Mondelez International Associate Engineer II in East Hanover, New Jersey

Description

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 .

Research, Development & Quality

In Research, Development & Quality (RD&Q), your skills can be the special ingredient that brings our brands to life. As part of a fantastic team of scientists, engineers and nutritionists, you’ll work tirelessly on product design or development, process development, quality, nutrition, sensory and food safety aspects to ensure we deliver a consistent, delightful consumer experience. RD&Q is where you’ll turn great ideas into brilliant brands.

Associate Engineer II

This position provides an excellent opportunity to lead packaging development in support of key NA Regional productivity platforms. The candidate will have the opportunity to lead and execute packaging development initiatives from concept to commercialization, working closely with the packaging team, operations, procurement, business teams and other internal and external partners.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead development and commercialization of productivity packaging initiatives, working closely with cross-functional partners (i.e. operations, procurement, business teams, packaging team, and functional partners).

  • Technical project leader on cross-functional project teams managing the technical timeline, providing timely communication, outlining issues, risks and contingency plans on multiple projects.

  • Properly document and communicate project progress and findings to all key stakeholders.

  • Conduct and coordinate functional testing including plant trials, lab testing, shelf life studies and material vendor evaluations, including analysis of data, results and follow up recommendations and action plans.

  • Develops written packaging specifications and completes thorough plant trial reports

  • Responsible for identifying, defining and solving technical packaging challenges

  • Generates creative ideas, innovations and approaches to technical programs

  • Develop cooperative working relationships with procurement, cross-functional teams, the manufacturing plants (internal & external) as well as external packaging material vendors

  • Understanding of the financial impact of packaging programs and the linkage of packaging to business strategies.

Internal and External Contacts

  • Assumes leadership role on packaging productivity driven programs.

  • Works closely with other members of the Global or Regional RD&Q Team

  • Maintains and continually enhances cross-functional relations as well as external relations with vendors and professional associations

Qualifications

Education Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 YR)

Experience:

Functional/Technical Expertise:

  • B.S or M.S. Packaging or Technical degree

  • Minimum of 1-year experience in Packaging Development

  • Good project management, communication and results oriented skill sets

  • Conducts analysis of results and translates into actionable recommendations

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently

  • Ability to lead or work effectively in a team and with others as a key technical member of cross- functional teams.

  • Excellent in verbal and written communication

Competencies:

  1. Drive for Results –Skilled in the processes and best practices that get tasks done in the company. Leverages this knowledge to overcome obstacles and deliver goals – both for self and for team members. Develops action plans and adapts these plans as necessary to deliver the “bottom line”. Uses varied tactics to get things done; resourceful.
  • Solid project leadership/ management skills

  • Organized - Can execute multiple tasks at once and is learning how to leverage others to accomplish a goal. Learning how to marshal resource usage (people, dollars, materials) to complete projects a timely and efficiently. Anticipates needs and avoids last minute chaos. Begins to understand business priorities and can prioritize own time within and across projects.

  • Time Management Manages time in a manner that enables a high workflow with excellence. Experiments with delegation, saying no, and may suggest improvements to work processes

2. Functional/ Technical Skills

  • Continues to build technical depth through on-the-job situations, attending classes and seminars, journals, books, etc... Demonstrates application of knowledge to new or ambiguous situations to solve problems and progress projects

  • Understands application of skills and knowledge. Explains expertise clearly

3. Interpersonal Savvy- Strong communication and interpersonal skills –

  • Ability to work in team environment. Develops relationships with peer group outside the function. Understands how to get things done in other functions through influencing. Easily gains trust and support of peers

  • Self-confident, but patient when necessary. Not viewed as raw, judgmental or too direct. Conscious effort to be diplomatic and tactful. Facilitates cooperation across functions his/her business interacts with.

  • Displays a variety of tactics for relationship building.

  • Learning on the Fly-Learns new technical areas autonomously by consulting internal experts, T.I.G., and industry resources. Executes self-designed manufacturing plant tests.

  • Has a questioning, experimental attitude. Likes new challenges

  • Personal Learning- Seeks out feedback from business partners and role models. Observes others during interactions and picks up on reactions to his/her behavior. Uses these observations to adjust personal behaviors. Actively seeks and responds to feedback

  • Creativity- Generates new and unique ideas, easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions and value added in brainstorming sessions

  • Negotiating- Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations both internal and external groups. Can settle differences with minimum noise, can win concessions without damaging relationships. Diplomatic and tactful under pressure.

  • Problem Solving- Plans small-scale statistical test designs in consultation with subject matter experts. Gains working knowledge of practical applied problem-solving techniques used by related functions and understands their impact within own sphere of influence. Demonstrated problem solving mastery within own technical field. Probes fruitful sources beyond own area of recognized expertise within Division for information / answers

Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.

Job: RDQ Packaging Development

Primary Location: NA-US-New Jersey-East Hanover

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 1811867