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.
Gum & Mints business is critical to the Mars Wrigley value creation journey and is currently undergoing a significant transformation to set up the business for the future, including portfolio transformation. This role will we leading important transformational portfolio initiatives, in close collaboration with local markets (US, China, Germany/UK) and external partners, including:
- Defining how to play, within the future back opportunity spaces
- Delivering breakthrough innovation that will transform the future of the Gum & Mints portfolio
- Building new global brand/business within the identified opportunity space
What will be your key responsibilities?
This role has accountability & responsibility to lead cross functional team and unlock the defined consumer territories within the Gum & Mints portfolio in a manner that meets: unmet consumer needs, new technologies, new business models, new channels. Primary responsibilities include:
- Deliver new, breakthrough innovation platforms that fuel the core business/brands
- Build new global brand/business within the identified opportunity spaces
- Confirm accretive desirability, viability & feasibility of new platforms
- Ensure smooth hand over of the new platforms into the regions/markets for execution
- Intervene on strategic issues to support stewardship of the Gum & Mints Portfolio.