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Mars UK • United Kingdom

Digital Technologies Portfolio Lead - Pet Nutrition

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Being a Mars Associate is all about opportunity. The opportunity to do the kind of challenging, interesting work that shapes the world’s best-loved brands. To work with real purpose, supported by talented, friendly people from all sorts of different backgrounds. And to access the tools, training, and experience you need to have a positive impact on our business, on the planet, and, most importantly, on your own career. Being a Mars Associate is more than a job. It’s the opportunity to start your tomorrow, today.

Job Level: Technical Leadership-T3

Location: Slough / Paddington - Hybrid working Pattern

Job Description:

Over the next 5 years, Mars Petcare is embarking on an unprecedented Digital Technologies (DT) change agenda as part of its 'Digitization at Scale' strategy.

In this role you will lead the Digital Technologies Portfolio Management Office (its people, process and tools) for the Division, and partner with the Divisional DT Leadership team, DT associates and wider business leaders in helping to drive this ambitious DT portfolio of change for the Division.

This role sits within the Petcare DT Portfolio Management Office organisation helping to provide consistency of practice across the Segment and its Divisions.

What will be your main responsibilities?

  • As the Divisional Portfolio Management Office Lead you will be tasked with leading the preparation and facilitation of executive business leadership forums monthly to drive the Digital Technologies Divisional change agenda

  • Partner with the Divisional DT leaders to ensure the broad portfolio of change is accurately captured and managed against agreed governance to help drive value for the Division.

  • Facilitates Mars signature annual strategic business planning processes, consulting with Divisional DT leaders to align business needs and targets with clear agreed strategic outcomes

  • Works with Transformation Programme Management Office Leader to ensure the holistic DT change agenda is represented for the Division in key forums

  • Partner with demand owners and delivery team members to ensure divisional demand meets quality assurance and compliance standards are met both at the individual initiative level and at a globally rolled-up level

  • Supports the wider Petcare DT Portfolio Management Office team to improve portfolio process and ways of working across the segment

  • Leads the implementation and change management of portfolio management improvements to the Division e.g. Benefits Management or Risk Management

  • You will also act as the Divisional Communications Lead working with the Divisional Chief Information Officer (CIO) and key partners to drive communicating effectively to senior business leaders and all Divisional DT associates

  • You will plan and facilitate the Divisional DT Management team meetings, helping the Divisional CIO to drive the DT strategic agenda

  • You will support the Divisional CIO and Segment Senior PMO Manager in Segment DT Governance Forums, Annual Portfolio Planning and monthly reporting requirements

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Business or relevant business function (e.g. Commercial) or equivalent hands-on experience in a Portfolio/Project/Programme discipline

  • Proven experience in a related IT discipline

  • Experience in Business Partnering with Senior Leadership

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.

Disclaimer: 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.

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

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)

57:43

Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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