1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

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What are we looking for?

  • Mars Petcare consists of five Divisions: Pet Nutrition, Royal Canin, Mars Veterinary Health & Diagnostics and Kinship. The Pet Nutrition division is currently embarking on a 3-year Digital Transformational program that aims to irreversibly digitise Mars.

    Our purpose in the R&D Digital Transformation of Pet Nutrition Is to create step-change value creation for pets and pet parents by digitalising R&D to accelerate innovation, deliver superior propositions and fuel an integrated supply chain, with Increased agility and reduced cost. Some of the key deliverables we will look to unlock are:

    • From siloed, small-scale product performance evaluation to a fully Integrated, data driven performance assessment through real-time predictive solutions; maximising capability and reducing evaluation time & cost by building confidence to drive superior propositions across the portfolio.

    • From traditional Innovation and scale-up protocols to innovative digital modelling which enables rapid scenario evaluation, accelerated development and scale-up, with increased agility and reduced costs/resources.

    • From dispersed physical quality records to digitalised quality standards, capturing of data and trend predictions, which can be leveraged in order to proactively mitigate emerging risks and avoid non-quality Impacts.

    • From fragmented legacy IT systems holding unreliable data to an integrated R&D digital & data ecosystem with the purpose of enacting step-change operational efficiency and maximising business value by confidently utilising trustworthy data.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • As a Visualisation Developer with expertise in Tableau, Power BI, and React.js, you will play a pivotal role in developing interactive data visualization solutions and web applications. You will work closely with database teams and business stakeholders to transform complex data into user-friendly and insightful visualizations, helping drive data-driven decision-making within the organization. Your key responsibilities will be as follows:

    • You will be responsible for the creation of arresting, beautiful visualisations that can quickly and clearly convey insights derived from complex data using Tableau and Power BI.

    • You will develop interactive and responsive web applications using React.js.

    • You will develop rich, interactive data visualizations, including graphs, charts, and other dynamic features.

    • You will collaborate with business analysts and back-end developers to define functional requirements and translate them into technical requirements.

    • You will rapidly design, prototype and iterate on creative concepts to meet the user requirements.

    • You will rapidly solve problems and fix bugs.

    • You will work with cross-functional teams made of architects, engineers and analysts along with end user client teams to deliver a complete product.

    • You will enthusiastically evolve your technical skillset, engage in training and learn new technologies and techniques.

    • You will contribute to the Petcare Data Platform, helping build the foundations for a better understanding of pets and pet-owners.

    • You will work in squads to focus on key areas of development within the Petcare Data Platform.

    • You will work comfortably in an agile and fast paced environment.

Education & Professional Qualifications

  • 5+ years working as a Visualization Developer.

  • Knowledge / Experience

    • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.

    • Hands-on experience developing in contemporary visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau) is required; SQL query writing, ETL skills (via SSIS, DataBricks, etc.) are highly desirable.

    • Experience with React.js for front-end development and Understanding of RESTful API development.

    • Strong knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and related front-end technologies; experience with back-end technologies, such as Node.js, Python, or Java, is a plus.

    • Knowledge of basic software development lifecycle concepts.

    • Experience in a data/analytics role dealing with varied and complex data; confident working with structured and unstructured data from a variety of domains.

    • Experience dealing with ambiguity and a desire to collaborate with others to achieve objectives.

    • Attention to detail and problem-solving abilities.

    • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to simplify complex problems in a multicultural, global setting with both technical and business teams.

    • Passionate about your personal development, demonstrable ability to rapidly develop new skills and fluidly move into adjacent domains.

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

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.

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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
Awards & Achievements
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