2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

We are seeking a Global Digital Lab Snr Analyst who will be responsible for the coordination, delivery, and operational maintenance of IT/OT and digital initiatives in the labs, across MGS R&D Solutions. This includes accountability for definition and execution of the global digital lab roadmap in line with the global strategy and priorities.

Who are we looking for?

You have a curious, and collaborative mindset with a strong desire for delivery. You are resilient in the face of adversity and can deal with uncertainty when priorities change, and plans require adjustment.

You are delivery driven with proficiency in technology project management, including planning, communication, and resource management. You have familiarity with Agile principles, especially customer centricity, iteration, collaboration, documentation, and technical excellence.

Known for strong and proactive stakeholder management, you have great interpersonal skills. You maintain efficient communication and are comfortable influencing others at all levels of the organisation.

With a strong focus on user centricity, you understand the impact of change on people and recognise the importance of ensuring the engagement of end users and stakeholders.

Together, as part of a cross-functional and globally distributed multi-discipline team, you are a strong team player whilst comfortable standing alone. You can work effectively and efficiently in a matrix organisation.

You find creative solutions to problems in a rapidly evolving technical landscape. This requires a degree of future thinking whist ensuring changes are suitable and sustainable for a business-critical operational environment such as our digital labs.

Engaged and embedded within a global organization, the you must be able to work within a globally diverse network. The ability to work with different cultures and people with varied perspectives, levels of experience, and technical proficiency is paramount.

Together with external partners, Digital Technologies and Labs teams, you will forge and maintain productive relationships to support the development and deployment of the Digital Lab Vision.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Ownership of the Lab IT project portfolio, requiring leadership and coordination of digital activities across 6 laboratories, in collaboration with regional and local experts. These activities include implementation and ongoing maintenance of new IT/OT lab capabilities, systems and tools.
  • Single point of contact working in partnership with central IT/OT Engineering. This role represents R&D Solutions (RDS) Laboratories in areas including Cyber Security standards, Lab equipment integration and automation, and in the delivery of operational service levels.
  • Responsible for defining the digital lab functional architecture, working in close partnership with the Labs CoE, IT Systems Technologists and the Digital and Service Excellence teams.
  • As a digital subject matter expert, you are expected to support the ambitions, knowledge, and engagement of our Associates, for example by showcasing new opportunities or upskilling others.

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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