Quality and Food Safety Manager, MARS, Bolton, ON, Canada

Quality and Food Safety Manager, MARS, Bolton, ON, Canada

Posted on: Jun.23.2022

A note to candidates re COVID-19:

The care of our 125,000 Mars Associates is at the center of how we are running our business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping our Associates safe & preventing the spread of the virus is of the upmost importance for us. This includes candidates applying and interested in working for Mars. While we have open jobs available, the health, safety & wellbeing of all involved is our top priority, and we are taking action & guidance from leading health authorities & local governments. As a result, our application & recruitment processes have been adapted to be conducted virtually.


Quality and Food Safety Manager is a critical role in the manufacturing site. They are responsible for the over arching programs related to product safe and quality. They own the key programs that drive compliance to Mars QMP for the factory. This role is also the primary contact for all audits (FSSC, QMP, State Department of Ag., as well as FDA). For BPP the Quality and Food Safety Manager plays a pivotal role in incident investigation and product disposition decision.

What are we looking for?

• A BS degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering or related technical field is required; an advanced degree is desirable.A minimum of 5 years of experience in a technical area such as R&D, product development, laboratory management, quality management systems, or food process engineering.
• Experience effectively leading a team and accomplishing goals through others.
• Basic understanding of regulatory and food law, including AAFCO Guidelines

What will be your key responsibilities?

• Recommendation for food safety decisions that can have catastrophic impact to consumer protection and Brand image.
• Product conformance to specifications and requirements.
• Recommendation for line operation shut down due to product quality or safety issues in the process or site environment
• Product dispositions for held items
• As a staff member, participate in the development and implementation of site strategies


What can you expect from Mars?

• Work with over 130,000 like-minded 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.

About Mars:

Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL® and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, 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 our 130,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.

Note to Search Firms/Agencies:

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