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Manager, Quality Food Safety - Chattanooga, TN
Mars

 

 

 

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37421

Date: Oct 3, 2017

Requisition Number: 137524

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®.

 

Purpose


To lead and manage the Site Q&FS team in order to assure the production of high quality, safe and legally compliant products that meet the desired product design and customer expectations.  To provide governance of the Quality and Food Safety Management process and lead the implementation of the Mars standards at the factory.  As a custodian of the Quality and Food Safety standards this position represents R&D functions at the local plant level and is expected to lead continuous improvement on quality and food safety.


Responsibilities

 

• Line Management and coaching of the Site Q&FS team, supporting the development of a talent pipeline for Q&FS at site level.
• Lead R&D Strategy Deployment at the site, improving established ways of working and delivering against key metrics reflected in the company business objectives.
• Lead the quality agenda on the site, challenging the factory management team where necessary to ensure wholesome products that meet the regulatory requirements.
• Lead and support MARS Inc. and external ISO standards implementation on the site and drive the appropriate Q&FS mindset and behavior.
• Sustain efficient quality management system, in compliance to ISO, HACCP and MARS QMP standards, including CAPA and training programs.
• First line of contact for legal authorities and any MARS product related Q&FS requests as the “quality responsible person” for the factory.
• Ensure the integration of Q&FS procedures and processes into Factory Manufacturing Operating System (FMOS) to drive quality performance.
• Perform key metric, incidents and Continuous Improvement reviews to ensure transparency at management level and coordinate site CAPA activities.
• Manage quality and food safety  incidents  based on PRIMP global standard on the site level, supporting decision making for out of spec materials and products, ensuring that relevant corrective and preventive actions are defined and implemented.
• Accountable for site approval of all product, raws, packaging and process specifications, quality food safety risk assessments and change management, using the defined and agreed ways of working.


Scope

 

• The Site Q&FS Manager coordinates the implementation of R&D activities on site through deployment of cross-functional ways of working.

• The role represents the R&D function in the Site Management team.

• The role leads key continuous improvement projects / strategies that enable the delivery of Q&FS objectives and performance.

• The tasks are executed in close collaboration with factory team, Business unit functions including operations, engineering, commercial and supplier quality assurance.

• The appropriate level of resources, skills and support at site level is ensured via coaching, developing and managing the Site Q&FS team.

• Building and encouraging the development of a healthy R&D talent pipeline at site level is part of this leadership function.
• The role ensures governance of Q&FS performance on site through appropriate Q&FS culture and behavior and has a significant impact via proper incident management on site, including CAPA program.


Qualifications


Education

Minimum: 
• BS degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Food Safety, Engineering or related technical field

• 6+ years relevant experience in Quality and or Manufacturing environment with experience in line management or a proven track record in coaching and developing teams and individuals

• 10+ years demonstrated success in relevant manufacturing/quality experience


Preferred:
• Advanced degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering or related technical field

• 4+ years relevant experience in Quality and or Manufacturing environment with proven capabilities leading other technical leaders


Knowledge/Experience

• Proven technical  experience preferably within chocolate product formulation, process development, and Quality Management
• Must be able to draw on personal experience and apply own judgment to reach firm decisions
• HACCP, GMPs, ISO 22000, ISO9000 quality and food safety management systems
• Experienced in Auditing, Activity Management Process, Regulatory and Food Law
• Statistics, problem solving  and Lean Six Sigma methods
• Food microbiology, analytical chemistry, and sensory methods
• Process engineering, manufacturing equipment, and controls

 

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: Chattanooga
Job Segment: Engineer, CAPA, Lean Six Sigma, Manager, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Management, Technology

 

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