Mars UK • United Kingdom

Product Performance Methodology Manager

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Product Performance Methodology Manager

Mars Petcare UK

Waltham UK

Base Salary Range - £50,000 - £63,000 + Bonus + Benefits

We are offering a fantastic opportunity to join Mars in a leadership role and influence a number of Petcare R&D teams on this critical agenda.

The successful candidate will develop, deploy and continuously improve our capabilities and digital tools aligned to the product performance strategy. As the pet lead for the global product performance methodology group you will manage communication to key stakeholders and leadership teams. You will also drive global methodology standards across regions and leading statistical, data and systems based projects.

What are we looking for?

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, ideally have QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor CQI & IRCA Certified (or equivalent) and have a passion for Quality.
  • Proven ability to maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with individuals at all levels.
  • Proven ability to hold technical conversations with experts e.g. statisticians / software developers and product designers.
  • Strong capabilities in managing stakeholders & engaging others, building effective teams, driving accountability. Courageous and persuasive.
  • Experience working in a research or manufacturing environment in operation/technical role and/or experience product development background is desirable but not essential.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Develop and implement the future strategy of the program.
  • Effective collaboration with key stakeholders, pet, consumer and methodology experts at the global and regional levels and the pet and consumer research agencies.
  • Lead the QMP and auditing program, conduct in-person audits of product testing facilities & accurately assess the quality of deployment of standards and methodologies.
  • Ensure that projects are tracked and delivered using global program management tools.
  • Lead the statistical work required for the program.
  • Provide technical leadership to R&D associates in developing their understanding of pet and consumer research methodologies and capabilities through training, mentoring and feedback.

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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Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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