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 Quality & Food Safety Leader - Bolton, ON
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing,Quality Assurance
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: May 16, 2018
Job Location:
Bolton, ON
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Job Description

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.

Mars Canada is a subsidiary of the US family-owned business known as Mars, Incorporated, one of the leading global manufacturers of branded products. Established in the late 1940's, our three segments – Petcare, Mars Wrigley Confectionary and Food help Canadians celebrate life everyday through food experiences. We are an organization that is guided by our Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. It is putting these principles into action that allows us to make a difference to people and the planet, through our performance.

Mars Petcare Canada is looking for a Quality & Food Safety Leader in Bolton, ON.

This Quality & Food Safety (Q&FS) Leader role safeguards the Quality and Food Safety of Canadian Market products and ensures compliance to both regulatory and Global standards. This role also acts as a liaison with one or more of the three Market segments (Food, Pet or MWC).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and support the implementation and compliance of Global Q&FS standards for the Canadian Market Unit.
  • Support activity management and new product introductions by leading qualifications, EMPRA, Technical Specifications, Commercialization and training.
  • Identify and lead continuous improvement initiatives to drive product quality, cost reduction, process capability and consumer/customer complaint reductions
  • Investigate and rectify issues related to quality and food safety through the incident management program.
  • Ensure hold management of non-conforming product within the Canadian market.
  • Participate and help coordinate the Mars Canada Internal Audit team and support 2nd and 3rd party Market Unit audits.
  • Support segments by conducting market quality panels, training and providing recommendations to improve brand and product quality.
  • Support customer requests for information related to Q&FS.
  • Review and approve waivers and change controls to assess impact on the Canadian market unit.
  • Complete GS1 Item Certification for new and existing Food products.
  • Support Q&FS inventory management.
  • Responsible for following all Quality and Food Safety Policies and applicable procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s/University degree in a relevant Science (e.g. Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry)
  • 2 years relevant experience in a Food or Pharmaceutical manufacturing facility
  • Project management skills and ability to execute
  • Computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Office, SAP, WMS)
  • Understanding of manufacturing quality & safety standards
  • Ability to travel 5%
  • Successful Completion of a background screen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant Science (e.g. Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry)
  • 3+ years relevant experience in a Food or Pharmaceutical manufacturing facility
  • Strong knowledge in a Global Food Safety Initiative scheme (e.g. SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000)
  • Auditing processes
  • Experience leading and developing a team

Company paid relocation is not available for this role.

A criminal records check will be required for this position.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.

Mars Canada is committed to equity in employment and diversity. Mars Canada will provide an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform Mars Canada of your requirements. For more information please review Mars Canada's Accessibility Policy and address any questions about that policy to MarsCanada.Accessibility@effem.com.

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