2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Pet Nutrition is embarking on a massive digital transformation journey to fulfil its ambition of becoming a digital leader in the consumer products industry. This ambition is supported by an unprecedented $1.2B digital Investment and an operating model shift towards an agile product-based organization to mobilize and deliver crucial digital priorities in the next three years.

This role will sit within the global Strategy and Transformation team with the broader aim of ensuring the sound delivery and management of Pet Nutrition's strategic portfolio and broader strategy with regard to digital. This role will report to the Portfolio Management, Delivery and Operations lead and be integral in setting up and leading the development of the products/ programs, scaling and reviewing process (including value realization monitoring) of Pet Nutrition's strategic portfolio against pre-defined goals and the overall strategy.

What are we looking for?

Education & Professional

  • Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or Equivalent (Business management or Economics degree preferred)

Knowledge / Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in product-based organization, preferably within product management and operations

  • Hands-on experience of working with/ within the product team, utilizing agile ways of working (Incl. working with backlog, scrum rituals, MVP concept and product demos, understanding the concept of DevOps, etc.)

  • Experience with key product-management tools like Jira, Confluence, BI software (Power BI, Tableau), Azure DevOps, etc.

  • Strong ability to relate expected business outcomes to associated digital product OKRs

  • Strong problem-solving skills, proven track record to get things done in a matrixed organization and influencing without authority

  • Ability to form productive relationship with both business leaders and digital leaders, product and program teams

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills, with the ability to present ideas/issues effectively, incl. up to senior executive management

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Lead cross-OE and cross-product/ program dependency management: identify and drive the resolution of dependencies from an established process across product/ programs and OEs

  • Drive the Minimum Viable Product concept adoption, establish MVP product/ program delivery forum (e.g. Demo Days), ensuring products are primed for success and fit for scaling, work is demoed with relevant stakeholders and reviewed on continuously and at different governance levels

  • Establish cross product/ program OKRs (incl. leading and lagging indicators) and support reporting efforts to monitor value realization: ensure metrics are related to key business outcomes, are clearly measurable and appropriately cascaded. Lead the master dashboard build - "one source of truth" for business and digital

  • Drive performance management tracking and support in establishing OKRs (e.g., burn rate tracking): measure performance of a product/ program based on OKR performance, providing input to data-driven decision making

  • Review and evaluate current portfolio performance against defined strategy: build a natural cadence of reviewing and evaluating the current portfolio performance of the initiatives for strategic review. Assess our strategy on a bi-annual or annual cadence, including the learnings and findings from initiatives in the portfolio

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
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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