Innovation Manager (Permanent role) - Birmingham
Mondelēz International
11d ago


Innovation is a new space that Mondelez International is building on. Innovations encapsulates projects considered as Learns & Pilots that drive disruptive ideas across the organization.

These are projects that will run on Agile methodology and for a duration of typically 8-10 weeks. Based on the learnings of these initiatives a decision would be made to incorporate this as a portfolio project scale or introduce a new Proof of Concept.

What makes working at Mondelēz International so special? Many things. The iconic brands and global nature of our business.

The continuous innovation and endless opportunities to grow. The chance, each and every day, to put a smile on people’s faces.

We’re the world’s leading maker of Chocolate, Biscuits, Candy and Gum with billion-dollar brands like Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team.

Reporting into the Bournville Innovation Lead, as Innovation Manager you will be experimenting cutting edge technologies while at the same time building strong partnership with the United States Business Unit involving :

  • Being accountable for bringing outside for the Business Unit in shape of startup’s and real Proof of concept cases
  • Build a strong partnership with Business Unit and build a strong pipeline of ideas to pursue
  • Being accountable for scoping, aligning, adopting and leveraging technology for respective learn & pilots
  • Strong Project Management and Technical Understanding to quickly execute these initiatives.
  • Your duties will include...

  • Lead End to End Product Management activities, coordinate and facilitate delivery of initiatives
  • Apply Agile methodology to quickly and effectively build a case to show value
  • Business acumen and learning agility are must need skills
  • Take initiative to improve one’s own work and technical knowledge
  • Keep oneself up to date with the latest in technologies and identify ideas / opportunities that could be leveraged for the organization.
  • Qualifications

    To succeed in this role you will need...

  • You will be able to understand a variety of disruptive technology products and services and be able to apply them across the value chain
  • You will have technical knowledge of core programming languages such as Java, XML, HTML and Mobile App Design.
  • You will be able to collaborate, influence and engage others
  • You will be able to work across globally distributed virtual teams
  • You will show professional maturity and business acumen
  • You will have strong drive for results
  • You will have proven track record in learning agility.
  • It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. If successful, you will be invited to a telephone interview as the next stage in the process.

    What you will get in return...

    We pride ourselves on having a high performing and collaborative culture where we offer support and development to enhance your career and develop your knowledge and skills.

    In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful International business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.

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