Mars UK • United Kingdom

Portfolio Lead and Process Expert - Petcare

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Portfolio Lead

Hybrid working pattern

Salary range: £60'000 - £75'000 plus car allowance and company bonus

Mars Petcare Digital Technologies (DT) are evolving their strategy from a strong divisional focus to a segment-wide agenda. To support this, the Petcare DT Portfolio Management Office is also shifting from supporting primarily two divisions to now governing the full Petcare DT strategy and portfolio.

The newly created Portfolio Lead role will be important to help make this shift as Petcare DT starts to deliver a change agenda beyond divisional programmes of work in areas that protect our operational directives, make our divisions stronger together and create new growth platforms.

This role will aim to help establish consistency in process and framework working across our segment strategic pillars and 5 Petcare divisions.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience in a Digital, Business Partnership or Business Process Management role

  • Project/portfolio management skills with familiarity in a variety of tools and techniques

  • Business process / ways of working design and implementation experience

  • Keen attention to detail, Analytical mindset and experience working with data and analytics solutions

  • Must be customer focused with demonstrated ability to form productive relationships with a wide constituency, including senior business leaders, Digital team members and project leaders

What will be your key responsibilities?

As the Portfolio Management Lead, you will be tasked with:

  • Partnering with strategic pillar leaders to ensure their segment portfolio change is accurately captured and managed against agreed governance to help drive value for the segment

  • Consult with segment Digital leaders to align business needs and targets with agreed Digital strategic directions as part of the Digital strategic business planning process

  • Partnering with division owners and delivery team members to ensure segment demand meets quality assurance and compliance standards are met both at the individual initiative and globally rolled-up level

  • Defining, establishing and embedding effective processes, frameworks and ways of working to bring maturity and consistency across multiple segment strategic pillars

  • Act as the segment portfolio management tool and process Super User, being part of the Mars wide portfolio community, recommending improvements and changes to our global processes and toolset

  • Work with the Petcare CIO and key partners to drive communicating effectively our portfolio change agenda to Petcare senior leaders and all Petcare DT associates

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

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Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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