Quality and Food Safety Manager-BRE00944 – South
Purpose of Role
leads the site QS resources to assure the on-going production of high
quality and safe food products that comply with product design and meet or
exceed customer and consumer expectations.
As a member of
the site staff, the position is responsible to implement all quality
systems, assure effective change management and drive continuous process
As the primary
R&D representative at the site, the position has shared accountability
to support research projects in raw materials, product development and
Manages all quality assurance, technical services, QC and laboratory functions for the site.
As a member of the site staff, participates in and
influences the development and implementation of site strategies.
Provides direction and influence for the development,
implementation and continuous improvement of all quality systems.
Assures that all products and packs produced at the
site are safe for consumption and conform to the intended product
design. This includes being responsible for change management and
process improvement as the R&D Quality Champion.
Directs the quality and product safety components of
all R&D driven projects at the site through quality planning,
specifications development, and project oversight for compliance to GMP's
and other company policies and guidelines.
In partnership with the Technical Applications team,
supports the site implementation of all new products, line extensions and
continuous quality improvement projects including the effective execution
of line trials an execution of process capability
Manages the internal quality audit function for site
and assures the effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action
process within the framework of the plant's Quality Management System.
Represent the "owners" of the Mars business
at the site with respect to the quality and safety of products and the food
processing environment. This responsibility includes participation in
the management of crises involving products, and the on-going
interpretation and reporting of information from our customers and
Manage QS Technicians on the site to assure skills
development and certification, resource planning for site based and R&D
project execution especially as involves line start ups,
management training and the on-going maintenance of a learning environment.
Ensure adherence to the Mars Global Quality and Food
Safety Standard including but not limited to HACCP, PRIMP, QMP, and MQM.
Mission Critical Competencies
HACCP and food safety management
ISO9000 and quality management systems
Regulatory and food law including AAFCO Guidelines
Quality systems standards, including GMPs
Food microbiology, analytical chemistry, and sensory
Process engineering, manufacturing equipment, and
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A minimum of 6 years of experience in a technical
area such as R&D product development, laboratory management quality
systems, or food process engineering.
A BS degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering,
related technical field or equivalent
Minimum 2 of the
years with the management of people.
An advanced understanding of quality systems and food
Advanced degree in Chemistry, Food Science,
6 years of experience in a technical area such as
R&D product development, laboratory management quality systems, or food
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 benefits.
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 value a
diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply,
regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status,
gender and age. Mars Petcare US is an Affirmative
Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
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