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Mars, Leading Multinational Food Manufacturer, Retains Frederickson Partners for Vice President, People and Organization Search

Mars Inc., a top American manufacturer of confectionery and pet food, and other food products, and a provider of animal care services, has engaged Frederickson Partners for their Vice President (VP), People and Organization (P&O), North America search supporting Mars Petcare’s newest division, Science and Diagnostics.

The VP, P&O for Science and Diagnostics will work to enable performance through a people centered strategy, architecting, and championing the modernization of the Associate experience. The position will lead a team of 30+ that supports 3,500 associates globally, including 2,900 in North America. They will focus on culture, talent development, retention, and establishing the division as an employer of choice. In this hybrid role, the executive will work out of New York City or Loveland, Colorado.

Mars Petcare is a diverse and growing business with 100,000 Associates across 130 countries dedicated to one purpose: A Better World for Pets™. For more than 50 years, researchers at Mars Petcare and the WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute have been hard at work to improve the nutrition and health of pets. They are proud of the portfolio of pet food brands within Pet Nutrition Division like PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, NUTRO™, GREENIES™, SHEBA®, CESAR®, IAMS™ and PRETTY LITTER® – which are available in traditional food and drug mass retail stores and ecommerce channels. Within the Royal Canin Division, Mars houses leading selective distribution brands, like Veterinary & Specialty – including ROYAL CANIN®, EUKANUBA™ and NOM NOM NOW™.

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 startups, 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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