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Industrial Engineering Director


Newark, NJ, US, 07104


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.


Job Title:        Industrial Engineering Director

Location:        Newark, NJ (being based at alternate Wrigley Confectionery sites will also be considered)

Segment:        Mars Wrigley Confectionery



This role is responsible for supply strategy development, planning, and deployment within the region.  The role will act as a catalyst to change, challenging the status quo to ensure that our network remains competitive (e.g. on cost development and volume allocation).  This role drives Value Leadership (VLiC) in the network and supports the Regional CAB priorities to support the businesses objectives.  This role will lead the Supply perspective through PMR as a core team member and enabling our quality growth ambitions. 




  • Recruit, educate and develop a diverse group of high caliber associates
  • Ensure a robust talent pipeline including team succession plans
  • Identify and close competency skill gaps in the IE community
  • Champion effectiveness and functional competency building in the industrial engineering teams
  • Motivate associates through skills development and responsibility in a professional environment
  • Manage, encourage, and reward appropriate risk taking and innovative thinking
  • Create a winning environment through high levels of associate engagement



  • Member of the MAKE Leadership team
  • Develop and deploy 2 to 5-year segment strategies and capacity planning across the network
  • Manage the development and delivery of a strategic CAB that supports the agreed 3-year activity set and supply strategies
  • Manages VLiC pipeline sufficiency
  • Collaborate with Supply, Engineering, R&D and Marketing Directors
  • Drive measurements, standards, and reporting to foster continuous improvement environment



  • Maximize asset utilization through capacity planning
  • Ensure effective project management skills within team
  • Drive innovation into our business solutions



  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership to the supply community (projects and activities)
  • Organize/manage teams to meet objectives of the Strategic Cells and the Mars Wrigley NA CAB
  • Developing, fostering and sustaining a winning environment which promotes trust and confidence within a High Performance team structure
  • Manage and facilitate cross-functional teamwork
  • Role model 5 Principles and GLM
  • Actively participate in the director level activities




  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (or similar); advanced degree in Engineering or MBA preferred


Knowledge & Experience

  • 10 - 15 years experience in applicable technical business position in food, beverage, pharmaceutical or related industry
  • Advanced working knowledge of consumer goods, operations & engineering
  • Working knowledge of business financials & performance and marketing
  • Supply chain management
  • Activity and change management processes
  • Advanced knowledge of corporate capital management
  • Managing projects and project teams
  • Multi-unit, segment and/or site experience
  • Ability to travel up to 30%


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.


Nearest Major Market: Newark
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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