2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Job Description:

There is an exciting vacancy within the Mars Wrigley Europe, CEAB & Turkey QMP & Food Safety team Team for a MARS Quality Management System (QMS) Senior Scientist. This is an influential role, working across the regional business unit and end-to-end supply chain to build upon and improve our strong foundation of quality.

The job holder will have the opportunity to motivate, engage, and influence key stakeholders and business process owners to improve the Quality of Mars Wrigley’s processes and ultimately the products we aim to consistently delight our consumers with. This job vacancy coincides with the launch of the Globally revised MARS QMS framework and thus provides an exciting opportunity to engage the Mars Wrigley Europe business with the roll-out.

What are we looking for?

Qualifications & Skills

  • Preferably a degree in Food Science, Food Safety, Chemistry, Engineering or related technical fields.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to motivate others and influence others without authority.

  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, FSSC2200 or ISO9000, and Food Safety Management Systems.

  • The applicant will ideally be a Lead Auditor trained by a GFSI-certified/affiliated body.


  • Experience managing and/or developing Quality Management Systems, including the management of audit programs, Process Creation, leading Root Cause Analysis/CI activities, Corrective/Preventative action leadership, and Risk Assessment formulation.

  • Experience working in a Quality and Manufacturing environment with experience leading teams or a proven track record in leading project teams and coaching teams or individuals.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Acting as the MARS Q&FS QMS Functional Expert for all Mars Wrigley Europe, CEAB & Turkey Manufacturing sites and Regional QMS leads.

    • This includes Facilitating the QMS ‘community of practise’ forum and supporting the implementation of the QMS process across the region’s manufacturing sites.

    • Designing and sharing Best practices or guidance to the Manufacturing Sites with regards to QMS compliance.

  • Lead the new MARS QMS rollout across the Regional Business Unit and support the business to achieve ongoing compliance, whilst improving established ways of working and delivering against key metrics reflected in the BU’s objectives.

  • Lead and support both Mars internal (QMS) and external standards (e.g. FSSC 22000) implementation and compliance activities for the Business Unit.

  • Facilitate Quarterly QMS Management Reviews (including Q&FS incident reviews) in the Region, to ensure transparency and highlight Risks & Opportunities at a senior management level

  • Ensure accurate reporting and roll-up of QMS metrics to the Global QMS Management Review and support Regional BU Q&FS updates and publications (e.g. newsletters).

  • Lead the Regional BU Internal Audit Programme, ensuring the program is executed by trained internal auditors and seeks to highlight opportunities and provide audit finding trend analysis.

  • Driving the Corrective & Preventative Action (CAPA) process at a Regional BU level, seeking ways to improve the visibility, timeliness, and quality of Regional CAPAs.

  • Serve as the Functional Expert in the BU Region for the business’ Lifestyle policies and their implementation across the region (e.g. Kosher, Halal certification).

  • Engaging and supporting Business process owners to support the building of a Quality Culture within the organization; acting as a guardian of quality and facilitating or leading specific initiatives as needed.

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 a 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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