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Mondelez International Director, Global BGCM Process Platforms in East Hanover, New Jersey

Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It With Pride.

Position is recognized as a global a technical leader with expertise in process development and engineering technologies, digital solutions and pilot plant scale-up capability. The individual will lead an organization based in all four Mondelez regions. Accountable for identifying innovative, complex technology opportunities to drive strategic initiatives that enable the Beverages, Gum & Candy and Meals (BGCM) category objectives. Solutions will meet both the technical as well as consumer first deliverables. This is a leadership role that serves as a senior technical resource for the organization, interfacing regularly with senior management inside and outside the RDQ function. Is an active leader for the overall Global Process and Seamless Enterprise Technical Communities

How you will contribute

Role provides strategic thought leadership and translates the overall BGCM (Beverages, Gum & Candy, Meals) category strategy into a robust category process development agenda, constructs global project portfolios, and plans resources across multiple technical and product format platforms. Actively pursues new process technologies and applies them to innovate, improve overall conversion efficiencies, enable sustainability objectives, and to build a technology pipeline with external partners taking advantage of scientific insights to create new process transformation methods. Is a visible champion of our Digital FIRST development approach including development and application of the tools and models that enable predictive successful commercial outcomes of consumer preferred products, consistent manufactured quality, best in class process capability and conversion efficiency KPIs. A strong Influencer of business strategy (e.g. cross-category senior VPs) leveraging critical thinking and technical thought leadership to benefit the business.

Is responsible for the development and execution of the category capital strategic plan with a primary focus on creating world class R&D pilot plant network capability. Role is an enterprise thought leader that creates and continuously evolves the global pilot network comprised of 5+ global operating locations to support R&D developers across multiple region and global platform teams.

This is also a leadership role that will requires creating a culture that creates / protects intellectual property to give the company a long term competitive advantage and that encourages the team to discover, develop and deploy process technology platforms, deliver novel processes, be continuous learners, elevate technical rigor and implement best practices globally. Role will foster a culture of collaboration across the Global Process Development and Seamless Enterprise Technical Community setting consistent ways of working. Will continuously grow and develop a diverse talent base that exceeds business needs and help build the global pool of technical talent.

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career and the following experience and knowledge:

  • Senior-level technical leadership skills in process development including leading process development departments, ideally in fast moving consumer goods environment

  • Influencing business strategy (e.g. cross-category senior VPs) through critical thinking and technical thought leadership that has translated into significant business benefit

  • Collaborating to meet the agenda by working globally across functions, geographies, and with remote internal and external partners

  • Coaching and mentoring others in a global process community and department

  • Ensure that foundational skills/capabilities keep pace with technology advancements

  • Driving a culture of technical curiosity, learning and technical rigor

More about this role

What you need to know about this position:

What extra ingredients you will bring: Courageous leadership, strong communication skills. Seasoned experience in leading remote teams with geographic and cultural diversity.

Education / Certifications: BS in Chemical Engineering or relevant Engineering degree with Experience in: R&D or Engineering Leadership roles focused on Process Development and Pilot Scale Capability (12+ years)

Direct and Indirect Management of R&D teams in FMCG, with global scope preferred (8+ years)

Develop and commercialization of process technologies utilizing digital tools and pilot scale feasibility (6+yrs).

Job specific requirements:

Preferred Experience: Exposure to process oriented categories (Beverages, Dairy, Gum, Candy)

Travel requirements: 10- 15% travel (post COVID)

Work schedule: Normal daily work schedule and flexibility

Within Country Relocation support available and for candidates voluntarily moving internationally some minimal support is offered through our Volunteer International Transfer Policy

Business Unit Summary

The United States is the largest market in the Mondelēz International family with a significant employee and manufacturing footprint. Here, we produce our well-loved household favorites to provide our consumers with the right snack, at the right moment, made the right way. We have corporate offices, sales, manufacturing and distribution locations throughout the U.S. to ensure our iconic brands—including Oreo and Chips Ahoy! cookies, Ritz , Wheat Thins and Triscuit crackers, and Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids confectionery products —are close at hand for our consumers across the country.

Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Job Type


Process Development & Engineering

Science & Engineering

At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right through offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. That means delivering a broader range of delicious, high-quality snacks that nourish life's moments, made with sustainable ingredients and packaging that consumers can feel good about.

We have a rich portfolio of strong brands – both global and local. Including many household names such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. We are proud to hold the number 1 position globally in biscuits, chocolate and candy as well as the No. 2 position in gum

Our 80,000 Makers and Bakers are located in our operations in more than 80 countries and are working to sell our products in over 150 countries around the world. They are energized for growth and critical to us living our purpose and values. We are a diverse community that can make things happen, and happen fast.

Join us and Make It An Opportunity!