Mondelez International Section Manager Process Development G&C 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 promise you: To be part of the Gum & Candy Development team will be exciting! After all, you will be working on brands that matter to millions: Halls, Stimorol, Trident, Hollywood and many others. In this role you will lead or participate in the execution of various Gum & Candy development projects. As such it is crucial to ensure consistency and technical precision as well as manage and interpret research data in a business-relevant way. But of course you will not be working alone in the corner of a laboratory, but interacting very actively with other developers and people from functions such as marketing, procurement or supply-chain, so influencing others and managing cross-functional projects is going to be a big part of your working day.

Key responsibilities:

You would manage a team that is leading small to big size projects: new technology start-up to support our innovation agenda, optimization of processes on lean 6 sigma model and productivity initiatives across Europe Middle East and Africa. From design to implementation, you and your team will be the technical experts in cross functional teams with direct interactions with marketing, supply chain, engineering, procurement. In that position you would be exposed to operational team but also senior management. Good communication skills, collaborative and dynamic profile are needed. You will be the voice of R&D in project Steering team but also will be part global R&D process community or productivity council. Strong business understanding and decision quality skills are needed.

As process development manager you will also have responsibilities in our Tech centre day to day operations, ensuring optimized ways of working but also employee and food safety.

  • Master Degree in Chemical engineering, Food Technology or Food Engineering

  • More than 8 years’ experience of practical application in Product/Process Development within Food industry. Experience in confectionery is a strong advantage.

  • Proven records of multiple industrialisation experience such as new factory start-up, line commissioning in FMCG.

  • Good knowledge on food manufacturing technologies, ingredients and ability to operate the equipment

  • Experience with RD&Q systems such as Specification Management System, Project Management System, Quality Management, Productivity Tracking

  • Solid experience in people management, with team of 5+ members

  • Ability to work across boundaries / functions and to collaborate with others to deliver results

  • You are able to manage complexity and exhibit out-of-the-box thinking and an innovative mind-set

  • Ability to apply technical know-how to understand and develop product and processes

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong knowledge in Food safety and Lean Six Sigma.

  • Flexibility and stress resistance whilst managing work load within a tight time frame

  • Fluency in English required, other language skills (Polish) are beneficial

  • Flexibility to travel

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: Section Manager Process Development G&C

Location: EU-PL-Dolnoslaskie-Wrocław

Requisition ID: 1707707