Activity Manager - Royal Canin
Guelph, ON, CA
20h ago

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Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s 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 it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain.

It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off.

It’s 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 world’s best-loved brands : M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, 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.

Activity Manager

  • The Activity Manager is accountable for the successful delivery of Royal Canin Canada Cross-Pillar activities (Vet, SPT, PRO) including;
  • product innovation / renovation, new packs & sizes, sales samples, on-pack promotions and merchandising vehicles (pre-pack tools).

    The Activity Manager must define, manage / monitor timelines, implement the activity, resolve cross functional issues, early identification of issues based on leading indicators, ensure decisions are made and actions are taken, identify and communicate risks and adhere to the business and S&OP+ process.

    The Activity Manager is responsible for facilitating issue identification, alternatives and recommendations. The Activity Manager will also provide consultation on rationalization and support / maintenance activities.

    The Activity Manager owns the process protocol & continuous improvement for Activity Management, as well as helping to support the end-to-end planning process of the organization.

    What are we looking for?

  • Minimum 3-5 years externally in Project Management or Related Functioin or any function that interfaces with Activity Management (Marketing, Supply Chain, Sales)
  • Proven ability to engage and influence across functions and levels and build strong and objective internal partnerships.
  • Experience driving continuous improvement in process management
  • Experience dealing with ambiguity in a complex organization or setting
  • Excellent understanding of annual planning process internally (S&OP)
  • Experience in Agile project management an asset
  • Experience in areas such as (but not exclusive to) : activity management, product commercialization, project management and planning
  • What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Coordinate, communicate and report back on tracking of regionally led projects to ensure local timelines and requirements are being considered and ensuring there is a voice for the local market team at the regional level
  • Coordinate the development of project timelines, identify and agree in key decision points and issues. Understand / implement the business process and use it to plan and deliver the project to the highest levels
  • Facilitate the AM process : set up and chair meetings, resolve cross-functional issues and agree on actions arising, follow up on actions, define and report on milestones.
  • Keep team members fully updated on progress of the activity and ensure inputs from all functions are on time and as required.

    Identify critical decisions and ensure full sign-on to agreed solutions. Ensure that the project plan is developed, and all members of activity team sign on to it.

    Project manage to the final launch and review the activity

  • The Activity Manager will develop system and process improvements to help deliver best in class end-to-end planning. Enhance interconnectivity among functions to drive root cause analysis and continuous improvement
  • What can you expect from Mars?

  • Chance to work on world-renowned brands such as Royal Canin and Eukanuba within Mars, Inc.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity to work on Regional and Global level projects.
  • The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars
  • A criminal records check will be required for this position.

    Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.

    Mars Canada is committed to equity in employment and diversity. Mars Canada will provide an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

  • If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform Mars Canada of your requirements. For more information please review Mars Canada'
  • s Accessibility Policy and address any questions about that policy to MarsCanada.Accessibility

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