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Mars UK • London, London, United Kingdom

Data Models Lead - Data Engineering

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Data and Analytics is foundational to our Petcare OGSM and will drive our transformation to a business that is powered by data. To deliver on this ambition set by this OGSM we require the very highest level of technical / engineering expertise within Global Petcare D&A. There is a need to expand this high-performing team of creative, skilled individuals – to help build out new capabilities and bring fresh ideas to the table.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree level OR equivalent demonstrated through work experience. Nice to have – Masters / Degree with some computing, scientific, statistical or mathematical component

  • Extensive experience working with data, data models, and data systems in support of marketing technology (MarTech), e.g. CMS, CDPs, identity resolution/SSO

  • Extensive experience using MarTech-related data to derive insights and better understand consumers

  • Hands-on data engineering/development experience, preferably in a cloud/big data environment

  • Skilled in at least one of Python, PySpark, SQL or similar

  • Experience in guiding or managing roles in insight or data functions, delivering data projects and insight to inspire action and drive benefits.

  • Experience leading the development of full end-to-end data engineering projects

  • Able to manage expectations in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment and deliver excellence

  • Design of solutions that subscribe to robust and agile technical frameworks and standards

  • Passion for working creatively with interesting, innovative data

  • The capacity to manage, mentor and coach data engineers of varying levels of experience

  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to new software and techniques

Nice to Have

  • Experience working with projects in Apache Spark, Databricks of similar

  • Expert cloud platform knowledge, e.g. Azure

  • What will be your key responsibilities?

  • A technical expert and leader on the Petcare D&A Platform, helping build the foundations for a better understanding of pets and pet-owners

  • Manage, mentor, coach, develop and inspire a team of enthusiastic data engineers

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary, matrix team that is responsible for delivering Personalization Engine & associated Data Models across Mars Petcare

  • Partner with Product Management and Delivery functions to evaluate business requirements whilst thinking like the end user and translating these requests into technical requirements.

  • Collaborate with other Data Models Leads to develop data models for global Petcare products, ensuring consistency, scalability, and governance

  • This role will create and maintain the roadmap and vision for building, maintaining, and optimizing Media Data Models (including integrating new data sources and ensuring quality and governance) for use across Mars Petcare in a wide range of Analytics and Data Products

  • Engage with senior stakeholders as a primary contact for technical solutions. This role will require significant stakeholder management, working across broader D&A teams and functions, a deep understanding of MarTech/CDPs, and an ability to grasp and deliver towards the bigger picture with data

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Take technical ownership of engineering projects and products

  • Lead, design, engineer & orchestrate data products & pipelines in a cloud environment using a progressive tech stack

  • Drive best practices and innovation across the team and wider department

  • Take accountability & ownership for technical frameworks, processes and best practices which allow engineers of all levels to build extensible, performant and maintainable solutions

  • Manage cross-team and stakeholder relationships to drive collaboration and meet shared goals

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

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

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

Flexa100 2024

1st – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

Consumer Goods

Flexa100 2023

3rd – Large companies

Industry awards 2022

Retail & Ecommerce