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Mars UK • London, United Kingdom

Digital Technologies Lead - Mars Food

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Job Title: Digital Technologies Lead

Location: London, UK

This role is a Strategic Digital Technology (DT) Leader role, driving change and Digital Transformation for North America. The role will be London based with up to 40% travel (to US). The role partners with Global and Regional/Functional Segment leaders and their teams to define the segment Digital Strategy and own the portfolio of high business value change initiatives within North America. This role will also drive Global Initiatives that have North America scope included. It helps to drive speed and focus through building mutual partnerships across the Digital Technology functions and influencing key stakeholders across the segment. It is accountable for all Digital Technologies deliveries within North America.

As the Digital Technologies Lead, you will play a pivotal role in spearheading the strategic digital transformation efforts within the Mars Food business. This position places you at the heart of innovation, where you will work hand-in-hand with both global and regional leadership teams to craft and execute digital strategies that have a profound impact on the business. Your efforts will directly influence the success and growth of renowned product portfolios, including Ben’s Original, Seeds of Change, and TastyBite, among others.

This role is not just about leading change; it’s about being a catalyst for innovation, fostering meaningful partnerships, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible within a dynamic and evolving landscape. You will have the unique opportunity to shape the future of Mars Food's digital journey, driving forward initiatives that enhance our brand's connection with consumers, improve operational efficiencies, and set new standards in the food industry. Join us in this exciting journey to leverage digital technology and create unparalleled value for our business and customers alike.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum 10 years working in a Digital Technology related role, depending on scale of the role
  • Must be customer focused with demonstrated ability to form productive relationship including business leaders, DT personnel and project leaders
  • Strong Story Telling Skills-Excellent communication Skills
  • Deep understanding of business drivers / processes and ability to relate segment priorities to associated technology
  • Ability to educate non-digitally savvy leadership & staff
  • Learning agility and desire to learn new technology and business
  • Excellent written and verbal skills as well as high interpersonal skills
  • Experience working across multiple levels of an organization
  • Strong problem analysis, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Should have a proven track record of delivering results in some of the following three areas: Project delivery, Program
  • Management, Senior Management exposure
  • Proven track record to get things done in a matrixed organization and influencing without authority
  • Previous CPG Experience a bonus

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Segment Alignment: Defines & owns the Digital Technologies strategy within the context of North America. Partnering closely with the North America Food & Nutrition Leadership Team
  • Disrupt with Digital: Brings to life within the segment, business value delivery through digital capabilities
  • Digital Mindset: Drives the usage of Mars Digital Technologies and underlying methodologies including usage of test & learn approach, user centricity, data & analytics and automation. Drives scale and harmonization of technologies where applicable
  • External Perspective: Brings the "outside-In" by maintaining an external network of digital professionals to deliver value faster. Contributes to build Mars Digital branding externally.
  • Strategy Delivery: Accountable and acts as escalation point for North America Digital Technologies strategy delivery (on time, in scope, on budget)
  • Business Transformation: Organize and deliver multi-year, large scale programs to deliver efficiency, growth or people engagement.
  • Capability Adoption: Drives the continuous adoption of Digital & Technologies capabilities and competencies within North America
  • Rationalization: Continuously challenge the status quo to drive opportunities to standardize and rationalize IT Landscape.
  • Budget: co-accountable with Mars Digital Technologies Sales & Finance (S&F) for Total DT Costs for North America and ensures to achieve Business Targets
  • Service: Monitors quality of Digital Technologies service provided to segment/geography and acts as point of escalation when necessary

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.

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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
Bank holiday swaps
Location
94%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
91%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
84%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
81%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
75%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
78%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
86%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
84%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
70%
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)

57:43

Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

Brazil
France
Netherlands
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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