2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture

Join Mars Global Services, the shared services division of Mars Inc., on our exciting transformation journey. As we pave the way for the future, we offer unparalleled opportunities to implement cutting-edge solutions that are trusted, secure, and scalable. Our mission is to build a strong foundation for years to come, encompassing process, technology, and people elements, ensuring they are not only manageable but also serviceable and maintainable throughout their life cycle.

At Mars Global Services, Enterprise Architecture plays a pivotal role in defining and ensuring that our solutions meet the highest software design standards, patterns, and archetypes. As part of our dynamic team, you'll have the chance to contribute to implementing robust, reliable, and scalable solutions that align with our business domains. You'll work within a large, multi-business segment organization, collaborating with various stakeholders to uphold our commitment to cost-effectiveness, security, operational stability, resilience, and sustainability.

Join us and be at the forefront of innovation, shaping the future of enterprise architecture while making a meaningful impact on Mars Inc.'s global operations.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Business, or relevant field (or equivalent)
  • 10+ years executive experience in Enterprise Architecture, with a focus on Integration
  • Certified TOGAF architect with Full Solution Lifecycle experience
  • Proficiency in developing domain-related architectures, including Catalogues, Dictionaries, and Data Entities
  • Expertise in SAP technology and integrations, including patterns and archetypes
  • Experience leading Enterprise Architects across application, integration, data, and process domains
  • Ability to influence and engage senior stakeholders in business transformation
  • Proficient in conveying Architecture using various communication techniques
  • Deep knowledge of Integration patterns and architectural concepts
  • Mastery in managing trade-offs between concept, architecture, and delivery
  • Commercially savvy with strong negotiation skills in IT contracts and licenses.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Collaborate with business segment architecture groups to provide thought leadership on architecture patterns, archetypes and new technology introduction.
  • Provision guidelines, define roadmaps and patterns to promote the adoption of architecture standards.
  • Design and document enterprise architecture blueprints, roadmaps, patterns and archetypes.
  • Identify architectural, technical and security risks, and manage them in collaboration with segments, functions and digital operations groups.
  • Participate and drive the Architecture Community of Practice
  • Enhance skills through continual learning, development plan and keeping abreast of architecture and technology developments.
  • Deep knowledge of integration patterns, architypes, marketplace, deployment strategies and driving efficiency with reuse of APIs and Events
  • Expertise in data domain definition, implementing canonical and common data models, and developing packaged capabilities that will help bring data and integration closer.
  • Drive a product mindset for designing and implementing integrations with a clear product roadmap, product ownership, extension strategy, and lifecycle management.
  • Implement Composable Business concepts to enable segments to be future-ready and support their business growth strategy.
  • Standardize APIs/Events by domains, identity the necessary tools to catalogue them for easy discovery, and drive reusability.

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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