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Job Description

Job Description:

The Data Governance Lead reports to the Data Quality and Governance Officer and will be responsible for development new and deploying existing Governance processes and solutions to support Digital Core program. The role holder will actively educate and promote available governance tools for Mars associates. Data Governance Lead main focus will be to scale deployment of Master Data Governance processes and solutions. The role holder will work with Data Councils, Stewardship organisation and Digital Core Transformation office to embed Master Data Governance Process into new ERP processes, effectively resolving possible conflicts.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or similar, or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience in Master Data Management and/or Data Quality initiatives spanning multiple data domains in a complex multi-national corporate environment with proven experience in governance
  • Skilled in creating and documenting standards, processes, and data models.
  • Practical knowledge of Product, Customer, Vendor and Finance data domains for FMCG type organisation and change management frameworks
  • Familiar with Data Quality dimensions Data Management Maturity model
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills, fluency in spoken and written English, any additional language is an advantage
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple diverse teams including: Data Champions, Data Stewards, Project team, Transformation office / Governance Team, Offshore Developers.
  • Experience with metadata management and governance tools is a plus
  • In depth experience with modelling and reporting tools is a plus
  • Working knowledge, Data Steward or Ranger qualification in Collibra platform is a strong advantage

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Data Governance Lead will identify areas that require Technical Stewards and work with stakeholders and Governance office to fulfil these roles.
  • Data Governance Lead will identify required training and onboarding required for technical stewards and will provide existing or develop missing training materials and documentation.
  • Data Governance lead will engage with Business Functional owner to identify gaps in Data Ownership framework deployment and facilitate creation roles and document them in Mars Data Wiki governance platform.
  • Data Governance Lead will work with Business Functional teams review, update and deploy CDE framework within business functional areas, managing updates to CDE metadata in Mars Data Wiki.
  • Data Governance Lead will monitor and report CDE cleansing progress to Business Functions stake holder through agreed KPI Dashboard setup.

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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