Mars UK • United Kingdom

Career & Performance Development Manager

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £33000 - £46000 per annum

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

This role is an amazing opportunity to support the global Mars inc. performance & development process sitting within the Talent Center of Expertise.

What are we looking for?

  • Someone with expertise and experience in talent management, project management and ability to manage multiple stakeholders in a matrixed organization
  • Pro-active in achieving deliverables in a complex environment with a remote reporting line

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Performance Development Process
  • End to end management of the Global Performance Development process:
    • Talent reporting requirements, partnering with the Talent GPO Provide input into the PDP Future Model
    • Partner with the Talent GPO and Senior TS to look at continuous improvements / optimization for signature processes
    • Providing expert consultancy and guidance to Sr. P&O
    • Partner with Comms (E&I), AX, TS and GPO / Solutions
    • WD Security & Access
    • Lessons learned and AAR for Talent COE
    • Eligibility rules
    • Support the Career & Performance Program Manager in conducting a review of current PDP process pain points / opportunities / best in class offerings in external market
  • Career Development Process
  • Design the Career Development process and required material to support the Mars Career Hub pilots
  • Capability Building
  • Support capability building across Mars for Performance Development including training, development of supporting material, partnering with Mars U
  • Support capability building for Career Development, partnering with Mars COEs including Learning and Mars U

Skills required

We would love a candidate with skills & experience in the following:

  • Customer Focus
  • Planning & Organizing
  • In-Depth questioning
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Presentation skills

Leadership Competencies we'll look for:

  • Plans and Aligns
  • Optimises work processes
  • Communicates effectively
  • Manages complexity

Benefits Package

  • £33-46k Salary + 12% AVP Bonus*
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Holiday allowance 24 days + bank holidays
  • Company sick pay for 6 months at 100% pay

*will vary based on business performance

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
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

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

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring
Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

1st – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

Consumer Goods

Flexa100 2023

3rd – Large companies

Industry awards 2022

Retail & Ecommerce