Food Industry Careers Project

By: Alexis Amador

Mission Statement

  • Kraft Foods Group is one of the largest food and beverage companies in North America with annual revenues of more than $18 billion. With the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse, we are on a mission to be the best food and beverage company in North America. We have a deep portfolio of beloved food & beverage brands in the beverage, cheese, refrigerated meals and grocery categories. Our products can be found in the pantries and refrigerators of virtually every household in the United States and Canada.
  • We expect to be well-positioned over the long term to deliver steady, reliable growth with a strong focus on cash flow to fund a highly competitive dividend and reinvestment in our people, innovation and brand-building.

Products produced

Baking & Desserts

  • Baker's
  • Cool Whip
  • Jell-O
  • Caramel's
  • Jet Puffed
  • Planters

Cheese & Dairy

  • Breakstone's
  • Cheez Whiz
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Knudsen
  • Fresh Take
  • Natural Cheese
  • Philadelphia
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Singles
  • Athenos
  • Philadelphia cooking creme
  • Polly-O
  • Velveeta
  • String

Coffee & Beverages

  • Capri Sun
  • Country time lemonade
  • Crystal Light
  • Gevalia Kaffe
  • Kool-aid
  • Maxwell House
  • Maxwell House International
  • MiO
  • Tassimo
  • Yuban

Deli Meat, Hot Dogs, & Bacon

  • Oscar Mayer
  • Oscar Mayer Selects

Sauces, Condiments, & Dressings

  • A1
  • Claussen
  • Grey Poupon
  • Kraft Barbecue sauce
  • Kraft Mayo
  • Kraft Dressing
  • Miracle Whip
  • Taco Bell Home Originals

Side Dishes & Meal Helpers

  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Shake N' Bake
  • Stove Top
  • Velveeta Cheesy Skillets
  • Velveeta Shells & Cheese


  • Corn nuts
  • Planters
  • Planters Penut Butter


  • Boca Meatless Products
  • Sure Jell

Career Opportunities

  • U.S. export customs specialist
  • Sr. Product development scientist
  • Sr. manager product supply
  • Sr. innovation product developer
  • Sr. director transportation & distribution
  • Sr. category manager indirect procurement- capital equipment
  • Sr. associate principal- manufacturing quality
  • Sr. associate principal-engineer/ scientist
  • Sr. quality specialist
  • Sr. project engineer-poultry
  • Sr. group leader (process)
  • Sr. food scientist (product development)
  • Specification manager
  • SIs service rep military
  • Shift supervisor- off shift
  • Sr. scientist/engineer
  • Sr. scientist/associate principal scientist, food safety
  • Sr. scientist
  • Sr. quality systems supervisor
  • Sr packaing engineer
  • Sr. manager, social & SEO initiatives
  • Sr. manager international strategy
  • Sr. manager, corporate strategy
  • Sr. food scientist
  • Sr. financial associate
  • Sr.CIS manager, exports
  • Sr. buyer- cheese
  • Sr. associate, corporate strategy
  • Section manager/ Sr. group leader
  • Section manager enhancers product R&D
  • Scientist/ engineer
  • SAP support development lead
  • SAP subject matter expert
  • sanitation supervisor- 3rd shift
  • sanitation supervisor
  • sanitation manager
  • sanitation business unit leader
  • Sales analyst- target
  • safety/ security & enviromental manager
  • safety program manager
  • Reporting analyst
  • Reliability manager
  • Reliability engineer

Choosen Career in Company.

Senior Product Development Scientist

  • Education needed: BS/MS in Food Science or Chemical Engineering
  • Skills required: Self-Motivated by problem solving and inherient curiosity to understand how things work.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and with others as a key technical member of cross- functional teams
  • Strong technical skills in food science
  • Ability to handle multiple complex assignments concurrently with high level of autonomy
  • Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication
  • Executional excellence, personal leadership and customer focus a must
  • Ability to learn new products and processes quickly
  • Conducts analysis of results and translates into actionable recommendations


  • $67,785-$124,533

Bonus: $968- $15,424

Profit Sharing: $503-$10,137

total: $68,361 - $136,028

Job Description:

This position allows for the candidate to work in the Meals category focusing on core business initiatives such as productivity, brand maintenance, and line extensions. While in this role, the candidate will lead product development for specific areas of Meals and the subsequent commercialization efforts. The individual will collaborate with other product and process developers, coordinate with the cross-functional commercialization team, and interact closely with procurement and operations.

The position will afford the individual the opportunity to lead their own product development projects from development through commercialization and also gain exposure to a core function focusing on productivity, brand maintenance, and product line extensions. This individual will contribute strong technical brand leadership to the business.


Position open: Senior Product Development Scientist

Schedule: Part-time or full-time


· PhD w/3+ years’ experience, or MS w/5+ years’ experience, or BS w/10+ years’ experience

· PhD, MS or BS in Food Science from an Institute of Food Technologists approved program preferred; Nutrition or other relevant discipline

· Consumer Packaged Goods industry experience preferred

· Willingness and ability to travel 15-30% annually, both domestic and international

· Possess high energy and a strong desire to learn and achieve

· Experience working within MS Office Suite

· Proficient in English language both verbal and written

· Ability to follow GMCR policies and procedures


The Product Development Senior Scientist is responsible for leading all aspects of new product development, which may include managing direct reports. This position requires strong skills in critical thinking, collaboration, consumer insights, and the ability to positively influence project direction. This includes product formulation and scale up, managing shelf life studies, test methods development, communication with key suppliers and consultants, new ingredients investigation, and specifications development. This position works with the category business team (Marketing, Operations, Quality, and Engineering) to lead and influence new product development activities.