Senior Technical Global Packaging Technologist (Maternity Cover)

13 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
What makes working at Mondelez International so special? Many things. The iconic brands and global nature of our business. The continuous innovation and endless opportunities to grow. The chance, each and every day, to put a smile on people’s faces. We’re the world’s leading maker of Chocolate, Biscuits, Candy and Gum with billion-dollar brands like Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team. We have an exciting opportunity to join our Global Packaging team based in our R&D centre in Bournville. The role is a maternity cover but an excellent way to access internal opportunities across the Mondelez business. As Senior Technical Global Packaging Technologist you will be responsible for delivering complex packaging projects and programs with excellence. You will have no direct reports but will be expected to coach and supervise junior team members. You will work closely with Marketing, Customer Development and the Supply Chain/ Manufacturing to deliver packaging projects that works across the business. A qualified individual is required who possesses: A self-starting mentality and pro-active approach Excellent Project leadership skills and experience A strong analytical ability Tenacity and strong leadership skills Strong understanding of Packaging both technically and its role in product marketing An ability to deal with ambiguity and manage risks A creative approach to problem solving Strong communication skills, insightful technical and business judgment, and a pragmatic approach to risk management are critical to success. The individual must be able to build networks and relationships rapidly within R&D, Marketing/ Procurement/ Operations and externally at Suppliers. Strong stakeholder management as well as an ability to switch between the big picture and detail will be essential. Whilst ca. 30% travel has been estimated, it is expected that this role must drive hard to utilise alternative methods/ technologies for communication/ collaboration. The candidate will be expected to work across the entire platform for all categories with a strong emphasis on Chocolate. Primary Accountabilities: Identify and lead packaging programs within the Global Platform team (All Categories) Understand business/ shopper/ consumer requirements Translate ‘Needs’ into Packaging deliverables Create and deliver safe, legal and credible Packaging Bundles enrolling partner functions Supervise, coach and nurture junior team members to deliver against objectives Deliver Packaging Bundles to cost with excellence on time in full Insights & Needs fully translated with business constraints Financial modelling before any work is commenced to ensure resource efficiency Establish sales partner at the beginning of a project Design backwards from the shelf ensuring shelf/ pallet efficiency and critical Packaging features only Collaborate with consequence across geographies and categories for the best solution Partner with Procurement to collaborate with Suppliers and extract maximum support from them Review & Learn Project filing and data recording (quantifiably relevant and meaningful information only) Record learnings/ reports in R&D Suite Conduct peer reviews and record learnings Qualifications Key Requirements: Knowledge of the inter-relationships of product, process and packaging Bachelor’s/Master Degree Very high strategic agility and business acumen Strong thought leadership and team working skills Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills Political savvy Ability to network with other technical areas in evaluating new package compositionsand solving technical problems Packaging/Engineering/Design/Product Development Expertise Ability to assess new/unique packaging formats/innovations and apply to products Fluency in English Preferred: Packaging engineering/machinery background We pride ourselves on having a high performing and collaborative culture where we offer support and development to enhance your career and develop your knowledge and skills. In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful International business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme. This job was originally posted as

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