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Research, Development & Quality

Research, Development, Quality & Innovation (RDQI) is where we invent moments of joy. To compete in the global snacking market, we must be a heartbeat away from our consumers – listening and responding to their needs.

And through the ingenuity of our scientists, technology specialists and engineers, RDQI is influencing, re-inventing and changing the snacking landscape to excite, inspire and enrich people’s lives all over the world.

In RDQI, we develop the products, the processes behind them and the packaging they come in. We create manufacturing specifications and secure the IP rights for our innovations. And we ensure our products are safe. To deliver on all fronts, we’re looking at ways to leverage technology and make our processes simpler. Above all, we’re making a 65 million USD investment to build a global network of nine RDQI hubs. This will enable us to better integrate global best practices into our way of working, and recruit, retain and develop scientific and technical talent.

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In 30 years, I’ve worked in seven categories, three regions and two functions.

Dana Peters, Vice-President, Supply Chain, Chocolate MEU

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RDQI opportunities are available in:

Our five Global Category teams: Chocolate, Biscuits, Gum & Candy, Powdered/Refreshment Beverages or Meals. As part of the Product and Process Development teams within the categories, you’ll help us to deliver a pipeline of compelling consumer platforms and breakthrough technology.

Our sub-functions and disciplines support all the categories and include disciplines such as Packaging Development, Consumer Science, Quality and Food Safety, Ingredient Research, Analytical, IP, Knowledge Management, Open Innovation, Nutrition and Statistics.

Within this structure, you’ll help to meet the needs of consumers through our Discover, Develop, Deploy Framework:

Discover: delivering functional benefits against consumer insights through the invention of new science and technology, and by building the right knowledge to develop consumer platforms. Entry roles could include Ingredients Research Scientist or Bioscience Technician, with a path to roles such as Research Leader responsible for a team of researchers or Lead Scientist specialising in a Technology area.

Develop: creating winning products, processes and packages for consumer platforms identified from global consumer insights. Entry roles could include Process Development or Packaging Scientist, with a path to leadership roles responsible for a Technology area within the categories.

Deploy: taking the consumer platforms and maximizing them in local markets across the globe. Entry roles could include Quality Auditor or Process Engineer, with a path to roles such as Quality Manager or Senior Process Engineer.

If you’re open to new possibilities, you can gain a wealth of experience.

Fran Whitaker, Section Manager Latin America, Global RDQI

Join us in Research, Develop­ment, Quality & Inno­vation

And play your part in bringing delicious moments of joy to the world! In RDQI, we have a range of opportunities, in a number of locations, for people with varying levels of experience. Click to find your perfect job.

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