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Mars UK • Aimargues, Gard, France

Data Governance Senior Scientist (F/M/X)

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Location : Aimargues (FR), Slough (UK) or Veghel (NL)

Segment : Mars Global Services - R&D Solutions

Contract : permanent

As part of the MGS R&D solutions analytics team, the Lab Data Governance Senior Scientist collaborates with stakeholders from segment and/or MGS R&D solutions Leadership Team to define lab data governance rules and work closely with Digital Technologies to assess the best technical solution.

The job holder has the ability to influence people to convince them to adopt the best solution that will be sustainable and will be beneficial for MGS R&D solutions.The role requires a self-starter with good project management skills, able to work independently, with strong action orientation and drive for results.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience (5+ years) in a data governance or data management role.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively across different departments.

  • Understanding of data governance principles, policies, and best practices.

  • Functional knowledge of master data domains (lab, vendor, material, customer)

What will be your key responsibilities?


- Collaborate with business leaders, data owners, and other stakeholders to understand data requirements and establish data governance policies.

- Collaborate with DT team to ensure the deployment and maintenance of lab data governance rules. Owns the data RACI and ensures that the appropriate information is available to the right level of stakeholders.


- Define the data needed now and in the future for a digital way of working (Data roadmap). In collaboration with the Lab analytics team and DT team, define the owner, the source and the timeline when this is needed.


- Establish data quality standard and KPI.

- Conduct regular audits to ensure data quality and compliance with established standards. Drive continuous improvement of data quality.

- For the data that is already unlocked, identify areas for data quality improvements and helps to resolve data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, skills enhancement in collaboration with the digital technology team and/or functional experts.

- Align the data, metrics definition and structure across regions to ensure the data can be gathered consistently.

- Is accountable to provide functional knowledge to the solution architect to ensure there is one version of the truth that is accessible for all relevant people.

- Foster a collaborative environment to promote cross-functional engagement in data governance activities.

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.


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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