Feb 04, 2019

Scientist II

  • Mondelez
  • Thane, Maharashtra, India

Job Description


Mondelēz International LLC is a US$26 billion snacking powerhouse with operations in more than 80 countries and our brands marketed in 165 countries. It’s a great time to join us; we employ over 100,000 people around the world and are a company full of the world’s favourite brands - Cadbury Dairy Milk, Philadelphia and The Natural Confectionery Company to name just a few. As well as the countless opportunities our business brings, we have fantastic people who do amazing things for our business and their own careers, every day.

1. Position Purpose Statement 

A brief but complete statement describing why the position exists. Also describe the environment in which the job exists and the size of the operation (in terms of monetary measures, numbers of staff etc) that the position manages or supports

The open position is based out of our global technical center at Thane, India and part of the Chocolate countline team for Asia Middle East Africa (AMEA) region. The region consists of 5 Business unit namely India, ANZ and Janpan, China, South east Asia and Middle east Africa. This team is responsible for develop and deployment of chocolate products in the AMEA region. As part of this team he/she will lead the RDQI activities needed for multiple projects to launch the product in market on time. He/she will be working in projects for multiple markets in the region (Australia, India, GCC countries etc), thus should be flexible with working hours and comfortable with remote project management.

2. Primary Accountabilities 

 Responsibilities Key statements which describe the major accountabilities or responsibilities and the expected end result.
(Listed in order of importance, usually not more than 7-9).

Independent lead or participation in execution of various project types, either multiple complex projects in parallel but with phased deadlines or, medium to large sized RD&Q projects / activities with 2-3 interfaces outside RD&Q / supports Chocolate RD&Q projects with a focus on countline products. Projects can vary from research, analysis, brief bench-top scale, through to plant trials and commercialisation.
Market survey, competition benchmarking, idea development and recommendation for new product ideas, feasibility study, product development, design validation, trial support at Pilot plant and Factory, commercialisation
Conducts relevant regulatory & legal compliance checks and nutritional profiling and generates IDF’s from IP searches (as applicable). Specification development and approval from relevant cross functional teams.
Ensures consistency, technical precision and compliance to processes and systems. Independent interpretation of data to deliver results and draw business relevant conclusions.
Effectively structures and presents status updates / proposals to influence partners or share with higher management.
Awareness of business partners with focus on network-building. Technical network building within and outside the category and across functions such as Marketing, Procurement, Operations, Corporate Quality, etc.
Requires limited coaching of direct manager on complex activities, especially business-related topics or new technical knowledge. Is used to remote management and remote WOW.
Trains and supports others within department on range of topics within own scientific discipline.
Responsible for delivering individual and team goals.

Operating Environment 

A succinct but comprehensive set of statements designed to provide a clear understanding about the complexities of the internal (company) and external (marketplace) environments in which the position operates.
Examples of external complexity factors: economic environment; competitive market conditions; trade structure; social/political/labour structures and environments; corporate affairs/mass media environment; technological environment; etc…

Mondelez International is a matrix organization with different Category, function and markets specific verticals with multiple stakeholders to engage. Networking is a key to navigate and to be successful. Leveraging relationship networks as needed to liaise effectively cross-functionally (internally) and externally with key 3rd party suppliers/providers, co-manufacturing partners, Business service providers, etc. to deliver the strategic business needs.
RDQI is a global function with teams having clear focus on discover, develop and deploy agenda. Thane Technical center is one of the 9 Technical centers worldwide for Mondelez.
The RDQI community is very diverse culturally, geographically and technically. Collaboration with a open mind is the key to succeed here. As we work for a region with time zone difference of approx. 9 hours, flexibility with working hours is a must. Understanding and appreciation of different culture is essential to operate efficiently.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Language Requirement
Degree level or BS/MS in target discipline (Food science, technology chemical Engg) or technical/vocational training - Required
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of category regarding raw materials, processing, manufacturing and formulation fundamentals for costs.Required
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of formulation and/or process changes on product characteristics - Required
Independent lead/organizing/running research / commercialization of a product/process - Required

Demonstrated experiences of practical application of theory in Food or engineering / scientific related discipline - Required
First experience in people management and people development
Demonstrated successfully commercialization of one or more product/process(es) or make significant technical contribution to commercialization of large projects - Preferred

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