Mars UK • France

Data Engineer - Royal Canin (F/M/X)

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Contrat : Permanent/CDI

Location : Aimargues (30 min from Montpellier). The role is also open on Royal Canin sites in Spain, Portugal, Germany, in the Netherlands, and in the UK.

What are we looking for?

  • Deep and rich experience in working with data ( Python / Spark / Databricks ) and delivering robust data transformation pipelines.

  • Previous experience working in a cloud environment would be a plus ( Azure preferred ).

  • Great at developing new relationships, driving positive change, and matching analytics opportunities to data acquisition strategy.

  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills.

  • Good understanding of Data Protection and Privacy principles and practices including GDRP.

  • Work comfortably in an agile and fast paced environment.

  • Good communication in English. French would be a plus.

What will be your key responsibilities?

Data Engineering

  • Engineer and orchestrate data flows & pipelines using high quality, easily deployable, repeatable and extensible codebases that ingest and integrate data from many disparate data sources in a cloud environment using a progressive tech stack.

  • Design and build complex data models to support performant and accurate analytical insight, science research and marketing activation purposes removing excessive data preparation from the solution users to expedite their processes and reduce effort duplication and subsequent errors.

  • Supporting the global data engineering lead to adapt data architectures, analytical data platforms & related processes (i.e. designing and specifying data structures and processing frameworks based on local functional and technical requirements. )

  • Developing local strategies for data acquisition and democratization

  • Managing data transformation and troubleshooting data processing issues

Data Security and Compliance

  • EU Platform Support, alerting and monitoring to ensure high platform reliability in compliance with Mars Cyber Security Standards and Privacy Policies

Data Management and Governance

  • Data Lifecycle Management through Global Metadata and Access Control Management

  • Partner with functions and divisions to ensure RC data capabilities roadmap, operating model and governance principles are best serving the organization data strategy and are effectively activated across RC Europe

What can you expect from Mars?

  • At Mars, we believe in a relationship of mutual trust, dignity and respect between our company and Associates that is more meaningful than the standard employer/employee relationship.

  • As Associates, we can expect to be respected, supported and valued as individuals, to be treated fairly and equitably.

  • The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars.

  • An environment where you are empowered to be proactive and to take initiatives to make a difference.

  • You will work in a multicultural environment (more than 40 nationalities) and where your dog will be welcomed by more than 100 other Associates’ dogs at the office!


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

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

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
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

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Industry awards 2022