Product Development Scientist-BRE01359
Development Scientist - Dog
to: Develop Manager-Dog
Location: Franklin, TN
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 activity set
Develop products that translate consumer insight
and wants into product attributes.
Ensure that scientific knowledge in combination
with consumer insight is incorporated into new product designs.
Provide direction to ensure product quality
throughout the pipeline process.
Leverage common platforms, where appropriate,
across different petfood categories.
Create and maintain specifications for raw
materials, finished products.
Conduct shelf life evaluation and recommendations
to ensure product meets the quality parameters.
Understand and ensure all labelling criteria meets
the legal requirements for nutritional and ingredient declaration for
Ensuring proper safety practices are followed in
all testing and production situations.
Present technical understanding in both written
and presentation formats of food science/engineering and the supporting
sub-process for the manufacture of food systems.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of current
business processes and their application to this position.
Ability to document, organize and summarize
project results through verbal and written communications.
Leads the resolution of key technical business issues
for the brand / segment.
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 dispositions.
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
Science and Technology
Integrity & Trust
Problem Solving Skills
Strong Working knowledge of food science, health
and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, quality assurance principles,
ingredient supply market and market research practices.
Project management skills with proven ability to
develop and manage multiple projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability
to influence, motivate and lead a project team.
Knowledge of MARS business practices and
Creative technical development and/or problem
Utilizes consumer centered
design tools to manage new product development activities
Ability to learn new skills and ways of working.
Understanding of basic intellectual properties and
Time management and interpersonal skills
Proficient in current computer programs and
Intellectually curious to find and develop
Demonstrated ability to deliver excellence in the
execution of business activities
Capability to lead large cross-functional
Demonstrated ability to shape, lead and manage
multiple areas of development
An understanding of the principles of a learning
organization and management of intellectual property
Highly creative technical development and/or
problem solving skills
Demonstrated excellence at building relationships
and leading and motivating others across a range of disciplines
Comfortable leading and working with change
Extensive knowledge of consumer centered new product development
Must be able to lift 50 lb. (22.7 kg)
Must be able to walk and stand for extended times
during an 8 hr shift
Travel to other Marsís sites and vendors required
25 - 50%, may include international travel
degree in Science or Engineering field and 3 years of experience in
Research & Development, Manufacturing, or Quality Assurance or Ph.D.
degree 0 years experience
Ability to travel 25-50% of the time
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
of experience in Research & Development, Manufacturing, or Quality
Masters or Ph.D. degree in Science or Engineering field
5 years of
increasing leadership responsibility in product / process innovation.
of successful new product introductions
associate at Mars has responsibility for the achievement of quality and
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
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.
www.mars.com to learn more about our
company and for information about all of our current openings. Please, no
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