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You might know Mars from brands like M&M’s®, Snickers®, Twix®, Freedent®, Whiskas®, Pedigree®, Whiskas®, Uncle Ben’s® and Dolmio®. What makes working for this privately owned company great: we work to proactively shape a healthy and sustainable food industry. Guided by our principles we deliver quality, address public concerns and develop mutually beneficial relations with all our stakeholders.
This role is part of the Global Chocolate Packaging team and will be located in Veghel, The Netherlands as part of a team of 4, working on the development of packaging innovations for the bar brands Snickers® and Twix® globally.
The manager of this team, the Global Packaging Director, and the other part of this team is based in Chicago.
The associate will have an important impact to the business with accountability for deploying complex Packaging Innovation, Efficiency and Sustainability initiatives. The associate will act as Technical Leader, understands how to manage stakeholders, how to influence team members and drives results. Areas of influence and interaction: multiple regions and markets globally (across multiple functions), interacts with global brands, central and regional packaging teams, factories, co-manufacturers/packers (depending on project), suppliers and external network. Uses the Mars 5 principles when managing packaging change through the business. Coaches other members of the packaging team.
This role will also be the subject matter expert on paper/fibre providing technical guidance across the packaging development team, connecting with professional organizations, universities, research centres and suppliers on this topic to advance the development of novel packaging solutions across our chocolate brands portfolio.
Education & Professional Qualification
M.S. or PhD degree in Packaging, Packaging Materials, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Polymer Science or Engineering with packaging work experience and proven records (on the Market).
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