A mutually rewarding experience.
Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.
Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off. It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.
About Mars, Incorporated
Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M's®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN'S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
This role drives long term Supply Chain functional capability improvements in fulfillment of MarsOne and segment specific business objectives (OGSM).
As an embedded operational lead this role identifies and leads transformational process improvement against targeted KPI outcomes highly leveraging advanced analytics (development, training, coaching) and today’s digital capabilities. Key outcomes include process optimization and enablement through cross platform user based tools & equipment.
The role networks through a broad spectrum of cross functional & global associates in needs assessment, best practices, primarily within the user community, but also with senior stakeholders to manage alignment, expectations, adherence and deployment.
This role requires solid understanding of supply chain best practices, LEAN principles & Mars signature processes (e.g. CMOS, S&OP+).
What we are looking for:
· University degree (Engineering preferred)
· 3+ years Supply Chain experience
· A strong understanding of Supply Chain best practice systems and process
· Demonstrated the ability to be a self-starter and take initiative/ownership; adaptive and flexible to new ideas and change
· Strong Microsoft Excel skills
· LEAN certification
· Experience with continuous improvement & LEAN methodologies, project management
· Strong process documentation and mapping skills
Primary Responsibility is to initiate, plan and monitor improvement opportunities to increase cost competitiveness through efficiency, productivity and flexibility, according to Supply Chain best practices. Contribute and act as a strategic Supply Chain partner to the long-term vision of the entire Mars businesses (MWC, PN & Foods).
Strong communication skills, stakeholder management, conflict management, and a consumer focused lens are key in the identification & resolution of issues in support of business objectives. All activities must be accomplished by building relationships with both internal & external partners and supply sites, establishing clear mutual expectations, and monitoring performance to targets.
· Scalable business solutions (all segments)
· MSCE (Mars Supply Chain Excellence) deployment through Polaris
· Project lead (admin, reporting, day to day management)
· Operational deep dive facilitator for “off track” team objectives and KPIs
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.
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