Mars Leadership Experience - September 2023

Verden (Germany)
Student / Recent Graduate
Mars GmbH
Business & Management

The Job

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 125,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow. Job Description: Your future as a leader starts today! Mars Leadership Experience Traineeship Start date: 1 September Location: Verden, Cologne or Unterhaching Kickstart your career as a leader with the Mars Leadership Experience (MLE) traineeship program. This program provides a comprehensive grounding in business leadership, giving you the opportunity to manage projects, lead teams, and gain local and international exposure while making real-world decisions. The fast-paced work environment will prepare you for the challenges of tomorrow. The MLE program is divided into three 12-month rotations, providing you with a diverse range of experiences across different areas of our business, including Demand (Sales, Category Management, Marketing), Supply (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics), and Digital (Data & Analytics, Project Management, Functional Applications & Strategy). As a MLE trainee, you will have the opportunity to: Participate in 3 rotations, giving you visibility to find the right leadership path for you Manage teams and projects, allowing you to develop every day Join our global trainee community, make lifelong friends, and join a global business We are looking for recent graduates with a Master's degree in 2022 or 2023 who possess: A growth mindset, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to instill trust Passion for their future career as a leader A strong focus on learning and development outside their comfort zone Out-of-the-box thinking and a willingness to bring new ideas to Mars Fluency in German & English In return, we offer: A very competitive starting salary Access to inspiring mentors and buddies to help you grow Flexible, hybrid working options Dogs in the office (depending on the office) What can you expect from Mars? Work with over 130,000 like-minded 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.

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