Mars UK • United States of America

Sr. Manager, IT M&A and Development

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The strategic ambition for this role Is to develop the necessary services for the segments aligned to GDO's ability to deliver It with scale, speed and costs in mind; It Is also the key liaison role for newly acquired or divested business of Mars with the wider Digital Technologies teams, leveraging and evolving a robust and fit for purpose DT framework which should be time bound and aligned cross segments.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10 years’ experience on M&A and Service Development cross functional teams
  • Has led significant M&A efforts and programs
  • Has strong cross functional business knowledge
  • Leadership Experience

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Responsible to ensure post M&A or Divestiture plans are delivered.
  • Is part of STO leadership group and manages complex stakeholder management with other senior director peers, GDO LT members, leaders of the segments/ divisions.
  • Identifies business problem and all business requirements to develop the appropriate GDO offering.
  • Have strong analytical skills and deep technology subject matter expertise across platforms.
  • Exercise critical thinking in identifying external trends in Service Development and M&A.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work across several teams within the organization.
  • Possess deep M&A expertise to be credible to organization when making recommendations and driving change.
  • Must be comfortable around senior management and be able to navigate the organization.


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What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded 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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