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GMP Lead/Sanitation Manager

Mars Incorporated
Henderson, NV 89015
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The GMP Lead portion is responsible to lead and coordinate the GMP/GHP and pest control programs at the site level to ensure full compliance with Mars global GMP-GHP, FSSC and regulatory standards requirements. Represents and manages the Quality Supply organization at the site. The Sanitation Manager portion is responsible to ensure that the manufacturing areas and the general office area remain clean and free of microbiological contamination and pest infestation.
What are we looking for?
  • 5 years of experience in food industry.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • GMP, GHP, food safety, and regulatory standards knowledge/experience.
  • Computer/technical savvy.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Nexus, Outlook, SAP, and other necessary administrative programs.
  • Must be able to work at elevated heights.
  • Must be or have demonstrated the ability to develop into the site's SME regarding GMP practices.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Develop and lead the implementation and maintenance of site GMP-GHP and pest control programs.
  • Direct supervision for Quality Conformance Coordinator (QCC) and Supply Sample Processor associates to effectively provide direction in IBO-setting and talent development based on current Q&FS strategy needs.
  • Drive GMP-GHP compliance to the MSS standard by actively participating in the MSE AM & Q&FS Pillars and coaching supply associates in the execution of the Area Ownership / Equipment Ownership (AO/EO) standards.
  • Manage external contractors and suppliers designated to support GMP's and pest control programs.
  • Participate in Food Safety risk assessment for new equipment installation to ensure clean design principles are met and provide direction of GHP's to the CVS team.
  • This position manages the sanitation of the facility, including oversite of the contracted cleaning crews, to ensure the factory continuously meets or exceeds established guidelines and standards.

GMP program:

  • Review and evaluate updates in Corporate, ISO or regulatory standards related to GMP's to conduct gap assessments and identify opportunities for compliance.
  • Lead the GMP Committee/Group for the site to drive maintenance and continuous improvement initiatives while building functional competencies in GMP/GHP's across the different value streams.
  • Lead GMP related projects in coordination with Engineering (hand washing sinks, sinks for equipment cleaning, drain cleaning, etc.).
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives at the site (Exterior GMPs and Food Defense, Clean as you Go, 5S and show case areas of the factory)

External Business Partners:

  • Review, verify and approve pest control plan proposed by external vendor.
  • Verify monitoring and correction plans to prevent infestations in the facility premises, the factory building or any warehouse within the site control.
  • Assess effectiveness of external partners for pest control and provide timely feedback to ensure mutuality principle is followed.
  • Organize entomologist visits, site and warehouse assessments, and reporting and corrective actions management derived from internal audits.


  • Provide direction and support to the Value Streams to mitigate and control incidents related to GMP or pest control in close coordination with the site Q&FS manager.
  • Consult and collaborate with the site Food Safety Scientist responsible for micro environmental control to address non-conforming verification testing results and develop actions to correct.

Verification activities:

  • Develop and manage site GMP inspection program (Schedule, training, corrective actions tracking, etc.); and provide visibility to the site leadership team of level of compliance against current requirements. Drive improvements based on findings.
  • Maintenance of site level and MCNA score cards related to GMP and pest control metrics and required input in the Q&FS Management review.
  • Provide information to the site leadership team to ensure all resources required to execute GMP and pest control programs are assigned.
  • Support QCC's swabbing activities as and when needed during investigations.

Training and education:

  • Coordinate with the regional teams and the site training department in the execution and completion of the mandatory training programs related to GMP's and regulatory requirements for the site. The role is also responsible to approve materials used to train all contractors on these topics.
  • In cooperation with the site QFS team continue to educate and upskill QCCs and Supply Sample Processors on fundamental programs such as Food Safety Plans, PRIMP process and incident escalations, Allergen Management, etc.

Line management and Budget:

  • Directly responsible for recruiting, objective setting, performance assessment and talent development for QCC's and Supply Sample Processors to enable effectiveness in PCQI process, micro verification sampling plans completion and other Q&FS implementation programs as needed.
  • Oversight of site budget for pest control and GMP related spend. / Accountable for ordering consumables related to GMP, PPE, Cleaning, Sanitation and Micro monitoring.
  • Collaborate with sister sites in Community of Practice to co-lead initiatives to improve effectiveness of the programs of responsibility
  • Participate as a member of the food safety team and Internal audit team.
  • Lead the Supply Quality Conformance team at the site (includes Quality Conformance Coordinators and Supply Sample Processors at applicable sites)
  • Partner with the site and, as needed, regional Quality and Food Safety to deliver upon standards and drive solid compliance and excellent execution within the site
  • For smaller sites without a Sanitation Manager, the GMP Lead will assume additional responsibilities defined in the Sanitation Manager JD with support by the Regional Sanitation Scientist.
  • Directly responsible for recruiting, objective setting, performance assessment and talent development for QCC's to enable effectiveness in PCQI process, micro verification sampling plans completion, and other Q&FS implementation programs as needed. Budget cost management, suppliers ordering, and inventory management of cleaning supplies.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse 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.

Posted: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-08
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