Mars UK • United Kingdom

Instructional Designer Q&FS

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Temporary/ Fixed Term Associate (2 years)

Flexible location worldwide (UK, France, Germany, Canada, Nederlands, etc. close to Mars office locations)

As an Instructional Designer specializing in Quality & Food Safety training and tools you will support the development of a technically competent Quality talent pipeline by ensuring the appropriate training modules and tools are developed, deployed and available to all Mars associates with a Quality responsibility across multiple functions.

What are we looking for?

  • You’ll have experience in designing, developing, and evaluating high-quality, interactive blended learning solutions and will have demonstrable knowledge of the principles of instructional design in a virtual, hybrid, and classroom-based environment.

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in video and SCORM authoring technologies such as Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Premier Pro (or equivalent authoring tool) and basic understanding of LMS functionality (Workday)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent

  • Ideally, experience in a food manufacturing environment working in quality, food safety, engineering and/or product/process development

  • Experience in data reporting, analytics, and insights

  • A proven track record in delivering projects

What will be your key responsibilities?

Instructional Design Responsibilities

  • Manages the development of training packs to support the Quality and Food Safety training strategy following the set process and guidelines. This includes training packs for different training techniques such as eLearning, virtual classroom training (Adobe Connect/ MS Teams), classroom, videos, and animations

  • Undertakes the technical development of interactive training programs such as eLearning available on demand via mobile as well as desktop devices to support the Quality and Food Safety training strategy using Mars learning management system compatible tools (example of current software include Articulate Storyline)

  • Maintains an active working relationship with key external suppliers and Mars University (MarsU) internal learning technologies teams

  • Passionately seeks externally and internally (MarsU) the latest thinking in digital learning solutions ensuring that we have up to date information on the use and application of new technology and techniques compatible with the Mars learning management system and MarsU learning strategy

  • Consults with multiple global teams to deliver projects

  • Proactively supports the Corporate Quality team with their responsibility for training pack development, by providing design and training development process expertise

  • Seeks to empathize with the end user; building, testing, and piloting innovative learning solutions

  • Partners with the Corporate Q&FS Learning and Development Manager to govern consistent delivery of all trainings that support the Quality and Food Safety training strategy

  • Creates & curates user-centric learning pathways and journeys across Mars U platforms.

Quality and Food Safety Curriculum

  • Develops and maintains a program management tool to provide an overview of all trainings and tools under the Q&FS Training Strategy

  • Responsible for Quality training data reporting, analytics and insights

  • Collates training feedback and continuous improvement opportunities to drive change and improve the learner experience

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 a 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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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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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