Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Change keeps us ahead of the competition - delivering new products, novel packaging, productivity initiatives, and a whole host of other important activities that help us bring moments of joy to consumers in 165 countries.
Now we're looking for some exceptional new talent to help us continue to bring our brands to life.
Could You Be a Product Change Manager (PCM)?
You will be joining us at a very exciting time in our journey to establish new European-wide Product Change Management hubs in Poland (Warsaw) - one of Mondelēz International's largest central European markets, where we are building our biscuits, meals, gum and candy categories - and in the UK (Bournville) for our chocolate category, as this is the home of Cadbury!
As a PCM, you'll gain an overview of our whole business, from research & development to sales & marketing, and everything in between. That means you will get an unparalleled breadth of experience, with the opportunity to learn and progress your career; develop and enhance your leadership skills and build a network of strong relationships.
This role offers people from diverse disciplines huge opportunities for:
- Variety - you'll project manage business change initiatives for products, packaging or ingredients - from idea generation through development and launch
- Autonomy - you'll be planning, managing and delivering up to 20 projects at a time; leading teams, assessing risk, and reporting on sometimes complex processes
- Exposure to key stakeholders - you'll be building relationships throughout the organization, working across numerous functions, geographies, and communicating with colleagues at all levels
PCM opens up the whole business for you to explore; our projects touch every function and there is no prouder moment than seeing a product you brought to life on the shelf and in a consumer's shopping basket.
What Are We Offering?
You will be well rewarded, with a competitive salary based on your capabilities and experience. We also offer a generous bonus scheme and flexible benefits package, which includes pension scheme, private medical/dental/life insurance, childcare vouchers, travel insurance, retail discounts, multi-sport card and many more benefits to buy through our salary sacrifice scheme, depending on location.
You'll be making change happen and doing something different every day, so you'll never be bored!
This is a company that wants to help you grow as a person and will support you to develop yourself as much as you want. Mondelēz International provides a comprehensive training tool and opportunities to learn all year round.
Why Work for Mondelez?
Building positive impact for people and our planet is at the core of Mondelēz International and we are committed to driving business growth with positive change in the world. Our future is rooted in helping people snack in balance and enjoy life with products that are safely and sustainably sourced, produced, and delivered. To realize this purpose, we empower the well-being of our colleagues, communities, farmers, and consumers while making smart and sustainable use of natural resources to reduce our environmental footprint.
Our business is exciting and fast-paced. You will be working in a modern, relaxed and friendly environment with a diverse workforce whose different backgrounds we recognize as critical to our success.
We value honesty, integrity and respect for others and we expect our people to uphold our company values, embodied in our code of conduct. It is based on the premise that we must earn and keep the trust of all our stakeholders.
Mondelēz International has helped me develop by providing me with opportunities to be out of my comfort zone, to try new experiences and to take ownership.
How Do You Fit In?
We seek people who will align with the Mondelēz International values and beliefs. Specific to PCM, these people will be:
- Creative thinkers, making the complex simple
- Clear communicators & translators - acting as impartial facilitators
- Flexible & adaptable - because each project is different, each has its own complications!
The good news is that you don't need a formal project management qualification; though you will be knowledgeable about multiple functions across the supply chain, and experienced in project management. You might be an engineer, designer, marketer or procurement professional who has led or managed projects in the past.
You ideally will have:
- Degree level or equivalent qualification - Project Management qualification an advantage.
- Project Management process knowledge, preferably New Product Development or product change.
- Working knowledge of the supply chain and basic supply chain principles. Commercial experience is also a benefit.
- Ability to demonstrate strong meetings management, advanced facilitation and communication skills across a broad range of stakeholders
- Strong initiative to solve problems and frame alternative solutions to drive delivery
It is not only the day to day work which has helped me grow, but also the willingness of each of my managers to share their experience. Working as PCM is giving me an opportunity to understand different roles within the company and learn from true professionals.
Living in Warsaw
Warsaw, the capital and largest city of Poland, is a wonderful place to live. The metropolis stands on the Vistula River in east-central Poland, with a population of nearly 2 million. An alpha global city, it is a major international tourist destination, and a significant cultural, political and economic hub.
As one of Europe's most dynamic metropolitan cities, Warsaw is a significant center of research and development, business and culture. The Warsaw Stock Exchange is the largest and most important in Central and Eastern Europe. Together with Frankfurt, London and Paris, Warsaw is also one of the cities with the highest number of skyscrapers in the European Union.
The picturesque Old Town of Warsaw, which represents examples of nearly every European architectural style and historical period, was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. Warsaw is also renowned for its bars, restaurants, art galleries and, most notably, several dozen museums and outspread greenery, with around a quarter of the city's area occupied by parks.
Warsaw is great place to live, with a rich cultural and tourism offer, good schools for children including international ones, sports facilities and parks. I believe that everyone can find something to like about Warsaw. I love the city!
Living in Bournville
Considered "one of the nicest places to live in Britain," Bournville is a model village on the south side of Birmingham, England. Bournville's rich history is well documented, built more than 100 years ago to accommodate both Cadbury's chocolate factory and its workers.
The Cadburys were particularly concerned with the health and fitness of their workforce, incorporating park and recreation areas into the Bournville village plans and encouraging all forms of outdoor sports. Now incorporating a campus feel with 100 acres of parks and open spaces, Bournville remains a popular residential area of Birmingham.
Standing on the River Rea, Birmingham itself is one of the largest and most populous cities in the UK, proudly boasting more miles of canals than Venice! From its heavily industrial roots, it has become a major international commercial and financial center, and is also the UK's largest hub of higher education, outside of London, being home to 5 different universities. Birmingham is an important transport, retail, events and conference hub, with vibrant and influential grassroots cultural, art, music, literary and culinary scenes.