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Mars Procurement Leadership Experience Traineeship

Posted 16 Jan 2024
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0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Salary
€47,000 per year
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)
Start date
2 September 2024

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Are you ready to kickstart your career and shape the future of procurement leadership? Then start your career as a future leader through our comprehensive Mars Procurement Leadership Experience that lays a solid foundation for you as a future leader in procurement. Seize the opportunity to lead projects, manage teams and gain both local and international experience while making decisions in real time. The dynamic work environment will prepare you for the challenges of the future.

Embark on the Procurement Pathway

The Mars Procurement Leadership Experience is a three-year programme consisting of three 12-month rotations. These rotations offer you a diverse range of experiences in different areas of our organisation. This is your chance to contribute to the growth of Mars and further our renowned brands while receiving guidance for your professional and personal development. Engage in strategic business decisions, leading projects focused on procuring the right products, initially driven by quality and later at the optimal price. Make sustainability a priority and cultivate meaningful relationships with suppliers. Discover how your decisions today shape the future of our business.

As a Procurement Trainee, You Will Have the Opportunity to:

  • Participate in 3 rotations, gaining visibility, to find the leadership path that suits you best.
  • Manage teams and projects, fostering daily development.
  • Join our global trainee community, create lifelong connections, and contribute to a global business.
  • Undertake one rotation abroad for a broader perspective.

We're looking for recent graduates who obtained a master’s degree in 2023 or 2024 who embody:

  • A growth mindset, exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to build trust.
  • Passion for a future career in leadership.
  • Solid interest in procurement.
  • A dedicated focus on learning and development beyond their comfort zone.
  • Innovative thinking and a willingness to bring new ideas to Mars.
  • Fluency in English.

In Return, We Offer:

  • A competitive starting salary along with excellent benefits, including an annual company bonus and an annual salary increase.
  • Long-term investment in your growth through industry-leading development opportunities such as inspiring mentors, buddies, and training. You also get access to Mars University for continuous learning.
  • Flexible, hybrid work options that meet your needs to balance work and personal life.
  • The autonomy to determine your own career path and create a future that fits your goals.

We are a family owned global business. It gives us freedom to think in generations, not in years. It gives us responsibility to make decisions carefully. What we decide today should be the right way tomorrow. Our tomorrow starts with how we do business today.
As a Mars Associate, you have our ongoing commitment to your development as you work…


We are a family owned global business. It gives us freedom to think in generations, not in years. It gives us responsibility to make decisions carefully. What we decide today should be the right way tomorrow. Our tomorrow starts with how we do business today.
As a Mars Associate, you have our ongoing commitment to your development as you work across our world famous brands. We tailor our mentoring and coaching to each individual. We help you build a better tomorrow, through support today.

FMCG
Veghel
Active in 80 countries
3,500 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 34 years

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