Sustainable Sourcing Manager SEA

  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 10

Position description

At Mars, we believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This job exists within Mars Wrigley to enable the delivery of our Mars Sustainable in a Generation Plan, driving impact across both Healthy Planet and Thriving People pillars, while differentiating Mars Wrigley brands with customers and consumers.


This role plays an integral part in the delivery of our Palm Positive Plan- our global ambition for sustainable Palm Oil- with a particular focus on South East Asia supply chains. The Sustainable Sourcing Manager will bring a strong performance management approach and technical subject matter expertise to further the development and implementation of a deforestation-free supply chain while advancing respect for human rights of palm plantation workers and indigenous communities.


What are we looking for?


  • Degree or Masters in Agriculture, Sustainability, International Relations, Development Studies, Environmental Sciences or equivalent.
  • At least 3-5 yrs experience of implementing sustainable sourcing programs with the private sector or within development organisations is critical. Preferably this experience was gained in a commercial environment with knowledge of supply chain management, the palm oil sector and in emerging economy environments.  
  • Experience of delivering through others and working in SE Asia/ across diverse cultures as well as leading and participating in industry coalitions is preferred.
  • Willing to work with global time zones
  • Key Mars Leadership Competencies: Drives Results, Managing and Measuring Work, Manages Ambiguity, Communicates Effectively, Builds Networks
  • Key Functional Competencies: Commercial and Category Expertise, Sourcing Strategy Development, Supply Chain Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Responsible Sourcing


What will be your key responsibilities?


  • Oversee the Palm Positive 3M process (Map, Monitor, Manage) working closely with the palm data analyst to deliver a deforestation-free supply chain through ongoing traceability, satellite monitoring and grievance management
  • Lead supplier performance management and adherence to our Palm Principles and Criteria through critical KPIs and regular performance meetings  
  • Manage alignment and ongoing coordination with implementing partners, Including progress and budget reporting
  • Ensure maintenance of Mars' RSPO certification commitments and annual Chain of Custody Audit


  • Lead our evolving Palm landscape strategy and management of key landscape programs
  • Support scaling of our human rights agenda through deployment of key programs focused on responsible recruitment of palm workers and beyond


  • Lead critical external and internal reporting processes on Palm Positive progress working with the palm data analyst to ensure data quality and completeness


  • Represent Mars in key industry forums, driving breakthrough collective action In support of our Palm Positive ambitions  (e.g. CGF, RSPO, POCG).

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.




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.

About Mars:
Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL® and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, 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 our 130,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.

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