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Global Hazelnut & EMEA Nuts Lead


Slough, RDG, GB, SL1 4LG

JOB CATEGORY:  Commercial


Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager, Slough, UK


Salary: competitive


When we make brands that put smiles on people’s faces and create better moments for millions, we feel a sense of pride in our work! Today, our iconic products like M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, ORBIT®, EXTRA® and Skittles® are enjoyed in more than 180 countries.

Mars Wrigley currently has an opportunity for a Senior strategic sourcing manager to join our team. This role will be responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies to unlock value and drive sustainable competitive advantage in partnership with cross functional teams and suppliers.


What are we looking for?

  • Demonstrated experience working with multi-cultural teams in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • Experience in the development and execution of sourcing strategies.


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Opportunity to lead a diverse category team within the EU & CIS region leveraging  indirect people leadership skills.
  • Partner with suppliers and factory teams to lower total cost of ownership of raw materials to the business through exploring all logistics, processing, and specification levers.
  • Engage senior stakeholders both regionally and globally in sourcing strategies to ensure deployment success.
  • Identify areas of new opportunity for increasing value delivery.
  • Manage supply and quality challenges in partnership with stakeholders to ensure a steady pipeline of high quality materials to keep our factories running.
  • Ability to act as   business partner connecting suppliers with internal R&D and Marketing teams to bring new product offerings to shelf that premiuimise our portfolio.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance.
  • The chance to take hold of your own career and develop personally and professionally.


Closing date: 21st April 2021


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