Role: Process and Packaging Development Manager
Salary & Benefits: £78,720- 98,400 (Dependant on experience) plus bonus and excellent benefits
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.
Central to our global ambitions, our European Pet Nutrition business is growing, and is founded on a wide range of well-known, well-loved, petcare brands and products.Our strength in developing and launching new and innovative products is key to our success, today, and in the future. And that’s where you come in! We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Process and Packaging Development Manager based in our regional innovation centre in Leeds, UK. If you have a strong technical background, and a passion for people and innovation, then we would like to hear from you
•Responsible for the co-development and implementation of the Dry/Care & Treats R&D strategy as a member of the Dry/Care & Treats R&D Leadership team.
•Responsible for delivering the process/packaging development and implementation pillars of the Dry/Care & Treats R&D programme, including relevant elements of the regional innovation pipeline, efficiency/COGS programme, product quality and performance programme, and expertise development.
•Responsible for ensuring all PNE Dry/Care & Treats processes and packaging meet defined targets in terms of quality, performance, production efficiency and cost (across all brands, factories and co-manufacturers)
•Responsible for cultivating cross-functional collaboration to ensure the PNE Dry/Care & Treats process and packaging development and implementation programme is fully aligned with business needs, and those of other functions (e.g. Supply, Marketing, Commercial).
•Responsible for building strong and effective partnerships with counterparts in the Dry/Care & Treats Global Innovation Centres, ensuring strategic alignment of PNE and global programmes, and influencing the global programme to ensure PNE needs are met.
•Responsible for the leadership and development of a team of Dry/Care & Treats process and packaging development and implementation R&D Associates.
What we want from you:
· Minimum graduate in a scientific/technical subject, Masters or PhD degree advantageous
· Strong track record of delivery within R&D in a fast-paced business environment
· Significant level of experience in line management and developing high performing teams
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 .
CLOSING DATE: JANUARY 3 rd , 2020