Activity ManagerActivity Manager
Mars, Incorporated and its Affiliates
Panama, 8, PA
hace 14 días

LOCATION : Panama, 8, PA

Panama, 8, PA


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy.

And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.

What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it.

And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-

term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off.

It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love.

With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands : M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®.

Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, 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 its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

To deploy S&OP process principles to lead the development and execution of the Mars Caribbean & Central America activity pipeline in line with business strategy.

Generating activities in the marketplace is critical to ensure continuing business share growth. At the same time, product lifecycles of the core portfolio need to be managed to avoid uncontrolled range proliferation and escalating business complexity.

Working closely with Caribbean and Central America business teams across Supply and Demand, the accountabilities of this role include :

  • Development and leadership of MCCA Step 1 Product Management Review in line with S&OP process principles
  • Ensuring right first time, on time execution of all portfolio activities affecting Caribbean and Central America markets
  • Driving improved ways of working between business teams to drive an efficient and effective portfolio management approach
  • Align and communicate objectives, agreements and changes throughout the lifecycle of projects based on a project charter
  • Lead the MCCA Step 1 Product Management Review forum according to S&OP process principles against a defined set of KPIs to fuel portfolio growth and market share increase. This includes :
  • Idea generation & filtering : identification, evaluation & selection of innovation / portfolio / activation opportunities
  • Project resource management : alignment of the necessary resources (human, financial etc) to manage and implement the selected opportunities
  • Stage Gate decision making : ensure that aligned decisions are taken at the right time according to the stage gate process and in support of the agreed project timeline
  • Develop Project Charter and Recommendations for all activities in MCCA and be the gatekeeper for the Activity Management System and system protocols.
  • Post Launch Review : assessment of project financial expectations against actual market performance and identification of the necessary corrective and preventive actions
  • Product lifecycle management, including portfolio decomplexity : continual management of total portfolio performance and drive actions to avoid uncontrolled range proliferation and increased business complexity.
  • Become the key contact with Mars affiliates from a portfolio perspective. Defining and optimizing WOW’s and processes between units.
  • Ensure that the Step 1 Product Management Review functions as an integral element of the MCCA Regional S&OP+ process.
  • Right First Time, On Time Execution
  • Ensure that all portfolio activities affecting the MCCA Business Unit are implemented according to the agreed scope, meeting the agreed KPI’s and in line with the required project timing.
  • Facilitate aligned business decision making in exceptional cases where circumstances dictate that the original plan is no longer feasible.
  • Improved ways of working
  • Continually lead improvements to current ways of working to drive an efficient & effective portfolio management approach that is based on sound S&OP process principles.
  • Key focus areas are :

  • MCCA Step 1 Product Management Review
  • MCCA Unit Supply
  • MCCA Segment & Activity Management teams
  • Note : May differ from the current job holder’s own skills and experience.

    1. Education & Professional Qualification

  • 5 years experience in similar position, not limited to consumer goods industry
  • BA Business Administration or Industrial Engineering
  • English (90%), Spanish
  • 2. Knowledge / Experience

  • Vast experience in project management. Multiple examples of managing projects with a regional scope with multiple stake holders.
  • Show clear examples of influencing without authority
  • Experienced creating and streamlining processes
  • 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.

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