Product Development Scientist-BRE01351
Product Development Scientist
Reports to-Technology Development Manager-Wet
This position provides project management and operational execution for new
product development, existing product support, quality design and the
synthesis of all aspects of product performance in delivering the consumer
proposition. This position also keeps abreast of new technologies and global
initiatives to assure the consideration and transfer of the most up to date
processes, methodologies and techniques.
Develops innovative product design solutions to support the approved
Provides direction and framework for new product innovation
Responsible for the application of new capabilities from both Global
Technology Platforms and external sources
Provides functional expertise in innovation management to generate
differentiated and relevant new product designs
Leads the resolution of key technical business issues for the brand /
Establishes Standards of Excellence for the team and Best in Class
benchmarks to clarify design objectives
Identifies the IP strategy for the product line
Delivers ownable product designs through the use
of IP management.
Ensures Design Quality for the segment.
Set the Product Quality Standards for all products within segment / brand,
and collaborates with the Quality Services Manager in any product
Selects training activities to ensure technical competency, creativity,
teamwork and broad business knowledge leading to continued managerial and
technical excellence for R&D.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Creativity & Consumer Centered Design
Science and Technology
Integrity & Trust
Demonstrated ability to deliver excellence in the execution of business
Capability to lead large cross-functional projects.
Demonstrated ability to shape, lead and manage multiple areas of
An understanding of the principles of a learning organization and
management of intellectual property
Intellectually curious to find and develop opportunities
Highly creative technical development and/or problem solving skills
Demonstrated excellence in project and people management
Demonstrated excellence at building relationships and leading and
motivating others across a range of disciplines
Comfortable leading and working with change
Strong working knowledge of food science, health and nutrition, food manufacturing
processes, quality assurance principles, ingredient supply market and market
Demonstrated leadership in Innovation Management, including deep consumer
Empathy for fostering consumer centered new product development.
Extensive knowledge of consumer centered new product development
3 years of
increasing leadership responsibility in product / process innovation.
3 years of team leadership experience in a Food Manufacturing Consumer Goods
Travel to other Marss sites and vendors required 15 - 40%, may include
engineering, chemistry or equivalent BS degree required, with a strong
preference for a higher degree.
5 years of increasing leadership responsibility in product / process
5 years of team leadership experience in a Food Manufacturing Consumer Goods
Managing & Developing direct reports
An established demonstrable network with Research & Development leaders /
organizations in academia, government and trade / industry associations.
A history of successful new product introductions Every associate at Mars has
responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.
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.
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.
Visit www.mars.com to learn more about our
company and for information about all of our current openings. Please, no
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