Mars UK • Franklin, Tennessee, United States

Global Deployment Senior Scientist

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

The Petcare R&D organization is committed to operate effectively at a global scale, transferring products and technology efficiently to enable rapid global deployment of winning innovations from the global brand pipelines. To be successful these global programs must be run in conjunction with all relevant regional stakeholders and global functions such as Marketing, Supply, Services and Finance, Commercial and Engineering.

The job holder is the Global Deployment Senior Scientist working within the Central R&D team, responsible for advancing technical readiness to accelerate the deployment of opportunities in support of the Pet Nutrition business through effective collaboration and engagement of key crossfunctional stakeholders at receiving sites.

Key Responsibilities

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Responsible to deliver on time in full deployment activities as described within the Global Innovation Process (GIP) to advance technical readiness of innovation for follower units and accelerate its implementation.

  • Collects, consolidates and analyzes follower unit relevant information to inform the framing/scoping of global innovation brief (GIB) and science and technology project brief.

  • Brings global perspective on potential design limitations and hurdles for follower unit and leads the Viability and Feasibility risk assessment at each stage gate (including raw material availability and registration, product performance, regulatory, claims risk assessment, CAB requirements, etc)

  • Responsible to assess the global learning plan against regional hurdles/needs and proactively complements those plans in alignment with follower units accrodingly.

  • Accountable for the delivery of deployment blueprints and playbooks in partnership with GPD/Lead Unit RDT and marketing to ensure best in class knowledge management of global innovation.

  • Responsible to support brands expansions, transfers of new product and technologies globally, in line with demand and business supply initiatives.

  • Responsible to effectively manage project risks and to inform and influence the project team and key stakeholders, including effective communication and planning of additional Central R&D project activities to support a deployment including identification of key project milestones and deliverables.

Context and Scope

1. Role and level of independence (e.g.: general guidelines, detailed instructions etc)

High degree of self-autonomy within pre-defined area of responsibility and within the agreed business strategy and processes (e.g. GIP, TRL, QUEST, S&OP+ etc.).

Motivating, engaging and leading of cross functional project teams in order to deliver agreed project pipeline in agreed timeframe and high quality.

Develop internal networks at local, regional and global levels, as a major element of the role is collaboration to influence and support peers and stakeholders.

Coordinates technical deliverables within projects In alignment with regional stakeholders and when required executes technical deliverables within projects.

2. Level of routine (e.g.: familiar or reappearing operations, varying tasks etc)

Low. Each global projects offers a varied set of technical challenges and uncovers different set of complex assessments in each follower region. The job holder must fully understand the current processes overarching global innovation. Also must be functionally skilled to understand the overall interactions of materials, recipe, process, packaging and product design along the entire supply chain.

3. Description of interfaces (e.g.: related departments, customers, suppliers etc)

Internal interfaces:

R&D: Global, Regional and Site R&D associates, primary connection through PD and SRA associates and managers.

Marketing: Global, Regional Marketing associates, primary project leads and brand managers.

Supply: Global Industrial Engineering

Others: Global and Regional Commercial, Engineering, Supply, Logistics, Activity Management.

Job Specifications/Qualifications

Education & Professional Qualifications

Minimum requirement is a graduate in a technical field (Chemical Engineer,Food Technology/Science, etc) with the ability to demonstrate a proven track record in pet food related technologies, with 3 to 5 years of regional working experience. Must speak excellent English

Knowledge / Experience

Good understanding of relevant Pet food manufacturing processes. Including a good understanding of how raw material interacts with manufacturing technologies.

  • Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

  • Proven ability to transfer technical knowledge and skills.

  • Technical Project Management experience and expertise.

Key Mars Leadership Competencies (4-6)

Communicates Effectively

Customer Focus

Ensures Accountability

Global Perspective

Builds Network

Dealing with Ambiguity

Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills (3-5)

Functional/Technical Skills - At least one of the following (Raw Material, Formulation, Product, Process, Packs)

Internal & External Network


Capturing and leveraging knowledge

Risk and opportunity identification and management


Individual Contributor

Team Size

No direct reports


The ability to work cross time is mandatory to perform successfully In this role.

Travel Capability: Add-hoc global travel might be required. Travel will be dependent on number and location of deployments.


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

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