Mars UK • Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Mars Procurement Leadership Experience 2024 - Graduate Programme

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Your future as a leader starts today.

Working across one of our pathways, our Supply Chain Leadership Program gives you exposure across Mars, a Global Leader in the FMCG space.

Our Supply Chain Leadership Programme is the perfect grounding for a leadership career in our Global end-end Supply Chain. You’ll get world-class support, and meet friends for life, all whilst developing your future career, today.

Procurement Pathway:

You’ll be fully involved in strategic business decisions, leading projects that are about making sure we buy the right products, driven initially by quality and then at the right price. You’ll make sustainability a priority and build mutual relationships with suppliers. You will discover, how your decisions today impact our business tomorrow.

What does the Programme Entail?

  • You’ll embark on 3 x 12-month placements across the Mars business.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to work abroad for one of those placements.

  • Manage supplier relationships.

  • Work on sustainability.

  • Ensure we buy the right quality products at the right price.

What can we offer you?

  • Starting salary of £33,000 and joining bonus of £2,000.

  • Wide range of competitive benefits, including competitive pension and healthcare scheme, annual bonus and flexible working hours.

  • We’ll give you access to inspiring mentors and coaches to help you grow.

  • Join our global graduate community, create friends for life and join a global business.

  • You get our promise to always invest in your development, always supporting you personally and professionally.

What do we need from you?

  • A minimum of a 2:1 in any degree subject, graduating next summer or graduated within the last 2 years.

  • Mobile within the UK. Your home site could either be Slough, Birstall (Leeds), Melton Mowbray, or Waltham, but you may need to relocate for 1 of your placement years.

  • A passion for Procurement is a must.

  • You’ll need to have the drive and ambition to forge a challenging career in Supply Chain.

For more information, please visit careers.mars.com/UK/en/students-graduates


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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

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
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022