Offers “Mars”

Expires soon Mars

Product Development Scientist

  • Franklin (Rowan County)
  • IT development

Job description

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off. It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

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.


U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Harris Tower
233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

COMPANY: Mars Petcare US, Inc.

TITLE: Product Development Scientist

DUTIES: Develop understanding of pet food consumer insights, local market activities and global food/pet food trends. Design, execute, analyze and review concepts with appropriate tools. Collaborate both internally (R&D, Marketing, Supply, Engineering, Commercial, Global) and externally (Market Research Agencies, suppliers and Research Institutions) to develop products from concept to validation of final holistic product/packaging design. Lead the development of new products/formulations from benchtop to full scale deployment in sites. Create product specifications and own knowledge transfer to Quality, Site R&D, and Manufacturing. Provide technical training and knowledge transfer to segment Product developers/Technologists as well as for other functional groups within R&D.

LOCATION: Franklin, TN

REQUIREMENTS: Job requires a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or similar degree and 60 months experience in developing dog & cat treats products. Job requires 5 years experience in leading innovation in care and treats (dogs and cats), 3 years experience in work with extrusion technology, including dual texture products, 1 year experience working with injection molding technology related to manufacturing dog and cat treats, 3 years of leadership experience in identifying and delivering recipe cost reductions in dog and cat treat products, 5 years experience in sharing scientific findings and research outcomes in dog and cat treat innovation to members of industry, 5 years experience working in global team/global role delivering dog and cat treat innovation in a market outside the US, and 3 years awareness of Six Sigma tools and experience using design or experiments. Job requires 20% domestic travel.

SALARY: $138,000 per year

TO APPLY: Please mail resume to Barbara Mercurio at Mars, Inc., 100 International Drive, Mount Olive, NJ 07828. Indicate Job Code PDS19.

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.

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