2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Packaging Engineer (Packaging Quality Management)

Hybrid working – Slough

Salary from £41,000 plus annual bonus and amazing benefits

The Packaging Engineer PQM (Packaging Quality Management) is an important role within the European R&D Packaging Team, working across R&D Packs within Europe and CIS. It will lead the finalization of the packaging quality programme deployment, aiming to harmonize and improve the processes, systems and ways-of-working to get ready for the future with new and sustainable packaging materials. The role will be 70% Quality Process Improvement.

This role will also Line Manage up to 2 PRA technologist contractors, which are working to complete our regional library of packaging risk assessments together with our suppliers to ensure internal standards are compliant.

What are we looking for?

  • Project management skills.
  • Quality mindset: drive for our first principle: “Quality”
  • Experience in working with outside vendors to deliver project requirements.
  • Experience working in packaging laboratories, pilot plants and factories.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and learning agility.
  • We want someone who can work independently and be a team player.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Leading the Packaging Development process harmonization & improvement plan, working towards compliance against internal Mars Quality Standards and ensuring proactive external regulatory compliance - considering current and proposed legislation and proposing improvements to ways-of-working and systems.
  • Leading the supporting stakeholder engagement, management, communication & training plan.
  • Leading a Champions Community within R&D Packs to support on programme engagement, daily project decisions and the improvement ambitions.
  • Collaborating and working closely with other functions and individuals regionally and globally within Mars towards compliance.
  • Leading the internal and external audit preparation for key processes within R&D Packs.
  • Line manage contract resources focused on risk assessment for the current packaging portfolio and support in escalations.
  • Continuous improvement on our data and systems for efficient ways of work across packaging.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

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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