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European R&D Product Developer


West Yorkshire, YOR, GB



European R&D Product Developer, Birstall/Leeds UK

Salary: £ 33.000,00 – 41.000,00 (+ bonus & benefits) 

We have an excellent opportunity to join our Pet Nutrition business as a Product Developer within our regional R&D team. The role is a focus’s on product development within our Dry and Care & Treats business units and provides a great opportunity to lead development projects from ideation through to industrialization. In addition the Product Developer plays a key role in improving the design, performance and value of our existing portfolio 


What are we looking for?

  • Degree level education in scientific/technical subject
  • Professional experience & track record of delivering product and process solutions.
  • Proven ability to build strong collaborative relationships and work in mutil-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A highly proactive, solution orientated attitude
  • Fluent in verbal and written English, additional languages are beneficial


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Responsible for ideation, development and industrialisation of product innovation, renovation & product performance projects – acting as technical project leader within wider cross functional teams.
  • The optimization of existing recipes/product within our portfolio to unlock value.
  • Development, testing and deployment of new raw materials to unlock value creation.
  • Ensure all product developments projects deliver in line with food safey needs, pet nutrition guidelines & legislation.
  • Act as a key member of the PNE Care & Treats/Dry product development community, working seamlessly with regional R&D, commercial, marketing & supply functions.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • Pet-friendly offices, where your pets’ enjoyment is as high on our agenda as yours. 
  • 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. 




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