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Associate Engineer II - Full Time

Mondelez International - East Hanover, NJ

Posted on 08/20/19 (Ref: NJgr2uwciG)

Associate Engineer II - East Hanover, NJ - Mondelez International

Mondelēz International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 160 countries around the world. We're leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Our 90,000 colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That's who we are.

Join us on our mission to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

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.

Core process development & optimization, and quality improvement. The candidate will be responsible for the process development, optimization, and commercialization of new snack products related to the Biscuit category. This position allows the candidate to develop and drive growth opportunities within the Innovation group. This position will have the opportunity to work on multiple brands across and build strong relationships across R&D, with suppliers, Co-manufacturers, the Business, Research, etc.

The Candidate will be responsible for leading or supporting designing, planning and execution of experiments for bench top, pilot plant and plant trials. They must also develop and manage project plans and timelines insuring that projects are delivered on time. Candidates should possess strong technical and project management skills, and effective communication skills.

The Candidate must be able to assess testing plans, gather and analyze data and make recommendations based on findings. While the candidate will be a member of a new products team, they will need to be able to lead their assigned projects and collaborate with cross functional team members.

The Candidate must possess some experience in ingredient functionality, formulation, and commercialization. The individual must be able to write detailed process specifications and project reports and is able to support Quality and Manufacturing needs as it relates to their projects.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support development and execution of growth, brand value, quality improvement launches from bench prototyping to commercialization of assigned project(s)
  • Assist in pipeline scoping and technical assessment of future innovation projects & ideas
  • Develop, update and maintain process/product specification of assigned projects
  • Support assessment of IP strategy, FTO as it relates to projects

Internal and external contacts:

  • Research technical experts, suppliers, RDQ partners, and Business cross functional partners including Marketing, Sales, PCM, Procurement, Manufacturing, Consumer Science, CIS, Graphics partners.

Key stakeholders:

  • Product development
  • Process Development
  • Marketing Brand and Platform leads
  • Biscuit Operations, Business Unit Lead
  • Packaging Group leaders and Packaging counterparts
  • Sensory & Consumer science group
  • Corporate and Field Quality
  • Biscuit Research
  • US Brand Value, Canada, and Global Partners

  • Bachelor's degree (4 yr) majoring in Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field.
  • 3 years of product development experience is required preferably in the food industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; able to effectively communicate to all levels within the organization
  • Ability to influence others and get results through working with a diverse team
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage complexity
  • Executional excellence, personal leadership, time management and problem-solving competencies
  • Strong demonstration of living the values in leading by example.
  • Travel up to 40%

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.

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