Mars UK • Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager - Global Capital Projects & Investments

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Salary: Circa £87,000 - £108,600 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

As a Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager within the Global Category Team at Mars, you will drive the end-to-end delivery of global category strategies, sourcing activities and contracting for your sub-category. You will partner with functional stakeholders to understand the needs of the business and develop breakthrough category strategies.

This role manages both regional and global initiatives by leveraging supplier relationships, while also driving standardization and automation. Ownership of sub-category spend on a global basis will be key, as will heavy x-functional partnership with key stakeholders.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven commercial or purchasing experience, preferably in the areas of services both direct and indirect buying

  • A passion for driving value for our business by leveraging various sourcing channels

  • Strong stakeholder management and business partnership experience

  • Budget management experience.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies using the Mars framework and the appropriate tools for the market category

  • Actively participate as a member of the Global Category Team and establishes/maintains working relationships with the category operational buying managers in the region

  • Develop and implement regional/global contracts and related Service Level Agreements including securing price, volume rebates, capacity, and service levels

  • Build sourcing category expertise to provide market and financial insights and inputs to the operating 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.


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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