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Supply Chain and Manufacturing Data & Systems Expert

Posted 27 Jan 2024
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Supply Chain and Manufacturing Data & Systems Expert, Supply Chain and Operations Analytics

Multiple locations: Slough-UK, Veghel-NL, Verden-DE

Mars Inc is embarking on a significant multi-year Digital Transformation journey. Our ability to solve the most critical problems with User Centricity and Value Generation in mind fundamentally requires strong capabilities in Data & Analytics. The opportunities are significant for Mars, and the opportunities for those working in this space are both hugely exciting and rewarding. Specific to our Supply Chain, we are connecting multiple functional domains, and—uniquely—the untapped intersections between them. This is creating an integrated vision of our supply chain, where decisions are powered by advanced analytics.

The Global Digital Foundry within Mars Snacking supports this by building data & analytics products that our Associates use to drive desired business outcomes. We are connecting and deriving break-through insight from our Mars Snacking data ecosystems, leveraging the rapidly growing world of external data to get closer to our customers and consumers than ever before, whilst unlocking efficiencies and automation in our Supply Chain and Quality operations.

Building on this momentum, we are recruiting an experienced Supply Chain and Manufacturing Data & Systems Expert, to join our Digital Foundry in a transformational role. Working alongside product teams composed of experts in Data, Analysis, Analytics and Delivery to design, build and deploy Advanced Analytics capabilities to drive efficiency and quality across Mars Snacking’s end-to-end Supply Chain function.

The Supply Chain and Manufacturing Data & Systems Expert is a technical role, responsible for driving a data and value driven approach to problem solving in Mars. A successful candidate will leverage their understanding of the business, systems, and operations to share their breadth and depth of knowledge with the decision and data science team to provide accelerate their work providing actionable insights for solving business problems or finding opportunities for profitable growth.

You will innovate and establish ways of working to best collaborate with the Digital Foundry Product Management, Delivery Management, Global Analytics, Data & AI teams day to day, whilst partnering to solve problems in close collaboration with users from our segments & markets around the world. This also provides the opportunity to be influential in the new & emerging capabilities that Mars needs to build to be successful with plenty of room for “firsts”.

Contribute amongst a team of Trailblazers to identify, explore, validate, and translate new data elements or new technologies. Provide domain, system, or operational expertise to enable Data Engineering, Delivery Management, and Data Scientists to fulfil Digital Product feature roadmaps and allow users to unlock complex problems and solve them with advanced analytics techniques.

Within this team, you will:

  • Affect Global Change Through Business Acumen: Leverage a strong domain and/or operational knowledge of ERP and planning function or systems to lead data exploration and explanation efforts

  • Translate Business Need to Science Insight: Practice user-centric thinking to technical delivery. Help feature developers understand the business and system context needed to ensure solutions produce insights that users can interpret and action.

  • Contribute to a Network of Experts: Collaborate with Regional SMEs and Functional Experts to deepen teams’ understanding of key operational metrics, unchartered data sources and technologies, and supporting data elements and translate findings into actionable business insights

  • Practice a Strong Discovery Mindset: Trailblaze new approaches and data sources that will expand the scope, enable new functionality, or refine the accuracy of the Digital Products

  • Explore and Explain Complex Data: Support the data life cycle by collecting, transforming, and analysing data, then communicating results in order to inform and guide decision-making

  • Help Others Move with Velocity: Use organisational abilities to contribute as an expert across multiple Digital Products, to meet and accelerate implementation of roadmap features

Knowledge / Experience

  • Proven industry experience; experience of Analytics in the Consumer Products Good Industry Supply chain/consulting experience in CPG industry

  • Experience in technology/source systems (SAP ERP, Enterprise Planning Systems (EPS), Azure, SQL, Hive, PowerBI, React).

  • Agile delivery experience advantageous

Education & Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Management, Business Administration, STEM subject, or related field. Master’s level study advantageous.

  • Agile delivery qualifications (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, SixSigma, SaFe) very advantageous

Relevant Skills/Competencies

  • Data Modelling and Analysis

  • User Requirement Gathering & Analysis

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Customer and Market Analysis

  • Analytical Processing

  • Cultivates Innovation

  • Managing Complexity

  • Planning and Organizing

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 and private medical.

Disclaimer: 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.

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.

We are a family owned global business. It gives us freedom to think in generations, not in years. It gives us responsibility to make decisions carefully. What we decide today should be the right way tomorrow. Our tomorrow starts with how we do business today.
As a Mars Associate, you have our ongoing commitment to your development as you work…


We are a family owned global business. It gives us freedom to think in generations, not in years. It gives us responsibility to make decisions carefully. What we decide today should be the right way tomorrow. Our tomorrow starts with how we do business today.
As a Mars Associate, you have our ongoing commitment to your development as you work across our world famous brands. We tailor our mentoring and coaching to each individual. We help you build a better tomorrow, through support today.

FMCG
Veghel
Active in 80 countries
3,500 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 34 years

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