Technical Innovation Associate Manager

at Mondelez International in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelez International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It With Pride.

Technical Innovation Management (TIM) Associate Manager will deliver competitive advantage to the business by providing Technical Leadership (product formulation, packaging, specifications) and leading/supporting technical capability building/knowledge transfer for the manufacturing site (through training, coaching and R&D inputs).

How you will contribute

Working independently, you will lead/support initiatives and opportunities aligned to Business Strategy/Compelling Business Needs (CBN) and implement approved projects based on business objectives and needs (Process Capability, Quality Improvement, Focus Improvement). You will also lead the technical functions (RDQ, Engineering, and Plant) to ensure technical information (Integrated Design brief) has been completed to successfully deliver project scopes. This position requires you to manage stakeholders and leverage TIM peers and RDQ network to share technical solutions and/or Kaizens for common challenges in conjunction to influence decisions based on data 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:

+ Roll out manufacturing standards process specific to capability building and training for plant colleagues.

+ Prioritizing activity execution link to the Strategic Growth Plans.

+ Provide technical support to the bakery for IL6S phase progression and Focus Improvement-led projects via Core Centric team.

+ Execute/lead Low, Mid and High Alternative Lines Qualifications (ALQ), providing appropriate level of technical support and troubleshooting to execute trials/Commissioning Qualification and Verifications (CQV) objectives and ensure proper documentation of each activity.

+ Actively participate in technical readiness level (TRL/TRAM) reviews and discussions.

+ Understanding equipment design and manufacturing processes to support process specifications.

+ Using technical data to influence stakeholders

+ Identifying complex technical or business problems and creating and implementing solutions

+ Understanding equipment design and manufacturing processes to support process specifications

+ Using technical data to influence stakeholders

+ Coaching and mentoring others in a process community

+ Being a constant champion of consumer complaints reduction strategies

More about this role

What you need to know about this position:

+ Work with Quality Process Manager and Line Leads to define and deliver Bakery related to consumer complaints reduction and waste reduction initiatives.

+ Work with R&D team for knowledge transfer and trials to be conducted.

+ Work closely with IL6S Pillar Leads to ensure alignment and capabilities.

+ Works closely on a cross functional basis with Engineering and Business Development.

Education / Certifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Preferred major in Chemical Engineering or Food Process Engineering.

Job specific requirements:

+ 4 years minimum of Research & Development (R&D) and Operations Experience.

+ Product/process technology development in Food Industry or successful projects implementation in different factories.

+ Strong technical background (Research & Development, Manufacturing, Packaging)

+ Clearly understands the Commercial Business to be supported.

+ Working knowledge in Innovation Initiative Management and RCA (root cause analysis).

+ Understands IL6S and the key pillars (especially Autonomous Maintenance, Planned Maintenance, Education &Training, Quality Management and Focus Improvement)

Mondelez 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.

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Job Posting: JC249403807

Posted On: Oct 16, 2023

Updated On: Dec 21, 2023

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