Mars UK • United Kingdom

Technical Data Product Manager

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

We are looking for a Technical Product Manager to take full technical and strategic accountability for a portfolio of data platform products within the Global Mars Petcare Data Solutions Team. Alongside the Data Engineering, Data Science and Delivery teams you will develop and maintain the roadmap for the products, working with our Solutions Architect and lead Engineer to ensure that the products are designed to be resilient, scalable, portable, secure, performant, flexible and future-proofed.

What are we looking for?

  • A Technical Product Manager experienced in data product strategy, ownership and leadership, problem identification and definition, platform development, delivery, and release to end users and systems

  • Strong technical experience data-powered products as either a product manager, product designer, engineer, data analyst, data scientist, or business analyst

  • Ability to define the forward vision and align product roadmap to strategic goals for the Mars Petcare Segment and all of the individual Division within

  • Ownership of the product roadmap

  • Act as the primary liaison and ambassador for the products both with Segment and Division audiences, including authority for approval of features and change messaging for stakeholders prior to each release

  • Demonstrated ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgement to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-informed way

  • A technical background in complex data systems, platforms and tooling

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Full ownership of products and their lifecycle from inception and strategy to roadmap and evolution,

  • Own roadmap, vision, and strategy within your product area/s – aligned with the vision and strategy of the Petcare Data Platform and Mars Petcare

  • Partner with other product managers/owners, data scientists, business analysts, engineers, users, scrum masters, and stakeholders to deliver data products that are adopted and tied to business outcomes

  • Make product decisions rooted in business value and impact, considering user needs, technical needs, cost and business viability

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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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