Mars UK • Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Head of Pureplay & Online Emerging Channels

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

What are we looking for?

  • Highly numerate and analytical, with strong communication and influencing skills

  • Commercial & Sales FMCG experience of trading or account management

  • Previous strong people leadership experience

  • eCommerce expert preferred but not essential

  • Early Adopter with Growth Mindset

  • This role is a technical leadership role but with people leadership at its centre. You will need to build excellent relationships with a complex set of customers and internal stakeholders and therefore have great resilience to deal with the broad scope.

  • You will often need to switch between tactical, operational support into longer term strategic thinking and planning. You will enjoy learning about new technology and trends and be able to spot the opportunity for the MW dCommerce business.

  • Whilst this role is UK based - you will work closely with the EU COA & Global teams on numerous projects - for example - Marketplace Reseller Launch, ODD Insight sharing & portfolio development.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Responsible for the delivery of the 'Direct P&L' + our Indirect business through ODD Aggregators from GSV to Contribution through your team.
  • Lead your team to high performance by coaching & developing associates in the UK and through adhoc support of the wider Associate population.
  • As a member of the 'Online Leadership Team' (OLT) you will also support your peers in development and deployment of key focus areas - for example - Digital Immersion Programme, dCommerce Strategy, HPC Charter, talent development & be a role model and custodian of the dCommerce behaviours.
  • Acts as the 'number 2' to the Digital Director - supporting the creation of key documents for S&OP+ cycle, facilitating and leading commercial feeder meetings and continually improving processes across the team to ensure efficiency and rigor in our communication of commercial performance.
  • Be a 'Thought Leader' for new pioneering scale opportunities in eCommerce and be future focused.

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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