Mars UK • United Kingdom

Data Product Functional Lead- DDaaS (Demand Data as a Service)

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Data Product Functional Lead- DDaaS (Demand Data as a Service)

Location: Slough, UK

Hybrid Working- 50% at hub site

Salary £60,000-£75,000 + bonus + benefits

As a Demand Data as a Service (DDaaS) – Data Product Functional Lead in the DDaaS team, your primary role will be to create, deploy, and oversee the design and delivery of the Source Agnostic Model. The Information Delivery Senior Lead is responsible for designing and implementing efficient and scalable data models, ensuring seamless integration of data from various sources and systems.

This role requires expertise in collaborating with vendors, data modeling, data governance, functional data security, data visualization, troubleshooting, and optimization techniques. The DDaaS – Data Product Functional Lead will collaborate with senior business stakeholders, functional experts, data analysts, and IT teams to understand data requirements and drive effective user-centric data-driven decision-making.

What are we looking for?

  • Functional Data Modeling & Data Architecture (Azure, Google, SAP, HANA, etc.)
  • Functional Domain Experience (e.g., Sales & Demand, Finance, Logistics Domain Knowledge)
  • Functional Data Governance & Security
  • Experience in Data Warehousing Technologies (SAP or HANA or Azure or Google)
  • Experience in Support Process and Change Management (Operational Excellence)
  • Experience in other Cloud Information Architecture (Google, AWS, etc.)
  • Experience in other Big Data Technologies
  • SAP or HANA Data Warehousing Technologies
  • Experience in Data Integration Technologies, Data Catalog

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Developing a strategic functional / delivery roadmap: You are responsible for creating a functional delivery roadmap that aligns with market/segment demand, incorporates best practices, and adapts to emerging trends. This roadmap should outline the development of data, reporting, and analytics capabilities.

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams: You work closely with the vendor delivery teams, DDaaS Functional Data Architect, functional experts, subject matter experts (SMEs), and functional business partnership teams. Your collaboration involves designing and developing data product capabilities across different markets, segments, and functions.

  • Staying updated on domain & industry trends: You continuously stay informed about external best practices, trends, and insights from vendors, analysts, and peer companies. This knowledge allows you to provide scalable information delivery capabilities for various business functions such as Sales, Demand, Supply, Finance, and more.

  • Translating local market demand into global capabilities: You work with the global functional experts along with the regional business partnership community to understand local demands and translate them into global capabilities. This involves aligning local requirements with the functional roadmap to ensure the overall strategic goals are met.

  • Recommending and implementing improvements: You play a crucial role in recommending and developing information delivery improvements. Additionally, you have the ability to influence the IT strategy for functional areas, driving enhancements and efficiencies in data product capabilities.

  • Identifying opportunities for new capabilities: You will identify opportunities to develop and deploy new global capabilities through various programs and initiatives. This involves recognizing gaps in existing data product offerings and proposing innovative solutions to address them.

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
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