Communications Manager

  • Location: Albury-Wodonga
  • Salary: Package of $120k upwards based on experience

Imagine making the world a better place for pets through Communications. Mars Petcare is the home of some of the world’s leading Petcare brands, including WHISKAS®, PEDIGREE®, OPTIMUM®, DINE®, MY DOG®, SCHMACKOS® and ADVANCE®.

Imagine living in one of Australia’s most dynamic regional centres with everything from stunning snowfields and wide open spaces to vineyards and vibrant historic towns right on your doorstep. Now imagine a role set up for big things, uniquely placed to grow into a leading role in the region. That’s the unique work/life balance only a career with Mars Petcare Australia can offer.

Reporting to the Director Corporate Affairs, as Communications Manager you will partner with our Management Team and senior leaders across the business to support a holistic communications function with a particular focus on community engagement, Mars Associate (employee) communications and media relations.

You will lead the development of a focused community relations strategy that engages both Mars Associates and the broader community, bringing them together to make a better world for pets and their owners. You will coordinate media relations activities in support of our community engagement plan and support Plant Managers in media relation activities relevant to their local sites. In addition, you will collaborate with our Line Manager community to develop and implement an effective Mars Associate communications plan and measure its ongoing effectiveness.

You will possess excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills, working in a complex matrix organisation. With excellent written and verbal communication skills, you will also be tertiary qualified in Communications or Public Relations, with at least five years’ experience in a similar role.

This role is based in Albury-Wodonga and generous relocation support within Australia is provided. We are looking for the very best person for this significant role, and are offering rewards and benefits to match this expectation. The Mars Wodonga office is also a pet friendly workplace and your dog or cat can become an Associate too and join you in the office!

To apply for this fantastic opportunity, go to and search by job reference WOD00379, or for a confidential conversation call Chris on +61 478 487 605.

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 13 2015