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Supply Chain Excellence Lead


Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000


Do you have a passion for driving Continuous Improvement and Effectiveness in Supply Chain? Mars is currently seeking a Supply Chain Lead l Program Manager for a critical role to manage the deployment of internal Continuous Improvement initiatives across our Supply Chain function. 


The Role


Do you have a passion for driving Continuous Improvement and Effectiveness? Mars Wrigley is currently seeking a Supply Excellence Lead l Program Manager to join our talented team in Melbourne and Ballarat. Reporting to Mars Wrigley Supply Chain Director, you will be accountable for development and performance of the Mars Wrigley Australian Supply Chain network, deployment of signature supply chain processes, and collaboration with regional peers to drive best practice. You will also initiate and manage the supply excellence program to ensure delivery against agreed objectives with local and segment supply teams.  


This role will play a critical part in driving internal change to ensure that Mars Wrigley is locally aligned to global supply standards. There will be a volume of program / project delivery and would be advantageous to have experience delivering large programs of work focussing on supply optimisation and automation. Any experience in new warehouse builds would be highly regarded. 

The successful candidate must be willing and able to travel between Melbourne and Ballarat, however can nominate either location as home  base. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the supply chain excellence team, consisting of 2 supply chain and logistics associates 
  • Design the supply chain excellence program for the Australian market in collaboration with the local stakeholders and Global / Regional Excellence fraternity 
  • Lead and Implement the supply chain transformation program as strategized and endorsed by local leadership 
  • Embraces the principles of LEAN and continuous improvement proactively seeking out and driving value creation opportunities in the framework of Mars’ signature Value Leadership program. Achieving and exceeding as required annual set targets.
  • Develop the Program Management Office for the supply chain excellence initiatives, in collaboration with the Regional Excellence team and local stakeholders, to ensure transparency on progress and delivery, whilst sourcing capable resources to enable this

The Ideal Candidate

  • Tertiary qualifications in Industrial Engineering/Engineering/Supply Chain management 
  • Demonstrated experience in Supply Chain and demand/customer management 
  • Ability to navigate high paced, ambiguous, driven environments 
  • Enjoys supporting and developing teams 
  • Experience in leading change initiatives or program management will be highly regarded 



About Us


Mars Wrigley Confectionery (MWC) is the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections, manufacturing great products which make consumers smile.

We are proud to make some of Australia’s most loved confectionery brands, including MARS®, M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, MALTESERS®, PODS® EXTRA®, SKITTLES®, STARBURST®, P.K.®, and JUICY FRUIT®.  Six of our famous brands are among the top 20 confectionery brands in Australia and our oldest brand, JUICY FRUIT®, has a heritage of over 100 years in Australia.  Since 1957 our refreshing gum products have been produced at our factory in Asquith, New South Wales and since 1979 we have been producing our delicious chocolates at our factory in Ballarat, Victoria.  


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Mars Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. 


At Mars Australia & New Zealand we prefer to manage all sourcing directly, please do apply to this role if you are interested. Introductions via agency will not be accepted.


Please APPLY NOW to send your application to Emma Thompson at Mars. 
Introductions via agency will not be accepted. 

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