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Mars UK • Haguenau, Bas-Rhin, France

COE External Manufacturing IT Lead F/M/X

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Localisation: Aimargues (30 minutes from Montpellier) or Haguenau (30 minutes from Strasbourg) or Slough (United Kigdom)

Type of contract: permanent contract

This role in the CoE is responsible for the design and build of new capabilities for Inbound logistics required for the Make to Deliver template. The role will design solutions for External Manufacturing and Direct Material Suppliers, by providing capabilities to support the supply chain processes, which includes the CoPacking activities, and consignment inventories.

The primary responsibility is to build and support the deployment of new capabilities in partnership with Royal Canin & Pet Nutrition Business Process Leads, System Integrator and SAP 3rd parties.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • 3+ years’ Experience with SAP ERP platform
  • Experience in the full development cycle of SAP
  • Strong knowledge of External Manufacturing and CoPacking processes, ideally Mars Petcare
  • Good communication, especially in English, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Capability to deliver through others.
  • Ability to work effectively in a flexible and changing environment, Manages multiple activities and priorities, and work well under pressure.
  • Good technical knowledge of SAP ERP MM module

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Works with Process Owners to define External Manufacturing, Supplier Collaboration and CoPacking requirements
  • Work closely with the Mars DT development team to define the design and ensure the deliverables progress as expected
  • Drive the System integrator to deliver the design of core -SAP S/4 - and edge as specified
  • Collaborates with development and support teams and any other Mars DT team that need to be involved on the design and build discussion
  • Collaborate with peers from other End-to-End processes, e.g. Procure-to-Pay to design seamless cross-functional processes within Core & Edge solutions
  • Working with global stakeholders and process in each function and other segments
  • Support deployment teams in implementing the solution that will have been designed
  • Work with Pet nutrition experts to ensure the deliverable will be compatible
  • Ensure design follows Segregation of Duty principles with Security 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

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