Mars UK • United Kingdom

Commercial Operations Project Manager

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Commercial Operations Project Manager - 12 month fixed term contract

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager or commercial buyer to lead our critical cross-functional projects in collaboration with our end to end supply team and Shared Services team to ensure our Commercial strategy (known as BIG ROCKs) is properly executed with a short-term focus on supply risk reduction.

. The successful candidate will partner with program sponsors to recommend, align and deliver program value creation targets across the corporate and segment landscapes, leveraging existing planning processes.

Please note that this is a 12 month fixed term contract and the role can be based in Slough (UK), Veghel (the Netherlands) or Poznan (Poland).

What are we looking for?

  • Master’s Degree in Business and Technical Field

  • Significant project management or business experience

  • Experience in business leadership and business transformation

  • High level of proactiveness and willingness to take responsibility

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills

What will your key responsibilities be?

  • Lead implementation and deployment processes of key projects in the areas of supply security and operational excellence whilst collaborating with our end to end supply and shared services teams

  • Lead on implementation of regional and global continuous improvement activities in cooperation with other job families

  • Support the development of regional and global strategies

  • Initiate and lead on supply chain and commercial operations projects

  • Collaborate on risk prevention projects

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

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First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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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
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