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Strategic Operations Manager
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Financial ,Logistics,Operations
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: March 23, 2020
Job Location:

Bolton, ON
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Job Description

Strategic Operations Manager

This role manages buying operations activities as well as local sourcing activities in a region in order to create a lean end-to-end support for a specific group of goods and services (Logistics) in the indirect sourcing area for several sites and/or countries across multiple Mars segments (such as MWC, Petcare, and Food).

What are we looking for?

  • 5 years of professional experience, ideally with supplier/customer management experience & financial acumen within Logistics/Transportation
  • Bachelor’s degree / Master’s degree preferred

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Purchase indirect goods & services by securing price, capacity & service levels in line with commitments to the business and as per the sourcing strategies by applying a wide range of sourcing tools
  • Acts as the liaison between the sites and, or Business units and the sourcing managers to communicate changing business needs (e.g. specification, volume changes, etc.) and its impact to MSSM’s.
  • Works with other functions to support new product launches, line extensions, and execution of continuous improvement programs for indirect goods and services in scope for the role
  • Support supplier performance reviews on a regular basis. Develop & implement a continuous improvement action plan. Monitor changes and adjust the plan as needed to sustain performance results

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Chance to work on world-renowned brands such as Pedigree, Skittles and Uncle Ben’s withinMars Inc.​
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package
  • 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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