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Events Manager, Vets and Breeders

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.


Event Manager, Vets and Breeders (JWB, Nutro, Greenies)


Salary to £37,800 dependent on skills and experience

plus 8% bonus and excellent benefits





Natural represents already 2/3 of the innovations launched in the UK. As category thought leader, Mars PNUK wants to accelerate its natural agenda in the specialist channel via the integration of James Wellbeloved, the launch of Nutro and the relaunch of Greenies.




As part of the marketing activation team for natural SPT brands, this role is key to deliver against one of the 3 key pillars of the strategy: advocacy.

The event manager will define and deliver the events strategy and marketing communication strategy with Vets and Breeders to leverage their recommendation for James Wellbeloved, Nutro and Greenies. A close collaboration with the rest of the marketing team, sales and corporate affairs will key for success as well as enthusiasm for project management and passion for pets.

This role will report to the Marketing Activation Controller within the PNUK marketing team.




Develop and execute annual plan for shows and events with clear KPIs
Co-develop marketing communication plan to Vets and Breeders in partnership with sales and corporate affairs
Manage and review budget
Post analysis of each event to make recommendation for the year after
Ownership of 3rd party relationship


Background in sales, marketing or events management
Worked within Petcare industry or strong passion for pets



Peer relationship
Action oriented / Drive for results
Motivating others / Great presentation skills
Planning and priority setting
Attention to detail

In return we offer:


Great career progression
Range of in-house training
Competitive salary, bonus and range of large company benefits

We know it's important to you to find out as much about us as possible, so following a review of your CV the first stage will be a telephone interview with the hiring manager and a chance for you to ask lots of questions. If successful, you will be invited to an interview day. Don't worry we will give you plenty of time to prepare.


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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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