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Packaging Compliance Technician


This is one of the biggest food companies of the world, located in Noord Brabant.


The purpose of this job is to carry out packaging risk assessments to ensure that all Mars packaging meets the required quality, product safety and regulatory requirements across the supply chain. These risk assessments are part of the Mars Packaging Quality Management (PQM) system that is now being rolled out.

Specifically, this role involves liaising cross functionally and with suppliers to ensure risk assessments are completed to a high standard in a timely manner as well as to lead and implement continuous improvements in these areas.

The job holder reports directly to the PQM lead. Working independently as well as part of the Packaging compliance team. The job holder Is expected to form close relationships with packaging suppliers and cross functional teams resulting in high quality risk assessments completed in a timely manner with compliance progress constantly being monitored.

Key responsibilities

  • Accountable for the delivery of completed Packaging Risk Assessments covering all Mars portfolio primary packaging, (Flexibles, Rigids, Paper etc.) completed to a high standard in a timely manner.
  • The Packaging Compliance Technologist will provide support for Packaging Risk assessments with responsibility for relevant standards implementation, verification and reporting.
  • Primary Interface with suppliers for the completion of packaging risk assessments.
  • To understand procedural control measures in relation to the Mars Packaging Quality Management process.
  • Responsible for tracking Packaging Risk Assessment progress and to report progress to the line manager.
  • Drive continuous improvement in compliance and efficiency with relevant processes.
  • Proactively support all Pack team members, act as a back-up as required and support high performing collaboration in order to achieve the agreed targets.
  • Be a visible leader in quality and food safety compliance.
  • Build knowledge and expertise in the area of Packaging compliance and risk assessments and champion this expertise within the team supporting team members acting as the subject expert.


  • Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent BSc/MSc degree is preferred
  • Packaging and/or Quality background is desired
  • Quality mindset: drive for our first principle: “Quality”
  • Packaging compliance and interest in Packaging
  • Some experience in a Food Manufacturing environment working in Quality, Food Safety, Engineering or Product/Process development is preferred
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance & Hygiene programs such as HACCP/ISO 22000
  • Experience with internal & external audits is desirable
  • Experience with standards implementation Is desirable