Mars UK • Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Enterprise Applications & Analytics Portfolio & PMO Senior Analyst

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Mars Global Services (MGS) remains a critical enabler for Mars Inc. delivering business value through industry best processes, technologies & data insights. The Enterprise Applications & Analytics team partners closely with the Corporate & MGS service lines to deliver key strategic priorities enabled through ‘best in class’ connected technologies & capabilities.

Program & project management continues to fundamental capabilities supporting such significant digital change, and as a result this has created an exciting opportunity for a PMO Senior Analyst to join the Digital Technologies Enterprise Applications & Analytics (EAA) team. This role will be responsible for embedding industry best PMO standards, driving consistency within the portfolio & optimizing PMO frameworks in support of enterprise applications and analytics delivery agenda.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business, or related field.
  • Proven portfolio, program, and project management skills/experience.
  • Previous experience designing and scaling PMO processes and standards.
  • Proven track record of delivering PMO standards within multinational organisation.
  • A project management professional qualification (PMP, Prince2 or equivalents) – highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of project management & demand management tools (Smartsheet, ServiceNOW PPM, JIRA, MS Project Management)
  • Ability to work cooperatively at all levels in a matrix environment, maintain positive relationships required to accomplish organizational goals
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal/team effectiveness
  • Experience providing work direction and leadership to people and teams in a management role
  • Excellent understanding of industry standard project management methodologies (e.g. SDLC, Waterfall, Agile (Kanban, Scrum, SaFe)
  • Strong influence management skills; communication & interpersonal skills with the ability to succinctly and accurately communicate to various levels of management and employees

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Manage EAA portfolio reporting processes, running operational & periodic portfolio reporting cycles (L1 POAP, RAID, Resource and Financials Analysis, KPIs).
  • Establish PMO standards & tools across Enterprise Applications & Analytics portfolio. Optimizing frameworks & processes to support enterprise applications and analytics delivery teams.
  • Track Portfolio KPI’s & resource utilization (e.g. Value, Operational, Delivery, Financial). Support portfolio manager to quantify the portfolio health via KPIs/metrics within performance dashboards.
  • Assure SDLC framework & PMX frameworks are being followed, set up tracking mechanism/reporting to indicate deviations & ability identify and course-correct.
  • EAA process owner for demand management & project prioritization frameworks, governance etc.
  • Establish and co-lead PM community of practice.
  • Maintain PM vendor relationships, lead PM training for EAA associate & contingent workforce.
  • Manage shared PM resources & services.
  • Manage capability for retaining portfolio knowledge & content.

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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