Chocolate Associate Scientist - Elizabethtown, PA
PA, US, 17022
Requisition Number: 78605
mutually rewarding experience.
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.
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.
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.
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®.
Job Title: Global Chocolate Associate Scientist
Segment/Business Unit: Global Chocolate
Function: Science and Technology
Location/Site: Elizabethtown, PA
role serves to drive growth, efficiency and quality through the execution
of GCS&T programs focused on raw material, chocolate, and process
development leveraging Global Standard Practices.
expertise and hands on pilot skills within a defined area in order to
execute tactical activities.
Lead projects or components of projects involved in chocolate, raw material
and process development.
Execute factory trials to validate chocolates, raw materials, and process
technologies under the direction of a project lead.
Comfort running pilot plant equipment, developing deep expertise (lead
user), and championing safety.
Carry out quality plans throughout the pipeline process – from raw
materials through process and shelf life of finished products
Support recipe, raw material and process specifications for global/regional
units to ensure quality and scale.
Track origin cocoa bean quality data, chocolate metrics, and process
conditions to analyze trends and provide insights/root cause analysis.
Leverages chocolate, raw material, and process Global Standard Practices.
Supports content for chocolate, raw materials, and process functional
competency programs (i.e., Chocolate School, Peanut School).
Works within defined budget
Context and Scope
proper safety practices are followed throughout all testing scenarios pilot
and production scale.
at building collaborative relationships.
defined ways of working on how to conduct a research and development
scientific rigor and attention to detail when executing fundamental and
to document, organize and summarize project results through verbal and
to work independently and manage multiple activities within a project
to work across geographies and teams within a given timeline.
communication (written and oral) with global teams through written,
virtual, and face to face interactions – available to travel regionally and
globally and connect after business hours.
Relevant Quantitative and Budget Information
Less than $100k USD project expense budget
0 direct reports
Education & Professional Qualification
Food Science, agricultural science or equivalent BS degree preferred.
Non-related degree and non-degree applicants considered with applicable
technical experience in mfg., or food industry (>5 years preferred).
Demonstration of project responsibility with history of successful project
Understands scientific research methodologies and principles.
Applies working knowledge of food science, process engr., and GMP’s when
operating pilot and lab equipment to perform detailed, at times repetitive,
pilot and laboratory testing.
Excellent interpersonal skills and maintain positive working relationships
Solid math, written and communication skills. Computer literate
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Lotus Notes).
Ability to learn area specific software (Radar, SAP, MindManager, etc.)
Flexible to changing priorities/timelines. Ability to work
independently and free from unplanned support.
Available occasionally by TC/VC beyond day shift for communications with
Travel to other Mars sites and vendors required. (Up to 10%, which may include international travel).
Level of Role
Delivers Consistent Results
Creates Collaborative Relationships
Key Supporting Competencies
Drive for Results
Integrity & Trust
Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills
Product quality custodian
Solving challenges through iterative prototyping
Identify efficiency opportunities
Communication of research outcomes
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: Scientific,
ERP, SAP, Testing, Engineering, Technology