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
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.
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 Wrigley Confectionary is looking
for aQuality & Food Safety
To lead and manage the Site Quality
and Food Safety (Q&FS) team in order to assure the production of high
quality, safe and legally compliant products that meet the desired product
design and customer expectations. To provide governance of the Quality
and Food Safety Management process and lead the implementation of the Mars
standards at the factory. As a custodian of the Quality and Food Safety
standards this position represents research and development (R&D) functions
at the local plant level and is expected to lead continuous improvement on
quality and food safety.
- Line Management and coaching of the
Site Q&FS team, supporting the development of a talent pipeline for
Q&FS at site level.
- Lead R&D Strategy Deployment at
the site, improving established ways of working and delivering against key
metrics reflected in the company business objectives.
- Site Q&FS team engagement.
Providing direction through clear objectives, communication and continuous
- Lead the quality agenda on the
site, challenging the factory management team where necessary to ensure
wholesome products that meet the regulatory requirements.
- Lead and support MARS Inc. and
external ISO standards implementation on the site and drive the appropriate
Q&FS mindset and behavior.
- Sustain efficient quality management
system, in compliance to ISO, Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
and MARS quality management processes (QMP) standards, including Corrective
Action & Preventative Action (CAPA) and training programs.
- First line of contact for legal
authorities and any MARS product related Q&FS requests as the “quality
responsible person” for the factory.
- Ensure the integration of Q&FS
procedures and processes into Factory Manufacturing Operating System (FMOS) to
drive quality performance.
- Perform key metric, incidents and
Continuous Improvement reviews to ensure transparency at management level and
coordinate site CAPA activities.
- Manage quality and food
safety incidents based on Product Related Incident Management
Process (PRIMP) global standard on the site level, supporting decision making
for out of spec materials and products, ensuring that relevant corrective and
preventive actions are defined and implemented.
- Accountable for site approval of
all product, raws, packaging and process specifications, quality food safety
risk assessments and change management, using the defined and agreed ways of
- The Site Q&FS Manager
coordinates the implementation of R&D activities on site through deployment
of cross-functional ways of working.
- The role represents the R&D
function in the Site Management team.
- The role leads key continuous
improvement projects / strategies that enable the delivery of Q&FS
objectives and performance.
- The tasks are executed in close
collaboration with factory team, Business unit functions including operations,
engineering, commercial and supplier quality assurance.
- The appropriate level of resources,
skills and support at site level is ensured via coaching, developing and
managing the Site Q&FS team.
- Building and encouraging the
development of a healthy R&D talent pipeline at site level is part of this
- The role ensures governance of
Q&FS performance on site through appropriate Q&FS culture and behavior
and has a significant impact via proper incident management on site, including
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Food Science,
Food Safety, Engineering or related technical field
- 6 years relevant experience in Quality and or
Manufacturing environment withexperience in line management or a
proven track record in coaching and developing teams and individuals.
- In lieu of a degree, a combination of High School diploma with 15
years quality/manufacturing experience.
- Proven technical experience preferably within
chocolate product formulation, process development, and Quality Management
- Must be able to draw on personal experience
and apply own judgment to reach firm decisions
- Strong communication skills
- HACCP, ISO 22000, and food safety management
- ISO9000 and quality management systems
- Regulatory and food law
- Quality systems standards, including GMPs
- Problem solving
- Food microbiology, analytical chemistry, and
- Process engineering, manufacturing equipment,
- Problem solving
- Activity Management Process
- Successful Completion of a drug and background
- Advanced Degree in Chemistry, Food Science,
Engineering or related technical field and
- 4 years relevant experience in Quality and or
Manufacturing environment with proven capabilities leading other technical
- Lean Six Sigma methods
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