Mars UK • United Kingdom

R&D Regional Systems Functional Expert

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:


R&D Regional Systems Functional Expert – SRA Systems (R4)


As part of the newly formed MGS (Mars Global Services) R&D team, we are looking to appoint a R&D Quality Functional Expert. The 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 delivers 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 1 day a week home site attendance and candidates need to be based within commuting distance from one of these Mars sites.

In this role you will primarily specialise in Mars Scientific and Regulatory Affairs (SRA) systems such as SPIRE and SGS Digicomply, but will likely have the opportunity to support other Mars R&D enterprise systems such as Veritas, Radar and Ara.

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?

  • Experience of using relevant systems e.g. SPIRE/SGS Digicomply and associated processes

  • Degree level in science, IT or equivalent industry experience (this is mandatory)

  • Experience in an R&D function within an FMCG environment

  • Fluent in English

What will your key responsibilities be?

  • Change Management – Business As Usual Support and & New Capability development

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

  • Data quality - Supports regional FEs in process/ data quality compliance and root cause analysis of gaps with key users/end users. Performs data analysis of Traceability issues or Regulatory queries as requested by Data Custodians.

  • Deployment – supports deployments of capabilities across the organisation

  • 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.

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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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
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