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Supply Chain Industrial Engineer- Nashville, TN

Mars – Nashville, TN

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 Petcare is looking for a Supply Chain Industrial Engineer in Nashville, TN

Purpose of Role

This position is responsible for providing advanced analytics and optimization solutions to multiple functions within the supply chain. This role will be part of a functional team providing applications and tools, new research and insights. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for participating in engagement sessions and team collaboration events. In addition, this position is responsible for performing detailed and complex analyses of information from various sources to assist in managerial decisions as well as designing, developing and implementing tools and applications that lead to improved customer service and low logistics conversion costs (LCC). This position is also expected to create and lead projects that positively impact all aspects of Logistics performance, including transportation spend, warehousing, customer service and Do it Best initiatives. This position requires in depth knowledge of Supply Chain information systems in order to effectively analyze and recommend solutions across the network, to respond to the daily ad hoc information delivery requirements through the development of automated reporting as wells as develop tools that support the longer term strategy for the supply chain through mathematical based optimization, computer algorithms and heuristics.

As primary outputs, this position:

  • Fosters and develops working relationships within the Supply Chain, Customer Care, Demand Planning, S&F, Commercial, Regional Distribution Centers as well as third party customers.
  • Recognizes areas of opportunity for optimization within current supply chain process
  • Delivers high quality, robust applications, tools and insights to the business

The primary operational responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Develops recommendations and proposals that drive improvements to and support for the supply chain and the overall company strategic initiatives.
  • Maintain up-to-date expertise for a broad range of technical, analytical and information systems skills through attendance of user groups, in-house training and outside seminars.
  • Develop process to collect and incorporate business updates to logistics cost to serve model
  • Develop ongoing model iterations to support key decision points in the future customer centric network
  • Participating in engagement sessions and team collaboration events

Critical Functional Competencies

  • IT Operations
  • Technology Brokerage/Vendor Management
  • Systems Change Management
  • User Centricity

Key Functional Skills/Knowledge

  • Ensure the accuracy and quality of both input and final published cost and inventory models (internal to Mars Petcare or to Customers and Vendors)
  • Software Tools (within the standard desktop applications)
  • Knowledge management optimization and new decision support models
  • Strong analytical, decision quality and problem solving skills
  • Agility in Creativity, Innovation Management and Managing and Measuring Work
  • Broad and proficient knowledge of the product segment supply chain network
  • In depth understanding regional Customer dynamics
  • Strong influencing skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Broad experience in the overall supply chain (planning, manufacturing, order management, physical logistics operations).
  • In-depth knowledge of all supply chain systems and data repositories.
  • Understanding of customer behaviour and understanding of customer expectations and key KPIs.
  • Understanding of distribution, transportation, inventory management, and warehousing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in a supply chain, logistics or supply systems development.
  • BS/BA in Operations Research, Supply Chain, Computer Science, Industrial Systems Engineering or equivalent.
  • Proven experience leading or developing system changes within a team
  • Intermediate working and application development skills in each of the following or their equivalents:
  • Microsoft Excel, Access, VBA
  • Modelling software (Llamasoft)
  • Dashboard development (Tableau)
  • SAP / JDA Enterprise Planning Software (APO, WMS, TMS systems)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in a supply chain, logistics or supply systems development within a CPG environment.
  • GUI development / Programming experience
  • Experience working with and application development within:
  • Microsoft SQL


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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