Regional Q&FS Coordinator (Sioux City, SD OR Fremont, NE) at Mars, Incorporated in North Sioux City, South Dakota

Posted in Transportation 3 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





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.

*This role can be based out of either Sioux City, SD OR Fremont, NE. However, there will be required travel to both locations. 

Job Purpose:

To accelerate the improvement and implementation of quality and food safety continuous improvement processes in the end to end supply chain supporting the Royal Canin Business Units in North America.

What we are looking for:

Minimum Requirements:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 2+ years experience in manufacturing/plant setting

  • Career Professional specializing in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, Engineering or similar field

  • Willing to drive between the Sioux City, SD and Fremont, NE site up to 50%.

Preferred Requirements:


  • College Diploma

  • 3+ years experience in manufacturing/plant setting

  • Previous experience in Q&FS

  • Experience working with the Standards 9001/22000/17025/18001

Key Responsibilities:

The role is responsible to drive through direct participation and activity the improvement of key quality and food safety processes.  Based on the strategic QFS deployment priorities and business needs in the region, the role will support the implementation/execution of Regional initiatives in the end to end supply chain.

All quality and food safety requirements inside the factory, supply chain (transportation and distribution centres) and regional quality and food safety activity - including but not limited to:


  • Guarantee and apply ISO 9001, FSS/ISO22000, Mars Standards, and all related working procedures

  • Support all food safety plan/HACCP plan requirements

  • Support management of non-conformities, root causes and correctives actions Implementation

  • Supports Food Safety Team

  • Support all QFS training requirements of the site

  • Support the local QFS in the region regarding deployment of projects, new products and ingredients

  • Support the verification and validation of all new systems in the factory

  • Support the implementation of new software systems to support QFS activity

  • Regional data management and reporting

  • Work closely with the local sites to support gap closure to drive standard compliance

  • Any other duties as assigned by Regional QFS

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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.