Mars UK • United Kingdom

Data Platform Senior Leader - Mars Wrigley

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Mars Wrigley Data & Analytics Platform Senior Leader

Job Description

What you'll do:

  • You will be a critical enabler of the Mars Snacking Data & Digital Multiplier strategy is the Mars Snacking Data Platform. The platform will allow Mars Snacking’s business units (Mars-Wrigley, Health & Wellness (KIND, Nature's Bakery, Tru Fru, future acquisitions) and Immersive experiences) to operate independently whilst also leveraging common data assets, which is not possible with the current set up.

  • The new platform will also provide the Segment with the appropriate level of autonomy in managing its environment and support current and future global programmes. Successfully capitalising on this autonomy will require clear and aligned governance processes with dedicated resources to manage demand, interact with the product & central teams and perform the necessary technical work to manage the environment.

  • The Senior Leader role is critical in realising this ambitious vision and priorities will include, but not limited to: growing out the team, defining the strategy, implementing the technical architecture, aligning the appropriate level of governance with programmes such as ODDA, SCDA and extending the platform to the Health & Wellness business unit.

  • Ultimately, elevating the Mars Snacking Data Platform to be a key enabler to support the data and digital ambitions of Mars Snacking's Business Units, Programmes and Regional initiatives.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Development of analytics solution strategy, patterns, reference architectures etc. as it relates to the Mars Snacking Data Platform lifecycle: Ingest, Store, Transform/Prepare, Serve/Analyse, Visualize and Govern

  • Manage a team consisting of PMO, Architects and developers and continuously build out the partner eco-system

  • Evaluate technologies and platforms to identify best-fit for business needs

  • Liaise closely with Programmes such as ODDA, SCDA to ensure the platform meets their needs whilst maintaining the required Segment Governance

  • Ensure compliance of platforms with Mars policies, security controls and network rules

  • Ensure platforms is designed to address:

    • Access and Availability Management

    • Performance Monitoring and Reporting

    • Resource Utilization and Cost assignment

  • Work with the Enterprise Data Platform Architecture, Data Platform Services team to comply with the guardrails, resource policies and security relevant standards.

  • Work with application team leads to refine and tighten the security framework and access control for internal and external information sharing, including secured/confidential information sharing.

  • Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion

  • Work with application team leads to develop governance processes for managing services (version control), support services, service migration, monitoring and evaluation of services.

  • Work with S&F to develop the finance operational model and cross-charge mechanism

  • Drive for optimisation and reduction of services and data usage to reduce costs

What are we looking for?

  • Strong understanding of technology management principles with good understanding of cloud-based platforms and best practices in data and analytics

  • Experience in cloud data platform engineering covering Microsoft Azure and associated tools required to Ingest, Store, Transform/Prepare, Serve/Analyse, Visualize and Govern data

  • Experience with resource management, deployment, access management, networking, resource isolation, high-availability, disaster-recovery for data platform services in Microsoft Azure

  • Knowledge of Data Integration Concepts, Cloud Native Architecture concepts with focus on automation.

  • Ability to keep up to date with Cloud offerings and solutions

  • Ability to lead multiple complex programs at the same time in an agile environment

  • Ability to work with Senior stakeholders and manage technical 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

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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
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

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