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2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Pet Nutrition Europe is operating in a fast-changing environment and our renewed commitment to Serve More Pets requires us to evolve as a business. Our ambition for the next 3-5 years is to Serve More Pets and win market share, whilst premiumizing our business, and building the future of Petcare.

Our Value Leadership is a key enabler of our ambition to serve more pets by unlocking our future growth through competitive COGS as well as differentiating the E2E model (scale vs. flexibility). Supply will have to play a leading and pivotal role in both Manufacturing Network and Supply Chain Value Leadership programs. It is essential at this time of change to keep our focus on high level of performance within our E2E supply chain as well as driving and accelerating our foundational safety, quality & service agendas while step changing our E2E digital agenda.

Best in class capability and talent development, highly engagaged, healthy and energized associates and a fit for purpose, agile organisation are the undisputed foundation to achieve our ambition therefore we are looking for a new Senior P&O (HR) Business Partner Supply. The new job holder will report to P&O Supply Chain Director, will be a member of the respective Site Leadership Teams and will have a “functional family” equally in the P&O (HR) community as well as the regional PN Supply BP team. As the Sr. HR BP, you will responsible for 3-4 Pet Nutrition sites in the UK.

Locations: Birstall (THO) or Melton Mowbray (MEL). Visit the office twice a week.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience as HR generalist/professionalism/BP. Experience with MNC or global corporation with ability to translate global programs into locally suitable solutions.

  • Strong consulting skills and ability to leverage expertise to design and deploy impactful people solutions.

  • Good business acumen and experience

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.

  • Good organization skills and the ability to multi-task and capable of establishing priorities

  • Strong analytical, consultation skill, coaching and problem-solving

  • Must be able to demonstrate strong verbal written communication

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Partner with the HR Director to establish short-term and long-term goals to drive business success, ensure the people agenda lives and is actioned upon within the unit, and drive associate advocacy.

  • Drive the organization to bring to life a talent strategy that supports growth and associate development / engagement; keep a ‘pulse’ of the business and develop appropriate OD interventions that strength the health of the organization and enable a high performing culture.

  • Drive efficiency across the P&O (HR) operating model by: facilitating the adoption of Mars signature programs, leading and managing unit specific projects, providing P&O support to units, and interfacing with Line Managers.

  • Guide, support, and position MAS and Line Managers to most effectively and efficiently serve Mars associates. Address any escalated issues, as needed.

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
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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