2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Global Food Integrity Manager

Work from any Mars Location !

Elevate your career by stepping into this high-impact role that goes beyond just meeting food safety and certification standards. We're looking for a dynamic leader with a strong technical background to drive excellence in areas like food fraud, defense, and foreign material management.

You'll also play a pivotal role in modernizing existing food safety protocols, transforming them into user-friendly guidelines and actionable tools that underpin our FSSC22000 certification across all segments (Snacking, Petcare and Food). Make a meaningful difference while leading the way in food safety and quality.

This role can be based anywhere in the world as long as you are able to work in hybrid model from a Mars office.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree qualified in Science or similar (e.g. engineering) (a bonus would be Post-graduate qualifications in Business Management (MBA) and/or Training and Assessment)
  • 10+ years relevant experience ideally in the role of Lead Auditor of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience developing, deploying and operating customer focused business processes
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority.
  • Experience in food safety risk identification and management
  • Experience in business change management (and use of tools such as ADKAR);
  • Knowledge of quality improvement tools and quality management systems;

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Project Leadership: spearhead complex projects on food fraud, food defense, and foreign materials. Act independently as an expert and provide necessary leadership and technical direction.
  • Strategy Implementation: develop, implement, and monitor controls to deter food fraud. Take ownership of the Corporate Food Fraud Strategy and Food Defence Standards ensuring effective transition under FSSC22000.
  • Technical Expertise: act as a key consultant on foreign material management and physical hazard food safety. Stay updated with latest scientific developments in these areas for effective risk management.
  • Quality Assurance: serve as a lead auditor for business quality systems. Inform technical auditors of necessary requirements and perform at least one corporate internal audit per annum.
  • Risk Assessment: offer insights on risk prevention associated with foreign materials. Provide the segments with the latest research data for identifying and managing associated risks.
  • Process Development: create efficient, cutting-edge processes that ensure Company Inc's compliance regarding food fraud, food defense, and physical hazards. This involves the production of relevant corporate documents, standards, procedures, training materials, and more.
  • Mars supports flexible working and this role will operate under a hybrid working arrangement, requiring attendance at a Mars site for a minimum of 50% of the working week.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Genuine career progression with a focus on you and your career goals. Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • Global health and wellbeing program to support flexibility and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to make a difference with our volunteer and ambassador programs.
  • Be part of a company that is contributing to making the world a better place today and every day through on our sustainable in a generation plan.
  • A culture that offers collaboration, leadership and rewards you for the role you play within Mars
  • Be a part of new opportunities and innovations to deliver more ‘best of Mars’ services and solutions globally

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

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022