Mars UK
Mars UK
The world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today.

Mars UK

FMCG

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they are with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Based on 133 employee responses

Location
94%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
91%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
84%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
81%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
75%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
78%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
86%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
84%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
70%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Benefits spotlight

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps

Mars UK jobs

Production Operator

Batley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Principal Solutions Architect – Data & Integrations

Newark, New Jersey, United States

OGSM Health Priorities Programme Director

Waltham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Formulation Developer - Dry and Care & Treats Pet Nutrition

Batley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Future Product Technology Expert

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Senior Sourcing Manager - Co Manufacturing

Batley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Operations Unit Manager

Waltham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Commercial Knowledge Management & Capability Senior Analyst

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Maintenance Team Leader

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Production Coordinator Mars Wrigley - Weekend shifts

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Production Coordinator Mars Wrigley - Day shift

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Production Coordinator Mars Wrigley - Night shift

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Reliability & Maintenance Manager

Castle Cary, Somerset, United Kingdom

Digital Broadcast Lead

London, London, United Kingdom

VP Digital Products for Marketing & Personalization

London, London, United Kingdom

Commercial (Procurement) Technology Senior Lead – Supply Chain Collaboration

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Media Data Analyst

London, United Kingdom

Market & Shopper Insights

Waltham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Record to Report Finance Systems Director

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Digital Media Manager- 12 month Maternity Cover

Castle Cary, Somerset, United Kingdom

Scientist

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

IT Functional Business Partner Manager Supply Chain (m/f/d)

Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

IE and Logistics Manager

Castle Cary, Somerset, United Kingdom

Senior Analytics Engineer (12 Month Contract)

London, London, United Kingdom

Operator

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Operator

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Equine Sales & Nutrition Advisor

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Laboratory Scientist - Biosciences

Waltham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Senior Specialist SRA - Processes, Standards & Systems

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Senior Category Expert Manager - Inbound Pipeline Project

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Global Director, ERP Commercial Process

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Global Supply Excellence Leader

London, United Kingdom

Global ODDA Director, Analytics Strategy Lead – Engage to Consume

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Global ODDA Director, Analytics Strategy Lead – Plan to Deliver

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Vetsource UK Regional Sales Manager (South-West England)

Castle Cary, Somerset, United Kingdom

Operator (Weekends)

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Electrical/Controls Shift Technician

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Senior Digital Lead - Lead to Cash / OTC (SAP S/4Hana)

London, London, United Kingdom

Veterinary Business Manager

Newport, United Kingdom

SAP Consultant Manager

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Strategic Sourcing Manager (Co-Manufacturing) (f/m/x)

Sochaczew, Poland

Veterinary Sales Representative (Yorkshire)

Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Microbiology Manager - Mars Corporate

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Associate Engineer Packaging Development

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Category Expert Manager

Batley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Global Insights Leader

Warsaw, Poland

Global Integrated Retail Media Manager

London, London, United Kingdom

European Factory MDM Director

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Sourcing (Raw Materials/Packaging) EU + Asia SME

London, London, United Kingdom

Senior Legal Counsel, Mars Food & Nutrition Europe

London, United Kingdom

Global Director, Analytics Product Management - DCom

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Sr. Digital Technologies Finance Manager, ERP

London, United Kingdom

MDM Manager

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Strategic Revenue Management Pricing Leader F/M/X

Aimargues, Gard, France

Global SRM (Strategic Revenue Management) Digital Commerce Channel Lead

London, United Kingdom

Sr Strategic Sourcing Director Supply EU

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Customer Experience Specialist

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Talent Researcher - Executive Search

London, London, United Kingdom

HR Data Analytics Specialist

London, London, United Kingdom

Veterinary Sales Representative (Glasgow)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Sales Force Automation Expert F/M/X

Aimargues, Gard, France

Data Governance Senior Scientist (F/M/X)

Aimargues, Gard, France

Machine Learning Engineer

London, London, United Kingdom

Rapid Apps Platforms Governance Lead F/M/X

Haguenau, France

Veterinary Sales Representative – Royal Canin Dublin

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Veterinary Sales Representative - Royal Canin Northern Ireland

Belfast, Antrim and Newtownabbey, United Kingdom

Veterinary Sales Representative – Royal Canin Bristol

Brisol, United Kingdom

Multiskilled Engineer (electrical bias)

