Jun 18, 2019
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 Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team. This is an outstanding opportunity for an R&D leader to manage the Cocoa Crop Science platform within Mondelez with an overall objective to improve the cost effectiveness & sustainability of our cocoa supply chain - at the time of a significant pivot in our Cocoa strategy as we build out our Cocoa Ecosystem. Key Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have leadership accountability for the overall Cocoa Crop Science program ensuring development & delivery of an integrated business value adding program. You will work with multiple R&D Functions; Chocolate Category, Research & Nutrition, Analytical, Quality, etc. on the delivery of the cocoa crop science technical program. In addition, you will partner with Procurement to ensure that the outputs from the cocoa crop science technical work are implemented in our partner cocoa plantations such as to deliver the maximum business benefit and cost savings to Mondelez. The role will also be outward facing, developing and overseeing a research program which includes significant collaborations with multiple leading Universities and Research Institutes globally. Your responsibility will also include leadership within the broader Cocoa Life program, ensuring that all cocoa crop science activities meet our ethical and environmental standards. In addition, you will oversee approval, implementation and automation operation of the Agronomy Technical Centre including financial approach and operating structure alignment for the current vertical plan and keeping it current. As a Leader you will develop technical capability within your team by providing direction, work plans, and development of colleagues to create a high-performance team of experts, developing both technical and soft skills. You will work within the broader Chocolate R&D team to build technical expertise. As Associate Director Cocoa Crop Science Platform you will support broader R&D programs as appropriate and will be the 'technical voice' of the Cocoa Crop Science in Mondelez. This is leadership role with anticipated travel is ~10%. Qualifications Key Requirements: Advanced degree in Food Science or Agriculture/Crop science (preferred) Extensive, proven experience of leading complex R&D programs across multiple geographies Demonstrated experience of leading remote teams Functional Competencies: Experimental Design Cocoa Crop Science and associated technologies like Digital Crop Management 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.
Mondelez London, England, United Kingdom (UK)