2Mars Incorporated Privately owned business World leader in each of our main marketsTurnover in excess of $35 billionOver 65,000 associates & 135 factories in more than 68 countriesProducts consumed in over 100 countries
3Privately owned business A Little About UsincorporatedPrivately owned business68,000 Associates230 Sites110 CountriesUS$ 36 Billion
5Main PurposeTo identify who Mars are as a corporationExplain MARS Drinks is part of Mars Incorporated, one of the largest privately owned family run companies in the world, with a global reputation for well known household brands. We don’t answer to share holders, we answer to our customers.MARS is renowned for developing market leading products within the 5 key business that is operates – Chocolate, Petcare, Drinks and Sugar products eg:Gum and food.MARS is guided by 5 principles that are reflected in all the work undertaken by each individualOther Useful InformationMARS Inc manufactures products that are sold all over the world and is a brand leader in 5 key businesses.In 2008 MARS Inc acquired the Wrigley BusinessSome brands you may not associate with Mars are Dolmio, Uncle Bens and Sheba (for example)Mars Drinks employs over 30,000 people worldwide and has a turnover of approx. $14 billion.
8Deliver the best tasting, hassle-free drinks you’ll ever get at work. Mars Drinks VisionDeliver the best tasting, hassle-free drinks you’ll ever get at work.
9Our BrandsMarket leader in office hot drink systems through five brands: KLIX®, FLAVIA®, Alterra Coffee Roasters™, The Bright Tea Co.™, Galaxy® Hot Chocolate
10Key StatisticsCore markets: UK & Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, USA, Canada677 associates2 product factories in UK & USA1 KLIX® machine factory in the UK and 3 external machine FLAVIA® factories in China, Malaysia & JapanTurnover in excess of $380m$3billion market opportunityOver 1.3 billion drinks
12Assistant Development Technologist- R&D ActivitiesNew product developmentQuality improvementLegal/consumer requirementsResearchSustainable supply of productsR&D ProcessSensoryValidation testing- Physical/Chemical/ MicrobiologicalSpecification creation & maintenanceScale up process- ProductionKey StakeholdersInternal- Procurement, Quality, Manufacturing, Logistics, MarketingExternal suppliers
13Team structure – Research and development SensoryResearchPackagingProduct developmentProduct assuranceTechnical academyAsst. Development technologist
14Key development areasTechnical development through research activities/ workshops/ coffee and tea schoolsTrial managementFood safety and systems auditingValidation through sensory and physical testingNegotiation and leadership skillsProject managementPresentation and organisational skills
15Knowledge and skills required Passion for technical development of beverage and food productsAbility to work independentlyGreat team worker with excellent communication skillsAttention to detail and action orientated with good planning skillsAbility to understand market trends and translate to efficient product delivery
19How can you join the Mars family? Send in your application – CV and covering letter by the 15th of November 2012.You will be invited to attend a Pre – assessment day (1st stage interview)– 15th of November 2012, held at the University of LeedsOn being successful, you will be invited to an Assessment day – tbc , held at Mars Drinks