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Section Head Spreads and New Categories


Slough, RDG, GB



Section Head Spreads and New Categories

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial self-starter with strong business acumen to head up the Spreads & New Categories section of our Drinks & Treats business at Mars Wrigley Confectionery. This role will work cross functionally with a variety of stakeholders to bring to innovative products to market using the unique and loved Mars brands.  


What are we looking for?

  • Strong business acumen and skill in designing and developing strategy.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to move at pace.
  • Experience working in an SME business or environment.
  • The capability to motivate a cross functional team to deliver your mutual goals.
  • Proven decision-making quality, creativity of thought and comfort with ambiguity.


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • You will head up the Spreads & New Categories section of Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats leading a cross functional team to Identify and deliver short and long term category strategies.
  • You will identify and champion the optimum channels and product ranges for Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats sales generating model, delivering this via external co manufacturers and distributors.
  • You will work with suppliers and our R&D team to develop and deliver first class products to meet financial parameters.
  • You will ensure all launches are project managed cross functionally delivering against internal and external KPIs.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to take charge of your own career and development right across the Mars business.
  • Chance to see the impact your work has on some of the largest UK retailers.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package.
  • A flexible schedule that’s designed to give you the work/life balance you need to be at your best.