2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Waltham’s vision is to create a Better World for Pets through healthcare science that delivers value with our partners across the Petcare ecosystem for Mars Inc. Publications are the pinnacle of research, and the foundation of all subsequent communications. It is therefore critical that we have strong process, ensure appropriate Internal review, and adhere to appropriate external guidance. This role will assure the elements mentioned previously, as well as support the development of strategic scientific affairs plans for key projects, and counsel for all stakeholders on publication excellence.

What are we looking for?

  • Candidate experienced in publication excellence - policy, publication systems, external best practice, strategic publication planning and broader scientific/medical affairs planning

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Oversee the development and execution of publications plans in compliance with policies as well as with all related good publication practices and guidelines.
  • Responsible for raising and maintaining high level of standards for publication practice through the scrupulous respect of an established, auditable process, and transparency of process to involved stakeholders.
  • Provide direction to third party vendor relating to compliance with company policies/ standards, any enquiries requiring escalation/ customization, corrections resulting from quality control activities and training of new hires or ongoing therapeutic area/product, as applicable.
  • Schedule, manage, and run regular Publication delivery meetings, and assure key discussions and assignments are captured and implemented.
  • Development of and oversight of publication repository and publication management systems
  • Leadership of a discrete scientific affairs plan

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 60 686,00 - USD 91 029,00

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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