Flexa
Mars UK • United Kingdom

Pet Nutrition R&D Innovation Process Owner

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Pet Nutrition R&D Innovation Process Owner

Role can be UK or USA based

UK salary range: £55,000 - £65,000 + 12% bonus

USA salary range: $105,000 - $125,000 + 12% bonus

The Pet Nutrition R&D Innovation Process Owner works globally across multiple business dimensions to ensure that our R&D Innovation processes and systems are designed according to Pet Nutrition R&D needs and function together to enable effective value delivery for Pets and Pet Parents. The jobholder partners with others to design, implement and optimise innovation processes consistently across Pet Nutrition R&D and to shape the development of R&D innovation systems in line with business needs. The remit of the role covers all R&D innovation processes and systems across the Pet Nutrition division of Mars.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum bachelor degree in science, engineering or related discipline

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in R&D gained across multiple roles

  • Global business perspective

  • Successful track record of leading process / systems development projects across multiple business dimensions

    Excellent communication skills, fluent in English

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Drives consistent application of R&D innovation processes in partnership with regional and global teams, understanding and formalising where divergence is needed and why.

  • Evaluates process effectiveness, identifies and drives priorities for adaptation and improvement, keeping pace with changing business needs.

  • Leads the Pet Nutrition R&D contribution to global innovation process development activities and supports the implementation of new R&D innovation processes within the Pet Nutrition division of Mars.

  • Maintains and promotes innovation process & system knowledge within Pet Nutrition R&D.

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.

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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
Sabbaticals
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

Location
94%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
91%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
84%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
81%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
75%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
78%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
86%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
84%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
70%
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)

57:43

Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

Brazil
France
Netherlands
United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

1st – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

Consumer Goods

Flexa100 2023

3rd – Large companies

Industry awards 2022

Retail & Ecommerce