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Global Supply Chain Data Lead- Hackettstown, NJ

LOCATION: 

Hackettstown, NJ, US, 07840

JOB CATEGORY:  Supply
REQUISITION NUMBER:  220338

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®, MARS DRINKS 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.

 

Mars Wrigley Confectionery is looking for a Global Supply Chain Data Lead to work in Hackettstown, NJ.

Job Purpose:

  • Managing data strategically is critical to staying competitive in an increasingly digital business environment. 
  • The Supply Chain Data Governance Team is the catalyst and facilitator of supply chain data governance within the MARS organization. The Supply Chain Data Governance Team works with senior management and Data Trustees (data domain owners) to implement data management initiatives and sustain processes that are aligned with the strategic business objectives across all Businesses and Regions; practically linking strategic data decisions to operations.
  • Our ambition is to establish strong data governance and data management practices within Supply Chain to create foundations for our future Supply Chain ecosystem which brings increased value creation to our consumers.
  • This role has a duration of 12-18 months at which time the Digital Foundations Program will move from the transformation phase to a sustain one.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership of a team of 3-4 T2/T3 associates that drive the data management program of Supply in partnership with regions and markets.
  • Accountable for prioritization across data initiatives in the Supply function (x-segment/globally) to ensure that a structured approach is in place and Supply function is making the right choices in order to maximize value creation through the data programs; some recent examples would be segmentation, programs like SPM, CPM & IPM, CMOS 360, etc.
  • Acts as escalated support fielding opportunities to improve data quality as well as resolving complex data issues as related to supply
  • Responsible for liaison with Supply function VP’s and their Leadership Teams in order to align priorities across the function, acting where necessary to unblock tensions through direct intervention or escalation
  • Works with IT and business teams to ensure the alignment of the IT support systems to enterprise business data requirements (supply focus)
  • Plays a key role in influencing Mars Inc. corporate data program leaders and central team to shape priorities and develop content in the best interests of both Mars, Inc. and Supply function.
  • Builds strong partnerships to enable x-segment program development and deployment. Strong relationships at Global and Regional level will need to be built within Supply function and within Digital Technologies team.
  • Owner of Supply Data Governance Team agenda, organizes and leads meetings of this team and drives decision making process in the area of strategic data management for Supply.
  • Responsible for assessment of progress in different supply data initiatives and determining what interventions maybe needed in order to deliver against program objectives.
  • Is the custodian and “Data Steward” for Supply data maintenance processes and oversees reviews and approvals for changes to processes.
  • Responsible for keeping current on latest trends external to bring insight internally, providing efficiencies and gain in respective space of Supply Chain data.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree is the Minimum requirement.

Broad business knowledge, preferably with some global level experience.

Experience of managing work streams globally, across business functions.

Deep understanding of Supply function, both operations and manufacturing; 7-10 years’ experience.

Understanding key aspects of strategic data management and its latest trends

Being able to successfully bridge the needs of both the business and IT

Possess analytic capabilities to be able to make business decisions based on data

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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.

 


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