Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Senior Specialist

30 Oct, 2020


Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Senior Specialist

Hackettstown, NJ

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The care of our 125,000 Mars Associates is at the center of how we are running our business during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Keeping our Associates safe & preventing the spread of the virus is of the upmost importance for us.  This includes candidates applying and interested in working for Mars.  While we have open jobs available, the health, safety & wellbeing of all involved is our top priority, and we are taking action & guidance from leading health authorities & local governments. As a result, our application & recruitment processes have been adapted to be conducted virtually.  Learn more about these changes here.

Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Senior Specialist

As an associate of global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs (SRA), the Senior Specialist SRA performs a variety of scientific and regulatory activities to ensure compliance globally of our raw materials.  The role also supports SRA business processes, standards and systems development, deployment and continuous improvement through metrics.   This position partners with R&D, IT, Commercial, Corporate teams to provide regulatory support these activities. This position proactively monitors the regulatory environment relevant to the business, analyze the business impact, and takes action as appropriate to mitigate risk.

What are we looking for?

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Food Science, Food Safety, or Food Process Engineering is required.
  • A MS in relevant science area (above) and additional training course work in regulatory science is preferred.
  • 5 years’ experience in regulatory affairs at a food, beverage, or consumer products company is required
  • International regulatory experience is preferred
  • Confectionery products and ingredient experience preferred

What would your key responsibilities be?

 Ingredient Compliance

  • Leads Mars Wrigley Confectionery’s global ingredient review process, including maintaining databases with key regulatory information and documentation on ingredients to ensure compliance in Mars Wrigley Confectionery’s products worldwide.
  • Supports the company’s global ingredient harmonization activities, and support regionals SRA in the preparation and submission of technical documents, dossiers and petitions to regulatory bodies and governments in order to gain approval of ingredients
  • Coordinates global SRA change management program for ingredient, formula and packaging

Recipe System Transformation

  • Support the improvement of regulatory functionality in the recipe system and drive harmonized global business processes
  • In collaboration with regional SRA subject matter experts, build strategic framework of future systems configuration

Technical Leadership & External Engagement

  • Deep understanding of business needs and external SRA  environment to develop and drive necessary activities related to key topics important to Mars Wrigley Serves as a strategic partner for regional SRA associates and business stakeholders on key technical topics.
  • Proactively monitors and interprets existing and proposed regulations, conducts risk and opportunity assessments, and propose clear recommendations to the business.
  • Provides critical support and leadership to SRA Standards impacting SRA.
  • Represents the company position on external trade associations and committees.
  • Serves as regulatory resource for external suppliers and internal partners, including R&D, Legal, Commercial, etc. to address regulatory questions/issues.
  • Provides support to quality processes and Quality Management Process (QMP) principles

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
  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.


About Mars:
Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCA™ and Pet Partners™.Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 125,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.
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Job posted: 2020-10-30