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Job Description

Job Description:

The PNE Packaging Program Lead will be in close relationship with global, regional & local teams, with cross departments interactions. This will be done by:

  • Being Accountable for the EU packaging program, taking an enterprise-wide view of the topic and linking closely with the global program lead and Regional Sustainability Sponsor.
  • Forming and lead the regional cross-functional working group, acting as the primary point of contact for the accountable regional sustainability sponsor and, escalating where relevant to remove blockers and ensure activities are delivered according to plan.
  • Acting as a key partner that regional project teams and functions can consult for guidance and clarity on the program, broader Mars sustainability strategy and how their functions and projects can advance the sustainability agenda.
  • Leading the glidepath development process in partnership with the cross-functional sustainability working group, creating critical phased 5-year plans that are funded and built into the businesses Value Creation Plans.
  • Partnering with PNE Sustainability Demand, CA, Legal and S&RA to ensure the roadmap and projects are leveraged on Corporate Communications, Customers and Brands storytelling.
  • Partnering with PNE TLT to ensure the roadmap and projects are integrated in the Supply, Commercial and R&D strategies and deployment plans
  • Bring in external opportunities and knowledge to strengthen the program, keeping up to speed with key developments as well as representing Mars in external regional forums, working groups and conferences as relevant.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor degree or higher preferred in Sustainability, Business Management, project or innovation management, or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience working in FMCG,
  • Working knowledge of sustainability transformation change management in FMCG
  • Experience working on packaging sustainability strategies to create a circular economy
  • Pre-existing network within the sustainability community (service providers, government agencies, trade associations, standard setters)
  • Leading Innovation Management
  • Work remote/virtual environment
  • Fluent in English

What will be your key responsibilities?


  • Lead the European sustainability program for future development including Packaging Long-term strategy and Climate Action Plan interdependencies.
  • Evolve the program based on latest research and insights.
  • Oversee internal commitments, external benchmarks, and best practices, that are fit for use within Pet Nutrition Europe.
  • Drive broad adoption, understanding and advocacy of the Packaging strategy across the organization.


  • Monitors, escalates and explores scenarios to ensure Packaging program is deployed regionally on time in full.
  • Consolidates and prepares LT updates including MBR, S&OP and Global forums when required.
  • Reviews and aligns quarterly program reporting to global and regional LT including data trends, investment evolution and key messages to the organization.


  • Represent Mars in external regional forums, working groups and conferences as relevant.
  • Review management sustainability dashboard targets and create action plans.
  • Deliver competitive environment intelligence on Packaging topics.
  • Assess trainings and tools required cross functionally to elevate team’s capabilities.
  • Ensure our Innovation and Renovation Projects have Packaging sustainability at their heart. (Pack CSF)

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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