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Core hours 11–3

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Job Description

Job Description:

The ‘Perfect Store Manager’ is responsible for supporting the Perfect Store Head in the creation, re-launch, implementation and embedding of Mars Wrigley's global Perfect Store 2.0 Omni-channel framework within their local UK market. Creating Inspiring Pictures of Success and delivering a high impact Perfect Store playbook for local market deployment for the near and future success of Mars Wrigley and the Snacking Category.

This role will contribute significantly to the creation of local Perfect Store materials by combining professional experience, team member perspectives and global best practices in the creation of local tools. This includes delivering a step change in local In-Store disciplines and capabilities by significantly contributing to the market delivery of Sales performance KPI’s.

The incumbent will become a Perfect Store expert, transforming physical availability and driving quality growth through step changing the in-store presence of our blockbuster brands.

What are we looking for?

  • Graduate calibre, solid experience in a blue chip FMCG/consumer product within sales, field sales or Category background
  • Deep analytical expertise and data management experience
  • In-store merchandising and activation experience
  • Presentations skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead others to deliver mutually beneficial solutions
  • Sales Operations relevant systems, data & tools experience
  • Customer Engagement/involvement
  • Working with cross functional teams

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Become a programme expert for the development, deployment, and reporting of Perfect Store
  • Adapt and deploy global governance models, resource templates, process steps, workshop templates and scorecards for the UK’s Perfect Store program whilst maintaining consistency with global practices
  • Drive Perfect Store activation through laser focus on the 5 MMH levers of Assortment (& Availability), Space, Layout, Location and Theatre across the priority store locations (Transaction Zone, Main Aisle & Secondary Display)
  • Partner with Category Strategy and CBU to align on Assortment priorities by Cell and translate into clear Pictures of Success in service of Excellence in Execution
  • Build deep understanding of Sales Force Automation tool in Field Sales (FS) and provide the related data capture and KPI requirements for Y+1
  • Act as the primary contact for related PS data and analytics queries and capability support
  • Upskill and support Customer Development Senior Representatives (CDSR’s), FS Ops Managers and Customer teams on the programme, compliance management and activity tracking to drive Perfect Store focus at account level in feeder meetings in service of S&OP+ requirements
  • Responsible for testing physical availability initiatives and embed key the learnings within the business
  • Ensure integration with other Perfect Store enabler’s e.g. sales incentives, trade architecture, retail coverage model and sales force automation. Collaborate and share best practice with the Digital PS team
  • Collaborate with the Global Perfect Store team to share best practice and drive the long-term Mars Perfect Store capability agenda. Deliver relevant case studies and contribute to global PS community

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

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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.

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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
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