Nov 27, 2018

Senior Scientist I

  • 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.

Position Purpose Statement 

The open position is based out of our global technical center at Thane, India and part of the Chocolate countline innovation team for Asia Middle East Africa (AMEA) region. 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 new products in market on time. He/she will be working in projects for multiple Business units in the region (Australia & Japan, India, China, SEA and MEA countries), thus should be flexible with working hours and comfortable with remote project management.

Primary Accountabilities / Responsibilities  

Independent lead 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 3-5 interfaces outside RD&Q / supports Chocolate RD&Q projects with a focus on countline/Gifting and seasonal products.


Lead platform developments and market roll outs for products in chocolate category.


Market survey, competition benchmarking, idea development and recommendation for new product ideas, feasibility study, product development, design validation, lead benchtop and Pilot plant trial, support Factory trials & commercialisation.


Specification development and approval from relevant cross functional teams with a clear understanding of the specification management system and its interlinkages with cross functional activities.


Conducts relevant regulatory & legal compliance checks and nutritional profiling and generates IDF’s from IP searches (as applicable).


Ensures consistency, technical precision and compliance to processes and systems. Independent interpretation of data to deliver results and draw business relevant conclusions. Use of statistical tools for data analysis. Technology transfer document preparation and review.


Effectively structures and presents status updates / proposals to influence partners or share with higher management (up to and including Director-level)


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.


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.


Trains and supports others within department on range of topics within own scientific discipline.


Responsible for delivering individual and team goals.


Management of summer interns/technical trainees.



Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Language 
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
Working knowledge of SAP system Required

Skills/Leadership Competencies
Excellent organizational skills, including time management and priority setting Required
Ability to work independently and solve problems independent Required
Strong project management skills (including project plans, updates, flagging derailers on time, etc.) Required
Interpersonal savvy – able to adapt personal style to work in international environment Required
Excellent presentation and influencing skills Required
Priority setting Required
Personal Learning Required
Ability to ‘Learn on the Fly’ Required

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

Salary & Benefits


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