Mars UK • United Kingdom

Data Solutions Director

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

  • Lead a pet and pet-owner centric approach to architecture & design across the Petcare Data Platform
  • Through thorough understanding of the data, use-cases, engineering frameworks and data strategy, design & architect the best fit solutions, by market, to cater for short, medium & long-term aspirations
    • Solutions including: Advanced analytics; business intelligence, science research, marketing & activation
  • Demonstrating leadership, influence & collaboration with:
    • The Product Director, as a key stakeholder and partner of the Product Management function to allow for efficient implementation & release of the Products within the global product catalogue to your market solution
    • The R&D /Innovations Director to ensure that the most effective technical solutions are being tested and selected to ensure that the most technically advanced, market compliant, performant and robust data solutions are implemented
    • Division stakeholders & peers and Engagement teams to ensure the design of pet & pet-owner centric solutions
    • Digital technologies and Enterprise Architecture teams to ensure joined up, Mars-leading solutions
    • Legal Counsel, Compliance and SecOps to ensure that solutions are not only robust and fit for purpose, but also compliant, market by market
    • Data Engineering to ensure a full understanding of the frameworks and processes in place
  • Provide technical leadership in key areas of consumer- and pet-oriented data governance

What are we looking for?

  • Deep and rich experience in working with data and deliver business-changing data solutions
  • At least 10 years of experience in this space, with particular focus on working with consumer centric data for consumer-centric outcomes
  • At least 5 years in a senior data/architecture/leadership role with demonstrable thought leadership abilities
  • Comfortable working across different time zones
  • Great inter-personal skills and insight imparting capabilities with the ability to inspire and take senior leadership on the data journey
  • Proven ability to guide and partner with senior technical leaders
  • Excellent understanding of Compliance, Data Protection and Privacy principles and practices including across the US
  • Great at developing new relationships, driving positive change, and highly innovative
  • Ability to motivate and influence highly skilled professionals to achieve major organizational goals
  • Ability to communicate complex subjects in a clear and simple way
  • Superior planning, project management skills
  • Willingness to travel internationally as needed

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Lead a pet and pet-owner centric approach to architecture & design across the Petcare Data Platform
  • Through thorough understanding of the data, use-cases, engineering frameworks and data strategy, design & architect the best fit solutions, by market, to cater for short, medium & long-term aspirations
    • Solutions including: Advanced analytics; business intelligence, science research, marketing & activation
  • Demonstrating leadership, influence & collaboration with:
    • The Product Director, as a key stakeholder and partner of the Product Management function to allow for efficient implementation & release of the Products within the global product catalogue to your market solution
    • The R&D /Innovations Director to ensure that the most effective technical solutions are being tested and selected to ensure that the most technically advanced, market compliant, performant and robust data solutions are implemented
    • Division stakeholders & peers and Engagement teams to ensure the design of pet & pet-owner centric solutions
    • Digital technologies and Enterprise Architecture teams to ensure joined up, Mars-leading solutions
    • Legal Counsel, Compliance and SecOps to ensure that solutions are not only robust and fit for purpose, but also compliant, market by market
    • Data Engineering to ensure a full understanding of the frameworks and processes in place
  • Provide technical leadership in key areas of consumer- and pet-oriented data governance

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded 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

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)

57:43

Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth
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