Mondelēz International
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Innovation Excellence Program Manager

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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.
In this role, you will act as a Program Manager (PMO) for Innovation Excellence (IE). This includes program governance, budget management, timeline development, status updates, mapping interdependencies across workstreams, and building operational readiness.
How you will contribute:
You will:

  • Provide project reporting and status updates using scorecards, status reports, 4P (Priorities, People, Process and Performances) . Lead stakeholder meetings with CMO and CRDO and IE leadership Team .
  • Lead i dentif ication , assess ment , and mitigat ion of risks and highlight/escalate areas for decision.
  • Lead mapping of all interdependencies across different workstreams to ensure an integrated and aligned approach to I nnovation E xcellence across functions and deliverables .


  • Provide updated workplan for all interdependencies .
  • Identify areas for opportunity for integration ( e.g. Change management consolidation of Nostradamus with IE)
  • Understand and address pain points in I nnovation E xcellence processes and develop plan to unlock ( e.g. Understanding complexities of Accolade and IE and developing workshop to solve)
  • Support workstream content as needed . Confirm the completion a nd their readiness for implementation .
  • Drive consistency and quality using the appropriate methodology and tools


  • Ensure a clear timeline of deliverable due dates - includ ing (and not limited to) Road Show execution, Bootcamps, Cookery Updates, Accolade updates/changes etc .
  • L ead integrated approach for "BU I E " Capability . P artner with key B usiness U nit leaders in M arketing , R&D, I nsights &A nalytics , CS, PCM on BU maturity self-assessmen t , i dentify ing gaps and construct ing roadmap to accelerate building th e capability within the ir B U . P rovide outline of wh at good looks like in a BU , including org anizatio n , p roc ess and tools .
  • Co-lead I2M enhancement activities with I2M COE team . Finalize design of stage/gate documents, ensure implementation in Accolade with MDS team, ensure understanding and adoption across BUS x-functional team
  • With IE Change Manager, build and execute a supportive change management plan for BUs to build the Innovation Excellence capability . This is key in how we embed Inno Ex cellence .


  • Support delivery and coordination of senior leadership updates on innovation excellence, such as ELT, e-MALT, BU or Regional LT , RDLT, etc.
  • Lead budget management, resource planning and utilization


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


More about this role
What you need to know about this position:
What extra ingredients you will bring:

  • Strong ability to be proactive and identify risks and mitigation opportunities .
  • Knowledge of relevant business processes and related technology solutions (I2M, Acco la de , Nostradamus etc. )
  • S trong s takeholder 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 .
  • Strong focus on cost, schedule and quality , executing with excellence


Education / Certifications:
BSc or PhD in science-based discipline
Job specific requirements:

  • Proven experience in innovation excellence process
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience
  • Proven experience in project or program management
  • Excellent communication skills and able to drive effective discussions with resources from tactical execution level up to steering committee members.
  • Ability to manage self and identify opportunities for the team and act on them independently.
  • Excellent collaboration skills - able to drive interactions across the business.
  • Excellent project planning and proactiveness in identifying risks and mitigations and managing strict timelines


Travel requirements:
10-20%
Work schedule:
Hybrid working (based on local policies and practices)
No Relocation support available
Business Unit Summary
The United States is the largest market in the Mondelēz International family with a significant employee and manufacturing footprint. Here, weproduce our well-loved household favorites to provide our consumers with the right snack, at the right moment, made the right way. We have corporate offices, sales, manufacturing and distribution locations throughout the U.S. to ensure our iconic brands-including Oreo and Chips Ahoy! cookies, Ritz , Wheat Thins and Triscuit crackers, and Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids confectionery products -are close at hand for our consumers across the country.
Mondelēz 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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What are Mondelēz International Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Summer hours
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Apprenticeship programs

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