Mars UK • United Kingdom

Petcare Global Head of Talent and EI&D

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Petcare continues to evolve at pace, with a diverse workforce of over 100,000 Associates across Services, Nutrition, Healthcare and Tech. Our people and talent remain at the heart of our new OGSM, with exciting new people strategies centred on ‘Human, Capable and Connected’ to enable continued growth and mutual value creation across the pet category.

To help step change our Talent and diversity for the future, the newly created role of Petcare Talent & I&D Lead will be at the forefront of advancing the Mars Petcare Talent and I&D agenda, developing our next generation of leaders, advancing the diversity of our leadership and enabling increased career development opportunities across our business.

What are we looking for?

Education & Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Preferred) in areas such as Human Resources, Psychology, Organizational Development, Business or related fields

Knowledge / Experience

  • Significant experience influencing senior business leaders and without authority
  • Experience of driving impact in a matrix, multi-country organization, and ideally globally
  • Extensive experience in P&O, Talent, Capability and/or I&D, and an understanding of how to improve systemic outcomes using organizational development approaches
  • Experience in creating and implementing talent initiatives which have improved overall talent health
  • Understanding and a passion for diversity and how to engage leaders

What will be your key responsibilities?

Create a Talent and I&D roadmap and plan for Mars Petcare to deliver a transformation in the Talent and I&D agenda for Petcare, in line with the new Petcare OGSM and PLT priorities and bringing in external best practices. Specific focus areas include

  • Accelerating the next generation of global Petcare talent
  • Interventions to increase diversity and bench strength in identified senior roles and pools
  • Advancing cross Division development, movement and careers in line with our ecosystem of talent agenda
  • Developing and aligning a compelling EI&D agenda and activating senior leader advocacy

Drive rigor in reviews and engaging communications of Talent and I&D progress, grounded in robust data, analytics , external trends and best practices. To include: Segment MDR, Division reviews, Corporate engagement and governance reviews and engagement of the wider Petcare P&O community.

Partner and co-ordinate with Mars Inc Inclusion and Diversity CoE, Influencing the Mars Inc. cross segment agenda to meet Petcare’s diverse needs, and champion and drive Mars Inc. I&D KPIs and best practice initiatives across Petcare.

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, private organisation, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today. In Petcare all our 100K+ Associates are united in our vision to create a better world for pets.
  • 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
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

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