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Q&FS Senior Technologist – Greenville, MS
Mars, Incorporated

 

 

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Location: Greenville, MS, US, 38701

Date: Mar 31, 2017

Requisition Number: 96410

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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®.

Role Summary: 

The position is responsible for administering quality control programs required by the business as defined by the  Global Quality Management Program (QMP). The position leads the site internal audits and is responsible for the maintenance of the required quality documentation, including all elements required by the ISO 9001 standard in addition to all elements of the Mars QMP.  The position provides an ongoing organizational capability to audit and report all quality information and measurement data, especially input from customers and consumers.  The job involves ISO 9001 administration; training, auditing, problem solving and assuring corrective actions are properly implemented.  The position promotes product safety and general product quality awareness acting as a liaison between manufacturing sites.

 

Key Responsibilities/Principle Accountabilities:

  • Lead multiple Quality Management Process Elements (Internal Audit, HACCP, CAPA, Management Review, etc)
  • Key User/Functional Expert for Q&FS Management Systems (NEXUS, Statistical Process Control Data Tools, SAP) including leading the roll out of new modules/system upgrades
  • HOLD management and reporting
  • Lead community of practice.  Drive improvements to process or systems across the site.
  • Lead quality or process improvement projects for product quality and food safety.
  • Participate in Risk Assessments for PRIMPs including investigations of consumer complaints
  • In conjunction with the Site Q&FS Manager, manage regulatory and Kosher inspections &  corrective actions.
  • Develop and deliver Quality and Food Safety training when required (SPC, GMPs, QMP, HACCP)
  • Provides documentation for quality and logistics for special product exports and ingredients.

 

Critical Mars Leadership Capabilities:

  • Delivers Consistent Results
  • Creates Collaborative Relationships
  • Navigates Complex Challenges

 

Mars Leadership Competencies:

  • Action Oriented
  • Functional & Technical Skills
  • Planning
  • Drive for Results
  • Conflict Management
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personal Learning
  • Problem Solving

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Scale Up & Deployment
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Design for Quality & Efficiency
  • Capturing & Leveraging Knowledge

 

Key Functional Skills/Knowledge:

  • Process capability evaluations
  • Problem solving (e.g. root cause analyses, six sigma, lean tools)
  • Technical knowledge of raw materials, packaging  and process at the site
  • Project management and leadership
  • Design of experiments
  • Statistics and Statistical Process Control
  • Risk Assessments
  • Advanced user of site systems (e.g. recipe system, process control systems)
  • Ability to train others
  • Proficient in job relevant computer programs i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MiniTab
  • Proficient in local site language and English

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Agriculture, Agronomy or Genetics and

Up to 1 year of experience in Food Manufacturing environment working in Quality, Food Safety, Engineering or Product/Process Development

OR up to 1 year internship, co-op working in Food Manufacturing Industry

  • OR Master’s Degree in Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Agriculture, Agronomy or Genetics

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of food processing and packaging technology is highly preferred
  • Green Belt Certification preferred
  • 1+ years in a Food Manufacturing environment working in Quality, Food Safety, Engineering, or Product/Process Development

 

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: Mississippi
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