Activity Leader
Mars
Panama
hace 6 días
source : Successfactors

A mutually rewardingexperience.

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.

Lead the development and execution of the Mars Caribbean & Central America activity pipeline in line with business strategy in line with S&OP principles to fuel portfolio growth, through stage-

gate process management and strong multi-functional process leadership and governance.

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.

Driving improved ways of working between business teams to drive an efficient and effective portfolio management approach, the accountabilities of this role include :

  • Provide governance and control over future product portfolio change activities, ensuring delivery to agreed scope, business case and right first time, on time execution
  • Facilitate the local Portfolio Management Review PMR as the first step of the S&OP+ process, managing decisions, escalations, risks and opportunities
  • Ensure effective maintenance of an optimal Product Portfolio for the local business unit (product lifecycle management, including portfolio decomplexity)
  • Key Responsibilities

  • Lead cross functional teams reviews to manage innovation pipeline and stage gate submission to S&OP Step 1 (PMR Portfolio Management Review)
  • Document stage gate process in compliance with Quest to give effective and quality input to S&OP process, by giving visibility of changes in timings, scope and size of prize linked to risks and opportunities
  • Be the gatekeeper for the activity management system & system protocol
  • Ensure that all portfolio activities affecting the CCA Business Unit are implemented according to the agreed scope, meeting the agreed KPI’s and in line with the required project timing.
  • Become the key contact with Mars affiliates from a portfolio perspective. Defining and optimizing WOW’s and processes between units.
  • Lead the CCA Step 1 Product Management Review forum according to S&OP process principles
  • Continually lead improvements to current ways of working to drive an efficient & effective portfolio management approach that is based on S&OP process principles.
  • Product lifecycle management, including portfolio decomplexity : continual management of total portfolio performance and drive actions to avoid uncontrolled range proliferation and increased business complexity.
  • Job Specifications / Qualifications

    State the minimum education, knowledge, skills and experience this position requires. State the physical

    and / or mental requirements for the role (e.g. stand for x hours, lift x weight, concentration on repetitive

    tasks). Please distinguish any preferred qualifications.

    Note : May differ from the current job holder’s own skills and experience.

    1. Education & Professional Qualification

  • 2 -3 years experience in similar position (portfolio / project manager) not limited to consumer goods industry
  • BA Business Administration or Industrial Engineering
  • English (90%), Spanish
  • 2. Knowledge / Experience

  • Experience in project management. Multiple examples of managing projects with a regional scope with multiple stake holders.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Must be able to influence and motivate at all levels within the business in order to achieve objectives.
  • Show clear examples of influencing without authority.

  • Experienced creating and streamlining processes
  • Well-developed organization skills to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • 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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