2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

  • The BDS Product Lead manages the team that provides functional and technical expertise on the Data & New Tech (Data Lake, Databricks, Azure Analytic Service, BO, Power BI, etc.) as in charge of design, development, deployment, further evolution, and support of Global Applications products to business users, including ITIL Service Delivery process, Deliver Continuous Improvement, Deployment project roles and Service Introduction project roles. This role will be part of the Global Business Delivery Service team based in different locations across the globe.

What are we looking for?

  • IT Background
  • ITIL, PMI, Agile, DevOps, Scrum certifications will be a plus.
  • Strong Data & Analytic area Knowledge, preferred on FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) industry. Experience on Business areas will be a plus.
  • 5-7 Years experience preferred on Product and Services on Data Lake, Databricks, Azure Analytic Service, BO, Power BI, etc.
  • Agile and DevOps experience will be a plus.
  • Capable and Flexible to develop IT Knowledge and Leadership
  • Architecture and Functional knowledge on Data & Analytic area
  • Demonstrate Line Management Experience and Capability
  • Ability to work effectively in a flexible and changing environment and manage multiple activities and priorities.
  • Knowledge on Mars products and environments ideally on the Data & Analytic area will be a plus.
  • Financial and Budget management experience

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Product Management overall accountability, including lifecycle management for services and products on Data Lake, Databricks, Azure Analytic Service, BO, Power BI, etc.
  • Support, Influence and contribute with Leadership to define strategy for IT Solutions, in line with operational excellence strategies and Transformational programs and business capabilities strategies.
  • Maintain awareness of industry directions for products and services in the Data Lake, Databricks, Azure Analytic Service, BO, Power BI, etc., to define new, cost-effective solutions or evolve existing solutions in an optimal manner.
  • Service management with 3rd Party vendors based on role model operational excellence, with overall accountability on the metrics for service (SLAs. Availability, performance, etc.)
  • Accountable for regular status updates to stakeholders on progress for all demands raised by Business.
  • Development management with 3rd Party vendors based on role model development excellence, with overall accountability on metrics for development.
  • Escalation points for any business demands, working with his team and Business stakeholders to address, engaging all resources needed for solve this demand.
  • Sustain the user community and develop the key users, functional expert, and product owner’s network.
  • Engage and collaborate with other teams when is needed (for example: Platform, Database, Security, Processing, Deployment, Development, other BCF towers in BDS, etc.) to address Business needs.
  • Collaborate with projects according to Mars DT signature processes, including assign and facilitate Product BDS Co-Pilot for programs and projects.
  • Budget management for all product area and functions.
  • Line Management of team, with coach and development as well responsible to assure resources knowledge on Mars business processes and development/projects techniques and methodologies.
  • Role model agile behaviors & methods with customers and peers
  • High level for Customer satisfaction accountability
  • Contribute to HUB Talent Pipeline strategy.
  • Ensure succession plan with the team

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022