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Mars Research and Development Leadership Experience - Ballarat

The Role

Are you excited about kicking off the first step of your career and want to play an important role in our Research and Development team at Mars? Are you humble, driven for success, and someone who can turn feedback into a personal learning opportunity?  Do you operate by a set of values and care about the impact your work has on our global communities? If this sounds like you and you’re ready to learn and grow with a company that values your development and career, we want to hear from you! 

Our Research & Development Leadership Experience is a two year, accelerated development program designed to set you up for success on your path to becoming a future leader at Mars. You will develop across two assignments within the R&D function, which are real roles, delivering real results for Mars.  

Working at our Mars Wrigley site in Ballarat, VIC, where our teams develop the likes of Maltesers, M&M’s, and Mars, you will join our Research and Development team and have the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of roles across Packaging, Quality and Food Safety, and Product Development. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Product Development: Manage product innovation projects along with implementation of continuous improvement activities, into our factories and markets.
  • Packaging Development: Manage packaging innovation projects along with implementation of continuous improvement activities, into our factories and markets.
  • Process Development: Manage process innovation projects along with implementation of continuous improvement activities, into our factories and markets.
  • Quality & Food Safety: Manage implementation and improvement of Quality & Food Safety standards along with driving quality initiatives to protect our consumers, brands and business.

What does a successful Mars graduate look like? 

  • Energetic and Passionate: a love for the food industry is a must! 
  • Humble: you understand that success comes from teamwork and you enjoy celebrating wins with your teammates
  • Driven: Delivering tangible outcomes is important to you and you are passionate about ensuring the role you play is contributing to the bigger picture 
  • Analytical: You are logical and methodical when identifying the best solution for a difficult problem. You won’t stop at the first answer and apply critical thinking to look beyond the obvious and understand the issue at hand 
  • Curious: You are curious about the world you work in and want to explore new ideas and new ways of working. You understand that there can be many failed attempts before finding the best way
  • Adaptable: You thrive in a changing environment and can adapt when things are up in the air. You enjoy the challenge of unfamiliar tasks

Why Mars Australia?  

  • Awarded #4 in the Best Place to Work Australia survey for 2020
  • Be part of a graduate cohort – Aside from your functional team, your graduate team is important and you will go on the journey together. There will be regular social and development opportunities with your peers from other functional programs (Engineering and Sales/Marketing), giving insight into Mars operations from a different lens 
  • Focus on development – you will have a Personalised Development Plan, as well as accelerated learning opportunities to set you up to tackle interesting projects 
  • Career progression – we have five business segments across 7 sites in Australia and New Zealand, with opportunities available for you to learn and grow 
  • Real role, real projects – from day one, you will start your Mars journey in a real role that delivers real outcomes for the business 

About Us:

What do MARS®, SNICKERS®, EXTRA®, ECLIPSE®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, DOLMIO®, UNCLE BEN’S® MASTERFOODS ® and ROYAL CANIN® have in common? They’re all made by Mars. We’re a family-owned, principle led business that’s been making products for people (and the pets that people love) for more than 100 years. Together, our 125,000+ Associates around the world are empowered to take action every day towards the world we want tomorrow. Because we know, the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. 

For more information visit careers.mars.com  

Mars Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. 

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering Chemical Processing, Food Technology, Research

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  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

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  • Locations:

    Melbourne, Regional Victoria

  • SALARY

    $65,000-$70,000

  • VACANCIES

    2-3

  • Position Start Date

    January 17, 2022

  • Program Duration

    2 Years

  • Closing Date:15th Aug 2021, 11:59 pm

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