Science & Engineering

Senior Associate Principal Scientist (m/f/d)

R-83443 | Munich, Germany

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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 With Pride.

The holder of this position is a internally and externally recognized dairy technology expert of critical importance to the organization. Strong technical contributor to the development of cross regional strategic plans and initiatives. Keeps current on developments inside and outside the company that are pertinent to the job. Interfaces regularly with senior management and represents the company within the dairy industry and academia. Contributes to creative and innovative solutions to technical challenges and creation of new business opportunities (global & cross regions).

How you will contribute

  • Contributes to development of cross regional strategic plans and initiatives, ~ to creative and innovative solutions / technical challenges
  • Leverages external resources and builds internal network across regions and across functions.
  • Directs, guides, plans and conducts independently trials / programs at bench top, pilot plant and also factory scale.
  • Concludes the trials including storage, sample analysis (physical, chemical and sensorial analysis), interpretation of results and effective reporting to guide project and strategic decisions.
  • Follows up with suppliers on specific product or equipment related topics. Delivering expert technical knowledge and input to address business needs, effectively present them to key business partners, collect feedback and advice on next steps.
  • Conducts and guide project reviews.
  • Ensures consistency, technical precision and compliance with methods of work, technical policies and procedures.  Recommends improvements within own project area.
  • Conducts relevant legal compliance checks, IP searches and nutritional profiling.
  • Issues research reports and technical documentation.
  • Connects within the dairy industry and academia, represents Mondelez in external research programs.
  • Effective leadership of and contribution in teams.

What you will bring

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

  • Diploma, Master Degree, ideally PhD in Dairy Engineering and Technology, Food Science, Food Technology or Food Engineering
  • At 5 - 10 years on comparable job as experience
  • Strong technical knowledge in dairy and processing, especially dairy proteins and fats. Experiences and knowledge in filtration technology is an advantage. Has applied expertise in discsiplin to several products.
  • Ideally experiences in plant-based processing and products
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate efficiency with cross-functional colleagues and leverage internal and external resources as collaborators.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including time management, priority setting, paired with a proactive attitude
  • Proven track record in applied science / research including reading scientific papers, patents etc.
  • Creativity and pro-active approach
  • Team oriented and enthusiastic about working in a global environment.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and ideally German, any other language is an advantage

The responsibilities of this position are performed within the framework of a regional business model that is defined and managed by Mondelēz  Europe GmbH, Switzerland .

Country to country Relocation support available through our Global Mobility Policies

Business Unit Summary

At Mondelez Europe, we are proud, not only of the iconic brands we make, but also of the people who make them. Our delicious products are created in 52 plants across Europe by more than 28,000 passionate people. We are the top maker of chocolate and biscuits and a leading maker of gum and candy. We make sure our powerful global brands and local jewels like Cadbury, Milka and Alpen Gold chocolates, Oreo, belVita, LU and Tuc biscuits, and Stimorol and Dirol gums get safely into our customers hands—and mouths. Great people and great brands. That’s who we are. Join us on our journey to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

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.

Job Type


Process Development & Engineering

Science & Engineering


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