Mars Petcare (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Job ID: NR-1103 | Location: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
01 October 2019 Print Report Share

Mars Petcare (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Job ID: NR-1103 | Location: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Dry Technical Manager (R&D)

Job Purpose/Overview


Responsible for driving growth ambition through development and deployment of Asia Dry program for Premium  Health Portfolio strategies and pipelines, in line with business needs and strategies through leading for designing and executing consumer relevant product propositions for Premium Health Portfolio which outperform targeted competitor products.

Key Responsibilities


Lead R&D activities within Regional Innovation/Renovation/DIB/support Alternative protein projects/ Fish sustainability projects execution for Premium Health Portfolio


  • Develop and maintain Premium Health Dry Pet food products to meet the requirements of our consumers (regionally) and comply with Mars global brand direction.
  • Maintain networking and connectivity with Dry GIC for knowledge transferring for Premium Health Portfolio
  • Engage global, regional and local stakeholders to ensure alignment on the project.
  • Provide technical input and align product brief together with CTI, CMI and Lead Market
  • Develop recipe to deliver target product quality based on the product design brief and CSFs
  • Ensure that the products developed and produced are consistent to the quality and comply with internal/external standard e.g. Mars Q&FS standards, MPENS, AAFCO, and meet all critical success factors (CSFs)
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance in each launch/roll out country
  • Check patent opportunities by consult with IP representative. When relevant, request an initial patent search from IP rep to ensure that any new ingredients/processes/recipe designs do not infringe other patents.
  • Ensure all product design must be assessed against Fish sustainability guideline commitments.
  • Lead technical project risks assessment with cross functional team involvement
  • Response the implementation and Bill of Material (BOM) data transfer to the business operating system
  • Ensure the accuracy recipe is available for control and circulation in timely manner. 
  • Agree and ensure the consumer research deliver on time, search for external supporting information to support claims, drive collaboration both internal & external cooperation with concerned parties during the product development. The research includes new development, improvement, and DIB activities.
  • Conduct product testing to ensure product performance and implement product into production scale
  • Responsible for developing all product specifications, supporting document / information for SRA include product launch/relaunch and any document inquiries
  • Support CAB project for ASIA
  • Provide leadership, technical coaching and mentoring which engages the Dry Product Development team


 Context and Scope

The job holder is responsible for the product development within regional innovation dry projects for Asia focusing on Premium Health Portfolio. This role is a part of core project team member; he or she will be working closely together between market and supply sites and closely work with GIC. The job holder will provide technical input, product idea, claim, and technical info to market and align the product brief with marketing team.  The job holder will lead for recipe development part start from initiate prototype from lab scale, scale up and successfully deployment into the market. The job holder will lead perform project risks assessment with cross functional involvement to ensure all of risks will be identified. Lead commissioning and validation in factory and ensure that the products developed and produced are consistent to the quality and food safety standards, meet all critical success factors (CSFs) and ensure smooth handover to PPI.

Job Specifications/Qualifications

1. Education & Professional Qualification

B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Food Science, Food Engineering, or related field

2. Knowledge/Experience


  • 5-10 years’ experience in food factory, research and development background is preferable.
  • Good communication in English
  • High learning agility
  • Proven experience in conducting and delivering innovation projects including implementation activities.
  • Good understanding of project management
  • Ability to use software and systems for recipe development and project management.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Understanding of raw material functionality and nutrition
  • Consumer understanding and can apply consumer insights into product design
  • Preferably a good understanding of dog and cat food manufacturing or similar industry (ie. meat industry processing)
  • Scientific methods and mindset






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Job Details:

  • Employment Type:

    Full Time
  • Career Level:

    Senior Level
  • Required Qualification :

  • Required Experience :

    8 years
  • Company Industry:

    Food and Beverage / Catering
  • Location:

    Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  • Salary:

    Salary negotiable

Five-day work week
Performance bonus
Flexible working hours
Work from home
Free shuttle bus
Transportation allowance
Housing allowance
Travel allowance
Medical insurance
Dental insurance
Life insurance

Mars Petcare (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Introduction …from “Effem” to “Mars ” … Mars Incorporated   A global company with family values, Mars Products are consumed in over 100 countries worldwide.   Mars, Incorporated is the leader for each of the main business segments we choose to compete in; branded snack foods, petcare products and main meal foods. Our brands include many of the largest brands in the industry, PEDIGREE the largest dog care brand in the world, M&M’s the largest snackfood brand in the world, and WHISKAS the most preferred cat food brand.   At Mars, we share special beliefs about the way our business should be run. These beliefs, the Five principles into a practical guide for running an effective business. They are the explanation of our success today and the formula for our future. You have probably heard that working for Mars is different. It is. We are one of the world’s largest privately-owned businesses and our philosophy, culture and style set us apart from other organizations.   Mars Thailand is a wholly owned unit of Mars, Incorporated. With our commitment, and unwavering faith in the country, we successfully commenced a manufacturing facility in the Pakchong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and started producing our first petcare products in April 1999. “ Good Products plus good Associates make a good Business” – this was one of Forrest Mars, Sr.’s key guidelines for running the company over 70 years ago and it still hold true today. Mars Thailand has a dynamic, action-oriented culture, where each individual’s contributions are encouraged and recognized. We are committed to developing our employees and growing our business aggressively across the world.   Why Mars? Connect with us… Grow with us… Achieve with us… Prosper with us… Need to know us more, please visit our website:

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