Mondelez International Growth Platform Group Leader - Biscuits - short term in WROCŁAW, Poland

At Mondelēz International, we work hard, every day, to delight you with the quality brands you’ve grown up with. We devote ourselves to creating scrumptious snacks that will give you delicious moments - whether enjoying appetizing, crunchy biscuits with your family or taking a moment to indulge in a sweet, creamy chocolate treat and a chat with friends or simply chewing a refreshing piece of gum. And we’re hungry to find new ways of making life even easier and tastier for you and more joyful for us all. So we focus relentlessly on improving our products, our workplace, our alliances, our communities and our world.

In Research, Development, Quality & Innovations (RDQ&I), your skills can be the special ingredient that brings our brands to life. As part of a fantastic team of scientists, engineers and nutritionists, you’ll work tirelessly on product design or development, process development, quality, nutrition, sensory and food safety aspects to ensure we deliver a consistent, delightful consumer experience. RDQ&I is where you’ll turn great ideas into brilliant brands.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a talented R&D professional to join our Growth team in the role of a Group Leader. You will be looking after projects in the Biscuit category with focus mostly on Belvita and Oreo brands as well as exciting choco-bakery project opportunities that sits in between of Chocolate and Biscuits categories. Priorities will be ever changing in our fast paced industry and organisation and so we are seeking for a candidate that will easily flex priorities and resources to react to varying workloads across the teams.

Being one of the first managers joining a new tech center provides a lot of opportunities. Therefore we are looking for someone who would relish the opportunity to build a new office environment and local team from scratch and feels comfortable filling the empty space.

Group leader independently plans, leads and co-ordinates projects and so you will have significant previous experience in successful project management. You will deliver the expert technical knowledge for your R&D function in the Biscuit category, you will develop technical solutions to problems, ensure compliance to technical policies & procedures and deliver the technical input to address business needs.

A creative and pro-active approach is needed to seek and enlarge the portfolio of opportunities.

The Group Leader will manage 3-5 technical professionals, while maintaining responsibility for his / her own project work. You will be expected to significantly influence the development of strategic plans and initiatives and will lead cross functional teams to resolve technical and business challenges.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently manage / lead a team of 3-5 individual scientists and set and monitor individual goals for all staff

  • Effectively manage, develop and coach / mentor people

  • Lead cross-functional project teams, including multiple business partners to execute annual business plan

  • Contribute to the development of annual and strategic plans for the function and the team and execute accordingly

  • Ensure delivery of all projects to the required standards and agreed timescales and meet objectives without compromising quality

  • Identify and drive new ideas and programs, and sell them to the appropriate business partners by translating technical information for non-technical business partners

  • Member of the extended Leadership team at the Wroclaw site

  • Educated to a minimum BSc level of education (ideally higher) in Food Science, Food Engineering, chemical engineering or similar, or technical/vocational training in Food Science or similar

  • 5-10 years’ experience in the Food industry, ideally with previous people management responsibilities

  • Understanding of Biscuit specific requirements in R&D and manufacturing preferred.

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering business-related results, (e.g. implementation of new technology, productivity, quality improvement or growth) by driving technical project implementation

  • Proven experience in managing senior stakeholders with strong influencing capabilities and collaboration skills

  • Excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, excellent organization skills including time management and priority setting

  • Fluent English

  • Willingness to travel

    This is a short term assignment (maternity cover) for 12 months.

So if you’re ready to take this fascinating journey, your ideal career is just one small click away.

Please note that application documents in English are required (make sure English version of your CV is uploaded in the application form) and full recruitment process is conducted in English. We will contact only selected candidates.

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Title: Growth Platform Group Leader - Biscuits - short term

Location: EU-PL-Dolnoslaskie-Wrocław

Requisition ID: 1707699