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Corporate-Senior research manager-mycotoxins


Huairou, 11, CN


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.


Key Responsibilities/职位描述:

  • Develop and deliver the 3-5 year food safety research program for mycotoxin risk management with a focus across the food supply chain. 4-6 projects running at any one time.
  • Support the GFSC Head of Research with development and deployment of a high quality food safety research strategy and project portfolio with clearly defined business goals and milestones.
  • Manage the research budget for the mycotoxin risk management program; ensure the budget is appropriately prepared, allocated, monitored and spent according to research timeline. 
  • Leadership of a team of approx. 3 Associates (T1-T2) responsible for delivering the research plan through work conducted within Mars owned facilities and in collaboration with academic institutes.
  • Mentor and coach junior Associates to refine project design, meet business needs, resolve technical problems, and organizational challenges. Responsible for the development of junior associates.
  • Assist GFSC Head of Research in recruiting junior Associates, contractors and summer interns. 
  • Act as an ambassador for GFSC and Mars in the area of mycotoxin risk management. Share knowledge by participating in various work groups, task forces, attending and presenting at appropriate global conferences, symposia, and contribute to GFSC training courses.
  • Responsible for ensuring effective knowledge capture across all relevant information sources including conferences / symposia, horizon scanning reports, insights from Associate etc.  Ensure insights are captured and used to shape the future mycotoxin research program.
  • Responsible for development and delivery of the external communication plan for mycotoxin risk management program including conference presentations / posters, scientific publications, patents etc.  Work together with the Head of Research and GFSC communications team to build effective reputation building and knowledge sharing programs than drive meaningful change in the long term.
  • Up to 20% travel required (domestic and international) and some out of hours / weekend working
  • Approximately 30% hands-on experiment required.



  • A PhD in Chemistry, Microbiology, Agricuture, Plant Science, Food Science, or similar discipline is required, or extensive equivalent work experience in a relevant research environment.
  • Proven record of scientific publications and technical presentations.
  •  Excellent oral & written English skills.
  •  Proven ability to translate science insights and business needs into relevant research projects with clear business goals and delivery milestones.
  • Broad knowledge base in multiple disciplines such as chemistry, microbiology, etc.
  • An established network of scientific experts within relevant fields.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience managing multi-dimensional Research Programs.
  • Must have more than 8 years’ experience of working within an industrial or research laboratory. 
  • Direct line management experience is preferred but not a requirement.  Effective team work is essential.
  • In-depth knowledge in various aspects of mycotoxin such as microbiology, chemistry, good agriculture practice.
  • Experience of working with food stuffs (raw materials) is essensial.
  • Knowledge of the latest technologies that are being used to mitigate mycotoxins with a focus on aflatoxin.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and build effective networks globally.




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.


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