2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Consistent with the Five Principles, Mars is a global organization that is dedicated to delivering against a successful growth strategy while ensuring that our corporate programs and business initiatives have positive social and environmental impact. We believe in harnessing the power of business to drive meaningful change and address pressing social and environmental challenges. We are looking for a strategic and results-driven Social Impact Director to join our team

The Social Impact Director will play a pivotal role in shaping the company's social impact strategy, driving data-driven decision-making, identifying breakthrough impact opportunities, and adapting solutions proven in adjacent industries or supply chains to create value for Mars. This individual will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders across the organization and external partners to drive impact by helping those in our value chain to thrive.

What are we looking for?

  • 12+ years of experience in social impact, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, or related fields, with a track record of driving breakthrough impact and adapting solutions from adjacent industries or supply chains.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize complex data, identify trends, and generate actionable insights.
  • Proven expertise on knowing how to measure and improve social impact in complex supply chains
  • Experience creating human-centered programs, pilots, and initiatives that drive significant impact at scale
  • Ability to translate social impact concepts into business language.
  • Proven ability to cultivate and manage relationships with diverse stakeholders, including nonprofits, governments, and corporate partners.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, with the ability to articulate a compelling vision and engage others in its realization.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a bias for action and a willingness to take calculated risks to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Strong line manager capabilities with experience developing strong teams
  • Ability to lead and influence through change

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Provide world-class subject-matter-expertise, strategic guidance and thought-leadership to the business in our key focus areas of living income and wages, gender equity, responsible recruitment, ending child labor and/or the intersections between environmental and social sustainability.
  • Lead the identification, evaluation, and cultivation of breakthrough impact opportunities, leveraging insights from adjacent industries or supply chains and adapting proven solutions into Mars context.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate social impact considerations into business processes, product development, and decision-making frameworks.
  • Establish, develop and evolve social impact KPIs that evaluate impact and effectiveness in a business context and suggesting data-driven recommendations for improvements. Develop standards and guidance for implementing these KPIs.
  • Translate activities into meaningful KPIs and supporting segments in understanding how to measure and manage performance and impact.
  • Drive thought leadership and innovation in the field of social impact, staying abreast of emerging trends, best practices, and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Represent the company in external forums, conferences, and initiatives related to social impact, building our reputation as a leader in social impact.
  • Inspire and mobilize employees at all levels of the organization to actively engage in social impact efforts and contribute to our collective mission.
  • Liaise with corporate reporting, corporate affairs, legal and segments in annual reporting cycles.

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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