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Mars UK • London, London, United Kingdom

SAP S/4HANA Data Senior Manager

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Pet Nutrition (PN) is the most vibrant category in the FMCG sector. As we work to transform this exciting category, a new program named Shepherd, has been mobilized by the Mars Pet Nutrition leadership team. Shepherd is focused on the implementation of SAP S/4Hana for Pet Nutrition. Much more than a simple “Lift and Shift,” this program will undertake a major process simplification and harmonization scope as we digitally transform our business.

Shepherd is focused primarily on eight mega process areas: Finance, Source to Pay (procurement and vendor mgmt.), Plan to Fulfill (manufacturing and distribution), Lead to Cash (order processing and payment), Governance, Engage to Consume (marketing), Idea to Market (R&D), and Recruit to Retire (HR). This transformation requires thought leadership, quality decision making, deep technical know-how, and an ability to navigate complex business challenges while applying a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to each of these mega processes. As part of Shepherd, a new role has been created to lead Data & Analytics within those process areas.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree or Equivalent (IT Degree preferred in particular computer science, Data & Analytics science or related field)
  • Experience with S/4 HANA transformation and leading D&A team members across Finance, Source to Pay, Plan to Fulfill, Lead to Cash, Idea to Market (R&D), and Recruit to Retire (HR)
  • Experience working in sizeable and complex digital transformations in large global organizations resulting in high adoption of new tools
  • Experience in Data cleansing/enrichment/migration along with over Data & Analytic skills.
  • Hands-on data engineering/development experience, preferably in a cloud/big data environment
  • Able to manage expectations in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment and deliver excellence
  • Strong people management skills with a track record of nurturing high-performing teams
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of distilling complex concepts for a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated proactive and results-oriented approach with a “get things done” mentality
  • Collaboration experience with cross-functional teams and external vendors

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.
  • Provide Data & Analytics leadership across all key PN Data & Analytics activities.
  • Act as a point of contact within PN for all Data & Analytics-related issues.
  • Provide resources and support for ongoing program Data & Analytics management activities.
  • Collaborate with Data & Analytics network and other key stakeholders to ensure Data & Analytics consistency and quality.
  • Support the implementation and deployment of Data & Analytics standards across PN and ensure ongoing compliance with Data & Analytics policies and standards.
  • Coordinate with project teams to ensure standards are integrated into business processes.
  • Monitor the impact of new Data & Analytics standards on functional processes and provide feedback.
  • Educate and train team members on new standards and processes.
  • Report on progress and challenges to the Data & Analytics governance board or relevant authority.
  • Assist in resolving issues that arise from standard deployment within the functional domain.
  • Report on Data & Analytics management performance metrics to senior management.

Context and Scope

Project and Programme are often marked by a seamless data transition from the old system/landscape to the new one. As part of Shepherd SAP S/4Hana Digital Transformation program, we therefore require someone with high level expertise in D&A management (ETL)/tools and experience in leadership.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the Pet Nutrition area and will be working closely with all other counterparts in Mars (i.e. Royal Canin, Corporate, Snacking and Food) to merge all key timelines and activities related to the D&A.

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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