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29 Jun 2022

Register your interest! Mars New Zealand Graduate Program

Register your interest! Mars New Zealand Graduate Program

Join one of the most successful, privately owned multi-national companies in the world - this is your chance to work with some of New Zealand’s most recognisable brands such as M&M'S®, MASTERFOODS®, EXTRA® and WHISKAS®! 

Mars has been proudly family owned for over 100 years.

We believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today – this underlying philosophy results in a continuous focus on inclusion and diversity, sustainability, and the Associate experience.  

The Mars Graduate Experience 

Our Graduate Program provides you with a unique combination of experiences and learning. The culture at Mars is one of a kind, nurturing the person as well as the professional, unlocking opportunities to explore many distinct careers across our global business.​​​​​​​ 

Throughout the program you will be given real jobs, with real responsibilities, from the start. 

Joining the Mars New Zealand Graduate program will kick off a rewarding career within the FMCG industry designed to build both your functional and technical skills, as well as providing you with stretching leadership opportunities.

You will start out in our Auckland Field Sales team, which involves building relationships within our valued retailers to ensure excellent brand availability. Following this, we’ll work together to understand your development needs and ambitions to navigate your future rotations, which will culminate in your permanent placement in a position that supports your chosen career path a future progression within the company.  

About You  

As a future leader of our business, we are looking for a recent graduate that is a naturally collaborative self-starter with a desire to grow and gain a breadth of experiences to develop your business acumen.  

Why us?  

  • Work with some of the world’s most recognisable brands  

  • Dogs in the office  

  • Free on-site parking 

  • Option to work from home or from a collaborative office space 

  • Development support and regular opportunities to present to and connect with the Mars Leadership Team 

At Mars our Associates are valued, respected, and supported to be their best selves. No matter the visible or invisible differences, we have long-been dedicated to cultivating an environment where everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential and be heard and valued. 

At Mars we pride ourselves on our unique, family culture and are looking for Graduates to join in our fun.

We will be opening for applications shortly, so please register your interest for more information!

About Mars:
Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL® and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, 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 our 130,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.