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Quality and Food Safety Senior Technologist - Greenville, MS 38701



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Quality and Food Safety Sr Technologist

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The Quality and Food Safety Senior Technologist provides deep technical leadership to develop, maintain and proactively improve Mars Food 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 Q&FS standards. The job involves ISO 9001/FSSC22000 administration; training, auditing, problem solving and assuring corrective actions are properly implemented. The position promotes product safety and general product quality awareness acting as a liaison between manufacturing sites

What we’re looking for:

  • BS Degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Dairy Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Agriculture, Agronomy or Genetics, and up to 3 + years in Food Manufacturing Industry
  • Or equivalent experience in Food Manufacturing environment working in Quality, Food Safety, Chemical Engineering or Product/Process Development
  • Or Master’s Degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Dairy Science, Food Safety, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Meat Science, Agriculture, Agronomy or Genetics
  • 4+ 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.)
  • Working knowledge of food safety, processing and packaging technology is highly preferred
  • Experience with regulatory and 3rd party audit requirements
  • Experience 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
  • Advanced understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)
  • Practices (GLP's), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Systems (HACCP)
  • Knowledge of and experience with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead multiple Quality Management Process Elements (Internal Audit, FS-HACCP, CAPA, Management Review, etc)
  • Key User/Functional Expert for Q&FS Management Systems (NEXUS, Statistical Process Control Data Tools, SAP) including leading the roll out of new modules/system upgrades
  • Manage regulatory, Kosher inspections, QAI & corrective actions.
  • Develop and deliver Quality and Food Safety training when required (Food Defense, GMPs, QMP, HACCP)
  • Provides documentation for quality and logistics for special product exports and ingredients.
  • 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 Defense and Fraud Standards.
  • Acts as Food Safety Coordinator, providing governance to HACCP Food Safety plans and managing validations of CCP and OPRP preventive controls.

What to 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
  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.



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