Mars UK • United Kingdom

Pet Nutrition R&D Quality Process Owner

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Pet Nutrition R&D Quality Process Owner

Role can be UK or USA based

UK salary range: £55,000 - £65,000 + 12% bonus

USA salary range: $105,000 - $125,000 + 12% bonus

The Pet Nutrition R&D Quality Process Owner works globally across multiple business dimensions to ensure that our R&D Quality processes and systems are designed according to Pet Nutrition R&D needs and function together to enable effective value delivery for Pets and Pet Parents. The jobholder partners with others to design, implement and optimise quality processes consistently across Pet Nutrition R&D and to shape the development of R&D quality systems in line with business needs. The remit of the role covers all R&D quality processes and systems across the Pet Nutrition division of Mars.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum bachelor degree in science, engineering or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in R&D gained across multiple roles.

  • Global business perspective.

  • Experience of leading process / systems development projects across multiple business dimensions.

  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Drives consistent application of R&D quality processes, in partnership with regional and global teams, understanding and formalising where divergence is needed and why.

  • Evaluates process effectiveness, identifies and drives priorities for adaptation and improvement, keeping pace with changing business needs.

  • Leads the Pet Nutrition R&D contribution to global quality process development activities and supports the implementation of new R&D quality processes within the Pet Nutrition division of Mars.

  • Maintains and promotes quality process & system knowledge within Pet Nutrition R&D.

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

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

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
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022