Mondelēz India Foods Ltd is a leading global confectionery & snacks company. It began its operations in 1948 by importing chocolates. After 60+ years of existence, it today has six company-owned manufacturing facilities at Thane, Induri (Pune), Malanpur (Gwalior), Sricity (Andhra Pradesh), Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), and Hyderabad and 4 sales offices (New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai). The corporate office is in Mumbai.
We operate in five categories in India – Chocolate, Confectionery, Beverages, Biscuits, Gum and Candy and market 11 Power Brands which include Bournvita, Dairy Milk, Halls, Gems, 5Star, Choclairs, Perk, Celebrations, Bournville, Tang & Oreo. Mondelez India Foods Ltd dominates the chocolate market in India with approximately 70% share of the mark
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE / FUNCTIONAL CONTEXT:
Research and Development is at the hub of our business, creating the innovative new products that will be tomorrow’s leaders, and reinventing our existing ones to keep them at the top. R&D Q’s mission is ultimately to delight consumers by delivering unique product experiences to the consumers, which will over time underpin and anchor our brands. It does so whilst aiming at creating the most value for consumers, customers and shareholders.
The Regional chocolate platform team brings technical expertise and connect to business needs within the AMEA region. R&D product renovation and innovation activities are key responsibilities of RCT Chocolate team. RCT Chocolate team work on smooth landing of Global product bundles in India and SEA. This team also work as R&D innovation hub for regional and local chocolate brands and works on Brand Maintenance and Brand regulations.The role has extended responsibility of technically supporting ISC and cross functional teams on regular basis.
In addition to above core technical role , the role also is responsible for extended support to SEA and across categories as per 4-2-1 program needs with special focus on the countline category. This role will extend support to exploring new supplier and technologies for future.
Project Ideation and Planning
Develop the Innovation and renovation ideas for local and Global brands and prototype development
Bench scale and pilot scale development and scale up feasibility analysis . Ideation and development of prototypes and assessing shelf stability and regulations
Analyse project objectives on regional Scale and develop technical plan to deliver (tasks, timeline, risk management plan, interlinkages)
Join up with other regions to assess technical feasibility and develop technical roadmap on the R&D initiatives.
Prepares technical feasibility assessment based on accessing global, external and own technical know-how and supplemented with further research and/or consultation
Identifies resource needs required to deliver assigned projects
Independently prepares detailed project plans, including risk matrix, contingency plans and design of experiments
Does Margin assessment for the developed prototypes and builds a profitable proposition for future growth
Program/Project Leadership & Execution
Executes multiple projects according to developed project plans
Identify and remove project hurdles and execute out contingency plans, manage stakeholders and information flow
Lead and delivers technical program with other functions as well as external resources/partners and ensures plan and resource (material, manpower, etc.) availability to support project objectives
Collaboration with cross functional team and seeks inputs from other R&DQ colleagues to achieve objectives of R&D tracks.
Able to apply technical knowledge to various business needs / problem solving.
Product Specification & Regulatory
Prepares all necessary technical documents & specifications
Reviews and revises technical specifications to maintain accuracy of specification
Leads in product assessment against regulations, intellectual property and corporate standards
Able to call out specific areas of Product and Process success criteria and is able to distinguish between and Core and Flex.
Organisation Excellence & Development
Seek to improve self and team’s technical depth
Project management and leading through clear accountability of RDQI in the program
Lead the adaptation of new and existing technologies to increase team’s technical capabilities
Contributes to a create a successful and collaborative team environment