2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Salary: Circa £42,870 - £53,570 + Bonus + Benefits

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an Executive Assistant supporting the VP Chief Digital Officer in the Pet Nutrition Leadership team.

The candidate must have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to make sound judgements and decisions when required, provide solutions to key issues which arise and the ability to effectively collaborate with senior leaders and peers. The role is hybrid with 50% required in our Paddington office and there will be occasional needs to travel to support leadership team meetings. The role reports directly to the Global Executive Administration for Pet Nutrition Effectiveness Manager to enable aligned support to the team.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Act as first point of contact for the VP for any requests, calls, or meetings – both internally and externally, providing exceptional administrative support to the VP. This will include pro-active diary management, anticipating events and deciding upon action required, acting upon key requests, and resolving issues as they arise. Being a good communicator and proactive is key to the role

  • Ability to support different projects and agendas of associates within the Executive team

  • Planning & executing complex and fast changing domestic and international travel including all transportation and accommodation. Obtaining all necessary visas and travel documents through company travel agent. Attention to detail is key to this role

  • Raise Purchase Orders for the VP and direct line reporting using Ariba and ensuring suppliers are paid on time

  • Reconcile expenses for supporting VP

  • Plan other management events during the year including contracting hotels, ground transportation, meeting facilities, caterers, restaurants, etc.

  • Being part of the Global EA Team of Pet Nutrition to learn and implement best practice for your VPs.

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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