Mars UK • Chicago, Illinois, United States

Global Data & Analytics Transformation Product Owner

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

*** This is a hybrid position requiring up to 3 days onsite weekly at one of our site locations listed on this posting

Mars Wrigley has embarked on a multi-year digital transformation program called Supply Chain Data & Analytics (SCDA) that spans Supply, Commercial, R&D, and—uniquely—the untapped intersections between the functions. SCDA is creating an E2E supply chain where decisions are powered by advanced analytics. The Digital Foundry within SCDA supports this by building working data & analytics products that Associates use to make better business decisions.

The Digital Foundry is recruiting a transformation Global Product Owner, a key role within an advanced analytics Product Squad that is empowered to own solution design and delivery advancing the Product Roadmap within a pillar of SCDA.

This transformation role aims to support a 36-month transformation program and will be focused primarily on the reinvention and enhancement of the digital acceleration effort ongoing at Mars. This role has a strong potential to transition into a permanent Mars role prior to the conclusion of the transformation period, where appropriate.

This role operates in an overall analytics Product ecosystem within an SCDA strategic domain (or, “petal’, e.g. Resilience, E2E Planning, New Fulfillment Models). Day-to-day, they will work very closely with other members of the Product squad (Development Lead, Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Local Product Champion from the operation). They are the linchpin that brings the team together to deliver a Product that creates value. They can talk to users about their supply chain challenges in one meeting, then discuss algorithms with developers in the next. They are the face of the Product to the user community, listening to their needs and ensuring that the Product can embed in the users’ ways of working. They will also be supported by a Product Manager, who steers the vision and strategy for the Products that the squad is developing.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, data analytics, data science, mathematics, statistics, or related field. Master’s degree a plus

  • Analytics foundation – understanding of the different types of analytics, awareness of algorithms in machine learning and operations research, numerical and digital literacy

  • Experience in delivery management of analytical products, or awareness of the drivers of complexity within delivery. Hands-on experience with writing code (e.g., SQL, Python) or data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, Power BI) a plus.

  • Strength in business-to-science translation to enable partnering with business teams and technology teams in bringing analytics product ideas to life

  • Product mindset – intellectual curiosity, ability to tie features to value, relentless focus on product adoption

  • Practitioner experience in the supply chain domain a plus

What will be your key responsibilities?

The Global Product Owner has primary accountability for delivering data & analytics Product Releases that advance a Product Manager’s roadmap

  • Makes decisions on design features

  • Translates features to stories

  • Defines technical specs, acceptance criteria, and timing

  • Connects voices of product users and developers

  • Speaks both operations & technology (including advanced analytics) with moderate proficiency

  • Asks questions of users and developers to uncover latent decisions and needs the Product will support

  • Creates space for development teams to innovate and generate new IP

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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