Mars UK • United Kingdom

E - Auction Specialist

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

We are looking for an E-Auction Specialist to join our Strategic Initiatives team within Commercial, based in Slough (hybrid home working). This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

The Strategic Initiatives team oversees and drives initiatives in pursuit of maximizing Mars Wrigley’s European value delivery. These initiatives include developing a toolset to drive procurement functional excellence, and a balanced scorecard to steer the team and ensure results delivery year on year.

We are embarking on a number of initiatives to boost our Value Delivery in the region in 2023. This role will work on Value initiatives related to e-Auctions.

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be an experienced e-auction specialist who will join our Strategic Initiatives Team within Commercial and will lead e-Auction capability to support the acceleration of e-sourcing capabilities and execution of e-auction activities within the EU Region.

What will your key responsibilities be?

  • Develop eAuction/Interactive Bidding strategy for complex sourcing projects, including lotting structure, event parameters, supplier communication etc. based on the RFx supplier details, preferred award scenarios, timelines and market conditions
  • Support projects with need to set-up E-RFx or setting up E-Auctions to increase adoption of E-auctions
  • Support large/complex projects with consistent need for technical E-Sourcing competencies
  • Be an expert in Sourcing and contracting projects, give trainings to sourcing managers in case of necessity in relevance to e-auctions
  • Hold discussions with Sourcing teams to update e-auction pipeline, identify gaps and opportunities to maximise value.
  • Lead E-Auction program in reporting usage & results (eg: no. of E-Sourcing and E-Auction events, spend addressed, results, category, and geographical performance, etc.)
  • Provide project support on bigger scope e-auction projects supporting the Sourcing Managers/Sourcing Directors
  • Develops and maintains strong stakeholder management relationships. Communicates results and acts as a proactive Business Partner.
  • Support continuous improvements of procedures and tools relevant to e-auctions. (Standardization, simplification, and automation)

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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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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