Central Quality & Food Safety Technologist - Franklin, TN
Location: Franklin, TN, US, 37067
Date: Oct 6, 2016
Requisition Number: 84018
A mutually rewarding experience.
Work. Realize your
ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a
profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of
our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make
it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.
What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you
need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your
side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do
business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career,
you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.
Because it’s never
just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about
how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to
pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being
prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a
little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars
such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than
just a job.
Mars has net sales of
more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide
that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people
and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD®
Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®,
SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley –
DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST®
candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®,
EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE
ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience
– COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.
Central Quality & Food Safety Technologist
Central Q&FS Manager
Franklin, TN (BRN or FTN)
Level of Role
Number of Reports
0 direct, 0 indirect
Purpose of Role
This position supports
the evaluation and continuous improvement of quality systems across the
business unit and sites. This position works closely with Supply,
Commercial, Sales, Consumer Care and other R&D Teams to audit internal
quality systems and processes to ensure consistent product quality throughout
the pipeline. This position is also involved in reporting key metrics on site
performance and providing feedback on potential changes to the Global
Standards as well as supporting Q&FS training across the BU.
- Manages the business unit
internal quality audit function and assures the effectiveness of the
corrective and preventative action process within the framework of the
business units Quality Management System.
- Manages the Quality Systems
programs for the Business Unit including Coordinate of the annual Mars
QMP audit, the Internal Auditing program, Q&FS
- Develops internal audit
schedule for business unit and delivers to agreed timelines
- Delivers technical training
programs for quality programs, and participates in the development of
competency training packages for other departments. (CAPA/RCA/QMP)
- Administrator for Business Unit
CAPA program, Document Control Program as well as Serious Incident
Review Board CAPA program for sites and BU
- Provides governance for site
metric and conformance programs. Provides or assembles data for
Management Reviews and Global Quality Metrics and drives continuous
improvement of quality systems, standards and procedures
- Represents the North American
Region on Global HACCP team
- Facilitator for Q&FS
Critical Mars Leadership Capabilities
- Creates Collaborative
- Navigating Complex Challenges
- Delivers Consistent Results
- Drive for Results
Key Supporting Competencies
- Conflict Management
- Customer Focus
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- Decision Quality
- Action Oriented
Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
- Knowledge in Food Safety
Standards and management systems such as: SQF, ISO, HACCP, FSSC scheme
- Working knowledge of food
science, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, and quality
- Working knowledge of regulatory
requirements for pet food in the United States & Canada as well as
other countries that distribute Nutro
- Knowledge about ingredient and
risks associated with them in regards to quality and food safety.
- Auditing: Ability to analyze
and troubleshoot quality systems and their impact on end users; the
expertise of the position will be regularly sought for their
contributions and must understand the quality processes.
- Project & Change Management
- Working knowledge of Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint
- Strong verbal and written
communication skills and team working behavior.
- B.S. in Chemistry, Food
Science, Engineering or related technical field required
- 3-5 years of experience in a
technical area such as R&D, product development, laboratory
management, quality management systems, or food process engineering.
- Experience accomplishing goals
- Basic understanding of
regulatory and food law, including AAFCO Guidelines
Every associate at
Mars has responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.
As a privately-held,
family-owned company, Mars Petcare US offers
benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great
people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage,
a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career
advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous
If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work,
where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of
open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and
treated as such, then we want to hear from you.
We are an equal
opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the
application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.
The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be
penalized as a result of such a request.
Visit www.mars.com to learn more about
our company and for information about all of our current openings. Please, no
Mars Inc. is a tobacco free workplace.
Nearest Major Market: Nashville
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