2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

At Mars, we believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This job exists within Mars Wrigley to enable the delivery of our Mars Sustainable in a Generation Plan, driving impact across both Healthy Planet and Thriving People pillars, while differentiating Mars Wrigley brands with customers and consumers.

This role plays an integral part in the delivery of our Palm Positive Plan- our global ambition for sustainable Palm Oil- with a particular focus on South East Asia supply chains. The Sustainable Sourcing Manager will bring a strong performance management approach and technical subject matter expertise to further the development and implementation of a deforestation-free supply chain while advancing respect for human rights of palm plantation workers and indigenous communities.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree or Masters in Agriculture, Sustainability, International Relations, Development Studies, Environmental Sciences or equivalent.
  • At least 3-5 yrs experience of implementing sustainable sourcing programs with the private sector or within development organisations is critical. Preferably this experience was gained in a commercial environment with knowledge of supply chain management, the palm oil sector and in emerging economy environments.
  • Experience of delivering through others and working in SE Asia/ across diverse cultures as well as leading and participating in industry coalitions is preferred.
  • Willing to work with global time zones
  • Key Mars Leadership Competencies: Drives Results, Managing and Measuring Work, Manages Ambiguity, Communicates Effectively, Builds Networks
  • Key Functional Competencies: Commercial and Category Expertise, Sourcing Strategy Development, Supply Chain Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Responsible Sourcing

What will be your key responsibilities?


  • Oversee the Palm Positive 3M process (Map, Monitor, Manage) working closely with the palm data analyst to deliver a deforestation-free supply chain through ongoing traceability, satellite monitoring and grievance management
  • Lead supplier performance management and adherence to our Palm Principles and Criteria through critical KPIs and regular performance meetings
  • Manage alignment and ongoing coordination with implementing partners, Including progress and budget reporting
  • Ensure maintenance of Mars' RSPO certification commitments and annual Chain of Custody Audit


  • Lead our evolving Palm landscape strategy and management of key landscape programs
  • Support scaling of our human rights agenda through deployment of key programs focused on responsible recruitment of palm workers and beyond


  • Lead critical external and internal reporting processes on Palm Positive progress working with the palm data analyst to ensure data quality and completeness


  • Represent Mars in key industry forums, driving breakthrough collective action In support of our Palm Positive ambitions (e.g. CGF, RSPO, POCG).

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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