A mutually rewardingexperience.
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.
The Direct Junior Buyer is responsible for the regional / local deployment of the strategic sourcing of defined category according to the Royal Canin specification and global strategy.
The position will work with stakeholders and suppliers to deliver value for quality, money and ensure supply chain continuity through implementation of the sourcing strategy, supplier development and supply chain optimization.
Key responsabilities :
Sourcing Strategy development
Job holder is part of the European Commercial Direct Team (France, Poland and Austria).
He or she is responsible for supplier relationships and delivering a competitive advantage from leveraging those relationships.
This position will drive continuous improvement with suppliers in respect of the sustainability policy and to support growth toward health nutrition and individualization.
This position works in a pair relationship with SQA.
This role will partner with a broad range of stakeholders across Commercial, Quality & food safety, Formulation, Marketing and Supply.
Direct portfolio : Packaging (From Primary to Third) & Raws (Low risk category)
Minimum : Bachelor Degree preferably in a science or business related discipline or local equivalent diploma. Preferred : Engineering or Commercial (BAC+5) level
3 years of experience in Supply Chain / Purchasing and / or manufacturing role
Experience working in diverse teams and a matrix organization
Proven ability to build long term, mutually beneficial relationships
Free to travel up to 25% of the time
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