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Quality & Distribution Scientist- Burr Ridge, IL 60527


Job Purpose:

This role leads and manages Ice Cream BU QMP and Quality and Food Safety for Distribution Centers (RDC) to ensure the implementation of all applicable Mars Global Quality and Food Safety Standards and Regulatory standards. The incumbent manages, improves & deploys throughout the Distribution network, the Food Safety elements as defined in Mars Global QMP's. This position is a critical enabler in the development of Ice Cream Market Unit Quality policies and execution of QFS Standards compliance, relevant processes, systems, procedures, and trainings to support the safe and legal distribution of our products.

What we are looking for:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Food Safety, Engineering or related technical field
  • A minimum of 3+ years of experience in a technical area such as Quality & Food Safety, Warehousing & Distribution, R&D product development, laboratory management quality systems, and/or food process engineering
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Food Safety, Engineering or related technical field
  • 3+ years of Quality experience in a Food manufacturing facility
  • Auditor with accreditation in GFSI Quality systems such as SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, ISO9000

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partners with Sr. Q&FS Manager to develop and implement QFS strategy for QiD, and works with cross-functional partners to execute and deliver on commitments
  • Coordinates and leads incident management and investigation for RDCs. This responsibility includes initiation of PRIMPs, on-going interpretation and reporting of information from our consumers and customers, executes the business decision regarding product disposition on non-confirming product and incidents which impact food safety.
  • Lead the deployment and compliance of the Distribution Quality Management (DQM) standard and other relevant Mars standards across the RDCs for our products and the service providers
  • Partners with cross-functional associates in Supply, Product Development, Packaging, Planning, IE, Logistics, Commercial, Global Q&FS to understand business strategies, key priorities, and drive the ice cream/frozen category agenda with the various teams.
  • Supports RDC site selection by assessing quality capability and food safety systems performance. Coordinates with the Physical Logistics Team to resolve site selection and audit concerns
  • Reviews and develops period Metrics Reporting, Audit program, Quality Systems, Product Disposition support, Q&FS Training, and reviews feedback from the customers and consumers pertinent to the RDC
  • Provides direction and influence for the development, implementation of CAPA and Continuous Improvement of all programs related to RDC sites
  • Supports BU in Recall and Traceability activities pertaining to non-conforming product.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package.
  • To be respected and valued.
  • The Five Principles at the center of every decision we make.
  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.




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