2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The Master Data IT Operations Manager is responsible for managing a team of direct reports and third-party resources that provide functional and technical expertise in the Master Data area and is in charge of providing support for Global Applications products to business users, including ITIL Service Delivery process, delivering Continuous Improvement and Service In-take for products deployed by the Project Teams. This role is part of the Global Digital Operations organisation, within the Business Delivery Services Team.

What are we looking for?

  • Strong Master Data / Data Management technical background

  • 5-7 years’ experience working on Applications IT Products and Services/Support

  • Capable and Flexible to develop IT Knowledge and Leadership

  • Functional & technical knowledge in ERP solutions

  • Demonstrate Line Management Experience and Capability in a remote & global environment.

  • Financial and Budget management experience

  • Good stakeholder management & communications skills

  • Experience in external vendor and Services/Support organization management

  • ITIL, PMI, Agile, DevOps, Scrum certifications will be a plus.

  • Strong functional knowledge in Supply, or Finance areas is a plus

  • Good communication, especially in English, and interpersonal skills

  • Manages Complexity: Analyses multiple and diverse sources of information to define problems accurately before moving to solutions

  • Curious and capable to research and rapidly learn new technical skills

  • Strong on play “what if” scenarios and bringing others to understand those scenarios

  • Ability to work effectively in a flexible and changing environment, manages multiple activities and priorities, and work well under pressure.

  • Bachelor or higher degree in Computer Science or Information Systems preferred.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Product Management: overall accountability, including lifecycle management for services and products in scope of Master Data Operations Area (MDG (Master Data Governance – SAP S4. Backend/Fiori/NWBC), GRD (Global Reference Data – SAP ECC) and Winshuttle); Support, Influence and contribute with Leadership, Development and Deployment teams to define strategy for IT Solutions, in line with operational excellence strategies and Transformational programs and business capabilities strategies. Maintain awareness of industry directions for products and services , in order to define new, cost-effective solutions or evolve existing solutions in an optimal manner.

  • Service management with 3rd Party vendors based on role model operational excellence, with overall accountability on the metrics for service (SLAs. Availability, performance, etc); Accountable for assure Service Continuity strategy for services and products in place, including DR simulations and tests proper conducted based on Mars Inc standards Accountable for regular status updates to stakeholders on progress for all demands raised by Business.

  • Escalation point for any business demands, working with his team and Business stakeholders to address, engaging all resources needed for solve this demand

  • Stakeholder management: accountable for regular status updates to stakeholders on progress for all demands raised by Business. Sustain the user community and develop the key users, functional expert, Data Councils network where needed. Engage and collaborate with other teams when is needed. Collaborate with projects according to Mars DT signature processes,. High level for Customer satisfaction accountability.

  • Budget and 3rd Party Vendors Contracts Management for all product area and functions, according to Finance and Commercial (Procurement) rules.

  • Line Management of global & remote team, coach, and development as well responsible to ensure resources knowledge on Mars business processes and development/projects techniques and methodologies; Role model agile behaviors & methods with customers and peers; Contribute to HUB Talent Pipeline strategy; Ensure succession plan with the team.

  • Collaborate with business users, Transformational programs, Segment Digital Technologies team, Finance team, Enterprise Architect team, Operation Excellence team, Infrastructure team, IT Operation team, and other application functional teams to streamline the new process for Master Data and improve the governance.

  • Work with Enterprise Architecture/Transformational programs/Projects to identify and assess new technologies on design/development/deployment/Support

  • Work closely with the New Tech Product Manager to plan proper involvement and transition from this technology to the Application team

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

Other jobs you might like