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Strategic Operations Senior Manager

LOCATION:  Guangzhou, 44, CN
JOB CATEGORY:  Commercial
A mutually rewarding experience.

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.


Lead APAC regional deployment of Keystone program in China & Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and own overall project management, coordination, execution, control and completion of identified deliverables in the region across MGS through collaboration with MGS service functions (MCS / MFS, MGS Commercial Indirect, MIS) to deliver a Fit for Purpose, Amazon-like buying experience, for our Associates across Mars. 


Deployment of Keystone in China and ANZ will provide

Easy to use buying experience to associates
Improve the control over spend in those countries.
Make it easy for associates to comply and manage risk for the business.
Further enable MGS to generate further efficiencies through automation, consistency, and sharing of best practices 


Overall Accountabilities - Regional, Cross-functional Project Leadership

Lead the regional, cross-functional project team to deliver the Guided Buying (Indirects) S2P solution, leveraging project management framework and software development Lifecycle methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall etc.)
Leads regular Regional Project Board reviews – ensuring necessary pre-work, documentation and deliverables in place; regular status reporting to Keystone global PMO, and takes guidance & coaching from Global Program Team as necessary.
Responsible for the overall project management, coordination, execution, control and completion of identified deliverables associated with Source-to-Pay transformation.
Work closely with all stakeholders MGS Commercial Indirect / MCS / MFS / MIS as well as core project team, to ensure alignment to timelines, costs, and track mutual dependencies.
Responsible for managing the end-to-end regional deployment project as well as work streams under the project to meet the required business objectives in a rapidly changing environment.
Responsible for project scope changes to prevent scope clutter, ensure project delivers the capabilities and business outcomes on time and on budget.
Track key qualitative and quantitative metrics in delivering benefits for both suppliers and Mars in deployment countries
Follow & contribute in developing regional deployment practices for Keystone Program to be re-applied in future deployments


About the company

Mars is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services, with US$33 billion in annual sales in 2015,and is ranked as the 6th largest privately held company in the United States

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