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Procurement Operations Analyst

Mars, Incorporated
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize theres more to being in business than just making a profit. Thats 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 its never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. Its about how you can grab everything thats within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. Its about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means well all be a little better off. Its 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 worlds best-loved brands: M&Ms, SNICKERS, TWIX, MILKY WAY, DOVE, PEDIGREE, ROYAL CANIN, WHISKAS, EXTRA, ORBIT, 5, SKITTLES, UNCLE BENS, 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.


The position will manage the inbound supply chain of several critical cocoa raw materials Cocoa Beans, White Chocolate. This role is responsible to work with internal and external stakeholders to create supply chain plans to ensure continued quality supply of material. This role will also be responsible for partnering with stakeholders to manage the cocoa certification program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (each item should account for 10% or more)

Execute the In-bound Cocoa Supply Chain Strategy to achieve World Class In-bound Supply Chain.

Utilize the Lean / Six Sigma Process to analyze, develop and execute the Operational Strategy to ensure the direct materials sustainable supply to meet the business needs

Work closely with R&D and Supply Divisions to identify, develop, and maximize the cost reduction opportunities through developing productivity pipeline

Partners closely with Strategic Sourcing Managers to align on the category sourcing strategy. Develops operational execution plan for these strategies, including, but not limited to, qualification of new material, new suppliers within manufacturing; new supplier on-boarding, measure and manage supplier performance, inventory level setting and inventory transition plans to minimize cost to the business. Lead the risk mitigation plan for the inbound supply chain to ensure the competitive and sustainable supply and meet the Company sustainability objective

Responsible for the support of all new product launches, line extensions, and execution of continuous improvement programs as it relates to direct materials. This includes leading the procurement new material introduction process, working closely with sourcing, R&D, supply chain, and factory procurement to commercialize all new packaging and ingredient materials to the factory.

Work closely with Supplier Quality Assurance to ensure the suppliers to meet the Quality Standard and mitigate potential supplier quality and food safety issues.


Negotiate, construct and implement the Operational Strategy for North America Supply Chain and ensure the strategy and execution plan to be aligned at engaged matter with the internal and external stakeholders

Responsible for develop the supply risk mitigation plan and ensure 0% food safety related issue.

Accountable and Responsible for financial KPI (Working Capital etc)

Accountable and Responsible for developing the SOP( Standard Operational Process) to systemize the Supply Risk Mitigation process



Minimum: Bachelor's Degree required. Area of study should include Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics and Finance

Related Experience/Requirements:


1-3 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance, Project Management in a progressive environment.

Knowledge of Finance data analysis

Solid experiences on supplier scorecards/performance models, continuous improvement programs and supplier relationship management.


Preferred: 3+ years of experience in supply chain/business operations for direct category

Lean / Six Sigma project execution experiences. Experience in SAP or other ERP systems is a plus


Minimum: Strong alignment skills with the ability to communicate vision and gain alignment with internal stakeholders both internally and externally

Strong analytical skills, with thought leadership that drives strategy and execution

Strong project management skills;

Sound interpersonal skills enabling the incumbent to work effectively within cross-functional teams

Solid Computer Skills, experience to use the Excel or database analyze the data is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to travel 15%


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.

Posted: 2019-10-10 Expires: 2019-11-08
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