2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

We are excited to offer an opportunity to join the Enterprise Architecture team for Mars Snacking at the start of the largest anticipated business transformation. This position is an architect practitioner, who has operated at the highest levels of the trade in a manufacturing company, to be the Solution Architect for Ideate to Scale process globally. This is an internal name for Innovation, R&D, raws and finished goods, formulation/specification, supply and all the systems and data which run these functions culminating in ERP instructions and BOMs (Bill Of Materials, Recipes) in SAP.

In a CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) industry like ours, the Enterprise Architect – Ideate to Scale has a high rate of interaction with transactional/operational as well as decisioning/analytical process and data to run the business. There are also industry frameworks in PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) which have been automated with the likes of SAP and Siemens. This is a solution shaping position with Table stakes required skill in SAP and any S4 innovations in AI as well as upstream functions like new PPM (Project Portfolio Management), product development, quality, R&D, and packaging and artwork. This is a technical position with command of the leading platforms like SAP, Siemens, 3D, its underlying data, and its movement across the sub-functions - typical in the consumer goods industry:

  • Discover - business portfolio strategy, PPM, and Innovation. Ideation and prioritization of opportunities & concepts to address strategic business priorities. Platforms and data supporting new product and services Ideas to continuous Innovations to feed into R&D and Operations.
  • Development – digitize the process and enable tooling in support of prototyping, experimentation, and finalization of design
  • Realization - qualification of design and finalization of product or service specification for first market
  • Scale Up - Review and incorporation of learnings for roll-out to remaining markets

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Business Management; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 10 – 15 years’ technical experience in development with special focus in designing and running R&D and Supply chain systems for CPG. SAP S4 and its integration with PLM and satellite systems.
  • Knowledge of IT governance and operations for a Process Manufacturing organization
  • Experience in the technical leadership of large software implementation projects including Enterprise Integration technologies and patterns
  • Hands on experience background in application development, data, integration, and technology lifecycle management
  • Delivering compelling and confident presentations centered on development and design and its value connection to process automation
  • Developing trusted relationships across stakeholder groups, key partners such as SAP and partner ecosystem
  • You will be comfortable with managing complexity and ambiguity and giving clear advice and leadership to internal and external teams
  • You will have a depth of consulting and functional experience of working across SAP Supply Chain business processes; both in the digital core and wider applications

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • You will be a lead resource that is responsible for influencing and designing innovative software solutions. Facilitates business and IT alignment, connecting strategy to execution, through a cohesive, encouraging, and consultative manner, driving the organization’s digital business strategies and balancing innovation and growth.

  • Analyze and translate business requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions that integrate across applications, systems and platforms to achieve business objectives

  • Bring to bear industry standard methodologies and templates for the platforms and software– e.g., PLM,

  • You will establish the technical integrity of the solution and ensure it remains aligned to requirements and delivery throughout project

  • Position will maintain the alignment, integration, and coordination of architecture activities across different programs, projects and products within R&D and Innovation

  • Develops and applies minimal viable architectures, which can include a set of standards, reference architecture patterns, principles, and guardrails, through the EA governance model. Clarifies accountability and provides the focal point for agile, effective, and efficient decision making.

  • Collaborates with delivery teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to leverage shared technologies, tools and processes that impact speed to value and time to market.

  • Collaborates with infrastructure teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is vital to modify the enterprise architecture.

  • Provide accurate and timely information to project management team collaborating on reporting project status, issues, risks and benefits

  • Establish, build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external technical peers and build new relationships through networking to support effective delivery and continuous path for evergreening the solutions

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