Mondelez International Vertical Startup Leader – VSU in Bratislava, Slovakia


With our portfolio of global Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate and Trident gum, we’re the world’s #1 in biscuits and candy, and #2 in chocolate and gum. We’re Mondelēz International, a snacking powerhouse with operations in more than 80 countries, with approximately 90,000 employees globally and our brands are marketed in around 165 countries.

Our purpose and vision is to create more MOMENTS OF JOY by building the BEST SNACKING COMPANY IN THE WORLD.

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As part of Manufacturing, you’ll use your skills, our systems and a wide array of raw materials to help create the delicious finished products our consumers love. While taking ownership in your area of work, you’ll also ensure the safety of yourself and your colleagues while producing our top-quality products reliably and efficiently within our integrated supply chain.

Currently to our amazing Chocolate plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, we are looking for an enthusiastic

VSU Leader

The job holder will be responsible for leading the planning and implementation of start-up activities to achieve the project’s criteria and vertical start-up glide paths on schedule at budget and provide coordination with other key project elements/interfaces

Your main responsibilities:

  • Collect preliminary information about the project in order to begin developing the start-up plan

  • Identify start-up implementation strategy, obtain approval and begin to develop startup plans

  • Ensure that a process for change management and reapplication of learnings is developed and used

  • Ensure an issue identification & resolution process is developed and used

  • Provide direction, consistency and focus as well as training and coaching on start-up processes for other team-memebers

  • Build capability within the team on Global Standard CQV template and content

  • Define the project’s criteria and start-up glide path and obtain approval from management

  • Attend Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for key equipment

  • Manage the commissioning plan and ensure that all success criteria are well-defined and followed

  • Ensure that duration of runs and products with all perquisites are defined

  • Coordinate start-up planning and implementation schedules as well as resource allocation plan

  • Ensure that planning and implementation measures and results reporting is developed and used by everyone

  • Coordinate budget is development and approval


  • Previous leadership experience in a manufacturing site, preferred in Operations (i.e. team lead, section lead, manufacturing lead roles)

  • Fluency in Slovak/Czech language and in English

  • Educated to a degree level

  • Qualified on the I2M / IIM Process with strong practical knowledge

  • Experience in leading and directing others

  • Proven track record in project management

  • Demonstrating good process management and good pragmatic business application of systems and functional principles and standards

  • Strong communication and coaching skills

We pride ourselves on having a high performing and collaborative culture where we support your career and development. In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer monthly/annual salary starting at 1 700 € plus annual bonus payment. We also provide for our employees top attractive benefits, such as:

  • Annual bonus depending on your individual performance and business rating, as well as other rewards

  • Flexible working hours & extra holidays based on collective labor agreement / internal regulation

  • Supplementary pension fund

  • Meal vouchers, free drinks in the workplace and company products for a discount.

  • Financial contribution to wedding, childbirth and retirement.

  • For selected positions: company car, cell phone

  • Company events and gym

  • Life insurance

Job: Manufacturing / Conversion

Primary Location: EU-SK-Bratislava-Bratislava

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 1813079