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Mars UK • Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Petcare CoE Manufacturing Lead (Production Planning)

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Mars Petcare's Royal Canin and Pet Nutrition divisions will move to a new S/4 digital core, supplemented with edge solutions, some of which will be common, and some division specific. A Mars Petcare digital technology CoE has been established to work on both Royal Canin's EOS transformation and Pet Nutrition's Shepherd transformation.

The CoE Manufacturing Lead for production planning will report to the CoE Manufacturing Senior Lead in the Make to Deliver team. The role is responsible for designing and building new capabilities based on SAP S/4 HANA and the SAP Business Technology Platform to enable the short term production planning and material requirement planning processes for Royal Canin & Pet Nutrition.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience with SAP ERP for manufacturing including MRP
  • Experience specifying SAP ERP design or leading SAP deployment
  • Ideally experience linking SAP ERP to best of breed Supply Planning applications
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, ideally food, pharma or similar

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Work with Royal Canin & Pet Nutrition Process Owners and regional teams to define requirements for manufacturing solutions at Petcare factories globally.
  • Analyze where Petcare factories can use the same solutions as other Mars segments, and where not.
  • Analyze where Royal Canin & Pet Nutrition factories can use the same solutions, and where not
  • Collaborate with Digital leads responsible for Supply planning to ensure an effective end to end solution
  • Collaborate with the Make to Deploy team's integration lead to specify required template interfaces
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other CoE areas, such as the generation of purchase requisitions from MRP to feed into the Procure to Pay process
  • Drive the System integrator to deliver the design of production planning in SAP S/4 PP and assigned edge solutions for the Petcare segment. Ensure designs increase interoperability between Royal Canin and Pet Nutrition.
  • Ensure designs achieve appropriate separation of duties and that security role designs are appropriate with limited access to sensitive transactions and data
  • Ensure a high standard of testing and knowledge management to secure the long term value of the solutions
  • Provide guidance to regional deployment teams to successfully rollout the solutions in scope

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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