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Tim graduated with a double degree of Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology), and is now working in the Petcare at Mars Australia.
Mars Australia is part of the Mars Incorporated global organisation, with over 40,000 Associates employed worldwide. Mars manufactures and markets some of the biggest and best petcare, snackfood and food brands in the world, including Pedigree™, Whiskas™, Schmackos™, Mars™, Snickers™, Dolmio™, Kan Tong™, Uncle Bens™, Advance™, Twix™ and Masterfoods™. Mars Australia has six manufacturing sites across Australia, and over 2,500 associates.
Tim says "First thing this morning I met with our sales leadership team to review the Sales People strategy. With the help of a people scorecard that I created, we addressed an action plan to reduce turnover, focused on specific actions to maintain high levels of engagement within teams such as rolling out a national health and wellness program, and discussed critical development roles with a clear succession plan in place".
"I then gave one of our field sales managers a call, and worked through a solution to upcoming legislation changes that will impact the costs associated with our current merchandiser model. I calculated the costs, provided alternative solutions and overlayed the impact of each solution to human capital".
"In the afternoon I discussed an associate's development plan and coached them through how to approach an upcoming conversation with their line manager about future role aspirations".
"I then began to organise an upcoming focus group meeting with our graduates to collect feedback about their induction into the business and collect ideas from them. This was just today, and each day is certainly different!".
Mars Australia recruits exceptional graduates in Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Logistics, Purchasing and Commercial, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing each year. More information on the Mars Australia graduate program.
For more information, visit the Mars Australia graduate website