S&OP+ Lead

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bolton
  • 125 - 150
  • Salary: 125 - 150

Mars, Incorporated and its Affiliates

Job Description:

The S&OP+ Lead role works as the strategic partner for the unit leadership to drive a holistic linkage of the enterprise OGSM’s deployment in-year by owning the signature S&OP+ process.

What are we looking for?

  • Undergrad or MBA or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 8 years business experience with 3+ years of Business and Financial Planning and/or financial investment experience
  • Track record of success in at least 2 of the following 3 areas: Demand functions (Marketing, Sales); Supply functions (Operations, Industrial Engineering, Commercial Purchasing, Logistics); Support functions (Finance, Personnel). Experience in planning role (business planning or financial investment planning) in 1 of these areas is a prerequisite
  • Strong analytical capabilities and in-depth understanding of business/financial interrelationships between marketing/sales strategies, pricing, volumes, and cost structure. Understanding of basic internal financial measures such as earnings and Cash flow.
  • Analysis and Evaluation of Business Activities – Advanced expertise in Trend Analysis, financial modelling and variance analysis, ROI evaluation and KPI/Metrics management through corporate dashboards etc.
  • Training in Sales and Operations planning process
  • Clearly demonstrated excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience evaluating the performance of the business and what levers should be pulled to drive performance
  • Well-developed organization skills to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Proven analytical capabilities coupled with the ability to identify issues, obtain mutual agreement as to the resolution and implement change.
  • Must have a high degree of self-direction with the ability to constantly seek innovative ways to perform tasks in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Must be proactive, high energy, detailed-oriented when appropriate, results-oriented and willing to initiate and nurture change.

What will be your key responsibilities?


  • Overarching facilitator of the entire S&OP+ process for the local business and key market representative to the NA Regional processes. Governs existing S&OP+ in accordance with agreed processes & principles
  • Step 5 (MBR) Facilitator: Prepares agenda and facilitates decision making by the CPLT and develops escalation cases to raise to the Regional S&OP process
  • Proactively managing any risks & opportunities through effective and collaborative communication with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders
  • To ensure business ability to identify and react to changes in planned performance and in the competitive environment

Integrated business planning and coordination

  • Maintaining a 360-degree view of the organization and tight-knit relationships to be able to provide context and perspective on organizational problems. Utilize strong leadership skills to build, maintain and promote positive working relationships within local unit cross-functional areas.
  • To develop the high performing team collaboration to facilitate empowered, team based decision making
  • To promote managing through systems and processes across the business

Change management

  • To lead critical projects for the enterprise, developing and leading the change program, to enable positive project outcomes.

Enterprise Perspective / Collaboration / Influence

  • To act with overall enterprise objectives and foster collective and sound problem solving and decision making

Project & Change Management

  • To promote managing through systems and processes across the business
  • To lead critical projects for the enterprise, developing and leading the change program, to enable positive project outcomes.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse 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.

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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