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Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Business, and is now working in Food 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.
Ben says "During my first year of the Mars Graduate Program working as a Supply Chain Analyst, there hasn't been a dull moment. From monitoring day-to-day performance of transport providers through to analyzing current warehousing and transport operations to develop more efficient and cost effective supply chain practices, there have been ample opportunities to put my learnings from University into practice".
"The role has allowed me to become involved across other varying business functions when working on projects and to also develop a detailed understanding of customer and supplier relationships through real ‘hands-on' experiences. Most recently I was able to put my project management skills to the test, as I was given the responsibility of managing the change of providers and transport method for all imported and exported goods".
"If someone had told me a year ago the type of things I'd be doing at work each day I wouldn't have believed it and probably been a bit scared, however there is an immense amount of support given to graduates at Mars. This support has enabled me to grow and develop both personally and develop both personally and within the business seemingly easily. I would recommend it highly to any University graduate".
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.