Posted in Science 30+ days ago.
Mondelez International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 160 countries around the world. We’re leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Our 90,000+ colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That’s who we are.
Join us on our mission to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.
In Research, Development & Quality (RD&Q), 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. RD&Q is where you’ll turn great ideas into brilliant brands.
This RD&Q position is in East Hanover, NJ and is focused on building the front-end innovation pipeline for the Global Gum & Candy category. This requires strong creative thinking skills and the ability to imagine future possibilities. The candidate will provide consumer centricity and technical leadership within the Front-End Technology & Innovation (FETI) team, applying rapid and iterative experimentation to turn ideas into innovative solutions that drive category growth. The individual will participate in the early stages of consumer-led product development lifecycle from concept to development. The position is also tasked with scouting and completing proof of principle on innovative ingredient technologies.
The candidate will demonstrate a range of innovation skills, including ability to interpret strategy, consumer and technical insights to ideate, carry out rapid prototyping and execute early stages of product design. The ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, apply technical expertise to solve complex problems and develop and share best practices with the global technical community is required for the role. The candidate will be able to leverage project management skills to develop project objectives and recommend action plans to implement key findings. Personal drive, organization, the ability to manage ambiguity and excellent communication skills will be the keys to success in this role.
A candidate with specific experience working with confections is strongly preferred. Candidates with other confections or food experience will be considered and will be required to demonstrate the intellectual horsepower and learning agility necessary to quickly develop expertise in this field.
Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.