Mondelez International NA Ventures R&D Sr. Scientist II in East Hanover, New Jersey
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Working as part of a cross-functional team you lead the R&D activities required to complete new product development and maintain portfolios and/or productivity projects keeping in mind the goal to deliver the desired consumer experience.
How you will contribute
You will work independently to plan, lead and coordinate technical projects in line with R&D, marketing and manufacturing requirements You will effectively communicate status and risks and plan, lead and coordinate pilot plant and factory trials in accordance with good manufacturing practice and HACCP requirements. In addition, you will plan, lead and coordinate development activities (e.g. product shelf-life testing, designing for quality, consumer test preparation. etc.). To provide direction for product development, you will use digital simulation models to obtain, understand and interpret consumer insights and commercial information. In this role, you will create and maintain accurate consumer-led specifications and be responsible for stakeholder management and influencing decisions based on conclusions made from analysis and interpretation of results.
What you will bring
A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career and the following experience and knowledge:
Leading R&D teams and influencing cross-functional teams
Handling multiple priorities
Proactively identifying complex technical or business problems and creating and implementing solutions
Applying technical curiosity and understanding to interpret and analyze data
Effectively influencing senior-level and cross-functional stakeholders verbally and in writing, including writing technical report conclusions
Coaching and mentoring others
More about this role
This R&D Sr. Scientist II will be the Ventures Perfect Snacks Product Development leader who will be responsible for developing and executing the product strategic pipeline when it comes to innovation (close in and breakthrough), renovations and sustainability.
Reports to NA Ventures R&D Director lead the NA Venture companies (Tates, Enjoy Life and Perfect Snacks)
What extra ingredients you will bring:
Consumer focused defining consumer desired experiences collaboratively with marketing and developing the strategic innovation pipeline. Being a constant champion for the consumer.
Ability to lead projects in development and commercialization of new products with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Understanding equipment design and manufacturing processes to support product and process specifications.
Strong project management & collaboration working cross functionally with agility partnering with internal and external manufacturers executing with excellence and technical rigor.
Strong problems skills and strategic agility.
Can stand alone, handle complexity, influence and present effectively to senior stakeholders and Senior Leadership Team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization
Education / Certifications:
B.S. or M.S. in Food Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
Job specific requirements:
5-7 years of experience in a Product Development or technical Research & Development role
Where permitted by applicable law, new hires are required to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment by their date of hire, unless they are granted a medical, religious, or other accommodation as required by law. You may review the Mondelez COVID vaccination policy by visiting the US careers website at https://www.mondelezinternational.com/United-States . This COVID-19 vaccine mandate does not apply to several U.S. states that do not permit certain vaccination mandates, including, but not limited to Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Montana, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.
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