Mars UK • Veghel, North Brabant, Netherlands

Strategic Sourcing Capital Buyer

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

As a Strategic Sourcing Capital Buyer at Mars you will be accountable for supporting execution of capital investment projects in your geographical scope of responsibility, in line with the capital strategies and processes, maintaining high level of partnering with stakeholders to deliver value to Mars and timely completion of business goals.

This includes but is not limited to understanding key market/regional drivers and key suppliers, contract negotiations, obtaining contract approvals, forecasting, managing supplier relationships, delivering improvements in areas such as cost, cash, quality, service as well as capturing and reporting any corresponding savings opportunities.

What are we looking for?

  • University degree, preferably in Engineering, Business or related field.
  • 3 years of sourcing and/or engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Prepared to travel to suppliers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Dutch and German are an advantage

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Connect with the engineering teams to understand sourcing needs for the upcoming capital projects.
  • Execute contracting and ordering of goods and services in line with the global and regional sourcing strategies and commercial processes.
  • Deliver value to Mars in terms of savings, cash, innovation, sustainability, speed to the market, simplification etc and report any opportunities in Sievo
  • Cooperate with other Capital Buyers to look for synergies and opportunities to improve and facilitate sourcing

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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