Mars UK • France

Global Data Product Lead - Finance (F/M/X)

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Contract: Permanent/CDI

Segment: Royal Canin

Location: Aimargues (30 minutes from Montpellier) or London

At Mars Petcare we have one Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. Through comprehensive veterinary care, nutrition, breakthrough programmes in diagnostics, wearable health monitoring, DNA testing and pet welfare, we help pets in more than 130 countries.

The Petcare Segment consists of five Divisions: Pet Nutrition, Royal Canin, Mars Veterinary Health, Kinship and Science and Diagnostics. All five Divisions have a shared ambition, to become Powered by Data.

The role of Global Data Product Lead for Finance is part of our Royal Canin (RC) Data & Analytics organization. The role reports to the Royal Canin Global BI Data Manager. The role has direct responsibility to transform the Royal Canin Data Foundations across RC in the Finance domain. This role is particularly important given it is heavily contributing to several major programs driven at RC or Mars level to transform this functional areas and make RC powered by data. (Finance of Tomorrow, S&OP+ transformation)

What are we looking for?

  • Professional experience working in the Finance Data area

  • Deep and rich experience in working with Data in a cloud environment (Azure)

  • Great at developing new relationships, driving positive change, and matching analytics opportunities to data acquisition strategy, able to interact comfortably with more senior stakeholders up to Director level

  • Excellent planning, project management, organizational orchestration, peer relationships

  • Data product management skills and Agile ways of working, with proven track record.

  • Vendor management skills are welcome

  • Good understanding of Data Protection and Privacy principles and practices including PI/PL

  • Influences others outside of own job area regarding policies, practices, and procedures

  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral)

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • The Global Data Product Lead defines the overall Data Products vision and supervise their delivery for the Finance functional area across Royal Canin

  • Partners with functional Business teams and Data Architect to develop a strategic product for the company

  • Defines the structure of data assets in the Finance area

  • Collaborates with Data Engineering team to build reusable strategic data assets

  • Is the primary point of contact to other teams working on transformations and projects having dependencies with the Supply Chain and S&OP+ strategic data assets (Pet owner 360 project, Petcare Ecosystem project, ERP/EOS project)

  • Ensure appliance of Data Governance, Data Quality, Data Privacy & Security processes on data assets which belong to Finance functional area.

  • Partner with Data Product leads who support other functions to ensure good integration of Data Products across the overall RC data architecture

  • Partners with Business Owners of Finance function (Director level) and main regional representatives in order to orchestrate and govern deliveries and product backlog

  • Partners with Petcare D&A team to further develop synergies with the Petcare Segment Data team and Ecosystem, especially supporting the enrichment of Royal Canin and of PetCare Ecosystem Data Assets.

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 2017, Royal Canin has supported the K-DOG program of the Curie Institute, which trains dogs to detect breast cancer via olfaction.



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

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

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

Flexa100 2024

1st – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

Consumer Goods

Flexa100 2023

3rd – Large companies

Industry awards 2022

Retail & Ecommerce