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Sr. Finance Manager - Digital Technology Core Services


Chicago, IL, US, 60642


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.


Sr. Finance Manager – Digital Technology Core Services

Open to all US HUB Sites.


The Senior Finance Manager – Digital Technology Core Services will act at the lead financial advisor to the Digital Technologies (IT) Core Services team within Mars Global Services – and have direct oversight for +50% of Enterprise portfolio responsibilities.


This trusted business partner for the Digital Technology Core Services Leadership Teams will provide strategic leadership and guidance in defining the operational model; deploying the roadmap to meet financial commitments and overall development of the annual operating plan. Additionally, this role will consolidate, analyze and present financial results to leadership teams while providing insightful analyses and identifying/anticipating risks to improve financial performance.


What are we looking for?

  • MBA in Finance; CPA/ACA/CIMA/ACCA or relevant finance experience required
  • +10 years of experience working in a financial planning environment within a global-enterprise organization; experience operating in a global shared services organization is preferred.
  • Proven professional track record as acting as an in-house consultant/business partner to functional areas required; however, advisership experience with IT / Digital Technologies groups is desired.
  • Proficiency in SAP and MS Office – with strong emphasis in Excel macros and pivot tables.  


What would be your key responsibilities?  

Financial Analysis:

  • Prepare and present financial reporting and insights to VP – Core Services and other highly visible leadership teams.
  • Translate financial performance into meaningful, holistic business-oriented topics with special attention to analyses of financial trends, risks, and opportunities for Digital Technology and other core service teams.
  • Collaborate with Segment Finance to ensure streamlined operational experience between incurred and allocated functions


Financial Planning:

  • Act as a strategic thought partner for Digital Technologies (IT) Core Services by providing internal consulting and oversight for long-term functional strategies/projects.
  • Prepare business and operating plans inclusive of financial models, frameworks, plan investments, and portfolio management for the broader Mars Global Services and Digital Technology teams. Additionally, manage and own the overall process, calendar, and timeline to assure punctual delivery of plans.
  • Ensure VP – