Mars Petcare (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Job ID: NR-1057 | Location: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
29 August 2019 Print Report Share

Mars Petcare (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Job ID: NR-1057 | Location: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Product Development Scientist

Job Purpose/Overview

The Product Development Scientist role is to design and execute consumer relevant product propositions within global brand design frameworks, leveraging Mars Inc. best practice, which outperform targeted competitor products in terms of value for money and product performance, in order to drive business growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain Pet food products to meet the requirements of our consumers (regionally) and comply with Mars global brand direction.
  • Ensure that the products developed and produced are consistent to the quality and food safety standards, and meet all critical success factors (CSFs).
  • Initiate prototyping of product based on the product design brief and CSFs
  • Ensure the product design comply with all Mars and external standards eg., Mars Global Q&FS standard, MPENS, AAFCO, etc.
  • 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 perform project risks assessment with cross functional involvement (for co-manufacturing, lead technical risk assessment, support EMPRA)
  • 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. 
  • Maintain RADAR system, support fixing issue and perform RADAR training for R&D associates.
  • 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
  • Support supporting document / information for SRA include product launch/relaunch and any document inquiries 

Context and Scope

The job holder is responsible for the product development within regional innovation C&T projects for Asia. (produce at PCH and Thai Co-manufacturers). This role is a part of core project team member; he or she will be working closely together between market and supply sites. The job holder will provide technical input, product idea, claim, and technical info to market and provide input in part of product into product brief.  The job holder will be lead for recipe development part start from initiate prototype from lab scale, scale up and successfully deploy into the market. The job holder will lead perform project risks assessment with cross functional involvement to ensure all of risks will be identified. Then lead for commissioning, 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

  • 3-5 years’ experience in food factory, research and development background is preferable.
  • Good communication in English
  • High learning agility
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Functionality of raw materials
  • Consumer understanding
  • Scientific methods and mindset




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Job Details:

  • Employment Type:

    Full Time
  • Career Level:

    Middle Level
  • Required Qualification :

  • Required Experience :

    3 years
  • Job Functions:

  • Company Industry:

    Food and Beverage / Catering
  • Location:

    Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  • Salary:

    Salary negotiable

Five-day work week
Overtime pay
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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