- Franklin, TN
Research and Development
Level of Role
Number of Reports
Purpose of Role
position is responsible for enabling business initiatives by supporting new
product positioning and claim strategies via translation of consumer and
marketing insights for R&D. The position will influence business
management team initiatives, utilizing consumer insights, R&D technical
capabilities and horizon scanning to help identify ideas that will meet
best practices to place and analyze product/consumer research for
demonstration of product benefit and deeper consumer understanding
key consumer insights/needs to create winning actionable fundamental
product design and/or project direction based on integrating product &
superior products, packages, and communication by linking business needs,
competitive environment and technology capabilities.
and executes product-driven consumer and technical learning plans that
enable an innovation map for brands
multi-functional teams in the identification and qualifying winning claims
and demos, create technical product stories, and consumer/technical Models
champions new ways to enable learning for self and others on team
outages in project direction and drives appropriate action.
Critical Mars Leadership Capabilities
Dealing with Ambiguity
Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
in conducting & analyzing a broad range consumer research (qualitative
of pet care category, including technologies and product positioning
to learn from consumers and translate into actionable technical plans and
and deliver strong business-building claims and develop impactful demos.
strong collaboration skills across multiple R&D disciplines (e.g.
process/technology/nutrition/regulatory, packaging) and across functions
(Marketing, CMK, CBD, MDO)
verbal and written communication skills.
sharing insights & recommendations broadly
Prefer >2 years work experience in a consumer and
technical R&D discipline
Minimum of Bachelor of Science Degree with emphasis
in technical field
Decision Making Authority:
position is responsible for recommending proposed actions for product
positioning based on consumer insight and technology
position is responsible for developing claims and demos for various brands
analysis of consumer research can lead to ineffective market propositions
and cost the company millions of dollars. This position provides
consumer product insights and clearly translates critical success factors
to R&D so product performance and consumer expectations are
Every associate at Mars has
responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.
As a privately-held,
family-owned company, Mars Petcare US offers
benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great
people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care
coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and
unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our
unique and generous benefits.
If you're looking for
a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast,
the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and
where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.
We are 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.
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learn more about our company and for information about all of our current
openings. Please, no agencies.
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Research and Development