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Global Strategy Manager - Chicago, IL

Mars – Chicago, IL

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize theres more to being in business than just making a profit. Thats the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because its never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. Its about how you can grab everything thats within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. Its about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means well all be a little better off. Its that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the worlds best-loved brands: M&Ms, SNICKERS, TWIX, MILKY WAY, DOVE, PEDIGREE, ROYAL CANIN, WHISKAS, EXTRA, ORBIT, 5, SKITTLES, UNCLE BENS, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl, 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 its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Mars Wrigley Confectionery is looking a Global Strategy Manager in Chicago, IL (GIC)
Purpose of Role: Global Strategy Manager will provide quantitative and qualitative support to enable strategic choices for Mars Wrigley Confectionery Global. The role will assist the CBUs and Regions in reaching todays potential while enabling the strategic choices for the Confectionery business of the future. Actively engages in Strategic Planning activities including OGSM tracking, Annual Measures Review, and Annual Board Presentation Prep. Responsible for managing and tracking Competitive Intelligence. Will be part of Strategy team which is responsible for Portfolio Management, Stakeholder Enrolment, and Market/Cross-CBU support.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Support the segment for Strategic Planning, including quarterly OGSM Tracking, annual OGSM Measures Refresh, and annual Measures Review. Work with FP&A, CBU Co-Pilots to quarterback the Annual Plan presentation to the Board.

  • Manage the repository of Competitive Intelligence. Quarterly review of Confectionery competitors, manage Competitor Briefing Books and support strategic decisions with competitive insights.

  • Portfolio Management, support development and execution and Role of Markets, work with CBU strategy to ensure execution of Role of Portfolio. Screening and evaluation of inorganic opportunities.

  • Stakeholder enrollment and alignment with Mars, Incorporated strategies. Manage process and contribute to board and MLT conversations. Work with Mars, Incorporated Corporate Strategy teams to ensure Confectionery alignment to Mars, Incorporated initiatives.

  • Support the Markets and CBUs with strategic exercises such as Competitive Simulation, Lead 2 Grows and Peer Assists.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 2-3 Years experience in strategy management consulting and/or investment banking

Minimum Education:
  • Bachelors degree from a top university in business or engineering required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree preferred

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Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

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