excellent communication skills, to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders.
Confident / Ability to give pushback
You"re a go getter, you"re not easily thrown off your game, not even when you get resistance.
You"re able to bounce back after a disappointment or set back, big or small. And always continue to move onward & upward.
Ability to Simplify
We like to keep it simple. And to execute fast. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated, when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges.
You don"t only want to win; you hate to lose. You"re always seeking for opportunities to expand your business and create more savings, while over delivering your targets.
We"re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical mindset.
You don"t only focus on your own results, but always do what"s best for the company.
Curiosity, positivity & enthusiasm
You"re curious, positive and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team.
Project management skills
Time management has no secrets for you. You"re organized, structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.
You"re able to be interesting and interested in business conversations, motivating people to want to be in your network. The stronger the network you have, the more easily you can get things done. You, highly aware of that, are constantly expending your network.
Empathy - listening to the customer
You"re known for your empathy. You listen more and talk less, and therefore truly understand your customer. With that mindset you create commercial chances to optimize the customer experience.
You don"t get easily stressed by pressure, on the opposite, a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.
Achieving results is nice, but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You"re a team player, which means you"re sometimes a leader, sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.
Het aanbod / The offer
What we offer you / You deserve
An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;
A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
Reimbursement travel expenses;
Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea, please let us know and we can set it in action!