Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
As part of Mars Global Services (MGS), MGS Laboratories supports MGS’ mission to deliver value and insights through skill, scale and technology, equipping the business with a viable, assured laboratory network that guarantees access to laboratory data we can trust to take supply chain decisions with confidence.
Within MGS Laboratories, we are building a new dedicated microbiology laboratory facility at our Veghel Chocolate manufacturing site. The lab will provide microbiology testing, along with additional specialized microbiology consultancy expertise and governance of Mars’ global internal & external laboratory network on behalf of our Confectionery, Petcare and Food segments across the Europe region.