Mars is looking for a Associate Engineer, Cocoa Technology in Mars (Ecuador), to join our team!
A mutually rewarding experience.
To work. Realize your ambitions. And realize that being in business is more than just generating profits. That is the philosophy of Mars.
And the opportunity we offer to each of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and do that means more to you, to those around you and to the planet.
and at the same time, get to find ways to do business better than we did yesterday, drive a great career, and get to build a more enlightened business that leads to sustainability.
Because it is never a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can take everything in your power and use it for long-term mutual gains.
It's about ideas and ideals. Be prepared to risk failing because the promise of success means that we will all be a little better.
It's that mix of integrity and ambition is what makes Mars such a special place to work. Because working here is always more than just a job.
Mars has net sales of more than $ 33 billion, operates six business segments, including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide who are putting their Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through His performance.
Chocolate - M & M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley chewing gums - DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5 ™, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies and ALTOIDS® and LIFESAVERS® mints.
Symbioscience - COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.
Job Purpose / Overview
Position exists to research, identify, develop and execute Mars Wrigley Confectionery (MWC) Science and Technology programs.
The incumbent will provide support to process technology development initiatives, including research, identification, alignment, development and communication of cocoa and chocolate processing and technical validation for capacity extension globally.
The scope of work includes invention, discovery, development, design, prototyping, laboratory and pilot scale testing and production scale up of innovative process solutions.
The associate will be responsible for driving projects through the rigorous science stage gates and peer review processes.
The jobholder will be responsible for designing robust research plans that include thorough literature and patent landscape analysis, breakthrough, disruptive new process and ingredient technologies, identifying and creating intellectual property opportunities, testing and validating novel ingredient and process technologies.
The jobholder is expected to collaborate with cross-functional teams across Research and Development, Supply, Commercial, Finance, Legal, Regulatory Affairs, Intellectual Property, Mars Advanced Research Institute and other Mars segments globally.
The job holder will also be expected to identify, select and manage short & long-term external partnerships and ensure prompt deliveries against set milestones to develop and deliver effective business solutions to support MWC growth
process, ingredient and product characterization methods (microbiological, physical, chemical, economical), ingredient and product safety and shelf life assessments (physical, chemical, microbiological).
Responsible for planning and executing work for predictable scale-up of cocoa and chocolate processes from bench-top to manufacturing scale.
Deliver process specifications to Global Engineering teams that will be translated to assets that provide quality product at expected scale.
Support development and management of capital projects from bench-top to pilot plant and factory by following Mars processes from capital project submission through commissioning, validation and start-up.
Issue trial reports and updates stakeholders as appropriate. Gathers information & reports into the relevant knowledge management systems.
Seeks to understand perspectives of key project stakeholders and provide timely appraisals on progress.
Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you need help or accommodation during the application process due to a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be affected as a result of such request.