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Global C&T Scientist





Global Care & Treats Scientist

Location: Birstall, Leeds

Salary: £26,500 – 33,200 (+ Bonus and Benefits)


It’s undeniable: Pets truly make the world a better place. That’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World For Pets™, a world where they’re healthy, happy and welcome. It's safe to say, at Mars Petcare, we're passionate about pets, and their health.


We have an excellent opportunity to join our Pet Nutrition business as the Global Care and Treats Scientist within our Global R&D team. This role is responsible for the development of new product technologies for the global innovation pipeline that enable us to achieve our ambitious growth targets. These project can be highly complex and involve novel raw materials, recipe and processes.


Whilst developing an understanding of the technical requirement and capabilities across the region our ideal candidate will be able to influence regional and global stakeholders across multiple business functions, for example Supply and marketing.


What are we looking for?

  • Degree in science, engineering or similar technical field
  • Experience in product development is advantageous
  • Fluent in verbal and written English
  • A highly proactive attitude and excellent communication capability


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Developing product solutions from initial concept which delivers to a defined consumer and customer benefit
  • Product development work stream leadership, effectively managing delivery to time, cost and quality whilst working with and influencing key stakeholders.
  • Driving the product development work stream to ‘technical readiness’ for implementation by the Region, supporting and advising Regional teams throughout implementation
  • Risk management of the product development work stream, with support from the Technical Project Leader
  • Proactively managing Intellectual Property risks and opportunities for product development.
  • Understanding and applying pet nutritional needs, legislation and food & people safety considerations to product developments
  • Building functional excellence in Product Development, maintaining up-to-date raw material, recipe and product development knowledge.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • Pet-friendly offices, where your pets’ enjoyment is as high on our agenda as yours.
  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance.
  • The chance to take hold of your own career and develop personally and professionally.



Closing date: 18th May 2021



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