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Food Safety Scientist - Albany, GA
Mars, Incorporated

 

 

 

Location: Albany, GA, US, 31707

Date: Nov 20, 2017

Requisition Number: 143706

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 Wrigley Confectionary is looking for a Food Safety Scientist in the Albany, GA area.

 

The Food Safety Scientist establishes the setting & tone for the food safe programs at the site.  They provide leadership in the identification and implementation of product and process quality and food safety improvement opportunities that result in adherence to regulatory and Mars Global Q&FS standards. This position is a critical enabler for decision making on process, equipment and packaging commissioning growth to ensure food safety and quality.

 

Key Requirements:

  • They will manage continuous improvement and deployments throughout the factory to adhere to the Food Safety elements as defined in Mars Global QMP's.
  • Lead qualification, product start up, ingredient qualification, and process improvement initiatives at our manufacturing location.
  • Leads the establishment and continuous improvement of factory food safety (HACCP) processes, requirements, tools, and training that are aligned with the latest, most appropriate (including Codex and ISO 22000) industry food safety control strategies with cross functional production teams.
  • Oversees the maintenance, deployment and verification of effectiveness and modifies as needed, established Quality Assurance systems across the factory. 
  • Works with Global Quality and all factory functions to ensure effective transfer of systems.
  • Communicates food safety processes & requirements and delivers training to cross-functional groups to ensure HACCP is effectively implemented & applied during the development, scale-up, and on-going production of all products.
  • Manages, maintains and continuously improves Food Safety procedures and systems for the factory. 
  • Assures that associates are trained in the ongoing performance and maintenance of procedures.
  • Leads multi department teams ensuring the implementation and adherence to Food safety systems.
  • Functions as a source of expertise on food safety systems within Quality and Food Safety Department.
  • Assists all groups in the development of solid corrective action plans to quality system deficiencies.
  • This position leads quality efforts in factory expansion through equipment and process qualification and validation. The incumbent solves broad and navigates complex problems, modifies systems and tools as needed.
  • Assesses systems, policies and procedures to identify any quality opportunities or areas for quality system improvements that ensure the quality of products that include (but not limited to) GMP, HACCP, Document Control, and Non-conformance and Corrective Action processes.
  • Remain abreast of new developments in assigned area of responsibility by reviewing professional literature and attending training sessions as indicated.
  • Remain current in regulatory requirements as needed.
  • Participate in a team based environment.
  • Support TPM methodology in problem solving. 
  • Lead and participate in focused improvement project teams, capital project start up teams and problem solving teams.
  • Develop and train other in quality related SOPs.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Food Science, Food Safety, Engineering, Chemistry or related technical field & and an internship in quality and food safety in a manufacturing environment or a combination of education and 5+ years demonstrated success in relevant manufacturing/quality experience
  • 3 years of experience in different quality related areas such as raw materials, distribution, manufacturing
  • 3 years of experience in a manufacturing site managing quality and food safety management systems responsible
  • Knowledge with ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management Systems
  • Knowledge of GMP, GLP, food allergens, pest control, sanitation and food safety regulations
  • Experience with Food safety risk, identification and management, HACCP and prerequisite controls and GFSI Quality Systems such as: SQF, BRC, FSSC22000, ISO9000 or ISO17025
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities in leading/influencing others
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time
  • Successful Completion of a drug and background screen

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Food Science, Food Safety, Engineering, Chemistry or related technical field
  • 4+ years of experience in different quality related areas such as raw materials, distribution, manufacturing or
  • 4+ years of experience in a manufacturing site managing quality and food safety management systems responsible
  • Demonstrated success leading a team

 

Company paid relocation is not available for this role.

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: Albany GA
Job Segment: Scientific, Engineer, Intern, Quality Assurance, Safety Engineer, Engineering, Entry Level, Technology

 

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