Central Quality & Food Safety
Technologist - Franklin, TN
Franklin, TN, US, 37067
Requisition Number: 84018
A mutually rewarding experience.
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
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.
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.
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
Central Q&FS Manager
Franklin, TN (BRN or
Level of Role
Number of Reports
direct, 0 indirect
Purpose of Role
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
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.
the Quality Systems programs for the Business Unit including Coordinate
of the annual Mars QMP audit, the Internal Auditing program, Q&FS
internal audit schedule for business unit and delivers to agreed
technical training programs for quality programs, and participates in
the development of competency training packages for other departments.
for Business Unit CAPA program, Document Control Program as well as
Serious Incident Review Board CAPA program for sites and BU
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
the North American Region on Global HACCP team
for Q&FS School/College
Critical Mars Leadership Capabilities
Key Supporting Competencies
Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
in Food Safety Standards and management systems such as: SQF, ISO,
HACCP, FSSC scheme
knowledge of food science, health and nutrition, food manufacturing
processes, and quality assurance principles.
knowledge of regulatory requirements for pet food in the United States
& Canada as well as other countries that distribute Nutro products.
about ingredient and risks associated with them in regards to quality
and food safety.
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.
& Change Management Processes
knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
verbal and written communication skills and team working behavior.
- B.S. in
Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering or related technical field required
years of experience in a technical area such as R&D, product
development, laboratory management, quality management systems, or food
accomplishing goals through others
understanding of regulatory and food law, including AAFCO Guidelines
associate at Mars has responsibility for the achievement of quality and food
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
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.
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
Inc. is a tobacco free workplace.
Nearest Major Market: Nashville
Job Segment: CAPA,
Engineer, Quality Assurance, R&D Engineer, Process Engineer, Management,