Mars UK • Castle Cary, Somerset, United Kingdom

Supply Chain Logistics Manager (FTC)

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

We’re looking for an experienced Supply Chain / Logistics manager to deliver service excellence to B2B & D2C customers (98% OTIF) through commercial management of all UK & Ireland 3PL and transport contracts. Drive value for money through cost control, process improvement and inventory control.

What are we looking for?

  • Strong end-to-end supply chain &/or logistics experience within a global / European consumer goods business

  • Experience in managing 3PL contracts & performance.

  • Strong understanding of EU/UK supply chain (import and export); post-brexit UK trade and customs compliance advantageous

  • Must have strong experience in managing & developing teams

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)

  • Excellent planning & aligning skills

  • Ability to builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Manage the third party logistics providers (transport, warehousing, parcel) in UK & IRE ensuring service and commercials are delivered in line with the contract, act as escalation point and hold quarterly face to face and monthly performance review

  • Leads a team of x2 in priority setting, engagement and results delivery

  • Take full responsibility for compliance with EU export & HMRC import processes

  • Take full responsibility for correct inventory management of all stock within UK&IRE warehouses

  • Drive process, cost & service improvement across the end to end supply chain

  • Build collaborative relationships with key stakeholders (incl customer logistic contacts, internal local stakeholders, regional /global supply chain teams) to ultimately drive logistics efficiency & service excellence

  • Lead &/or be actively involved with optimization projects / new supplier tenders.

  • Ability to take on additional responsibility where 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.

  • [Insert any additional market/role specific benefits that the candidate might be interested in]

Find out more about what Mars can offer you by visiting our Global Careers site.

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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