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Manager of IT Business Partnership (E2E Supply Chain)


Franklin, TN, US

JOB CATEGORY:  Information Services

A mutually rewarding experience.


Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. 


What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.


Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.


About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Manager of IT Business Partnership (E2E Supply Chain)

   - Segment Functional DT Leader (Mars Internal Job Title)

The Digital Technology Functional Leader leverages their deep functional knowledge and understanding of the segment's strategy to work with the segment to identify problems and scalable Digital solutions which deliver value outcomes that meet customer and consumer needs. This includes working closely with both segment leaders and Digital Technology teams globally and in the region(s) to define, prioritise and deliver a portfolio of Digital initiatives to achieve business strategies and goals.


What are we looking for?

  • Design Thinking skill for ideation 
  • Agile and Product Management skill for solution delivery
  • Broad understanding of segment and IT digital strategies, and perspectives on how Digital can impact and enhance segment outcomes.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in relevant business (IT Digital or segment functions)
  • IT portfolio management skills with familiarity with PPM tools and techniques
  • Able to evaluate technology and process alternatives
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and senior management engagement skills.
  • Demonstrated consultative skills, problem analysis, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Functional expertise, with internal MARS and external perspectives


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Partner: As a business leader representing Digital Technology, Partners with segment leaders at the global and regional levels to develop business strategies. Accountable for business value creation & Realization via digital in related functional area at speed and at scale.
  • Portfolio and Governance: Participates in Digital governance and portfolio meetings. Monitors and guides functional portfolio from segment perspective. 
  • Strategy development: consults with global and regional segment leaders, plus the insight from industry trend and peer companies to determine strategic business needs from a Digital perspective, providing functional insights and inputs to the strategic planning process.
  • Functional Knowledge: leveraging deep functional knowledge, work with regional segment leaders to identify and define how to improve business performance and new value creation through the Mars Digital Engine with Design Thinking, Agile, Application of Technology & Data, Automation.
  • Idea Definition: with a functional lens, works with Unit Business Partners and segment sponsors to create Idea definitions for new activities with Design Thinking mindset, including clear outcomes scope, approach, and supporting the sponsor to develop the business case. 
  • Architecture: Collaborates with Digital Security and Enterprise Architecture to determine if digital solutions exists, are compliant, and which can be reused and maximise scale and minimise redundancy and application proliferation.
  • Deployment: As Product owner Works closely with Deployment, Global Capability, Applications and Infrastructure managers and teams to transfer defined and approved Program, Product line, project/enhancement work for digital solution development and delivery with Agile Behaviour.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career. 
  • An industry competitive compensation package including generous benefits
  • Commitment to our Purpose and our Five Principles. 
  • An environment where all Associates feel valued, supported and comfortable being themselves at work. 
  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come. 







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.