Mars UK • Chicago, Illinois, United States

Leadership (GLMe) Program Owner

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

The core objective of this role is to enable critical upskilling for line managers at Mars by overseeing the implementation of the Global Great Line Management Experience (GLMe) tailored for first-time line managers. This position holds responsibility for ensuring the ongoing deployment and maximizing the impact of the first-time managers' learning solution on a global scale.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking a dynamic GLMe Program Owner. This role is pivotal in upskilling line managers through the implementation and global deployment of the Global Learning Management Program (GLMe), designed specifically for first-time line managers. Qualifications include:

  • a Bachelor's degree

  • bilingual strongly preferred (English and Spanish, Portuguese, or French)

  • at least 5 years of experience in leadership learning facilitation

  • Strong competencies in strategic mindset, stakeholder management, and training facilitation are essential

  • The role demands excellent communication skills and a solid understanding of learning development in a large, global organization.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Ensure the quality of program content and delivery aligns with Mars' standards and objectives, fostering critical skill-building for new managers.

  • Act as a skilled Master-trainer, consistently enhancing the capabilities of external facilitators (and internal trainers) to maintain high-quality program delivery while ensuring rigorous quality control measures are in place.

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive deployment plan, carefully balancing segment and regional stakeholder needs with global operational efficiency to maximize program effectiveness.

  • Foster proactive collaboration with executives, senior stakeholders, and sponsors to drive program success throughout the organization.

  • Analyze program data to extract valuable insights on quality and performance, guiding future enhancements, content updates, and deployment strategies.

  • Manage external vendors to ensure the delivery of engaging learning experiences, overseeing all aspects of the RFP and SOW processes, as well as ongoing vendor relationships and quality control.

  • Maintain oversight of the program delivery budget, ensuring accurate pricing, timely SOWs, and efficient cost management.

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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