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Q&FS Senior Technologist- Greenville, MS

LOCATION: 

Greenville, MS, US, 38701

JOB CATEGORY:  R&D
REQUISITION NUMBER:  575021

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. 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 drive sustainability.

Because 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.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

 

Job Purpose:

The position is responsible for administering quality control programs required by the business as defined by the global Quality Management Program (QMP). The position leads the site internal audits, corrective actions and is responsible for the maintenance of the required quality documentation, including all elements required by the ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 standards in addition to all elements of the Mars QMP.  The position provides an ongoing organizational capability to audit and report all quality information and measurement data, especially input from customers and consumers.  The job involves ISO 9001 administration; training, auditing, problem solving and assuring corrective actions are properly implemented.  The position promotes product safety and general product quality awareness acting as a liaison between manufacturing sites.

 

What we are looking for:

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS Degree in Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Agriculture, Agronomy, Genetics or related
  • High school diploma with 2+ years’ experience in food, beverage, drug or pharma manufacturing AND Quality (MUST)

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree
  • 2+ years in food manufacturing around quality and food safety.

 

Key Responsibilities:

•Lead multiple Quality Management Process Elements (Internal Audit, FS-HACCP, CAPA, Management Review, etc)

•Key User/Functional Expert for Q&FS Management Systems (NEXUS, Statistical Process Control Data Tools, SAP) including leading the roll out of new modules/system upgrades

•Incident management and hold reporting

•Lead community of practice.  Drive improvements to process or systems across the site.

•Lead quality or process improvement projects for product quality and food safety.

•Participate in Risk Assessments for PRIMPs including investigations of consumer complaints

•In conjunction with the Site Q&FS Manager, manage regulatory, Kosher inspections, QAI & corrective actions.

•Develop and deliver Quality and Food Safety training when required (Food Defence, GMPs, QMP, HACCP)

•Provides documentation for quality and logistics for special product exports and ingredients.

 

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Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.