Mars UK • Veghel, North Brabant, Netherlands

Commercial Operations Specialist - Raws

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Commercial Operations Specialist - Raws

The purpose of the role is to keep our factories running smoothly, lead and support supplier enabled business growth, cash and value projects, implement commercial (procurement) strategies and drive improved service and performance through our supplier base.

This is a temporary position to cover maternity leave.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Representing commercial (raws) in growth projects for your categories at the execution stage.

  • Leading/implementing supply security, value leadership and cash projects for your categories and associated qualification of new suppliers.

  • Implement Supplier Performance Management and operational excellence at your suppliers, building effective relationships and driving continuous improvement in service and efficiency through through formal review meetings and and informal connections

  • Represent commercial operations packaging as key contact for your categories/sites: Leading regular (weekly/bi-weekly) operational calls with inbound planners

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelors degree or Equivalent

  • Relevant experience working within Commercial, Supply Chain or Project Management type of roles

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

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.

Find out more about what Mars can offer you by visiting our Global Careers site.

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
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

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