Technology & Digital

Innovation Initiative Manager

R-66432 | Mumbai, India

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Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Uniquely Yours.

You are responsible for ensuring that projects are successfully completed on time and on budget. This includes project governance, budget and timeline development, build quality, testing and operational readiness, and the completed project’s readiness to go live.

How you will contribute

You will:

  • Drive consistency and quality in the execution of projects using the appropriate methodology and tools
  • Identify, assess, and mitigate project-level risks and escalate them to global leads and/ or the program manager when needed
  • Provide project reporting and status updates using scorecards, status reports and monthly review meetings and leading stakeholder meetings
  • Lead budget management, resource planning and utilization
  • Confirm the completion and consistency of projects and their readiness to go live
  • Own the relationship with the external vendors including quality assurance in all phases of project delivery

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career and the following experience and knowledge:

  • Proven experience in project management methodology
  • Excellent communication skills and able to drive effective discussions with project resources from tactical execution level up to steering committee members
  • Excellent project planning and proactiveness in identifying risks and mitigations and managing strict timelines
  • Strong focus on cost, schedule and quality of project delivery
  • Knowledge of relevant business processes and related technology solutions  
  • Stakeholder management and ability to influence positively in decision making
  • Proven ability in building effective teams across internal and external partners
  • Strong conceptual and analytic skills – enjoys problem solving

What you need to know about this position:

  • An innovation Manager or an Initiative Manager is assigned to the Business Unit, they work with IBS leaders & MDS Leads in the BU. They work to understand & solve the essential innovation use cases, using cutting-edge |Emerging Technology.
  • Need to know the new technology & how it will work in a business environment. The person needs to be Curious & creative to find new projects.
  • The role is highly dynamic & not methodical.
  • You are part of a team responsible for experimenting with cutting-edge technologies, delivering solutions by testing and learning, and developing strong partnerships to enable growth through innovation and agile methodologies.
  • The role requires people who can live with ambiguity and are not afraid to fail. You will need to be agile and inspire stakeholders to experiment with new technology

What extra ingredients you will bring:

You will conduct innovative pilot projects to drive disruptive ideas across the organization, using the learnings from these projects to inform decisions on whether to incorporate them as a portfolio project or to introduce them as a new proof of concept.

Working with other Mondelēz teams, you will get to experiment with cutting-edge technologies to build a strong pipeline of ideas to pursue.

In addition, you will get to bring the outside in by building relationships with start-ups, building your knowledge of actual proof-of-concept cases, and leading end-to-end product management activities after the proof of concept has been successfully adopted.

  • Able to thrive in Ambiguous environment.
  • Self-driven and agile in execution
  • Has digital and business acumen
  • Can navigate through matrix organization.
  • Understand application of technology for business
  • Excellent communication skills to inspire and cause
  • You will work on emerging technology to unlock business value by developing best in class and innovate solutions.
  • You will create the digital innovation roadmap for a business unit partnering with Business and Technology Leaders

Education / Certifications:

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) Graduate with a management degree
  • Technical certification/courses in Virtual Reality, Blockchain, NLP, AI/ML, Data Science

Job specific requirements:

  • Would have done a Digital Transformation |Digital innovation |Digital Twins

  • The ideal candidate will have around 4-6 Years of experience

  • Worked for 1-2 Years as a Software developer

  • Experience in - No Code Low Code, Block Chain, Computer Vision, Web3, IoT, Image processing, Video Analytics, Exar, Virtual Reality, and NLP. • Must-Have: NLP, Computer Vision

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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Digital Strategy & Innovation

Technology & Digital


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