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Quality & Food Safety Manager - Reno, NV




The Quality and Food Safety Manager within in our Pet Nutrition business is responsible for the overarching programs related to product safe and quality. The role is own the key programs that drive compliance to Mars QMP for the factory. This role is own the key programs that drive compliance to Mars QMP for the factory and also the primary contact for all audits. It plays a pivotal role in incident investigation and product disposition decision


What are we looking for?

  • A BS degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering or related technical field is required; and advanced degree is desirable.
  • +5 years of experience in a technical area such as R&D, product development, laboratory management, quality management systems, or food process engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience managing people, leading a team and accomplishing goals through others.
  • Basic understanding of regulatory and food law, including AAFCO Guideline


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Manage the site based internal audit program to ensure all processes and procedures are managed in accordance to corporate Quality and Food Safety Standards, Business Unit QFS directives and FDA regulations.
  • Facilitate the corrective and preventative action programs in compliance to MARS QMP standards.
  • Food Safety Representative for site HACCP Team
  • Facilitate compliance to the Business Unit microbiology testing program including site data analysis, reporting and recommendations on site improvements and or escalations for non-compliances.
  • Responsible associate for the sites hold management systems (SAP/ Nexus ) ensuring requirements and procedures including product disposition and destruction are in accordance with Mars Quality and Food Safety Standards and Business Unit directives
  • Lead the food safety risk assessment process for all changes such CAB, New products/pack/process and or new regulations/ standard that impacts QFS. Document all approved changes as per Business Unit requirements


What can you expect from Mars?

  • Our unique culture guided by our Five Principles has made us one of the best places to work
  • We are an international family business.
  • The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars
  • An industry competitive salary and great benefits package
  • Chance to work cross functionally, and add value and impact to the business
  • If you are passionate, a great problem solver, resilient and have a high drive for results, then we want to hear from you


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