Mondelēz International • Belgium

Manager, Innovation & Strategy - Chocolate Europe

Employment type:  Full time

2 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

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.

You will support growth by partnering with the assigned brand/ category/ area of business and turning consumer and shopper insights into strategies and actions.

How you will contribute

You will:

  • Effectively deploy brand / category / area insights in the context of global frameworks. Ensure relevancy and integration.
  • Leverage globally implemented U&A and market structure tools to look through for regional and local consumer, shopper, market and snacking insights. Ensure that global and regional best practices are shared.
  • Be a partner to Brand Marketing in the shaping of the Annual Contract across the different areas.
  • Generate behavior changing insight and identify effective levers of growth on the category / brand/ area portfolio, including innovation and equity.
  • Liaise with Shopper Insights and other parts of the Insights team to learn and leverage broad shopping and consumer knowledge.
  • Leverage Brand Guidance System (Brand Tracking).

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career with experience and knowledge in:

  • Managerial experience in insights for consumer products, gained in industry and/ or consulting
  • Cross country experience, demonstrated ability to work across cultures and in remote teams
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to partner and communicate with stakeholders at all levels in the organization
  • Proven track record of leading cross-functional teams, including influencing without direct authority

More about this role

What you need to know about this position:

The role of Insights & Analytics is to drive growth and business results by embedding consumer centric strategies and actions into the organisation, said in other words, “to inspire growth by connecting with people and putting the consumer at the heart of everything we do” and IMPACT the business.

How you will contribute

Generating behaviour changing insight & identifying effective levers of engagement across chocolate INNOVATION & EQUITY in Europe: Build insights which guide business decision making regarding the following areas (might be involved in these areas or only some of them- this will be determined by workload):

  • Masters category, analysis, trends, demand needs, tracking, panel data knowledge etc to translate them into impactful insights across innovation & equity platforms.
  • Manage & influence ad hoc research projects from bringing clarity to research briefs, set up, running the project and delivering results to the business with actionable insights to drive business growth based on consumer & shopper understanding.
  • Organic Brand growth: Core growth opportunities, brand maintenance (product, packaging, assortment, pricing), communication development and identifying white spaces
  • Innovation: Role of Innovation in brand/category growth, innovation platform development research, product and pack design guidance
  • Communicate in a compelling & clear way to drive action. Base recommendations on insights from multiple sources of data and knowledge.
  • Lead the learning plan creation in conjunction with stakeholders


What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career with experience and knowledge in:

  • An ability to build relationships with stakeholders which creates an environment to influence, to help them create the pause before jumping to solutions and ultimately where you guide them in making the consumer centric decisions.
  • An ability to ask great questions to unlock the right research brief and create momentum in the project/business challenge.
  • Experience working directly with Marketing teams and designing, executing, and analyzing primary & secondary data sources
  • Demonstrated experience using design thinking/Agile methodologies principles to identify and surface innovative business opportunities
  • Strong leadership and influencing profile based on strong relationships with stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Language Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred
  • 7+ years in brand/category insights & analytics leadership roles
  • Prior experience working on equity and or innovation preferred
  • Direct experience working across multiple cultures
  • Experience in leveraging different types of data (e.g. custom qualitative & quantitative, syndicated quantitative data, Nielsen scan data, social data, big data etc) and cutting-edge tools & capabilities to unlock powerful insights and successfully deploy them in the organization
  • Innovative mindset, comfortable with ambiguity, thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo
  • Strategic, decisive, and proactive leader and project manager; highly collaborative team player
  • Strong bias for action, able to drive strategic outcomes through influence, collaboration & organizational savviness
  • Persuasive and effective communicator, obsessed with telling clear, compelling stories that influence stakeholders & drive action.
  • Business acumen
  • Passion for consumers, brands and research
  • Familiar with major ad-hoc techniques: Product Testing, Brand positioning, Communications development, Packaging research, NPD, online communities, quantitative and qualitative tools.
  • Strong English speaking and writing.

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.

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

Mondelēz International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. We are leading the future of snacking with mouth-watering iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita, LU and Ritz biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Green & Blacks, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Philadelphia and Dairylea cheese; and Maynards Bassetts, Trebor and Trident gums. Our more than 80,000 colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. 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


Brand Building insights


Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Tax-free childcare
Cycle to work scheme
On-site gym
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Annual bonus
Company car
Skilled worker visas
Volunteer days
Charity donation scheme
Lunch and learns
Enhanced pension match/contribution
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees are very happy with their salaries and feel that it is well above the market average

Working at Mondelēz International

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Uxbridge, Reading, Wokingham, Crediton, Bournville, Minworth, Sheffield, Chirk, Marlbrook

Hiring Countries



United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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