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Product Development Senior Scientist - Franklin, TN

Mars Incorporated
Nashville, TN 37201
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Job Purpose

Responsibility for the innovation & renovation of the Mars Petcare North American dry portfolio. Ensuring every day on-shelf competitiveness. Delivers against the productivity pipeline. Frames and shapes the product design principles and portfolio strategy within the dry platform.

This is a dynamic, fast paced role that works closely with cross-functional teams across both the demand & supply side of the business, working on both short- and medium-term innovation projects, productivity projects while providing technical support to our operations.

What are we looking for?


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Animal Nutrition, Food Science/ Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or similar: Advance degree preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in research and development
  • Strong knowledge of product development from bench top to full scale production.
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and capability to lead cross functional projects.
  • Strong ability to work cross functionally with people in other disciplines and/or business areas.
  • Ability to manage stakeholder groups

  • Advanced degree
  • 10 years experience in R&D/Product Development
  • Previous experience in FMCG with Pet Food

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Supports the business growth agenda by developing future innovation opportunities within the dry platform
  • Develops & implements the product and portfolio strategy to support growth agenda
  • Ensure product performance competitiveness across dry portfolio
  • Lead the translation of consumer insights into holistic concepts (product).
  • Use appropriate tools to facilitate concept and prototype evaluation (creation and presentation).
  • Create and align product design briefs with cross functional project team.
  • Specify product design attributes and quality targets.
  • Own product development within projects.
  • Support Process and Packaging Development Teams.
  • Follow corporate labeling and claim policy.
  • Lead agreed productivity (DiB) projects and initiatives.
  • Support continuous improvement projects driven by Dry factories.
  • Support business continuity contingencies that would require product development input.
  • Contribute product design expertise to unit, regional, and global communities for the pet food segment.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package.
  • To be respected and valued.
  • The Five Principles at the center of every decision we make.
  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.

If you're passionate about our brands, a great strategic thinking, deliver high quality decision and have a high drive for results, then we want to hear from you. Click 'apply' in this position.


Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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