Product Change Manager FTC 12 months
Mondelēz International
London, England, UK
19d ago

Job Description

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.

It all starts at source, a farm for instance. It ends on the shop shelf. And in between, one of the most sophisticated, end-

to-end, demand-driven supply chains in our industry or any other. To be able to convert good ideas into delicious products on the shelves, we need excellent cross-

functional teamwork. It is through planning, communication and coordination across the whole supply chain, that we can turn our ideas into success stories.

Join us as a Product Change Manager and play your part in bringing delicious moments of joy to the world!

The Product Change Management Team are responsible for project managing change initiatives (product innovation or pack changes) from project initiation through to implementation and launch.

This role interfaces extensively with Consumer Marketing, Customer Development / Business Planning, Finance, RD&Q, Quality, Legal, Consumer Insights and all functions within Supply Chain to deliver projects within the specified time, cost and quality parameters

Main Responsibilities : Project Team Management

Project Team Management

  • Identify and engage appropriate level of cross functional representatives forming a team to deliver the project brief;
  • ensure resource issues are resolved

  • Manage project team meetings and other methods of communication demonstrating strong meetings management and facilitation skills and championing quality outputs at all times
  • Challenge project teams to maximise efficient project delivery
  • Project Planning

  • Facilitate the definition of project scopes, goals, tasks and resource (people and cost) requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional groups;
  • apply methods to monitor project progress and provide corrective action if necessary

  • Create alternative high level project plans, agree lead alternatives with stakeholders
  • Coordinate and distribute project brief to pass validation gates
  • Create, own and communicate a detailed project plan for every project showing key decisions and milestones
  • Communication & Reporting

  • Lead communication on all project matters, clarifying scope, timelines, issues, risks and decisions required
  • Maintain project documentation and reporting to communicate clear status of projects, key timings, issues and risks
  • Maintain quality communication with relevant teams ensuring actions and plans are clearly defined
  • Risk Management

  • Ensure that suitable risk assessment and contingency planning takes place, is communicated and agreed upon by all stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the contingency plan is acted upon if necessary to keep the project on track, accelerate or stop the project if the business need exists

    Stakeholder Management

  • Manage stakeholders through relevant forums, escalating issues and risks and driving solutions
  • Raise profile of projects through representation of projects at senior forums
  • Build stakeholder management plan with project team and ensure stakeholders are appropriately engaged
  • Process

  • Ensure that project scopes and timing take into consideration minimising waste and unwanted complexity to the business systems
  • Ensure full Supply Chain visibility through the process and work within guidelines of best practice project management process using available tools
  • Enable best practice sharing by ensuring all projects are properly closed and key learnings are documented and preparing project evaluations when required
  • Initiate the finished goods Master data setup and communicate completed information to all stakeholders so all systems can be properly set up to produce, ship, sell and invoice our products
  • Manage the traded unit (non-regulated) graphic process ensuring compliance with all policies and communicate completed information to all stakeholders
  • Ensure correct Product Labeling Specifications handling, process coordination and Co packing handling
  • Candidate Requirements :

  • Relevant degree level or equivalent
  • Experience in a FMCG environment, typically within a supply chain / product management / R&D / marketing / project management role
  • Project Management end to end process knowledge, preferably NPD or product change. Knowledge of the supply chain and basic supply chain principles
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills across a broad range of senior level stakeholders
  • High level of experience with MS Office such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project etc.
  • Strong initiative to problem solving with an eye for detail without losing sight of the big picture
  • 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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