2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The role is based within the R&D function within the Corporate Center. The role will lead communications for the Food and Health Science platforms within Corporate Science and Technology. Trusted partnerships with the science team within Corporate S&T will be essential alongside the ability to engage and develop compelling communications from original science content. Strong peer relationships with counterparts within the segments will be critical for developing and driving science communications campaigns. Understanding how to effectively navigate complex matrix organizations will be critical for success in this role.

What are we looking for?

  • Significant relevant experience and successful work experience developing and implementing corporate communications and public affairs strategies.

  • Proven ability to translate complex scientific knowledge into compelling communications campaigns.

  • Must have understanding of corporate matrix, managing critical stakeholders and senior leaders.

  • Highly seasoned corporate affairs practitioner able to engage across matrix organizations and diverse geographies, adaptable and able to move at fast pace, while delivering rigorous materials/ briefing books, best in class integrated communication plans and external thought leadership opportunities.

What will be your key responsibilities?

Mars Corporate Science & Technology (60%):

  • Develop and drive storylines for Health & Wellness, Food Safety and Computational Science- Science for Food and Health platforms.

  • Lead the implementation of the comms Strategy as Co-pilot for discoveries in the Science for Health and Food space.

  • Develops talking points/ key messages for Science Leads on Science for Food and Health platforms.

  • Manages Speaking engagements & Media support.

  • Manages UCDavis and other Food Safety related partnerships visibility and comms plan

Mars Food Safety Platform and GFSC (30%):

  • Technical Leadership of the Communications, Engagement and Training (C&T) team based at the GFSC

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the long-term food safety communication and engagement strategy (Global and China-GFSC)

  • Drive Food Safety Annual campaign and partnership visibility strategy with FAO/WFP

  • Will be in charge of developing nutrition and H&W messaging, narratives and positions in hands w/ SRA and PA

  • This role seats at the GFSC leadership team and advises GFSC Science leads for Speaking engagements and communications strategy Globally and in China

  • Supports Mars China/ GRSC

  • Supports SRA/CS&T Nutrition narrative

Mars Cross-segment and Corporate CA Engagement (10%):

  • Champion the Corporate R&D/ Science communications council/ community of practice

  • Provide guidance and build science-led and innovative stories for social media plans

  • Equip CA R&D Segment leads with R&D Insights for Health and Wellbeing/Food Safety efforts

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.


Total rewards at Mars includes base pay, competitive benefits, and annual bonus (if position is eligible). The full-time pay range for this role is:

USD 188,760.00 - USD 283,138.00

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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