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IT Lead - South Europe F/M/X


Strasbourg, 67, FR

JOB CATEGORY:  Information Services


IT Lead - South Europe

Royal Canin


Location : France: Aimargues (30 minutes from Montpellier), Haguenau (30 minutes from Strasbourg) or UK: Slough

Contract : permanent contract


This role is a Strategic Digital Technologies Leader driving change and transformation within a given segment & geography. Partners with Global or Regional/Functional Segment leaders and their teams to define the segment Digital Strategy and portfolio of high business value change initiatives within geographical remit. Helps to drive speed and focus through building mutual partnerships across Digital Technology towers and influencing key stakeholders across the segment. Is accountable for all Digital Technologies deliveries supporting the Data Analytics & Strategic Revenue Management (SRM) within Royal Canin Europe and is the Technology Lead for the Royal Canin Southern Europe Clusters (Iberia, Italy, EKA and ESE).


What would be your responsibilities?

Provides Strategic Leadership by:

  • Segment Alignment: Defines & owns the Digital Technologies strategy within the context of Data Analytics & SRM for RC Europe and overall In geographical context of Southern Europe (supported by other Functional leads)
  • Disrupt with Digital: Brings to life within the segment business value delivery through digital capabilities 
  • Digital Mindset: Drives the usage of the Mars Digital Flywheel and underlying methodologies including usage of test & learn approach, user centricity, data & analytics and automation
  • External Perspective: Brings the "outside-In" by maintaining an external network of digital professionals to deliver value faster. Contributes to build Mars Digital branding externally.

Delivering Change

  • Strategy Delivery: Accountable and acts as escalation point for RC Europe 'Analytics & SRM' Digital Technologies strategy delivery (on time, in scope, on budget)
  • Business Transformation: Organize and Deliver multi-years, large scale programs to deliver efficiency, growth or people engagement.
  • Capability Adoption: Drives the continuous adoption of Digital & Technologies capabilities and competencies within the segment/geography

Operational Excellence

  • Rationalization: Continuously challenge the status quo to drive opportunities to standardize and rationalize IT Landscape 
  • Budget: co-accountable with Mars Digital Technologies S&F for Total DT Costs for Segment/geography and ensure to achieve Business Targets
  • Service: Monitors quality of Digital Technologies service provided to segment/geography and acts as point of escalation when necessary

People Leadership

  • Competencies: Works with the segment/geography to ensure that necessary Digital competencies are in place
  • Stakeholder management: Works with the segment/geography leaders to ensure that Digital Technologies effectively support Europe/Markets Analytics & SRM agenda and Southern Europe overall agenda
  • Teams of Team: Manage Associates & contractors’ engagement behind segment/geography, beyond reporting lines


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor Degree or Equivalent (Digital Technology/IT Degree preferred)
  • MBA or Masters in Business (Desirable)
  • Minimum 5 years working in a Digital Tech related role, depending on scale of the role
  • Must be customer focused with demonstrated ability to form productive relationship including business leaders, DT personnel and project leaders
  • Strong Story Telling skills - Excellent communication Skills
  • Deep understanding of business drivers / processes and ability to relate segment priorities to associated technology
  • Ability to educate non-digitally savvy leadership & staff 
  • Learning agility and desire to learn new technology and business
  • Excellent written and verbal skills as well as high interpersonal skills 
  • Experience working across multiple levels of an organization
  • Strong problem analysis, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Should have a proven track record of delivering results in some of the following three areas: Project delivery, Program 
  • Management, Senior Management exposure 
  • Proven track record to get things done in a matrixed organization and influencing without authority



What are the advantages of working at Mars?

  • At Mars, we believe in a relationship of mutual trust, dignity and respect between our company and Associates that is more meaningful than the standard employer/employee relationship.  

  • As Associates, we can expect to be respected, supported and valued as individuals, to be treated fairly and equitably. 

  • The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars. 

  • One Mars Sustainable in a Generation achievement: all our Mars factories worldwide have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 31%, which is equivalent to more than half a million tons of carbon



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