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PN-Q&FS Technologist




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 Overview

The Site Q&FS technologist is responsible for ensuring all relevant  Q&FS standards are  implemented  and continuously improved to assure quality and food safety at the local site, protecting the Consumer and Brand Quality. The role is responsible for the management of the food safety team and the verification plan to support the program.


Key Responsibilities

1. Responsible for QMP and corporate Q&FS standards implementation at site and compliance through externally verified audits (LRQA).

2. Verification of standards compliance through a robust internal auditing program and corrective/preventative action process.

3. Incident Owner  or backup (PRIMP)

4. Food Safety Team Leader for site.

5. Specify the site verification and testing plan for raw materials and finished goods, management of non-conformances.

6. Approval of site related material risk assessments and the incorporation into the site food safety management plan

7. Develop the Mater Sanitation Schedule for the site.


Job Specifications/Qualifications

1. Education & Professional Qualification

Minimum Qualifications: Degree in  Food Science ( or related discipline)

HACCP trained and lead auditor qualification (preferred)

2. Knowledge/Experience

Previously Implemented and successfully managed a food safety program. (HACCP)

Experience in quality management systems.

Strong understanding of root cause analysis.

Preferred: Working knowledge of extruded/ retorted processes and packaging of pet food products.


RN: 22


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.