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Purchasing

Purchasing

BECOME A MARS PURCHASING ASSOCIATE

We aren’t your average business, and this isn’t your average Purchasing team. In fact, we refer to this team as Commercial because of the huge influence it has on the overall direction of our business — not to mention relationships with our suppliers, industry players and regulatory agencies. Our Commercial team gets to look across the entire supply chain and provides insight into everything from consumer perspectives to material functionality.

It’s more than just the quality of our products — it’s how they are made that makes them Mars. Our Purchasing Associates make sure our suppliers are committed to respecting human rights and the environment. Additionally, they are responsible for ensuring our sourcing practices reflect The Five Principles in every respect, including the long-term sustainability of all the materials we use. To do so, our Associates are free to invest in the long-term development of materials, technologies, origin countries and suppliers in order to advance our sustainability and other objectives.

ROLES WITHIN COMMERCIAL

The eight primary roles on the commercial team include:

  1. Raw materials buying
  2. Packaging buying
  3. Packaging development
  4. Services buying
  5. Capital buying
  6. Logistics buying
  7. Logistics execution
  8. Research and development services and technical intellectual property

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Success within the commercial team is related more to attitude than professional background. Typically, commercial associates hold degrees in:

  • Business Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Agriculture
  • Economics
  • Physical Sciences

No matter what skills you have, we always want you to achieve more. That’s why we encourage career development and education for all Associates through Mars University.

CURRENT PURCHASING POSITIONS

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