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Activity Manager (Royal Canin)
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Marketing,Project Management,Sales,Supply Chain
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: June 25, 2020
Job Location:

Guelph, ON
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Job Description

Activity Manager

The Activity Manager is accountable for the successful delivery of Royal Canin Canada Cross-Pillar activities (Vet, SPT, PRO) including; product innovation/renovation, new packs & sizes, sales samples, on-pack promotions and merchandising vehicles (pre-pack tools). The Activity Manager must define, manage/monitor timelines, implement the activity, resolve cross functional issues, early identification of issues based on leading indicators, ensure decisions are made and actions are taken, identify and communicate risks and adhere to the business and S&OP+ process. The Activity Manager is responsible for facilitating issue identification, alternatives and recommendations. The Activity Manager will also provide consultation on rationalization and support/maintenance activities. The Activity Manager owns the process protocol & continuous improvement for Activity Management, as well as helping to support the end-to-end planning process of the organization.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum 2+ years at Mars, in any function that interfaces with Activity Management (Marketing, Supply Chain, Sales)Orminimum 3-5 years externally in Project Management or Related Function
  • Proven ability to engage and influence across functions and levels and build strong and objective internal partnerships.
  • Experience driving continuous improvement in process management
  • Experience dealing with ambiguity in a complex organization or setting
  • Excellent understanding of annual planning process internally (S&OP)
  • Experience in Agile project management an asset
  • Experience in areas such as (but not exclusive to): activity management, product commercialization, project management and planning
What would be your key responsibilities?
    • Coordinate, communicate and report back on tracking of regionally led projects to ensure local timelines and requirements are being considered and ensuring there is a voice for the local market team at the regional level
    • Coordinate the development of project timelines, identify and agree in key decision points and issues. Understand/implement the business process and use it to plan and deliver the project to the highest levels
    • Facilitate the AM process: set up and chair meetings, resolve cross-functional issues and agree on actions arising, follow up on actions, define and report on milestones. Keep team members fully updated on progress of the activity and ensure inputs from all functions are on time and as required. Identify critical decisions and ensure full sign-on to agreed solutions. Ensure that the project plan is developed, and all members of activity team sign on to it. Project manage to the final launch and review the activity
    • The Activity Manager will develop system and process improvements to help deliver best in class end-to-end planning. Enhance interconnectivity among functions to drive root cause analysis and continuous improvement

    What can you expect from Mars?

    • Chance to work on world-renowned brands such as Royal Canin and Eukanuba withinMars, Inc.​
    • An industry competitive salary and benefits package
    • Opportunity to work on Regional and Global level projects.
    • The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars

    About Mars:

    Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5â„¢, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitalsâ„¢, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCAâ„¢ and Pet Partnersâ„¢.Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 125,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.


    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.


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