Your tomorrow starts today
What do M&M’s®, Pedigree®, Extra®, Royal Canin®, MasterFoods®, Skittles®, Schmackos®, and Snickers® have in common? They’re all made by Mars!
Mars is behind some of the best loved brands in the world across multiple segments including Mars Petcare, Mars Wrigley Confectionary, Mars Food and Mars Edge. We’re a family business that’s been making products for people (and the pets that people love) for more than 100 years. We’re 100,000 self-proclaimed Martians — we’re pet obsessed, confectionery lovers, foodies, dream chasers and community builders — working across 76 different countries.
Here in Australia, we’re a family of over 2,200 associates spread across 9 locations across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Our seven factories produce 44 well-loved brands. We’re also proud to announce we’ve been recognised as the Best Places to Work in Australia by Great Place to Work!
We’re a diverse, extended family that wakes up every morning ready to make an impact—on our business and on the world. And, we do it by keeping The Five Principles at the heart of everything we do: Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutuality and Freedom. These principles inform our decisions and unite us across geographies, languages, cultures and generations.
We want to grow in a way that we can feel proud of, and we aim to create win-win situations for everyone we work with as we achieve that growth. From our consumers and customers to our business partners and the communities in which we operate, Mars is built to care. Doing business to benefit the whole means we have an impact on the whole world — one that reaches far beyond the walls of our offices and factories and into our communities and the lives of our farmers and suppliers. It’s what matters to our Associates. It’s how we turned a small confectionery business into a global company. And it’s how future generations will continue to operate.
At Mars, we are united through our inspiring purpose. Our global family and the common bond we share is beyond any other. We all take pride in our unique way of doing business and empower every Associate to learn, expand, dream and develop.
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Mars: Tomorrow Starts Today
1. Develop your future
A career at Mars means you’ll have access to many exciting and challenging jobs across our diverse businesses. Learning is done on-the-job, and we value deep and broad experiences. It means you’ll have freedom to explore, discover, and pursue the passions that get you going every morning. Because here, you will grow beyond your current aspirations and develop the whole you. If you’re open to opportunity, & big responsibility, you will find it at Mars.
2. Belong to something bigger
At Mars we are a relationship-driven culture, and it’s how we build our relationships that is most important. Collaborating with others is how you will get your work done. We celebrate the teams we work in, and our Associates nurture an environment of caring. You won’t be alone – you’ll have great managers, mentors and coaches along the way. We are all in it together. And because of this, you will meet many lifelong friends in this family we call Mars.
3. Be proud of the work you do
In a time where most companies have their statement of values, we are proud that we have a unique way of doing business. The Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – are at the heart of our company and have been with us since the beginning. They unite us. They’re our DNA. Together, we can make the world a better place and achieve mutuality with everyone we touch, like our communities and even the planet. The Five Principles will be the cornerstone of your career, and working together, we will deliver superior results and growth we are proud of.
4. Make a difference
Across the globe, our Associates help make the world a better place by creating mutual benefits for our business and the lives we touch. Individual Associates have the opportunity to build lasting, meaningful relationships in their communities through company-sponsored paid time off to volunteer. These include international volunteer programs, as well as our many local community initiatives. We encourage all of our Associates to get involved, learn about the communities that are critical to our business and improve lives along the way.
5. A different kind of employee
Employees at Mars are known as Associates for a reason — we expect each and every one to run the business as if it were their own. Because, in a way, it is. From the factory floor to the boardroom, the expectation is the same: You’ll have an uncommon freedom to take responsibility and ownership of your work, whatever it might be.
6. Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity helps us more clearly understand the world — the varied backgrounds and combined talents of our Associates make us a better business. We give our business units the freedom to shape culturally sensitive practices that go hand-in-hand with our commitment to respect, collaboration and communication.
7. Variety of jobs
Whether it’s confectionery or petcare, manufacturing or accounting, Mars operates its business the same — to us it’s all Mars. Likewise, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a scientist or a sales professional, we’re here to help you reach your maximum potential. We offer an amazing variety of roles in functions including Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing, Research and Development, Sales and Supply Chain.
8. Our Graduate Program – The Mars Leadership Experiences
As you continue working hard at your studies or begin thinking about next steps, consider the Mars Leadership Experiences. Our Leadership Experiences combine diverse experiences and continuous learning for students and graduates with an investment in you that’s personalised to you. Humble-and-hungry students and grads will quickly find that our unique culture grows the person as well as the professional, and opens up opportunities to explore many distinct careers as a leader within our organisation.
9. Pay and benefits
As an Associate at Mars, you can enjoy all kinds of great perks including competitive pay and benefits packages, company outings, open offices and fun freebies. Some of our locations even have onsite gym facilities, or even let you bring your pets to work! More than anything, we want our Associates to have rewarding careers that bring them pride.
Visit www.mars.com/careers or www.marsgraduates.com.au to learn more, and check out our amazing roles!