Mars UK • United Kingdom

Global Pet Assessment Digital Product Owner (m/f/d)

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

The Pet Assessment Digital Product Owner owns the full value delivery for Pet Nutrition pet assessment tools across their lifecycle including initial delivery in the context of our R&D digital ambition that will transform how pet data is used in the business. The role will lead development and delivery of digital solutions, partnering with key digital teams and driving product adoption through effective user and stakeholder engagement, change management and organizational capability builds.

What are we looking for?

  • Digital / Data or Statistical education, strong data literacy, tech savvy

  • Understanding of Agile principles and ways of working, ideally experience as a product owner

  • Project management experience

  • Understanding of how R&D assesses product performance through testing

  • Strong collaboration skills and customer focus

  • Drives Results in a resourceful manner

  • Fluent in English, other languages beneficial

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Owns and delivers digital transformation projects for Mars Pet Nutrition Pet Assessment capability including:

    • Business project management of up to 5 active projects ensuring deliver through effective governance and stakeholder management.

    • Applying agile project management techniques to deliver iterative value throughout project lifecycle

  • Ownership of value delivery for digital pet assessment capability throughout the product lifecycle

    • Articulates product value and maintains product backlog, provides prioritization of product features to drive continuous improvement once capabilities are deployed

    • Defines roadmaps, solicits fit for use criteria working with users within function

    • Brings subject matter expertise, user empathy

    • Responsible for creation of the right capabilities, change management and user adoption supporting overall change management to drive digitalization in R&D

  • Champions and applies Agile principles and tools for the wider program, linking into global Agile community within Mars

  • Pro-actively building and leveraging internal and external network in the data, analytics and systems space

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

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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