Mars Veghel

Senior Scientist Microbiology Europe
A central consultancy and audit role for someone with personality


  • Responsible for providing technical microbiology consultancy support to stakeholders and 35+ regional development centres and factories within Petfood, Confectionery and Food
  • Responsible for the technical governance of 30+ internal and external laboratories in the European network
  • Providing professional microbiology services to enable incident resolution for sites and laboratories
  • Maintaining the external laboratory network based on their capabilities to perform specific analysis
  • Providing technical mentorship and transferring microbiological knowledge between laboratories
  • Working closely together with the Europe Microbiology Lab Governance Manager, regional laboratories, operations, R&D centres and stakeholders
  • Reporting to the Europe MGS Microbiology Lab Manager.


  • Master’s degree in a food technological direction, specialisation in Microbiology or similar
  • Proven technical laboratory background in food pathogens testing methods, experimental design and data interpretation
  • Background knowledge of cross contamination management/mitigation in laboratories 
  • Working experience as technical auditor and knowledge of ISO 17025 laboratory requirements
  • Outstanding stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Willing to travel globally (approx. 40% of the time)
  • Fluent in writing and speaking English
  • Fit with Mars culture and the specific job competencies: strong collaborative and listening skills, customer focus, driven to get things done, independent, patient.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Erik van Bommel, telephone: +31 (0)317-468686 / +31 (0)6-44897165 or apply through our website or e-mail your written application to

Mars selected DUPP for this vacancy as the only partner in the recruitment process.