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Associate Scientist -Packaging Development

  • Slough ( Slough )
  • Marketing

Job description

Role: Associate Scientist - Packaging Development

Salary & Benefits: Up to £40,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits

Location: Slough

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Newly open job opened to strengthen laboratory evaluation capabilities of R&D Pack Team. The purpose of this job is independently and as a Global team player to coordinate deployment of the Confectionery Pack Laboratory Standard and maintenance of global laboratory data, moving the entire business towards risk-based development approach and scientific-based decisions in packaging.

Reporting lines:

Reporting lines with Global Breakthrough Pack Technology

· Organizationally – Global Pack Development Manager (GIC, Chicago)
· Functionally – Global Pack Laboratories Manager (GIC Chicago)

Regional dotted line reporting:

· Regional Manager Packaging Development (Quality and Efficiency)

Reporting structure and balanced objectives gives candidate a great opportunity for Global visibility, Connection with Global and regional partners, while building the core knowledge in material science.

Key Responsibilities:

Respects quality and efficiency:

· In cooperation with Global Labs Lead, supports One Confectionery Pack Lab Standard deployment in devoted area
· Accurately maintains system and it’s analytical capabilities
· Generates scientific research data by timely maintenance of test reports
· Supports capabilities development to learn from data, removing testing duplications

Manages Knowledge and Shares Expertise:

· Key expert in tests and methods for the team
· Provides Lab Data knowledge management for the team
· Supports Design of Experiment process as consultant
· Connects relevant testing program to TRA and PRA
· Implements relevant set of standard Tests and Methods
· Participates development of new tests and methods for future needs
· Provides timely test reporting
· Executes data analytics and provides analytical data and reports to initiate VL and CI programs

Execution excellence

· Coordinates testing plan for the team
· Coordinates tests execution with partners in Sensory and Chemical area (Timings and Priorities, Samples logistics, Conditioning, Reporting)
· Co-ordinates compliance of Physical Laboratory facilities (HS&E standards, regular maintenance)
· Consults success criteria’s development for factory trials with PPTS
· May execute Physical tests to support local Pack Engineers

What we want from you:

· Bachelor degree in Chemistry or Science. PhD is an advantage
· Experience in a Laboratory environment (minimum 1 year)
· Some experience and knowledgeable in packaging testing is an advantage
· Pack certification process (optional)
· Data Analytical Methods
· Design for Quality & Efficiency
· Continuous Improvement
· Capturing & Leveraging Knowledge
· Research Design & Execution (Design of Experiment)
· Standardization of tests and methods, SOP’s
· Knowledgeable in pack lab equipment

What we offer :

· Great career progression
· Range of in-house training
· Competitive salary, bonus and range of large company benefits

If this role describes you and you would like to fly within a culture that promotes autonomy and will listen to your ideas, then click the APPLY button below .

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