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External Manufacturing Specialist


For Mars Food Europe, Oud-Beijerland, we are looking for an External Manufacturing Specialist, who is experienced in project management of product or supply changes with External Manufacturers. It concerns a temporary function for up to 5 months, in which you will manage projects regarding artwork and packaging changes, but also new product launches with external suppliers and stakeholders of various Mars Food brands.

  • 08-04-2021
  • Oud-Beijerland
  • Tijdelijk, Detacheren
  • Packaging
  • HBO, WO
  • Euro 3750 - 4500
  • 32 - 36 uur
  • Work from home, Laptop, Flexible working hours
  • Responsibility, On-the-job feedback

Your role as an External Manufacturing Specialist

In this role you will focus on Mars's External Manufacturing procurement for the Food Segment in Europe. There is a broad network of External Manufacturers supplying the European business. Most are based in Europe, but also some in Asia. You will be involved with project management of product or supply changes with specific External Manufacturers for Rice & Pasta products.


  • Artwork changeovers for Bens Original rebranding;
  • Roll out of existing items to new markets;
  • Miracoli packaging changes;
  • New Pasta product launch;

In addition you will be responsible for day to day supplier liaison and problem solving:

  • Resolving Unpaid invoices;
  • Determining Obsolete packaging cost centres and demurrage costs
  • Working with Mars Commercial Services to change items in SAP contracts;
  • Be the first point of escalation for planning/logistics;

What do we offer?

We offer you:

  • A challenging interim position within an international organization;
  • A secondment contract from SMS Intermediair for 4 to 5 months, until the end of August 2021;
  • A contract for 32 hours, 4 days a week, where you will work from home;
  • A gross monthly salary of between €3750 and €4850 (based on 40 hours a week). 

Mars as an Employer

Mars is a multinational company with a wide range of products in the FMCG. Your workplace is Mars Food Europe located in Oud-Beijerland. Here Mars produces food products for brands like Ben's Original, Suzi Wan and Miracoli.

The culture at Mars is characterized by entrepreneurship: initiative and development of employees is appreciated and where possible supported. As a new employee, not only will you be properly trained, but you can also count on good, personal guidance. The contacts between colleagues are very collegial; on the other hand, people work hard and expect their colleagues to do the same.


For this role are looking for a candidate with a supply chain or procurement background that has experience in working with large groups of stakeholders and suppliers. In addition we ask for:

  • Strong knowledge of-, and experience with SAP and demand planning systems;
  • Strong knowledge of,  and experience with Excel;
  • Experience with project management and a problem solving attitude;
  • Perfect command of the English language both verbally as in writing;

What's next?

Interested in this vacancy? Please apply using the green button below, with an up-to-date resume and a short motivation.

Would you like to know more? Please contact me by mail: stijn@sms-intermediair.nl or telephone: 040 211 40 75

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Email: stijn@sms-intermediair.nl

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Email: stijn@sms-intermediair.nl