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Senior Engineer I, Packaging R&D Biscuits Channels and Food Service
East Hanover, NJ
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Post Date: 04/12/19 Company: Mondelez International
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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.

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.

This is a Packaging Development RD&Q position in the NA Channels and Paks category responsible for delivering against packaging innovation, margin enhancement, and brand maintenance and quality agenda projects. The individual must possess experience in the package development process from concept initialization through commercialization in a fast-paced environment.

The individual must possess strong technical skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at the same time. A minimum of 5 yrs. experience is required preferably in the food industry with a proven track record of leading successful plant commercialization for RD&Q. This candidate must demonstrate leadership and the ability to be a strong team player representing our technical organization.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and commercialization of innovative packaging initiatives, working closely with NA cross-functional partners (i.e. operations, business teams, global pkg 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. Handle multiple projects
  • Ability to generate, develop and execute packaging ideas by leveraging both existing equipment in the company and new equipment.
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise from package development, line trials and commercialization.
  • Ensure all Packaging Quality expectations are delivered.
  • Conduct, 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.
  • Generates creative ideas, innovations and approaches to technical programs.
  • Develop cooperative working relationships with NA 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:

  • The position reports to the Sr Group Leader Biscuits Channels, Packs, And Food Service Packaging, NA RD&Q (located in East Hanover, NJ)
  • It will interact with the RD&Q North America Region Packaging Team.
  • It will interact with the RD&Q Category peers and leads. Local & Global.
  • It will interact with the NA Channels Brand leaders.
  • It will interact with the ISC peers and leads for PCM, BD and External manufacturing.
  • It will interact with the Procurement Platforms Leaders. (Flexible, Carton & Corrugate and Rigids)
  • It will interact with packaging material suppliers
  • It will interact with internal Plants.
  • It will interact with External manufacturing plants


  • Bachelor's Degree (4 years)
  • B.S or M.S. Packaging or Technical degree
  • Experience in Packaging Development (Minimum 5 years)
  • Good project management skills ((Minimum 5 years)
  • Conducts analysis of results and translates into actionable recommendations (Minimum 5 years)
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently (Minimum 3 years)
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and with others as a key technical member of cross- functional teams (Minimum 5 years)
  • Excellent in verbal and written communication

    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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