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Mars – much more than just a chocolate bar!
Today in the lecture hall and tomorrow part of a team that promotes world-famous brands such as Twix, Mirácoli, Wrigley’s extra and Whiskas – impossible? Then you don’t know Mars. From the very first day we give you the freedom to make a difference at a global player and the confidence which will help you realize your own projects and ideas. All this in a family-owned company where success is based on the responsibility of each individual but is achieved as a team. Lay the foundation for a later direct entry in the Petcare segment at our European Hubsite in Verden near Bremen with a minimum six months


Bachelor-, Master-, Diploma thesis project in R & D:
"Development of novel textured petfood"


and develop a broad understanding for R&D in the food industry. Deepen your knowledge and develop your competencies by building a personal network and supporting your team in varied tasks and projects such as


• developing recipes and designing processes to realize novel petfood textures that suit known consumer needs,
• independently planning, implementing, running and evaluating kitchen recipes and process trials in our European Innovation Center (EIC),
• scaling-up best products for pilot plant production trials, analysing, evaluating and presenting results to the department and senior management.


What we expect of you: 

• Advanced studies in a relevant field
• Ideally first practical experience in Biology, Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Process Engineering, Pharmaceutical Technology or similar, preferably in the FMCG sector
• The ambition to take on responsibility from day one
• The ability to work independently & well structured
• A proactive way of working, flexibility & enthusiasm
• Very good communication skills and proficiency in English – basic German skills are beneficial
• Very good skills in Microsoft Office


What you can expect of us:


• The responsibility for your own project & thesis with the support from a well aligned team
• An open and international work environment
• The opportunity to establish a network within one of the most successful branded goods companies in the world
• A career talk before the end of your internship regarding future entry possibilities within Mars
• An attractive compensation package


About Mars

Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned company founded in 1911 and employing more than 65,000 associates at over 370 sites, including 135 factories, in 68 countries worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, U.S.A., Mars, Incorporated is one of the world's largest food companies, generating global sales of more than $28 billion annually and operating in six business segments: Chocolate, Petcare, Wrigley Gum and Confections, Food, Drinks, and Symbioscience. These segments produce some of the world's leading brands: Chocolate - M&M'S(r), SNICKERS(r), DOVE(r), GALAXY(r), MARS(r), MILKY WAY(r) and TWIX(r) Petcare - PEDIGREE(r), WHISKAS(r), SHEBA(r), CESAR(r), NUTRO(r), GREENIES(r), and ROYAL CANIN(r); Wrigley - ORBIT(r), EXTRA(r), STARBURST(r), DOUBLEMINT(r) and SKITTLES(r); Food - UNCLE BEN'S(r), DOLMIO(r), EBLY(r), MASTERFOODS(r) and SEEDS OF CHANGE(r); Drinks - KLIX(r) and FLAVIA(r); Symbioscience - WISDOM PANEL(tm), SERAMIS(r), CIRKUHEALTH(tm) and COCOAPRO(r).

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