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Site Manager of the Pet Health and Nutrition Center

Mars Incorporated
Lewisburg, OH 45338
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The primary purpose of the PHNC Site Manager role is to provide leadership for a large and diverse multifunctional team of 60+ associates responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of research program and R&D trials done on site. The job holder is accountable for providing strategic direction for all teams on site including the operations, site support, facility management and development, pet behavior and care and trials and research execution.

The PHNC Site Manager is accountable for managing the site according to the 5 Principles and for overall performance of the site in all areas including but not limited to: safety, security, quality, efficiency, compliance with regulation and internal standards, welfare, sustainability, budget compliance and associate engagement.

What are we looking for?

  • 1. Education & Professional Qualification

    A Bachelors or preferably Masters degree in a natural science, veterinary, engineering, food engineering/processing or related.

    2. Knowledge/Experience

    Passion for pets is essential

    Significant experience (>5 years) of people leadership within an R&D, research, commercial or supply environment, along with a proven track record of building high performing teams is essential

    The ability to engage associates through the communication of a compelling vision and clear mission is essential

    Experience of leading and managing teams in operational environment (factory, pet center, laboratory) is a strong advantage

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Provide effective leadership and management to direct reports and associates on site
  • Ensure the delivery of the standard and special protocol tests and trials on quality, budget and time
  • Drive the site performance in the areas of safety, quality, efficiency, environment, compliance with regulation and internal standards, welfare, sustainability and associate engagement.
  • Based on the overall R&D Facilities strategy, define roadmaps for the PHNC in the areas of site, facility and capability development, safety, sustainability, Q&FS, efficiency, associate development and engagement and lead the execution
  • Ensure the delivery of specific projects including development and implementation of new methodologies, capabilities and capital projects
  • Ensure animal welfare for the cats and dogs at PHNC meets Mars and legal requirements
  • Drive collaboration with internal customers, ensure their needs are understood and met
  • Ensure the facility delivers great visitor experience for over 800 internal and external visitors a year
  • Manage operational ($11M) and capital (up to $10M) budget
  • Be an active member of a broader Royal Canin R&D Facilities management team contributing into the team strategy and execution
  • Ensure the site operations are compliant with all Mars and RC internal standards (QMP, HACCP, animal welfare, safety, sustainability, other relevant ones) and all applicable US regulations
  • The PHNC Site Manager will be the key contact for the US administration on activities done on site. The jobholder also interacts with local Community representing the site.

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.

Posted: 2022-06-01 Expires: 2022-06-30
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