Mars UK • United Kingdom

Quality Assurance

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

There is an exciting opportunity to join the R&D team as our next Quality Assurance Specialist. This role is accountable for driving the quality agenda and leading implementation and governance of all Quality and Food Safety requirements. The objective of this role is to achieve and maintain a high standard of food safety performance.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree in Food Science, Engineering or Chemistry is essential
  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment or food retail business working in a quality, food safety or process/product development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in auditing Quality Management Systems
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross functionally to achieve objectives
  • Energy to learn, grow, and develop your skills

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Management of the Food Safety Program within the factory including achieving compliance to Mars Global Quality and Food Safety HACCP standard.
  • Responsible for ensuring key initiatives of Quality and Food Safety agenda are embedded into the factory
  • Development of tools, systems, processes, and training material to support achieving quality food safety across the site.
  • Liaise with all departments in the factory to ensure food safety and quality issues are addressed within agreed timeframes
  • Working with the Supply team to ensure audit standards are met and exceeded on site.
  • Depending on applicant, may be responsible for the management of a small lab team.

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

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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