Mars Belgium Careers – Meet Our Associates in Belgium
Meet Our Associates

MEET OUR ASSOCIATES IN BELGIUM

DOING A WORLD OF GOOD

Mars Belgium Associates are proud to be part of Mars and they love what they do. From the factory floor to the boardroom, each Associate is given the freedom to take responsibility and ownership of their work, whatever their role. In return we provide programs, tools and opportunities to build the skills they need to succeed and grow their careers. So they can make a difference every day. But don’t take our word for it – let our Associates tell you themselves.

WHAT OUR ASSOCIATES ARE SAYING

ANNEMIE HUENAERTS
Sales Manager Out Of Home
"In 2013, I went to India for a week as part of the Mars Ambassador Program focused on women’s empowerment. I provided training on business topics to women farmers who run cooperatives. It was ultimately a rich lesson in mutuality. For me, sustainability extends across generations and is not only about production and our planet’s resources but also about giving women the right opportunities, worldwide. So that everyone’s lives improve.”
WALTER DE MAN
Global Nutrition & Scientific Affairs Director
"My job is focused on the health & wellbeing strategy at Mars Food, thinking about how our products can contribute to a healthy and varied diet for families and how we can improve the nutritional composition of our products by for example reducing the amount of salt and sugar or adding vegetables and fibres. I’ve worked for Mars for nearly 30 years and feel privileged to pass on my knowledge to the young and talented new generation of Associates."
ISABELLE AELVOET
Global Petcare Sustainability Director
"As a pet lover, I completely understand that dog and/or cat owners across the world trust our brands and it is my task to meet that expectation with an ambitious sustainability agenda for our pet food. So I am proud of our commitment only to use fish and shellfish from certified sustainable fishing by 2020. Moreover, we are well on the way to achieve this. Pets make our lives better and that is why we are doing this important work: making a better life for pets."

WHAT ARE ASSOCIATES ARE DOING

UB FIT 360° WELLBEING PROGRAM ENERGIZES ASSOCIATES IN OLEN

The Mars Food Wellbeing Team in Olen, Belgium, launched UB Fit in 2010. This program — made for Associates, by Associates — includes activities about nutrition and healthy eating, exercise, programs for children, and individual food consultation sessions. After just one year, more than 87 percent of plant Associates were involved in the program.

Learn About UB Fit 360°

TAKE YOUR PET TO WORK WEEK

As global leaders, Mars Petcare is passionate about pets and knows that having pet friendly offices is good for both employees and their dogs. Dogs in the office can offer a sense of comfort, relieve stress, increase physical activity and even improve productivity and happiness. And Mars has the research to prove it.

Read About Take Your Pet To Work Week

MARS OLEN BROWN TEAM SHIFT BRINGS JOY TO NEEDY MEMBERS OF LOCAL COMMUNITY

When the Brown Team shift at Mars Food Olen started to plan their annual team building activity, they had no idea it would be one of the most engaging events they had ever taken part in. The 15-strong team held a brainstorm during their shift meeting and decided to cook for people in need.

READ ABOUT THE BROWN TEAM’S ANNUAL TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY

MARS BELGIUM VOLUNTEERS JOIN FORCES AGAINST LITTER

Mars Belgium is keen to contribute to the well-being and cleanliness of the community in which its Associates live and work as part of the Mars Sustainable In a Generation Plan. In December 2017, around 50 Mars Belgium Associates volunteered to clean up the streets near their office in Zaventem by organizing a clean-up and awareness campaign in the fight against litter.

READ HOW THE VOLUNTEERS CLEANED UP THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY