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R&D Technical Head for Seasonal and Gifting Category


Slough, RDG, GB



R&D Technical Head for Seasonal and Gifting Category 
Mars Drinks and Treats Europe, part of Mars Wrigley


Salary: £ 42.000,00 - £ 52.000,00 (+ bonus & benefits)

This role sits within R&D and provides technical leadership and management of the Seasonal and Gifting category within Mars Drinks and Treats, Europe. This role will work cross functionally and will be expected to leverage technical knowledge to drive business growth. This role has a broad scope covering New Product Development, Supplier Development and Quality & Food Safety. 


What are we looking for?
•    A highly driven individual, who thrives in a fast- paced environment and has a proven track record of using technical expertise to make decisions 
•    Science Degree with a background/experience in food manufacturing and Quality and Food Safety
•    Experience of working with suppliers (co-manufacturers) in New Product Development and implementation of Quality and Food Safety standards (including GMP,GHP, HACCP, allergen management and microbiology)
•    Highly competent in reactive and proactive risk management
•    Nice to have: experience in auditing and lead auditor qualification 


What would be your key responsibilities?
In this role you will:
•    Responsible for all Technical and Quality aspects of this category in the MCDT business ensuring all products meet all Quality, Food Safety and Legal requirements.
•    Lead the category to create & deliver creative solutions for new products & packs, working with our Brand Marketing directors and co-manufacturers 
•    Deliver & maintain Mars Quality & Food Safety Standards and other Mars Quality initiatives (sustainability) of this category through strong management and partnership of co-manufacturers.
•    Ensure technical factory audits take place for our co-manufacturers, ensuring the expertise & capability exists to manage & produce Mars products.
•    Promptly deal with co-manufacturers to solve any technical issues which impact on quality, cost, or our ability to supply


What can you expect from Mars?
•    The opportunity to take charge of your own career and development right across the Mars business
•    Chance to work on world-renowned brands like MARS, SNICKERS, GALAXY and M&Ms
•    A competitive salary, yearly bonus and benefits package that rewards you for your work





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