Mars UK • United Kingdom

European Health & Wellbeing Lead

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Mars Inc. Has a global commitment to protecting and optimizing Associate Health and Wellbeing (AHWB). AHWB at Mars includes the full spectrum of a culture of health, such as healthy leadership engagement, health benefit design/quality assurance, healthy facilities and policies, occupational health management systems, clinical services, and human energy management, etc. This new role is part of the Associate Health and Wellbeing Center of Excellence. The COE partners with key stakeholders to design, implement, embed and govern the Mars’ health strategy.

Specifically, this role will be accountable for regional implementation of enterprise AHWB programs and responsible for developing regional health solutions, regional health networks and regional health governance. The role works in matrixed collaboration with a variety of stakeholders in P&O, Health, Safety & Environment (HSE), Facilities, business segment leaders, country and site health services, Security, Benefits, external consultants, and others.

Geography includes Western and Eastern Europe.

What are we looking for?

1. Education & Professional Qualification

  • Minimum: Bachelor degree in a HWB field. Minimum 5 years population health training and/or experience and proven experience implementing impactful programs.
  • Preferred: Post graduate or Master’s degree in a HWB field (eg MPH, MHA, COHN, MD, DO).
  • Fluent English speaker. Ability to speak multiple languages is very desirable (eg French, Spanish, German).

2. Knowledge/Experience

  • Experience working in population health at the national, regional or international health level.
  • Demonstrable success delivering programs to assess and control workplace health risks, to treat illness/injury and manage disability, and to maximize staff wellbeing and performance.
  • Experience in the practical application of best practices, guidelines, innovations, technology, and metrics. Knowledge of relevant regional health legislation.
  • Diverse experience applying consulting, influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Business acumen and experience, understanding health & wellbeing in the business context
  • Agile and analytical problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Lead the regional execution of the global AHWB strategy and enterprise-wide programs. Provide health expertise globally as appropriate and collaborate with other regional leads and subject matter experts on the AHWB leadership team. Collaborate closely with P&O, Rewards, Benefits, HSE and other partners to diagnose, prevent and manage Associate health, safety and wellbeing.
  • Develop strong and trusted internal stakeholder relationships with both senior leaders and regional executive teams to gain alignment on the business case for investing in health & wellbeing, supporting the strategy and embedding health and wellbeing into their business segment or function’s culture, action plans and processes.
  • Lead a sizable regional and/or country shared services health team that includes specialists in occupational health, energy, wellbeing and disability. Provide guidance and support that enables all regulatory requirements to be met for each country ensuring full compliance.
  • Adapt, if required, and deploy enterprise-wide health programs in the region. Develop additional regional H&W programs to identify and control regional work health risks, promote health, optimize performance/energy as needed.
  • Develop and lead special, regional health communities (e.g. health promotion specialists, site health champion groups, etc.), providing proactive alignment, guidance and support.
  • Evaluate programs and regularly report on process and outcomes measures against key targets, including leveraging of analytics and research partners.
  • Monitor industry advances and good practices to ensure proactive program enhancement and innovation.
  • Leverage formal project management practices and tools, to accelerate execution and efficiently monitor and report project status, steps, metrics and timelines.
  • Represent Mars, Inc. AHWB internally and externally with key stakeholders, industry groups and peer organizations, with a commitment to advance the company’s reputation in the areas of Associate engagement, culture of health and employer brand index.
  • Ensure compliance with Mars, Inc. security, accessibility, business controls, communication, and other company standards and guidelines.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded 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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Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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