Mars, Incorporated and its Affiliates.
Risk Mitigation Manager
Mclean, VA, US
Apr 12, 2018
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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.
Risk Mitigation Manager
Location - McLean, VA
Purpose of Role:
The Risk Engineering Manager is responsible for supporting the delivery and management of the Mars property loss prevention (Asset Conservation Management or ACM), and business continuity (Business Recovery Management or BRM) programs. The Risk Engineering Manager will support timely and effective delivery of all programs, across all Mars Segments globally, to ensure that Mars is identifying, quantifying and minimizing exposure to loss and interruption by protecting people, property and products and other supply chain risks through appropriate measures. This position will support the strategic long-term roadmap for how operational risk management shall operate to meet Mars' evolving needs, and work with individual key stakeholders to deliver against the roadmap while promoting the accountability to achieving standards of excellence and delivery of world class programs.
Support the ACM and BRM program deployment and administration. This includes managing the daily execution and delivery of operational risk programs
Seek opportunities to enhance and align current operational risk programs (i.e. ACM and BRM) for future consolidation to increase overall efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, and business benefit
Develop knowledge and understanding of the ACM and BRM programs as an internal subject matter resource and corporate liaison of operational risk - applying mastery of concepts over time to develop and enhance the mutuality of the programs from outreach, through support
Support global stakeholder groups and working with Associates across all Mars locations; managing critical program objectives and site compliance
Maintain general awareness, functional attentiveness and development/enhancement tracking of program technology and 'digital' initiatives to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of delivery and engagement of the operational risk programs
Responsible for primary coordination with all service providers / third party business partners to ensure contractual compliance and continuing alignment with overall operational risk objectives and guidelines - global resource management and delivery support to include collaboration and quality control over all aspects of their development and deployment of products and activities
Develop and deploy individual and group program communication and program awareness initiatives, both written and verbal
Create, update, and manage operational risk program related documentation (e.g. training materials, guidance and reference documentation, operational tools and templates, and governing doctrine); applying appropriate rigor to ensure global program consistency and quality
Support delivery and facilitation of program related training and workshops demonstrating an increasing capability to lead such efforts
Participate in key meetings and discussions - responsible for program related data and information capture and record management
Support business intelligence and data analysis to reinforce and continuously improve the resiliency of the business
Report on and support operational corrective action follow-up and closure
Conduct analysis and quantification of pre/post loss data to develop recommendations for potential mitigation
Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
Knowledge and understanding of risk assessment methods and controls
Demonstrate dedication to meet the expectations and requirements of internal customers, establishing and maintaining effective relationships and gaining their trust and respect
Easy to approach and talk to, spending the extra effort to put others at ease, building good rapports and being a good listener
Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) are critical along with the ability to effectively interpret guidance and work independently. Personal initiative and self-motivation is a must-have attribute
Willingness and ability to travel to our business unit locations and to attend other out of office meetings, estimated at roughly 20-25% of the time
Should have a high energy level and the ability to identify problems and address or inform accordingly
Possess the presence and ability to explain operational risk programs to all Mars Associates
Sound judgment and program management capabilities
Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
Strong computer and research skills; knowledge of analytical software is preferred
Minimum of 3 years' experience in loss prevention and/or business continuity programs or project/program management in a corporate environment. International experience & manufacturing knowledge preferred
Proven ability at coordinating/ integrating successful teams
Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective internal and external relationships and collaborations
Experience with compliance, auditing and reporting processes
Familiarity with industry compliance management systems, standards and best practices
BA or BS degree, preferably with an Engineering or Business major.
Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.
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In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of a “mutuality of benefits” for all stakeholders – this vision serves as the foundation of the Mars, Incorporated we are today.