Mars UK • United Kingdom

IT Product Architect

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

IT Product Architect

This role could be based in the Slough, UK or Guararema, Brazil,

We operate a hybrid/flexible working at Mars

Salary £50,000 - £66,000 plus benefits

IT Product Architect, responsible for maintaining the template implemented for the global and regional OTC and PL Non ECC systems and Lead Team portfolio life-cycle activities and drive through tower structure sustainable solutions to maximize the value contribution of company’s investment.

What are we looking for?

  • Advocate and enforce applicable standards, policies, procedures, and best practices in the implementation and/or maintenance of Order to Cash and Physical Logistics Non ECC Team
  • Lead “Order to Cash and Physical Logistics Non ECC Team” portfolio life-cycle activities and drive through tower structure sustainable solutions to maximize the value contribution of company’s investment
  • This role provides global depth technical and functional knowledge for OTC & PL Non ECC Team for design, development and operations for products and services in this area.
  • Also accountable for Design Authority and within Order to Cash and Physical Logistics Non ECC Team for all products and services. This position reports to a Product Manager, working in strong collaboration with all functional towers structure and teams, but specially with the Product Senior Solution Architect. As such, the role provides broad exposure to business stakeholders around the globe and required strong business process knowledge on Order to Cash and Physical Logistics.
  • Experience on leading/driving systems changes
  • Spanish is a plus

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Play Design Authority role for the “Order to Cash and Physical Logistics Non ECC Team” in the Product team level, assessing impacts and approving all the initiatives that are going to be related to products and services on this product team.
  • Seek highly automated solutions and new approaches to work
  • Partnership with Product Owner and/or Functional Experts on continuous improvement, evolution of the product and Lifecycle management
  • Participate on new design for solutions, services, and products together with Business stakeholders, Enterprise Architecture, Transformational programs, Strategic Functional Capabilities, Business Partnership, etc.
  • Liaise with the other Functional areas to ensure consistent cross-functional business process design
  • Providing supervision and guidance to development teams around the current product and services design, assuring the design is protected and the global/mandate processes are secured
  • Support Operations in complex and high impact issues and problems as they arise.
  • Continuously assess the current portfolio and applications lifecycle, assuring the systems have vendor-supported versions and patching, suggesting applications retirement, upgrades, or new solutions when necessary. Assessing the systems architecture currently in place (including satellite systems) and working with Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure to recommend solutions to improve it
  • Accountable for process and technical knowledge gathering, update and validation of products and services under Order to Cash and Physical Logistics Non ECC Team, including documentation/knowledge from external teams that will touch those services and products

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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

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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