2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

This role exists to enable the creation of the demand plan(s) that will be created for the Mars Wrigley (snacking) segment led organisation. The demand plans are critically important for the organisation because they are used as the basis for decision making in the signature processes, S&OP+ and S&OE.

In this role, you will create the consensus forecast for a portfolio of the cluster demand plan over the required horizon. You will assess historical actual trends, future statistical trends, identify the primary year on year forecast drivers, evaluate risks and opportunities, and manage upside and downside scenarios in collaboration with Sales, Marketing, Category and Finance teams.

You will be accountable for ensuring the assumptions are clear to the Market Collaboration Head or Senior MCLs, who will take the plans for into the DMR for sign off by the Sales director.

What are we looking for?

Required Experience:

  • E2E understanding of Supply Chain preferably, with detailed experience in Demand Planning, Supply Planning, S&OP, Inventory Management
  • Ability to present complex analysis in understandable forms to business stakeholders including the ability to articulate the needs of the business and the customers to supply chain stakeholders.
  • Ability to work within a matrix structure.
  • Active listening skills and ability to link to others’ ideas.
  • Attention to detail and a passion for data accuracy.
  • BSc or BA Degree. Preferred subjects: business, supply chain management, science and/or engineering.
  • Masters or advanced degree (sciences or business) are advantageous

Desired Experience:

  • 3-5 years of demand management experience for a global or multi-plant CPG/FMCG company
  • 1-2 years of experience in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Owns the Consensus forecast taking onboard the system input (and forecasting analyst inputs where applicable) as the major building block for their portfolio (in periods for the full horizon) to drive the supply plan.
  • Ensures that demand plans are shared/received in the format, level of detail, accuracy and timing required by all business stakeholders and supply chain partners, with documented assumptions, to achieve the various business objectives.
  • Understands drivers of base sales trends (last year, previous years and YOY), upside and downside scenarios.
  • Assesses trends, risks and opportunities together with the Sales, Marketing, Category and Finance teams.
  • Collaborates across the E2E planning organisation on risks and opportunities.
  • Collaborates with product availability on the short-term demand plan assumptions.
  • Reviews forecast performance metrics from previous cycle (and collaborates with Forecasting Analyst where applicable) to develop an action plan to improve performance.

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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