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Mars Procurement Recognized for Excellence in Career Development

08/04/2016

There are many reasons why people choose a place to work – the culture, the people and the discipline – but ask Mars Associates what matters to them most, and you’ll find that career development opportunities is a common answer. At Mars, our greatest asset is our people, and we recognize the importance of providing them opportunities to grow personally and professionally while at Mars.

We are thrilled to celebrate the most recent recognition of our efforts in this area with the Global 2016 Procurement Employer Award. This prestigious award acknowledges Mars Commercial’s excellence and dedication to Associate training, learning and development, as well as innovation in the function. Since 2014, Commercial has delivered more than 36,000 hours of functional training, from foundational courses to trainings tailored to individual interests. The World Procurement Awards are dedicated to rewarding and recognizing the best initiatives, individuals and companies, and Mars is honored to be part of them.

“While Associates have always been at the heart of our business function, over the last three years, Commercial has made Talent Development our number one priority,” said Christina Isabell Taylor, Global Commercial Talent & Learning Director. “We firmly believe that great people are a key to our success and having a great employer proposition is essential to attract the right talent into our organization.”

We want all 80,000 of our Associates around the world to be challenged and explore their skills every single day, and we do this through a mixture of classroom, mentorship and real-world education.

Everyone at Mars has a personal development plan, as well as access to innovative educational offerings through Mars University. We firmly believe that a development plan, paired with a mentor and education opportunities, is the strongest foundation for creating a career path.

In addition, Mars’ Graduate Development Program provides future leaders with the tools they need pursue their chosen career path and make a very real impact on our business and the world. Our Graduate Associates gain a broad business perspective, and many go on to hold senior positions at Mars.

We are proud of Mars Commercial’s World Procurement Awards win, and the work we do around the world to help our Associates reach their full potential. At Mars, we believe this dedication to personal growth is a huge part of what makes our company a Great Place to Work.