Batley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Security Assurance & Compliance

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Senior Director – Data & AI Stewardship and Delivery - Plan-to-Deliver

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Global Director – Data & AI Stewardship and Delivery - Ideate to Scale

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Production Operator (m/f/d)

King's Lynn, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Senior Director, SAP Data Transformation Leader

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Data Architect & Lead – Smart Factory

London, London, United Kingdom

Data & Analytics Lead - Commercial

London, London, United Kingdom

Global Release Lead F/M/X

Haguenau, Bas-Rhin, France

Senior Research Scientist - Human-Animal Interaction

Waltham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

CoE Development Lead

Slough, United Kingdom

CoE Automation Lead

Slough, United Kingdom

Petcare CoE Manufacturing Lead (Production Planning)

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Petcare CoE Manufacturing Lead (Production Execution)

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Senior Digital Lead - MDM

London, London, United Kingdom

SAP S/4HANA Lead to Cash Data & Analytics Lead

London, London, United Kingdom

SAP S/4HANA Finance Data & Analytics Lead

London, London, United Kingdom

Data Engineer

Newark, New Jersey, United States

Snr. Manager M&A and Ventures

London, London, United Kingdom

Global Strategy Director - Pet Nutrition

London, London, United Kingdom

EMEA Scientist External Manufacturing Quality - trü frü / KIND

London, United Kingdom

Senior Director Digital Strategy & Operations

London, London, United Kingdom

Director of Pathology, Europe and International

Waltham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

COE External Manufacturing IT Lead F/M/X

Haguenau, Bas-Rhin, France

Senior Packaging Engineer

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Mechanical Shift Engineer - Mars Wrigley - Nights

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Multi Skilled Technician + £5000 Welcome Bonus

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Procurment Data and Integration Lead FM/X

Aimargues, Gard, France

Procurment Data and Integration Lead F/M/X

Aimargues, Gard, France

IT Product Management F/M/X

Haguenau, Bas-Rhin, France

Data Governance Senior Manager

London, London, United Kingdom

Solutions Architect - Customer Planning and Trade Promotion Management (TPM), Global Pet Nutrition

London, London, United Kingdom

Solutions Architect - Marketing Mix Modeling (MMM), Global Pet Nutrition

London, London, United Kingdom

Employee reviews

Mars UK's employees have anonymously had their say in what they think of the company

Buy extra holiday. Complete work from home so that you can live anywhere without worrying about having to come in once a week.

Great place to work, feel trusted, love the flexibility of WFH, but also the opportunity to meet colleagues face to face on a regular basis.

Mars is a very flexible business.

I like having flexibility of choosing the days we can go into the office, especially finding a day when all the team can make it into the office. My place of work makes me feel valued and supported.

Mars have a fantastic array of flexible policies/initiatives and is a fantastic company to work for. However in reality for operational roles the flexibility can be more limited.

I work in really flexible way and this works for balancing my work with the needs of my young family. This was easy to negotiate and supported by my line manager. I did though get strong push back linked to pay in this area from my USA based senior / business leaders which I hadn't expected and was disappointed by

I think the flexibility with working hours at Mars works great. Within my team, our manager trusts us to get our work completed and manage our own time. This may mean working later some days to get jobs complete but then other days being able to finish earlier. It would be good to have some clarity around whether working from a different country is ok occasionally throughout the year.

Mars has a great culture to work and trusts its associates to make the right decisions and the way in which they achieve their deliverables. An annual PDP process seems a bit labour intensive and not reflective of the way we work, so would like to see this adjusted.

I have been working full time hours in 4 days since I had my first child 6 years ago. So does my husband too, as we both work in Mars.

Super flexible- I personally like to keep to a set schedule but know that I can flex whenever I need to with no pressure.

Very high trust, measured on output not input. No micromanagement. Great line managers that champion flexible working and work life balance.

It is very people orientated and super friendly. We love to help each other!

Mars is a very flexible employer. I am a senior leader and work part time & from home. This is one of the things that has kept me here for over 19 years.

I feel that the company gives us sufficient freedom to choose. We as associates are responsible to decide what fits best.

Very flexible and accomodating, communication is key.

