• Research and Development Group Leader Meals for Southeast Asia Jobs in Philippines

  • Mondel?z International
  • Philippines
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  • 10 - 13 Years
  • Posted : above 1 month

Job Description:

Research and Development Group Leader Meals for Southeast Asia ( Job Number 1900328 )


Mondelz International is a US$35 billion snacking powerhouse with operations in more than 80 countries and our brands marketed in 165 countries Its a great time to join us; we employ over 100,000 people around the world and are a company full of the worlds favourite brands - Cadbury Dairy Milk, Philadelphia and The Natural Confectionery Company to name just a few As well as the countless opportunities our business brings, we have fantastic people who do amazing things for our business and their own careers, every day

The primary purpose of the role is strong technical leadership and he/she significantly contributes/influences the development of strategic plans and initiatives for Philippines and Indonesia The role will have strong engagement with cross functional stakeholders through the stage/gate process and building of formal and informal networks to deliver solutions to technical and business challenges

He/she will manage technical professionals to deliver Meals Category South East Asia Innovation, Quality Improvement, Productivity and Business Continuity priorities, whilst maintaining responsibility of their own individual goals This role is based in Philippines with the AMEA Meals Research Development and Quality (RDQ) Team

The role will require some travel within South East Asian Region, to deliver business priorities and programs especially in Indonesia

Some of the key accountabilities for this role will include (but are not limited to)

R&D lead supporting cross-functional project teams with large to major business impact, including multiple business partners, to develop plans to execute strategies or goals and to solve complex technical problems May have portfolio of projects Ensures timely execution of trials/analyses, assigned projects or functional expert service when representing RDQ at business unit project alignment meeting or business unit level meetings

OUTCOMES All relevant business and functional processes are applied to every project

Strong stakeholder management and trust with cross-functional partners

Independently manages and remotely manage a team of Scientist/Engineers to execute projects to successfully deliver business-related results, (eg implementation of new technology, productivity, quality improvement or growth) by driving technical project implementation

OUTCOMES Clear resource plans in place, resourced with appropriate skill set

Projects well linked to business priorities

Risks identified and communicated with contingency plans in place

Timely review and revision of plans while maintaining project deliverables

Timely updates, issues, hurdles identified with agreed plans to resolve with buy-in from other functions

Demonstrates effective development and coaching of technical know-how to those within and outside his/her team Identifies training needs within his/her team and discuss with the manager

OUTCOMES Professional growth of staff is tracked against planned career path Able to demonstrate application of learning and changes behaviour and approach accordingly

Sharing of the latest information and opportunity areas

Regular 11s with reports to discuss projects and tasks and monthly Philippines and Indonesia Project Meeting Ensure that technical know-how is applied to projects consistently

Demonstrates strong technology skills and leadership, knows who to consult regarding other technical areas and is able to leverage resources from multiple locations (eg external suppliers, other sites, universities, etc) Generates creative solutions to technical issues Continuously develops the technical skills, has an overview about the business and products Is aware of pertinent external developments OUTCOMES Assess implications of emerging technologies and trends and applying to the current portfolio of new product and brand value optimization
Technology road maps developed
Provides technical solutions to accelerate program development

Lead in the compliance of technical programs and procedures with government regulations and corporate standards for product, product safety and quality in order that product and process recommendations will deliver consumer safety and satisfaction Establish technical documents & specifications system in assigned area Approve technical documents & specifications for assigned projects/programs OUTCOMES Specifications comply with government and corporate guidelines
Allocation of resources to ensure that system is effective and maintained
Specifications approved in a timely manner with a minimum of revisions

Demonstrates strong influencing skills Reports research results and defines subsequent steps with business partners and represents RDQ at appropriate forums at the business unit level OUTCOMES Leads to more autonomous leadership of projects and those of direct reports
Demonstrating sound scientific knowledge and the capability to link results to business objectives

Effectively writes/communicates information in presentation format and in research report format OUTCOMES Influences senior management (Senior Director / VP) within and across categories (as applicable) and externally

Contributes to technical strategies Aligns the analytical portfolio with business objectives Identifies and implements appropriate new methodologies and build lab and pilot plant capabilities
OUTCOMES Influences senior management (Senior Director / VP) within and across categories (as applicable) and externally

Supports Intellectual Property strategies Ensures adherence of all safety relevant procedures Identifies safety risks and set new safety standards if necessary


Do you have what it takes

Bachelor of Science or Master of Science or PhD in Food Science, Engineering (Food/Chemical) or related disciplines is required
Excellent understanding of Cheese & Dairy technology and cross category specifics especially in technical aspects
More than 10 years experience in a consumer products environment, typically in a R&D and/or Quality role
He/she must also have good understanding and application of food science and technology principles relevant to the product group such as ingredient knowledge, formulation principles and process and manufacturing technologies Excellent organizational and project management skills, ability to effectively handle complex situations and deliver results through others are necessary to be successful People management experience, influencing-negotiating and good communication skills are vital He/she must also have the ability to lead an RDQ team and influence a business located in another Region, and amenability to travel within SEA Region
Must be fluent in English verbal and written, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Instant Messaging Lync/Skype for Business and Technical Report Writing

Primary Location AMEA-PH-NCR Manila-Sucat

Job RDQ Development Meals

Schedule Full-time

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Consumer Durables/FMCG, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Project Leader/ Project Manager
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 16th Jan 2020

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