Mars UK • Montpellier, Herault, France

Functional IT Lead – Marketing/Sales (W/M/X)

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Contract: Permanent/CDI

Segment: Royal Canin

Location: Aimargues (30 min from Montpellier) and Haguenau (30 min from Strasbourg). Other European locations might be considered.

The Digital Technologies (DT) Global Sales/Marketing team works with global customers and partners to solve critical business problems with technology solutions. This team engages with the global and regional functional business leaders in the Royal Canin to amplify the customer's voice and deliver solutions that “run and grow” their business, and at the same time continue to enable the business transformation and IT change. We work across numerous business capabilities and functions like retail execution, e-commerce, graphic chain, and Digital as examples.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience in Marketing or Sales functions with an understanding of brand and product marketing, customer engagement and driving business results.

  • Ability to build, foster and nurture strong relationships with cross-functional and Global/Regional teams.

  • Experience managing complex IT programs and capabilities while keeping in mind broader strategy/goals.

  • Ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Drive the Digital Technologies Marketing strategy by aligning with cross-functional teams for execution, deliverables, and expected outcomes / benefits.

  • Strategy development through consultation with global and regional segment leaders to determine strategic business needs from a digital perspective, providing functional insights and inputs to the strategic planning process.

  • Leading investment & strategies by engaging with senior stakeholders, influence to get resources (finances & human) to execute the functional strategy & road map.

  • Managing the global project portfolio investment budget up to $5M/year.

  • Drive product strategy bridging short-term execution and long-term vision. Own the Digital Product Lifecycle.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • At Mars, we believe in a relationship of mutual trust, dignity and respect between our company and Associates that is more meaningful than the standard employer/employee relationship.

  • As Associates, we can expect to be respected, supported and valued as individuals, to be treated fairly and equitably.

  • The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars

  • A unique and ideal work environment to become the leader in health through nutrition for cats and dogs!

  • Since 2015, no waste to landfill is made by the 16 Royal Canin factories in the world.



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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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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
Awards & Achievements
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