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Packaging Development Technologist

Geplaatst op 13-02-2019  -  Categorie: Vacatures  -  Auteur: Filique Roosendaal

Our Company
To be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world isn’t just a dream – it’s our GLOBAL VISION. Kraft Heinz represents over $29 billion in revenue and is the 3rd largest food and beverage company in North America and 5th largest in the world. This is the perfect time to join our team and built something great. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people. That’s where you come in…

Our Culture
It takes Great People to dream Big Dreams. Extra ordinary results define our work. Kraft Heinz is not for everyone, but amazing for the few – ambitious, result focused and hardworking people who can turn ideas into reality. We’re looking for people who aren’t just good, but who perform even better than we do. We will reward you with a career track so fast, only few companies can match. So are you already good in what you do? Join us and become the best.

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


Qualifications

Hard Skills
! 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.


Requirements:

  • 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)


Competences:

  • 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)

  • Communication Skills
    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.
  • Resilience
    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.
  • Commercial Sense
    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.
  • Analytical
    We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical mindset.
  • Result driven
    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.
  • Networking skills
    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.
  • High pressure
    You don’t get easily stressed by pressure, on the opposite, a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.
  • Team player
    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.



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!

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