2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

The Waltham Petcare Science Institute provides the word-class science behind the MARS Petcare brands. Our work at WALTHAM covers diverse topics in pet nutrition, health, and wellbeing and is achieved through designed experiments and real-world data. The role of the Data Product Manager will be to deliver a suite of data products underpinning WALTHAM scientific research (including Mars Petcare Biobank), that will transform our data product landscape and provide data assets that support our Petcare strategy of creating a better world for pets.

What are we looking for?

An experienced Data Product Manager

  • with proven expertise to successfully lead cross-functional teams and the ability to inspire and motivate to achieve shared goals.

  • comfortable prioritising and managing multiple projects simultaneously, with excellent communication skills towards technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • having expert and practical knowledge on FAIR data principles, data governance, data stewardship and data standards.

  • having a deep understanding of data, preferably having worked previously with biological, multiomics, clinical, and/or veterinary data.

  • with a master’s or PhD degree in computer science, statistics, business, or a related field (preferred).

What will be your key responsibilities?

The Data Product Manager role is focused on product strategy, management, and communication, and will

  • lead and coordinate the data product delivery process, from ideation to launch, ensuring alignment with business goals and user needs.

  • communicate and work with technical experts and stakeholders at all levels to ensure alignment on product vision, strategy, and execution.

  • work closely with data engineers, research scientists and data scientists to define fit for research data requirements, data quality and data models.

  • define and maintain the roadmap for WALTHAM data products according to our Data Governance priorities.

  • implement and coordinate data stewardship at Waltham, ensuring responsibility for the quality and relevance of data products and their life cycle management.

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
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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