Feb 14, 2019

RD Grocery and Dessert Engineer

  • Mondelez
  • Montornes del Valles, Catalonia, Spain

Job Description


What makes working at Mondelēz 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  Milka, Principe, Oreo, Philadelphia, Trident and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team.

Purpose of the role
The holder of this position 
  • plans and executes innovation experiments or assigns projects or functional expert services. 
  • delivers results, interpretation and technical reports with some guidance. 
  • applies fundamental understanding to analysis of results or assessment of compliance. 
  • implements corrective measures when necessary. 
  • participates in or lead commercialization of product/process. 
  • is adapted to a remote management style.
Main responsibilities
  • Active participation in execution of various project types, multiple small projects in parallel but with phased deadlines especially in the technical field of powder mixes meaning good knowledge on legislation and functional ingredients for dry desserts such as texturizers, colors, sugar & sweeteners, flavours. Projects can vary from research, analysis, brief bench-top scale, through to plant trials and commercialisation and may require some guidance from the manager or other team members.
  • Issue research reports and specifications, implements new formulas in the plant.
  • Conducts project reviews with remote team.
  • Ability to run category specific equipment in pilot plant environment.
  • Trained in the operation of lab “larger scale” PP and able to supervise/instruct set up of commercial scale equipment.
  • Ensures consistency, technical precision and compliance with methods of work.  Recommends improvements within own project area.
  • Effective contribution as project member in a team.
  • Documentation and assessment of data to monitor and deliver results; considers implications and draws conclusions. Writes technical reports with some guidance from manager.
  • Effectively structures and presents feedback / status updates / proposals to the manager and project partners.
  • Becomes aware of business partners beyond direct project scope with focus on network building.  
  • Requires coaching from direct manager on technical and business topics.
  • Trains others within immediate group in core technical practices.
  • Establishes project specific technical network within the category and across functions such as Marketing, Procurement, Operations, Corporate Quality, Regulatory etc.
  • Conducts relevant legal compliance checks, IP searches and nutritional profiling.


Candidate requirements
  • Post high school technical or vocational training up to and including degree level or BS/MS/PhD in target discipline or technical/vocational training- preferred.
  • Good understanding of category specific technology, especially the directly- related processes/lines- required. 
  • Participate in or lead research / commercialization of a product/process- preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, including time management and priority setting- required. 
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve- required. 
  • Interpersonal savvy – able to adapt personal style to work in international environment- required. 
  • Good presentation and influencing skills- preferred. 
  • Informing – keeps manager and key partners informed of progress, achievements and issues at appropriate points- required. 
  • Demonstrated first experience of practical application of theory in Food or engineering / scientific related discipline- required. 
  • Some experience in project management- required. 
  • Fluent in English- required. 
  • Fluent in another language- preferred. 
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 compensation & benefits package.

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