Flexa
Mars UK • United Kingdom

R&D Regional Systems Functional Analyst - Track, Trace, Control Product

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

R42778 / R42779

Title:
R&D Regional Systems Functional Analyst – Track, Trace, Control Product (Q1)

Overview

As part of the newly formed MGS (Mars Global Services) R&D team, we are looking to appoint a number of Functional Analysts to support our quality and R&D systems and processes. Their role is to ensure the sustainability and maintenance of deployed enterprise R&D systems/ platforms in the region, across all segments (Mars Wrigley, Petcare and Food) and deliver functional expertise to the business. This role has responsibility for operational support of R&D/Quality systems for the business units and will drive business process compliance, continuous improvements/ upgrades and knowledge management. This role supports the Corporate R&D digitalization roadmap by owning the implementation of new capabilities in the business units, working closely with Corporate R&D Systems product owners, segment/unit stakeholders and Mars Digital Technology partners. Regional Functional Experts ensures compliance to data quality requirements and works with Segment Data custodians to identify and address compliance gaps in the business units.

This role can be based in the United Kingdom in Slough (ISB) or Waltham (WAL), Hungary in Bokoros (BOK), Poland in Sochaczew (SOC), Egypt in October City (OCT). Working in a hybrid model, we expect ~50% home site attendance and candidates need to be based within commuting distance from one of these Mars sites.

This role will specialise in the following Mars Market Traceability system capabilities:

  • Nexus PRIMP

  • Nexus Finished Goods Non-Conformance

  • NEXUS GRID

  • Atlas Market Traceability and Finished Goods Hold and Release

  • Agnostic Traceability

This is a great opportunity to commence in a newly structured R&D team and get an in-depth understanding of both quality processes and the systems that support them.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree level in a Food Science / Food Quality degree (this is mandatory)

  • Ideally the candidate will have some work experience in an R&D / Quality function within an FMCG environment

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Change Management – BAU & New Capabilities

  • Business Process - Support global and segment process owners in process compliance

  • Data quality - Communicate data quality trends to the Segment Data Architect

  • Deployment - Owns system and process implementation in the region/segment per global requirements

  • Super User Activities - responsible for maintenance of technical and master data as part of system configuration

  • Knowledge Management - responsible for maintenance and creation of standard global training documentation in English

  • Communication - responsible for cascading system changes to key users/end users.

  • Testing - Responsible for cascading system changes to key users/end users.

  • Issue resolution - Analysis of incident trends and SLAs for region/segments to drive CIs

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.

For a confidential chat about this vacancy, please contact Bhavika Upton (Senior Talent Acquisition Partner).

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
Sabbaticals
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

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Location
94%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
91%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
84%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
81%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
75%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
78%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
86%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
84%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
70%
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)

57:43

Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

Brazil
France
Netherlands
United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

1st – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

Consumer Goods

Flexa100 2023

3rd – Large companies

Industry awards 2022

Retail & Ecommerce