2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Contract: Permanent/CDI

Segment: Royal Canin

Location: Aimargues (30 min from Montpellier, FR), London (UK), Copenhagen (Denmark), or Veghel (Germany)

What are we looking for?

  • Experience developing ideas in collaboration with the business, understanding business processes being the owner of the limitations existing on the technical side

  • Educational background in computer science, other STEM or social sciences with an emphasis on quantitative methods or relevant experience developing data/analytical products

  • Demonstrated ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgement to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-informed way

  • You have few years of experience as a senior data scientist and are ready to take the next step

  • You have a deep interest in and enthusiasm for working with data and are highly motivated to drive positive change in organizations through data-driven decision making

  • You have strong communication skills, making highly technical content easy to understand for non-technical audiences

  • You partner with stakeholders effectively and can successfully engage with non-technical audiences

  • You enjoy mentoring and coaching others

  • Experience in retail analytics or FMCG/CPG industry is a plus.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Build and sustain a world class data science capability in Royal Canin and in PetCare

  • Be a go-to person in the delivery teams, hands-on-coding and setting in place code review

  • Mentor the team on data & analytics technical skills, career development and stakeholder management

  • Setting the team for each product domain, overseeing the deliverables as well as supporting and sparring

  • Ensure what is built is fit for purpose, translating business needs for the technical team in appreciation of the underlying business processes

  • Collaborate closely with and influence business and product staff and leaders as part of multidisciplinary teams to assess analytics opportunities and develop analytics products and solutions

  • Qualify product decisions rooted in business value and impact, considering user needs, technical needs, costs, and business viability, as well as the value to the wider business and related projects

  • Develop supporting structures to optimize product development, e.g., setup documentation structures, optimize general product code structure to minimize technical debt, develop visual findings templates to update business stakeholders and document data findings internally

  • Partner closely with peers and stakeholders within the data science engineering domain, broader engineering and product to support the successful end-to-end delivery of analyses and solutions

  • Stay up-to-data on data availability

  • Manage external stakeholders: Building requirements/structures that consultancies can plug into/formulate requirements to be met by consultancies e.g., how is code delivered, formal requirements for taxonomy, dev/test/prod setup

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.

  • An environment where you are empowered to be proactive and to take initiatives to make a difference.

  • At Mars, we are committed to helping create a safe, healthy, and sustainable world for our partners and the communities in which we operate.

  • Since 2017, Royal Canin has supported the K-DOG program of the Curie Institute, which trains dogs to detect breast cancer via olfaction.



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