Mars UK • United Kingdom

Global Care & Treats Process Development Programme Leader

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Driving global innovation in Mars Petcare Care & Treats through the development and implementation of existing, new and emerging technologies, leveraging both internal and external capabilities. Providing technical leadership for extended cross-functional, global and regional teams.

What are we looking for?

  • Deep expertise in process development / process engineering gained within an FMCG business environment

  • Extensive experience in providing leadership for cross-functional teams within a business environment

  • Extensive experience in project, programme & portfolio management

    Strong track record of project and program delivery

  • Proven ability to build strong collaborative relationships with partners across the business, and externally

  • Extensive experience in people leadership, including coaching and supporting the development of individuals and teams

  • Ability to effectively engage and influence senior leaders and peers in R&D, Supply, Marketing and Commercial

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, e.g. communication, relationship building, networking, team-working

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Enabling the delivery of the Care & Treats global innovation pipeline through leadership and delivery of a portfolio of process development and implementation projects, extending over a 3-6 year time horizon, with accountability for the provision of technical leadership for immediate and extended project teams (global, regional and cross-functional)
  • Proactively identify new and emerging technology opportunities, that have the potential to lead to the creation of new global innovation projects
  • Leading the deployment of existing technologies and processes into follower regions globally
  • Leading activities leveraging external capabilities in process development and co-manufacturing, building effective partnerships with external collaborators as required

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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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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