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Job Description

Job Description:

Mars Incorporate is undertaking a global transformation program delivering a standard core of best practice processes and systems across its Enterprise and segment divisions. The program will drive transformation at scale, efficiency and effectiveness in our existing operations and provide a solid platform for further growth.

The Solution Architecture Lead (SAL) is responsible for both the development of the technology and functional solutions between Corporate Finance and the Segment Finance solutions to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural plan. Focused on the design, deployment of technical architecture and the primary integration points.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven leader with ability to influence stakeholders at all levels

  • Demonstrated ability to think both strategically and tactically

  • Experience with large scale Finance S4 Hana implementations and transformation programs

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Cloud platforms such as AWS and Microsoft Azure

  • Demonstrable track record of delivering ERP architecture and design on projects that span multi-disciplinary areas and Enterprise domains

  • Sound overall knowledge of Financial application capabilities, integration, data design methodologies and industry best practices

  • Ability to understand a wide range of disciplines in enough detail to communicate effectively with experts in those areas to enable delivery of E2E solutions design, development and configuration.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Ownership of the end-to-end solution design and strategy of the Corporate Finance technical architecture of the S4 Transformation.

  • Work with Enterprise Architects, Product Owners and business leaders to understand the drivers and objectives of key initiatives.

  • Define technical solutions that are fit for purpose in terms of strategic alignment, quality, cost and time.

  • Lead a large team of associates and contractors to design, develop and deliver standard S4 Finance capabilities.

  • Support and mentor the development teams in delivering joined up end to end solutions providing guidance and best practice where necessary.

  • Ensure all of the components of a solution are considered and aligned including; functional and non-functional design, integration, infrastructure, security and service transition .

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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