Mars UK • Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Global Communication Projects & Reporting Manager

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The role is based within the R&D function within the Corporate Center, supporting the Science Communication and R&D Communications Co-pilots driving Discovery and Commercialization communications to translate and decode technical information into formats, reports and infographics accessible for diverse audiences. You will play a PMO role for the science communication Initiatives, making sure governance Is being followed- help to raise awareness of the critical issues impacting the global food supply chain related knowledge and insights from the Food Safety platform, manage internal communication programs, MVP, MAP and related signature Associate programs AND be the expert in translating into KPI’s and mapping proof points to support Mars R&D/Science and Innovation narrative and storytelling.

What are we looking for?

  • Relevant experience in translating technical Information Into a compelling storytelling.
  • Have been In previous roles as Corporate Communications Manager, Strategic communications, sustainability communication and reporting. May have manage cross team groups, committees and communities of practices, knowledge sharing forums.
  • May have done PMO role or strategic initiatives in previous roles.

What will be your key responsibilities?

Mars CS&T Comms PMO - 45% of time

  • Leads communication governance for science discovery and commercialization TRL’s.
  • PMO’s comms plans for key strategic workstream and initiatives across CS&T reputational needs.
  • Supports Comms Co-pilots Communications Directors for Food and Health and Healthy Planet areas in keeping technical rigor and translation for communication pieces.
  • Manages CS&T Communications KPI’s and plan progress.
  • Works with Food Safety platform team/GFSC to ensure connection and collaboration with CS&T wider team.
  • Supports Communication and Engagement Manager at GFSC on decoding materials and translations for wider audiences.

Corporate R&D Support and Reporting- 25% of time

  • Manage the delivery of the quarterly R&D reports (Quarterly Technology, Highlights & Spotlight) working with content providers to ensure all segments and functional areas are represented.
  • Supports R&D Comms Director and CA Central on the GRI Sustainability report- Science section.
  • Support Content, Media and Events Sr Manager on R&D's global recognition program the Mars R&D Awards.
  • Partnership reports and communication materials
  • Stakeholders Engagement/ Top2Top Briefing books

Mars Corporate R&D Internal Comms - 20% of time

  • Manage delivery of the Mars R&D Broadcast, connecting the R&D Leadership Team with all R&D Associates at Mars.
  • Works with the Global CA Science, Technology and Innovation Director and the R&D LT PMO to with the Mars R&D Leadership Team to ensure it delivers on their expectations and needs and drives key global R&D strategic initiatives In Associate connections.
  • Work with senior leaders to ensure they show and senior leadership amplifying global R&D strategy.
  • Is the designated Associate to represent R&D at the Internal Communications Council - connect with Corporate Affairs internal communications leads from the Mars segments to ensure representation of R&D across internal communications channels.
  • R&D Talent Proposition - act as the internal communications consultant for the program.
  • Manage the delivery of Corporate R&D town halls working with senior leaders from R&D, MARI and Innovation to create a Corporate R&D culture, maximize connections and awareness of key strategic initiatives.
  • Work closely with Corporate R&D leaders to support strategic communications including key message development and presentations.
  • Lead the development and cascade of Corporate R&D Organizational Announcements ensuring that key process.

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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