VP, Global Science & Technology
Company: Mars, Incorporated and its Affiliates
Posted on: March 17, 2023
This new position of Global VP Science & Technology leads
worldwide science research and development within Mars Pet
Nutrition business and is a member of the Global R&D business
leadership team for $12B business. This person oversees a team of
30 associates around the globe located in our global innovation
centers. This person will be the bridge between the Global VP
Innovation and MARS Research Centers of Excellence to translate our
science and technology agenda into solving pets' critical health
needs. This person will partner with the VP of Waltham Science
Institute, Mars Chief Science Officer, and Global VP Innovation to
create science-based interventions to the most critical pet health
needs. They will transform, champion, and guarantee the short-term
and long-term competitiveness of the R&D organization
structure, performance and culture.Key Responsibilities
- Ensures the execution and measurement of product portfolio
transformation by working to commercialize science and technologies
and Health & Nutrition product offerings
- Leads a broad multi-disciplinary scientific technical
organization that ensures development and deployment of scientific
and engineering principles in research in coordination with
development, production technology, Quality & Food Safety,
packaging and processing.
- Represents R&D as a member of the MARS Science & Research
Teams and at the Science and Diagnostics Councils to govern and
sponsor the focus and activities within the global science and
- Voice of Pet Nutrition with the VP of Waltham Science, Science
and Diagnostics Leader to define the long term strategy for the
science and technology portfolio, using deep technical knowledge to
develop, deliver and fuel the 5-year innovation pipeline.
- Provides management, scientific leadership and creativity in
initiating, designing and executing the research strategy while
leveraging the MARI and MARS Petcare Science & Diagnostic team as
- Develops and executes initiatives to elevate Pet Science and
drive portfolio transformation in Health & wellness and to ensure
our freedom to operate.
- Role models the Mars Five Principles and Mars/Segment Purpose
through action and fosters truly purpose driven team through High
Performance Collaboration (HPC) behaviors.
- Responsible for developing a strong, positive culture, driving
for excellence and promoting cross-functional collaboration.
- Support the development and delivery of intellectual property
and contributes to patent applications and patent strategy
- Develops and implements science and technology functional
metrics and goals to monitor and report on opportunity progress and
success, resource investment, and expenditures as an indicator of
efficiencies and effectiveness.Experience:- 15+ years leading an
R&D organization via strategic and operational capability with
demonstrated results in shaping, developing and aligning functions
to drive growth. Strong background in building R&D capabilities
and science management. Understands business strategies and
translation into R&D programs.- Experience and delivery of
significant business transformation where R&D partnership was
critical for sustained future success of the organization.-Proven
Project management skills with experience in leading large scale,
complex projects as the key technical member on a cross-functional
team. Hands on experience in the development and successful launch
of new products, packages and processes.-Hands on experience in the
development and successful launch of new products, packs and
processes.-High degree of ownership for his/her work, a big sense
of urgency and an action-biased, positive attitude.-Excellent
business, organization and communication skills.-Uses experience
base and intellectual knowledge with intuition to chart the future
in an ambiguous environment.-Visible leadership: Make the tough
calls on quality, associates, budget, etc.Influence key leaders
within to support the regional and global growth agenda.-Experience
creating meaningful business growth strategies.-Creative and
critical thinking, able to operate independently.-The ability to
inspire and influence senior stakeholder groups, and experience
managing and leading teams.- Demonstrated oral and written
communication skills, people development and learning agility.What
can you expect from Mars?
- Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all
guided by the Five Principles.
- Join a purpose driven company, where we're striving to build
the world we want tomorrow, today.
- Best-in-class learning and development support from day one,
including access to our in-house Mars University.
- An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including
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