Mars UK • United Kingdom

Quality & Food Safety Senior Technologist

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Quality & Food Safety Senior Technologist
Mars Food, King’s Lynn

The Quality & Food Safety Senior Technologist is responsible for setting up and driving continual improvement of quality and food safety management systems, based on Mars Global Standards to deliver all site quality key performance indicators. We are looking for someone who is an agile thinker, action orientated, able to drive for results and has good communication skills and is able to communicate effectively with any varying audience, understanding their needs and expectations. We’re also seeking an individual with strong technical leadership ability and who is able to influence and lead cross functional team through collaboration in order to deliver the required Q&FS objectives and goals.

What are we looking for?

  • Strong project management skills to deliver quality and food safety related projects
  • Good understanding and experience in Quality Management systems eg FSSC, HACCP, Allergen Management, GMP, Traceability
  • Robust problem solving, incident investigation, root cause analysis and corrective actions
  • Strong planning and aligning skills and managing complexity

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Establish, develop and maintain high quality & food safety system to ensure that all products meet quality and food safety requirement and compliance with regulation
  • Responsible to manage incidents and lead consumer complaint investigations and driving the effectiveness of CAPA's
  • Responsible for the Training of standards (GMP/GHP, HACCP, Allergen, etc.)
  • Responsible for the data analysis and drive continual improvement of quality performance

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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