Mars UK • United Kingdom

Lead Regional Activity Manager

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Lead Regional Activity (Project) Manager

Mars Wrigley

Flexible across region - 2 days per week in local office, remaining flexible working

At Mars Wrigley, we’ve been making brands that put smiles on people’s faces and created better moments for millions of people in the UK for over 90 years, and we want to be in position to do the same for the next 100 years. That’s why we’re reinventing our category today, to better represent our business tomorrow.

We’re not just focused on evolving our portfolio, we’re as equally committed to our consumers as we are our 34,000 Global associates working hard to improve the way we source, make and market our products, from chocolate to chewing gum, so our consumers can enjoy them even more.

The Regional Activity Manager role is responsible for delivering against the Mars Wrigley strategy for the European, CEAB & Turkey Region; by managing innovation, value creation and business continuity projects through to a successful outcome. They build project teams and harness the expertise of the key functions to mitigating project risks; monitoring progress against critical success factors; submitting high quality updates and submissions into business forums, meet all approval stage gates to deliver business growth, improved profitability, and manage emerging risks to our business.

What are we looking for?

  • Project Management experience with demonstrated ability to deliver on time with attention to detail
  • Energy, passion and high potential calibre to motivate a cross-functional team to deliver projects on time and to a high quality
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, challenge the status quo with a can-do attitude and adopt a continuous improvement mindset, with ownership at the heart of all decision-making
  • Self-reliant, decisive, and resilient, with the ability to respond and adapt to a fast moving, swiftly changing environment

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Manage your projects, meeting all stage-gates on time and with high quality submissions across Europe.
  • Develop and own project planning & timelines and align with all key stakeholders on key decision points, issues and actions. Shape timely and relevant project communication to key business forums; providing recommendation for the projects and guiding the project teams through escalation process when relevant. Bring clear, aligned recommendations from the Project Team into key decision-making business forums, balancing quality / risk / timing / cost as appropriate.
  • Lead exhaustive cross-functional risk assessments, proactive risk management and Desirable, Viable, Feasible and Sustainable analysis for all projects.
  • Ensure all projects are run in line with our governance guidelines; looking for opportunities to streamline and drive simplicity. Coordinate project learning reviews and communicate them to wider Regional Activity Management Team.

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.

The Talent Acquisition Team are taking some time out over the end of the year to spend with friends and family. As a result you may not hear from us until January 2023.



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

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

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

Flexa100 2024

1st – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

Consumer Goods

Flexa100 2023

3rd – Large companies

Industry awards 2022

Retail & Ecommerce