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Sr. Quality & Food Safety Scientist- Chicago, IL 60601




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Job Purpose:

The Senior Scientist Q&FS sourcing standards designs and develops systems, tools, processes and procedures to support the regions, markets and factory teams in translating our key food safety standards into operations both globally and within the regions. This expert role provides a critical link to the Quality Management Process (QMP), specifically the sourcing quality standards (MQM, SQA, PrQM, PQM,EMQM) ensuring we mitigate risks that are identified through deep dive audits. They partner closely with the Food Safety team to ensure that fully understand the emerging risks and requirements in regards to our operations and ensure that our standards are deployed and are contemporary. The incumbent will need to partner with SQA, Q&FS and supply to foster a community of practice and support the ongoing drive in the regions behind the delivery of standards throughout the globe. In addition lead audit skills are necessary to support the region and contribute to the global technical audit program.

What we are looking for:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field
  • 3+ years of experience in standardizing and developing Quality Management Systems within the CPG industry
  • Understanding of Inbound (Supplier) and Outbound (Distribution) Supply Chain processes.
  • Potential travel up to 40%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience within Quality Management Systems
  • Food related industry experience
  • Previous experience within manufacturing, HACCP and Auditing
  • Experience in incident management (PRIMP).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides expert advice on the Sourcing standards for the confectionery segment. Leads the drive for deployment of the sourcing standards into the Business Units.
  • Builds Q&FS capability within R&D and Supply engaging with functional teams and supporting them to create their quality plans and programs.
  • Engages in continuous improvement and deployment of Confectionery Segment Q&FS standards relevant for food safety standards. This includes conducting needs analysis, guiding the Standards through global stage gate process, and assuring effective deployment.
  • Leads the deployment of Corporate Q&FS food safety standards within the Confectionery Segment- supporting the drive of these standards into business. This includes accountability tor Segment feedback to Corporate Team on proposed standards and implementation impact analysis.
  • Responsible tor assuring effective root cause analyses are performed, learnings captured, and CAPAs completed in areas relating to our standards and programs.
  • Segment Q&FS expert on the standards and liaison with our food safety community and R&D development community, Leads a community of practice to support, coach and upskill regions and global associates.
  • Supports Global Confectionery VP in conducting Segment Quarterly Quality Review by compiling performance metrics and tracking agreed actions.

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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