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Principle Engineer, Factory Innovation


Slough, RDG, GB, SL1 4LG



Principle Engineer, Factory Innovation


Salary: £54,000 – 67,500 (+ car allowance, bonus and benefits)


When we make brands that put smiles on people’s faces and create better moments for millions, we feel a sense of pride in our work! Today, our iconic products like M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, ORBIT®, EXTRA® and Skittles® are enjoyed in more than 180 countries.


We have an excellent opportunity to join our regional Mars Wrigley R&D team based in Slough. We are looking for a Principle Engineer to join our newly formed Regional Factory Innovation team to ensure the effective delivery of internal and external regional innovation, value leadership and supply security projects into the manufacturing sites.


With the technical know-how and experience to execute a portfolio of projects, our ideal candidate will also have advanced Six Sigma experience and the skill to build and drive our regional capability in this area as well as data driven complex problem solving with a focus on digitalisation and technology.


What are we looking for?


  • Degree in Food Science or Engineering is required
  • Black Belt Six Sigma is essential, Master Black Belt preferred
  • Proven project management skills with experience gained on product development and/or factory change implementation projects.  Hands on experience in the development and launch of new products, packages and processes.
  • Ideally the applicant will have proven experience of defining and deploying Six Sigma capability within an organisation.
  • Proven ability to influence and inspire stakeholders and lead people and teams
  • High level of business, organisation and communication skills



What would be your key responsibilities?


  • Develop the direction for the Regional Factory Innovation team, setting priorities for the function and identifying and helping recruit/secure appropriate technical resources to enable the function to deliver its remit.
  • Create and deploy the strategy to build the capability of the R&D function within the region in Six Sigma methodology and tools, reflecting the use of Six Sigma in Product and Process Design Excellence. This will include the deployment and delivery of training programs for Green and Black belt qualifications.
  • To understand Mars Inc. internal and external best practice and seeks ways to continuously improve the use of fact-based problem solving and statistical analysis within Mars.
  • In partnership with other 6 Sigma Principal Specialists across the 3 regions in Mars Wrigley and in other segments, build, lead and support the Global Code of Practice for Six sigma in Mars and develop the long term strategic plan to build capability
  • To build an external network of consultants to support Mars Wrigley in the management, training, coaching of complex projects, which leverage Six Sigma. 




What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • A weekly chocolate and gum allowance, meaning you can share the smiles with your friends and family.
  • 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: 4th May 2021



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