Mars UK • Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Key Account/Customer Development Management

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Account Manager is responsible for achieving profitable sales growth at customers for the Mars business. This role is expected to maintain strong relationships & best execute customer plans that deliver objectives of; revenue, growth, profit, product/assortment, everyday shelving, merchandising, pricing, promotions, and seasonal merchandising.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or similar, or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience in Sales, Marketing, for Fast Moving Consumer Good Industries
  • Prior Retail Account Management experience
  • Fluent understanding of forecasting, Nielsen and trade management system
  • Availability to travel 10% of time
  • A valid driver's license and clean driving record

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Create and execute customers solutions of profitable sales growth for seasonal, placement and seasonal shelving, merchandising & pricing, that achieves customer objectives, category leadership and company objectives
  • Influence customers to implement solutions through fact-based presentations that deliver results that are beneficial for both customer and company
  • Complete new product launches with timely and effective execution to maximize customer impact
  • Execute all agreed to solutions with customers to include accurate, timely forecasting and detailed follow through
  • Manage customers trade funds that complies with internal and external requirements and continually improve effectiveness of spending
  • Provide customer with category information & make recommendations for category growth, bring customer feedback & potential solutions.

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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