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Supplier QA Scientist-CLE00353 - Chattanooga, TN


Purpose of Role:


Assures "fit for purpose" raw materials and packaging that meet/exceed the needs of Mars Chocolate North America. sites. Ongoing responsibilities of the role include ensuring continuous supplier process improvement, identifying and executing cost improvement initiatives, assuring food safety, continuous quality improvement, and performing supplier site visits and audits. The role requires functional expertise in food, organics and/or snack, and an ability to drive positive change at supplier locations. The Supplier Quality Assurance Scientist interacts extensively with the Commercial buying team, manufacturing, product, packaging and commodity development functions.


Key Responsibilities:



Assures quality and consistency of raw and packaging material supply to all Mars Chocolate North America sites

Creates material risk assessments and supplier improvement plans

Works in partnership with Commercial Buying Team and Site-based Quality Services identifies and executes inbound material cost, quality, food safety and efficiency improvement projects

Manages all inbound supply risks including material security, quality, food safety and regulatory compliance.

Performs supplier site audits and ensures completion of identified corrective actions

Communicates effectively with multiple internal customers in Commercial, R&D and Supply

Performs supplier performance reviews and manages supplier performance me


 Key Skills Required:


   Quality management systems

Food safety management

Packaging technology

Process Improvement methodologies


Minimum Qualifications:

BS degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering or related technical field

2 years experience in a technical area such as R&D product development, quality systems, laboratory management, manufacturing, or engineering

Ability to travel 50 to 75% of the time

Proficiency in Microsoft Office


Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years of experience in a technical area such as R&D product development, quality systems, auditing, food safety, laboratory management, manufacturing, or engineering

Proficient foreign language (Spanish preferred)


This role is eligible for relocation.


 Research and Development

Primary Location


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