Sr. Scientist I, Product Development, Mondelēz International

At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right through offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. That means delivering a broader range of delicious, high-quality snacks that nourish life’s moments, made with sustainable ingredients and packaging that consumers can feel good about.

We have a rich portfolio of strong brands – both global and local. Including many household names such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. We are proud to hold the number 1 position globally in biscuits, chocolate and candy as well as the No. 2 position in gum

Our 80,000 Makers and Bakers are located in our operations in more than 80 countries and are working to sell our products in over 150 countries around the world. They are energized for growth and critical to us living our purpose and values. We are a diverse community that can make things happen, and happen fast.

Join us and Make It An Opportunity!

Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

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

Working as part of a cross-functional team you lead the RDQ activities required to complete new product development and maintain portfolios and/or productivity projects keeping in mind the goal to deliver the desired consumer experience.

How you will contribute

You will work independently to plan, lead and coordinate technical projects in line with RDQ, marketing and manufacturing requirements You will effectively communicate status and risks and plan, lead and coordinate pilot plant and factory trials in accordance with good manufacturing practice and HACCP requirements.

In addition, you will plan, lead and coordinate development activities (e.g. product shelf-life testing, designing for quality, consumer test preparation. etc.). To provide direction for product development, you will use digital simulation models to obtain, understand and interpret consumer insights and commercial information.

In this role, you will create and maintain accurate consumer-led specifications and be responsible for stakeholder management and influencing decisions based on conclusions made from 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:

  • Leading RDQ teams and influencing cross-functional teams
  • Handling multiple priorities
  • Proactively identifying complex technical or business problems and creating and implementing solutions
  • Applying technical curiosity and understanding to interpret and analyze data
  • Effectively influencing senior-level and cross-functional stakeholders verbally and in writing, including writing technical report conclusions
  • Coaching and mentoring others

What you need to know about this position:

Candidate will have the responsibility of product development for Cocoa Beverages in AMEA region. Candidate will support innovation, renovation, plant support and price pack architecture projects for Cocoa Beverages.


What extra ingredients you will bring:

Strong Technical rigour.
Drive excellence in Project Management.
Plan and executes work plans, including development of risk assessments and contingency plans independently.
Analyze results of experiments and translate them into actionable recommendations with minimal guidance and support.

Strong knowledge of the commercialization process.
The candidate should have good understanding of the functional characteristics of ingredients and processing capabilities and how they impact the finished product, to meet consumer and business expectations.
The candidate must be versatile, and be able to work in cross-functional teams.

The candidate must be capable of working proactively across multiple projects.

Education / Certifications: B Sc. MSc. B. Tech M Tech Food Science/ Engineering or similar
Job specific requirements:

Minimum of 7 yrs. experience, preferably in the powdered beverages.

Experience in product development.
Strong technical foundation and technical curiosity.
Able to develop and drive technical projects with proper scientific rigor.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and manage complexity- from bench top to commercialization.
Participate in cross functional teams to identify and resolve technical issues.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to effectively communicate to all levels within the organization


Travel requirements: Up to 20%
Work schedule: AMEA time zones

Within Country Relocation support available and for candidates voluntarily moving internationally some minimal support is offered through our Volunteer International Transfer Policy

Business Unit Summary

Headquartered in Singapore, Mondelēz International’s Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region is comprised of six business units, has more than 21,000 employees and operates in more than 27 countries including Australia, China, Indonesia, Ghana, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. Seventy-six nationalities work across a network of more than 35 manufacturing plants, three global research and development technical centers and in offices stretching from Auckland, New Zealand to Casablanca, Morocco. Mondelēz International in the AMEA region is the proud maker of global and local iconic brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits, Kinh Do mooncakes, Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate, Halls candy, Stride gum, Tang powdered beverage and Philadelphia cheese. We are also proud to be named a Top Employer in many of our markets.

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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