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Mars, Leading Multinational Food Manufacturer, Retains Frederickson Partners for Director of M&A and Corporate Incentives Search

Mars Inc., a top American manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products, and a provider of animal care services, has hired Frederickson Partners for their Director of M&A and Corporate Incentives search.

The Director of M&A and Corporate Incentives will play a key role in the Executive Rewards & Incentives Center of Excellence (COE). Focused on M&A due diligence, the Director will actively manage multiple live deals, crafting bespoke Long-Term Incentive (LTI) and retention plans to optimize transaction success. The Director will also review, assess, and refine all Mars Inc’s incentive plans (both short term and long term), and present findings and strategic recommendations to the board. Finally, they will lead the preparation of all compensation materials for various board meetings.

The role will be based in McLean, Virginia (relocation provided) and report to the Director of Executive Rewards and Incentives.

Mars, Incorporated is driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. As a global, family-owned business, Mars is transforming, innovating, and evolving to make a positive impact on the world.  Across their diverse and expanding portfolio of quality snacking, food, and pet care products and services, Mars Inc. employs 140,000+ dedicated Associates. With more than $47 billion in annual sales, they produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including Ben’s Original™, CESAR®, Cocoavia®, DOVE®, EXTRA®, KIND®, M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, and WHISKAS®. Mars is creating A Better World for Pets through their global network of pet hospitals and diagnostic services – including AniCura, BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, Linnaeus and VCA™ – using cutting edge technology to develop breakthrough programs in genetic health screening and DNA testing.

Frederickson Partners recruits high impact executive talent for innovative companies worldwide. As a part of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Frederickson recruits executives for the entire C-suite, specializing in HR and People, and matching emerging companies, mission-based organizations and Fortune 500 enterprises with world-class executive leaders. Frederickson’s U.S. locations include San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, South Florida, and Nashville, serving many global tech hubs. Clients include Alphabet, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Fitbit, Gartner, Genentech, General Electric, Gilead, Intel, Intuit, Lyft, Neiman Marcus, Nubank, Pinterest, Qualtrics, Roche, SoFi, The Nature Conservancy, Uber, and Workday.

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