mutually rewarding experience.
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.
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
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.
of this Role
Q&FS Lead is responsible for ensuring all relevant Q&FS standards
are implemented and continuously improved to assure quality and
food safety at the local site, protecting the consumer and our brands.
the site based internal audit program to ensure all processes and procedures
are managed in accordance to corporate Quality and Food Safety Standards,
Business Unit QFS directives and FDA regulations.
- Back up
for PRIMP incident owner
the corrective and preventative action programs in compliance to MARS QMP
Safety Representative for site HACCP Team
compliance to the Business Unit microbiology testing program including
site data analysis, reporting and recommendations on site improvements and
or escalations for non-compliances.
associate for the sites hold management systems (SAP/ Nexus ) ensuring
requirements and procedures including product disposition and destruction
are in accordance with Mars Quality and Food Safety Standards and Business
the food safety risk assessment process for all changes such CAB, New
products/pack/process and or new regulations/ standard that impacts
QFS. Document all approved changes as per Business Unit requirements
root cause analysis session for product related incidents (PRIMPS) and
make recommendations to correct issues.
in FMEA and other lean six sigma tools for continuous quality improvement.
statistical analysis on consumer complain trends and recommend actions for
training on relevant food safety standards to supply associates.
the consumer and customer complaints investigations process ensuring
follow up in appropriate timings and recommend actions to site QFS mgr.
auditing , preferred lead auditor
of the Windows working environment including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
oral, listening, and written communication skills in order to communicate
with all levels of the organization
analytical and troubleshooting skills.
Science, engineering, biological sciences, chemistry, or equivalent
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
knowledge of petfood processing and packaging
and aptitude to work in an R&D, Manufacturing, and/or Distribution
of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's),
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Systems (HACCP), ISO, Regulatory
Guidelines, Sensory, and/or Microbiology
- 2+ year
experience in a Quality, Food Safety, Regulatory Services, or Engineering
criminal records check will be required for this position.
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.
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'sAccessibility
Policy and address any questions about that policy to