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Associate Scientist: Food Safety - Yorkville, IL 60560


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Job Purpose:

This position provides Technical leadership in implementation of Food Safety elements of the Quality Management Process (QMP). Drives project management and continuous improvement of their designated site Quality & Food Safety (Q&FS) Management systems that enable the reliable delivery of products that meet all external legislative requirements and all internal Quality &Food Safety Global Standards.

What we are looking for:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, Food Safety, Engineering, Chemistry or related scientific or technical discipline
  • 2+ years demonstrated success in relevant manufacturing role with quality and food safety experience
  • Previous food, beverage, or related industry experience
  • Travel up to 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in different quality related areas such as raw materials, distribution, manufacturing or
  • 2+ years experience in a manufacturing site managing quality and food safety management systems responsible position related to food safety or Quality and food safety management system

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development and roll out of food safety training to the site and support functions (HACCP, Basic Food Safety)
  • Provide governance to the Microbiological verification, Environmental program, Mycotoxin, Allergens, and other Food Safety related programs
  • Provide governance to HACCP and Food Safety Plan within the site, provide input to the Value stream Food safety risk assessment. Food Safety Team Leader at the site. Manage validation of CCP/OPRP preventive controls programs within the site
  • Lead Food Fraud program at the site. Responsible for providing site input to the Material Risk Assessments (MRA’s)
  • Lead root cause analysis investigation of food safety incidents and effective implementation of corrective/ preventive actions
  • In partnership with the Associate Scientist Value Stream represent R&D at change management and handover meetings to ensure Food Safety deliverables
  • Implement external food safety requirements such as regulations or customer needs into procedures or best practices for site
  • Accountable for the Foss NIR data trending analysis, NIR documentation relevant to the value stream and first point of contact for troubleshooting instrumentation where applicable

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.

  • If you are interested in this role, check out a few other openings in the Chicagoland area: Posting numbers: 768921, 769001, 983881, 1040301 and 1012881.



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