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Kraft Heinz

Culinary Chef – Foodservice
Virtual, USA

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.

It’s a Question of Taste

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

This role continues the growth of Foodservice products by developing new business for the Company relevant to incremental sales and profits by providing high level product research and culinary development for Foodservice.

  • Assures effective National Account and Regional Account successes by providing expertise for new or improved products, processes, technologies and culinary consultative problem solving for the Foodservice operator customer as well as our Marketing and Sales Managers thus arming them with a competitive edge.
  • Assures effective national account sales through the development of proprietary recipe products.
  • Assures presentation, in all activities, of the Company’s quality image and leadership role in foodservice manufacturing capabilities to attract new and expanded foodservice business and improved profitability.
  • Assures integrated management of all development activities and coordinates the transition of product and process development requests from the customer to R&D and vice versa.
  • Assures that the development activities of the department adhere to established procedures for determining product and consumer acceptability.
  • Search and abstract latest developments and foodservice market trends through trade and culinary literature, and personal contacts for possible application to Heinz and its customers.
  • Control department expenditures within G.A. guidelines.
  • Cultivate relationships with culinary peers at the customer level
  • Activities performed on a regular basis
  • Works with executive and management group to help define customer and product development objectives for the Company.
  • Works with national accounts customer executives to develop new products and provide consultation on problems with a goal of expanding existing businesses and developing new ones.
  • Participates in foodservice research and development projects, guiding priorities and assessing the results.
  • Utilizes data from market research to identify foodservice market wants, needs and opportunities.
  • Interact with Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, and Research personnel to assure a timely completion of projects.
  • Prepare monthly reports informing management of progress in prime project areas.

*Minimum Qualifications

  • Familiarity with food production processes, quality procedures and recipes for foodservice products.
  • A Certified Executive Chef’s Degree or a Bachelors Degree in Food Science and/or Business. Specific courses in food chemistry, microbiology, sanitation, nutrition and engineering are extremely valuable.
  • Experience in chain account kitchen and/or culinary product development
  • Experience in sales account calls highly preferred
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, project planning, data analysis, and computer literate.
  • Excellent listening skills coupled with a strong passion for problem solving though culinary creations.

Equal Opportunity Employer– minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

Location – Employee’s Home

Location(s)

Employee’s Home – National

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

Full time

R-16301

About Us

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.