Oct 17, 2019

Senior Group Leader Packaging - NA Biscuit Channels - 1910901

  • Mondelez International
  • East Hanover, NJ, USA
Full-Time Customer Service General Labor Sales Warehouse

Job Description

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. It's time for you to Make It with Mondelēz International.

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.

Purpose of Role

The position leads the dynamic Biscuits Channels Packaging team in NA, responsible for 2 BUs, leading a high number of initiatives in Mondelez plants and Co-Manufacturers, interfacing directly with the senior members of the category and managing a team of 5 engineers. The Sr. Group Leader for Packaging Biscuits Channels is directly responsible for Innovation, Quality Improvement and Brand Maintenance initiatives for different channels, Food Service and e-Commerce, besides the development of specific packaging formats across the Biscuits portfolio.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for delivery of R&D packaging technical programs for Growth, Quality Improvements and Brand Maintenance for Channels, Food Service and e-Commerce across NA.
  • Responsible for coaching and development of talent in the Packaging Biscuits Channel team and contribute to the broader packaging team in Biscuits NA
  • Leads multidisciplinary project teams for strategic Packaging programs for Biscuits Channels NA to meet defined objectives
  • Identifies business requirements to drive functional innovation approach and guide technical roadmaps and programs
  • Influences Biscuits NA strategic plans through strong technical leadership. Proactively bring new ideas and innovation to the Biscuits NA business.Recommend resource requirements and influence the teams to drive implementation
  • Develop and deliver the functional capability agenda

Key Interfaces / Stakeholders


Supplier leadership teams
Universities and Research Institutes
Agencies and Development Partners


Cross country and cross category teams within and outside the function
VPs and directors of RDQ, Directors of ISC and BUs Category Marketing and Sales Leaders

  • Bachelor's degree in packaging technology, engineering, or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years experience in development and commercialization
  • Experience in leading teams and track record of delivering results
  • Experience in formulating strategy, planning, problem solving, project management while operating in a dynamic and outcome oriented environment

Key Leadership / Functional Competencies

Leadership Competency

Dealing with ambiguity
Business acumen
Decision quality
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational agility
Developing direct reports and others
Strategic agility

Functional Competency

Ability to formulate sound R&D strategies and objectives
Ability to translate technical strategy into business deliverables to influence cross- functional partners and Sr. leadership, within and outside the function
Ability to work with cross-functional teams and business partners to identify opportunities, create and deliver business results
Solid understanding of the packaging development process and procedures: technical feasibility, experimental design, consumer testing, etc

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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