Food Safety Scientist- Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Mars Ice Cream is looking for a Food Safety Scientist!
The Scientist Food Safety provides deep technical
leadership to develop, maintain and proactively improve Mars Wrigley Quality
and Food Safety programs. Under the supervision of the Site Q&FS Manager,
this role provides technical expertise, consultancy and a practical food
safety approach to the site manufacturing operations. This role makes complex
risk-based food safety decisions that enable the reliable delivery of
products that meet all external legislative requirements and all internal
What we are looking for:
- BS degree in
Food Science, Food Safety, Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, or
related technical field
- 2+ years of
work experience in a quality manufacturing environment within CPG (food
- In depth
knowledge of microbiology, safety, manufacturing processes and GMPs
leadership capabilities in leading/influencing others
- 3+ years of
experience in a manufacturing site managing quality and food safety
management systems responsible position related to Food Safety or
Quality and food safety management (i.e. FSSC22000, SQF, BRC, etc.)
- Previous Dairy
or Frozen Dairy experience
with regulatory and 3rd party audit requirements
with practical applied microbiology in factory environments
- Capable leader
of teams and individuals with ability to motivate and engage superiors,
peers, indirect associates, and global Q&FS community
understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Good Laboratory
Practices (GLP's), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Systems
- Knowledge of
and experience with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO 17025
general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration
- Leads the
effective development and implementation of standards, processes, new
technology/methods and drives continuous improvement of food safety
management at the manufacturing site
- Acts as a
technical resource for interpretation and ongoing application of food
safety standards and regulations, as they relate to manufacturing
operations, including but not limited to the Global Microbiological
Verification, Allergen Management, Foreign Material Management, Mold and
Mycotoxin, HACCP and Food Fraud Standards
- Acts as Food
Safety Coordinator, providing governance to HACCP Food Safety plans and
managing validations of CCP and OPRP preventive controls.
- Leads the Root
Cause Analysis investigation of food safety incidents and drives
effective implementation of corrective and preventative actions.
sensitive and technical data for potential impact on product safety and
provides timely recommendations for the effective resolution of food
- Leads the
development and deployment of Food Safety training across the
technical guidance and consultancy to the Food Safety Team to assure
that manufacturing processes and environments are microbiologically safe
for producing both new and existing products.
What can you expect from Mars?
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.
opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better
world for generations to come.