Segment: Mars Global Services Laboratories
Location: Veghel (Netherlands), Haguenau (France), Aimargues (France) or Slough (UK). Other sites might be considered based on candidate applications.
The IT Systems Functional Expert is the custodian of the IT systems required to execute and maintain the Mars laboratory programs (NIR (Near-Infrared spectroscopy) program and XRF (X-ray fluorescence) program) through providing functional expertise and support in close collaboration with functional team NIR/XRF, Mars IT and software suppliers. This includes project managing Rapid Spectroscopy IT projects, deploying continuous improvement projects, problem solving and training & knowledge transfer to ensure an effective global Rapid Spectroscopy IT systems program.
What are we looking for?
At least 4-5 years of experience in IT project management
Experience in leading global or regional standardization projects
Proven experience in developing, deploying, or interfacing IT systems
Good communication skills in English
Experience in IT systems in a Food Science related background would be a plus
Experience of interfacing laboratory and/or factory quality systems would be a plus
What would be your responsibilities?
Functional Lab IT Expert and system administration for Mars NIR client/server systems, liaising with functional NIR experts, regional NIR support, users and Mars IT for its operational continuity and continuous improvement.
Champion the Q&FS data integration strategy and ensure that NIR/XRF systems are embedded in client workflows for seamless decision making.
Owner of the systems and data connectivity related part of on-time and flawless reporting the quarterly metric.
Define, standardize, and codify the key processes, procedures, and tools to support these services using lean, efficient end-to-end functionally integrated processes.
Scope, execute and manage projects that develop the laboratory NIR/XRF systems & tools priorities, automatize current human processes.
Be the custodian for effective business change management around NIR/XRF systems in partnership with the relevant business partners to ensure a flawless continuity of data flows through existing interfaces.
Maintain a high level of customer focus and ensure that projects are delivered on-plan, on-time, and on-budget.
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.
An environment where you are empowered to be proactive and to take initiatives to make a difference.
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