Flexibility is supported but volume remains high, so not always feasible to take advantage of.

I’ve worked here for 25 years in regional and global roles. I’ve been working mostly remote since at last 2005 and am given the responsibility to manage my time to do my job and look after my well-being. I’ve had an explicit personal well-being objective since 2012 that I discuss with my manager. Above all else I work with great people who are motivated to get stuff done, and feel I’m making a difference and learning on the way.

Very flexible -seem happy for me to work from different locations and not often that i'm specifically asked to be in the office for something

From the outset, I've always felt my well being was of high importance alongside my role. It's a very genuine culture that makes it a very supportive place to work.

very open & honest environment where your out of work activities are always considered - i think having this mutual respect makes people happier and more willing to work harder & better. Naturally our jobs need in office hours, and people recognise the value of being in person too

I love the independence and trust my company places in employees. I don't feel anxious and I'm able to perform to the best of my ability.

I love the attitude of my company and I feel fully supported.

I have a very flexible, part time role. I can work the hours which suit me, and as long as my calendar is up to date, no one questions me.

I do know that this is not the same for all associates, and it very much depends on the role that you do.

There is a great flexible working approach, whilst making sure that the job gets done. All of the previous policies mentioned are all offered by my company already.

Our company has many flexible and ground breaking policies in place that are open to all! It is however tricky to balance this with all roles, the pace and lean organisation.

I love working for this company. Makes me feel "home".

Great company and have the flexibility to work the hours i need to- it is more about output that hours put in!

I have worked at Mars for a long time and where flexibility can be offered it is. COVID has helped more line managers see what is possible we now just need to make sure we keep our collaboration and team spirit which makes Mars great.

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)

57:43

Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

Brazil

France

Netherlands

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

About us

For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This idea is at the centre of who we have always been as a global, family-owned business. Today, Mars is transforming, innovating, and evolving in ways that affirm our commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us.

Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food, and petcare products and services, we employ 133,000 dedicated Associates who are all moving in the same direction: forward. With $40 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including DOVE®, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, MILKY WAY®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, SKITTLES®, WHISKAS®, COCOAVIA®, and 5™; and take care of half of the world’s pets through our pet health services AniCura, Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, Pet Partners™, and VCA™.

We know we can only be truly successful if our partners and the communities in which we operate prosper as well. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our Associates to take action every day to help create a world tomorrow in which the planet, its people and pets can thrive.

Flexible working at Mars UK

Our flexible working practices are based around our, hybrid Future of Work strategy – it’s one that reimagines where, when and how work gets done to maximize efficiency and empower our 32,000 office-based Associates, all while preserving what’s best about our culture. 

“Our Future of Work strategy is designed to empower Associates to make more choices about where, when and how to work to be the most productive and effective,” Nici Bush, VP Workplace Transformation, said. “As a global business with 140 offices there can be no one-size-fits-all solution. but we will strive to create a consistent experience across segments and regions for office-based Associates.”

As a business, we’ve always known the flexible working, ensuring we give our Associates the tools they need at work, to live a happy, healthy life. 

Approach to diversity & inclusion

At Mars, we know the world we want tomorrow is inclusive and diverse. We believe a diverse team with people who have different perspectives creates a stronger business. That’s why we provide a number of different Associate Resource Groups (ARG) to support people of every culture, background, and lifestyle – to reach their full potential, be heard, and feel valued. So, no matter who you are or what your story is, you’ll find the support you need to be your best self here. We also foster communities through our Women in Engineering and Women in R&D groups, which help empower female Associates to reach their full potential.

What do we think of Mars UK?

Flexible working has helped employees at MARS UK to achieve a much better work-life blend. I am so impressed to see an organisation as established as MARS UK embracing flexible working in such a meaningful way. It's hard to be a company in the retail and e-commerce sector, but employee feedback shows that MARS UK has challenged the status quo and has set up a genuinely flexible working environment. Kudos👏🏻

Meet who might be hiring you

My favourite thing about working at Mars is the people that I get to learn & grow from every day. It's just not a cliché to say that it's the people who make a place, and at Mars you don't need to be here long to realise that.

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

Are you a flexible employer?

Then the world needs to know.

Take our free, 2-minute quiz to find out how your company can get discovered by top, diverse talent on Flexa.

Take the quiz