Mondelez International: empowering people on their growth journeys

Newsroom 05/05/2023 | 16:29

For Andrijana Kupresan, People Lead for Romania & East Adriatic Markets at Mondelez International, 2022 was a year of investment in people, following a tough pandemic period for all employers in Romania and worldwide.

By Anda Sebesi


How would you describe your HR policy?

HR is shaping the future of Mondelēz International: driving top-tier financial performance, creating a great place to work, and developing world-class capabilities to help us win in our key markets. Our HR team is a valued partner to the business and our employees, managing the full people process from hire to retire. Our company policies and procedures are designed to drive fairness and consistency across our organisation. They are how we make sure we are doing business the right way. Our main pillars are resourcing and talent planning, learning and development, and performance management. We are leaders in organisational and change management, cultural integration, and employee engagement. We are responsible for recruitment, succession planning, talent and performance management, creating a strong pipeline of inspirational global leaders. We operate our Total Rewards policy so individuals are recognised for their contributions. In all we do, we are fully aligned with business priorities and to the needs of the organisation.


What defines you as a leader?

I am a person who develops daily, who does not settle for the status quo, and who constantly raises the bar of expectations; a person who will rather choose agility than perfectionism, who quickly adapts, learns, tries new approaches, and leads change, who is happy to help others and teach them and removes obstacles to enable herself and others to be successful.


What were the main initiatives the company dedicated to its employees last year?

Our key initiative was investing in people. The previous pandemic year was tough for all employers, and we know that employees experienced multiple challenges, both professional and personal, due to this context.

That is why we placed a special focus on investing in improving skillsets and capabilities, empowering colleagues to grow, and enabling transformative processes, solutions, and platforms.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is very important and we launched several initiatives such as the Employee Assistance Programme and wellbeing seminars.


What is your strategy in terms of attracting and retaining talent in your company?

We aim to continue to develop initiatives and programmes that help people advance their careers.

We create the perfect environment for our teams, providing opportunities to learn new skills and take on new challenges. We also focus on employee engagement and

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles and we have various initiatives that drive our company culture, creating the optimal structure that makes Mondelēz an employer of choice for current employees and for attracting new talents. Our people feel cared about and are connected to the purpose of the organisation. They are actively involved in advancing our internal culture, as it is based on our daily way of working and thinking.

At the company level, we match their winning spirit and we carry out various activities that unlock professional and personal development. Our strategic approach has been proven right, as reflected by high engagement scores year after year.


3 HR challenges for the FMCG sector in 2023

  • Creating the right employee value proposition;
  • Attracting talent;
  • Removing barriers.
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