Mars UK • United Kingdom

Market Copack Planner

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Market Copack Planner

Slough or Waltham (Hybrid)

12 months Fixed Term Contact

At Mars we now have an exciting opportunity for a Market Copack Planner to come and join our Supply Chain team! The Lead Operator will be accountable for the performance of several machines, processes, pieces of equipment and operational decisions at line level to achieve targets and coordinate resources as required.

You will be responsible for coordinating and managing the local co-packing supply chain(s) to maximise customer service, and minimise packaging inventory and wastage.

What are we looking for?

  • Very strong communication skills
  • Preferably hold previous experience in Supply Chain in a similar or planning position
  • Ideally hold FMCG, manufacturing or similar experience
  • Be able to build productive relationships and communicate effectively inside and outside Mars
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Systems knowledge: experience using SAP / Atlas or other supply chain ERP tools is mandatory. Experience of using office productivity software (such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) is required

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Ensure production of all co-packing items in the activity pipeline is feasible
  • Produce a long-term co-pack capacity plan that balances available capacity versus activity pipeline requirements
  • Produce a short-term co-pack production schedule with external suppliers that supports customer service targets and integrates packaging and donor availability
  • Manage availability of packaging materials with external suppliers to support the short-term co-pack production schedule, ensuring minimum stock holding and write offs
  • Performance management of the co-packers to deliver high adherence to the short-term production schedule and to minimise wastage
  • Support QMP in the Market Copack team to ensure QMP delivers its intended results

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

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
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022