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Mars Senior Nutrition Scientist (Pet Nutrition)) in Brentwood, Tennessee

Senior Pet Nutrition Scientist

The Senior Nutrition Scientist provides critical support to the Mars Pet Nutrition business by applying technical mastery of pet nutrition and scientific claims across the organization. This role helps ensure our products are supported by the most current and accurate science to maintain and grow the competitive market position. This role will assist with conducting claims/product research and consumer research that can be directly leveraged into product marketplace applications.

What are we looking for?

  • M.S. in animal/biological sciences, nutrition, biochemistry, food science. PhD preferred

  • Minimum 2 years (5 years preferred) of experience in animal health and nutrition field.

  • Ability to communicate and present to Senior Level stakeholders

  • Pet food industry experience preferred.

  • Experience with innovative/new ingredients, materials and products preferred

What would your key responsibilities be?

  • Provide critical science insights for product initiatives and claims

  • Provide nutritional expertise to key stakeholders to maintain business continuity

  • Conduct scientific/technical evaluation & assessment of key competitor products and claims

  • Conduct consumer and claims research that can be leveraged into product marketplace applications

  • Collect and evaluate relevant pet health insights and research findings

  • Communicate and exchange research findings with senior leaders in the organization

  • Develop publications and promotional materials for new and existing products

  • Develop and provide companion animal nutrition training

What can you expect Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package.

  • To be respected and valued.

  • The Five Principles at the center of every decision

  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.]