2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The Purpose of this job is to support execution of digital initiatives on site. Working alongside Controls and Factory IT team and making sure that technical part of projects is executed with excellence. Actively collaborates with local/regional Controls and Factory IT + Smart Factory teams to implement or develop technical solutions.

High level of independency for technical execution part. The results delivered through personal contribution like programming PLC’s, connecting to databases, or executing through external vendors where needed.

Coordination of conceptual and technical project execution with high level of ambiguity. Alignment with local controls team strategic direction.

Minor routine, changing duties and responsibilities within a defined responsibility area of Controls.

What are we looking for?

  • Electrical engineering qualification (Controls systems, IT)
  • Fluent in English with strong communication skills
  • Proven experience in Engineering (Controls or Factory IT)
  • Strong technical knowledge in Electrical Engineering and Manufacturing process.
  • Experience in PLC programming, understanding how data is exchanged between systems, knowledge of Manufacturing systems components
  • Strong interpersonal skills and interact with various functional groups

What will be your key responsibilities?

Excellence in Concept & Design

Implementation of digitalization initiatives which are aligned with Regional Smart Factory roadmap.

This includes:

  • Translation of initial Smart Factory engineering concepts into an engineering design and costing
  • Preparing data collection design from Machine PLC’s and connecting to site Database
  • Support the design of digital standards within the CoE with the input from local site.

Excellence in Execution

  • Steering and Review accountability in line with the PM Methodology
  • Executing data collection activities from Machine PLC’s and connecting to site Database to provide to digital solutions.
  • Support further technical development of Performance data collection system and its extensions i.e.: waste data, Digital FMOS
  • Coordinate digital infrastructure extension projects with local teams (wifi network extension, digital tool addition to workplaces)
  • Execute technically new solution testing and deployment to provide advanced process control i.e.: Machine Learning algorithms, Machine vision applications, closed loop statistical process control etc.


  • Exchange of information with Community of Experts in regional and local forums between Smart Factory Team and Engineering team
  • Ensure customer focus when executing the initiatives.
  • Utilize external vendors when needed and local expertise when practical

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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