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Quality Assurance Scientist- Supplier Auditor – Mars
Elizabethtown, PA

 

 

 

Location: 1281, PA, US, 17022

Date: Apr 13, 2016

Requisition Number: 47524

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.

 

Mars Chocolate North America is looking for a Quality Assurance Scientist – Suppliers in the Elizabethtown, PA area.

 

The Supplier Quality Assurance Scientist assures “fit for purpose” for raw materials, packaging, and premia (i.e., promotional products that extend brand awareness) that meet/exceed the needs of Mars Chocolate North America sites. Ongoing responsibilities of the role include ensuring continuous supplier process improvement, identifying and executing cost improvement initiatives, assuring food/human safety, continuous quality improvement, and performing supplier site visits and audits.  The role requires functional expertise in food, organics and/or snack, and an ability to drive positive change at supplier locations. The Supplier Quality Assurance Scientist interacts extensively with the Commercial buying team, manufacturing, product, packaging and commodity development functions.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assures quality and consistency of raw, packaging material, and premia supply within Mars Chocolate North America.
  • Creates  material risk assessments and supplier improvement plans
  • Works in partnership with Commercial Buying Team and Site-based Quality Services identifies and executes inbound material cost, quality, food safety and efficiency improvement projects          
  • Manages all inbound supply risks including material security, quality, food safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Performs supplier site audits and ensures completion of  identified corrective actions  
  • Communicates effectively with multiple internal customers in Commercial, R&D and Supply
  • Performs supplier performance reviews and manages supplier performance metrics

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering or related technical field.
  • 2 years’ experience in a technical area such as R&D product development, quality systems, laboratory management, manufacturing, or engineering.
  • Ability to travel 50% to 70% of the time.
  • Successful completion of a drug and background screen.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in a technical area such as R&D product development, quality systems, auditing, food safety, laboratory management, manufacturing, or engineering
  • Bi-lingual (English & Spanish)

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 


Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg
Job Segment: Audit, Scientific, Engineer, Quality Assurance, Business Process, Engineering, Finance, Technology, Management

 

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