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2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

BACKGROUND

To deliver on this ambition of a Powered by Data strategy we need Data Delivery Manager with deep expertise and experience of agile methodologies and strategy creation to drive the multiple initiatives and lead the change in data and pet- and pet-centric thinking across the entire Mars Petcare business.

The purpose of this role is to lead and inspire the data solutions engineering function across Mars Petcare through ownership and leadership, problem identification and definition, data product development, delivery, and release to end users.

This is a new job role created due to a team expansion. The role reports in to the Data Delivery Director. The role works with teams with cross functional squads within the Global Data Solutions team.

THE JOB

To deliver on this ambition of a Powered by Data strategy we need Data Delivery Manager with deep expertise of agile methodologies, long term strategy experience, and product management to drive the multiple initiatives and lead the change in data and pet- and pet-centric thinking across the entire Mars Petcare business, owning everything from identifying gaps and understanding and defining the strategy, to the delivery and execution of a project at team level through agile ceremonies.

We are searching for a highly experienced Data Delivery Manager to help achieve the strategic vision of a pet-centric data organization. As a Data Delivery Manager within the data team, you will be responsible for agile practices within your team, creating an engaging and stimulating environment, enabling them to thrive and delivering great quality and value to our stakeholders. You will also focus on the long-term strategy of the platform understanding the stakeholders and teams needs and own roadmap, vision, and strategy within your product area/s.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Responsible for ensuring the delivery of projects, through sprint and release planning, facilitating scrum ceremonies and focusing on continuous improvement.

  • Identifying strategical areas of improvement through talking to the team and stakeholders, ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgement to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-informed way

  • Work across levels and both internal and external stakeholders and users to analyse, define, and align on business problems and value creation opportunities, identifying the most impactful problems to solve

  • Ability to articulate the value of metrics and reporting within agile delivery including backlog management, burndown charts and team velocity

  • Ensure fluid and rapid communication in case of issues, scope changes, estimation inaccuracy or any other situations that could have an impact on the delivery of the team.

  • Day to day management of the board, improving flow and working with the team to make the most out of utilising user stories for backlog management. Working with other teams in building the platform backlog.

  • Identifying ways to improve ways of working and workflow (by introducing automation if appropriate)

  • Working with the tech lead to introduce true DevOps practices and help “close the loop” between users and the development team.

  • Help the team highlight value and develop metrics and reports which can be presented to senior managers as to the state of the many parallel projects.

  • Assisting in the role out of inner source and aligning agile process with inner source methodologies.

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

Preferred:

  • CSM or equivalent Agile certification

  • Experience in a scrum master/product owner role delivering projects and products through agile, waterfall and hybrid methodologies or similar

  • Great at developing new relationships, forming strong stakeholder relationships, thoughtfully communicating, driving positive change, and highly innovative and collaborative

  • Experience in strategy project planning, being a project manager owning that full process for ideation to delivery

  • Advanced expertise in project management & agile tracking software (Jira/Trello/Monday.com etc)

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
Sabbaticals
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
Location
94%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
91%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
84%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
81%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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

Diversity
75%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
78%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
86%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
84%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
70%
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)

57:43

Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

Brazil

France

Netherlands

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