2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Petcare Project Management team as European Project Management Team Leader becoming a key part of the Strategy Deployment team.


The role has 3 key elements –

[1] Engage & lead cross-functional teams to deliver growth & value leadership pipeline projects. This includes driving stage gate governance and providing clear recommendations, trade-offs, and escalations to the respective Segment Teams.

[2] Facilitating the input/output to the Segment Team to drive the first step of the regional decision-making process. Supporting the segment manager in critical thinking regarding synergy and resource optimisation within the activity pipeline, plus leading continuous improvements within the department.

[3] Line management of 6 European Project Managers providing excellent Line management and coaching mentoring to support their own project delivery.

What are we looking for?

  • Extensive professional project management experience
  • Project and Process Management expertise and Facilitation skills
  • Sound business understanding. Preferably functional Expertise in either Activity Management, Supply, R&D or Marketing
  • Fluent in English (written & spoken). Other languages beneficial
  • High level of pro-activeness and willingness to take responsibility. High communication capability.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Project management of A & B regional growth/vaule leadership projects in line with the PNE activity pipeline/segment strategy.
  • Lead regional cross functional teams through the Quest process from New Project Request through to Post Launch Review. Provide transparency on project progress, key risks, scenarios and enabling actions
  • Provide clear recommendations/escalations to the Segment Teams to drive on time, in full delivery of agreed activity set.
  • Drive pipeline synergy & resource optimisation thinking within the agreed activity pipeline to maximize value creation
  • Line Manager excellence for the team of European Project Managers.
  • Active member of regional EPM community driving continuous improvement within the broader strategy deployment team.

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
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

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