Kraft Heinz Product Development Lead, Evolv Group in Chicago, Illinois

Our 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.

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Do more, be more. Whatever your aspirations, experience something exceptional at Kraft Heinz. We'll give you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own style. Outperform our expectations and you'll move forward faster than you ever thought possible. Come ready to dream. Come eager to grow.Get a taste of what your career could be at kraftheinzcompany.com/careers.

Job Description

Do you have a passion for designing and building innovative solutions that address real consumer problems? If so, we want to meet you!

As part of the Evolv Group, you will work in a dynamic environment creating digitally powered business models and entrepreneurial solutions in the food space. The solutions you create will have significant impact on consumers’ lives and be growth game changers for Kraft Heinz

The Product Development Lead is part of an agile 3-person entrepreneurial team maniacally focused on finding solutions to consumers’ pain points in a specific area of interest. The person in this position is skilled at developing innovative product solutions with a strong knowledge of the food development process

Duties

  • Co-founder focused on finding and launching new businesses that prevent future disruption

  • Identify and bring emerging trends and technologies that could unlock growth

  • Be the subject matter expert on the team in the areas of product & packaging development, ingredient procurement, food processing, food safety and quality.

  • Significant decision maker within the 3-person team during the early stages on all aspects of innovation space (consumer insight, strategy identification, solution development, etc.)

Requirements

  • 4-5+ years of technical experience developing food product solutions

  • Out of the box thinker and strong problem solving skills needed.

  • Demonstrated desire to understand why things work the way they do.

  • A passionate doer not a comfortable delegator

  • Thrives in ambiguity and new challenges

  • Ability to simplify and communicate technical information to broader organization.

  • Demonstrated resilience and can do attitude

  • Entrepreneurial experience and knowledge of Lean Startup and Design Thinking Methods a plus

EEO Policy:

Kraft Heinz is an EO employer - Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories.

Location(s)Chicago/Aon Center

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.