New, „green“ office for Mars Austria’s market team
At the end of 2014 Mars Austria decided to bring its domestic market team, which until then had worked in two separate locations in the Breitenbrunn and Bruck factories, together in one new office in Vienna. Important criteria for the new location were an environment-friendly design, good transport connections and an efficient local infrastructure. The location finally chosen was the Rivergate Office Center: a state-of-the-art, architecturally outstanding office building on the banks of the River Danube, which had been awarded the globally recognized LEED certificate of the U.S. Green Building Council.
The common office for all domestic market associates makes every-day collaboration more simple and efficient. Being located in the country’s capital Vienna places it where new consumer needs and new marketing and sales trends first appear, and the nearby universities and colleges will enable Mars to continue attracting the finest talent.
With a team of experts from M.O.O.CON, a strategic consultancy for building corporate identity through sustainable workspace design, Mars Austria created an attractive new working environment: informal communication spaces and work lounges allow for a contemporary workstyle and foster creativity; the open, transparent design reflects Mars’s corporate culture, with its flat hierarchies and direct communication style; comfortable “quiet booths” are available to associates for concentrated work. Discreet design elements in cheerful colours echo the multifaceted brand world of Mars.
In the summer of 2015, the market teams of Mars Austria, Mars Baltics Balkan Adriatic and Royal Canin Austria moved into the new Vienna office. As can be expected from petfood manufacturers, "office dogs" are also welcome on the premises: around a dozen dogs are keeping company with their owners and the other members of the teams.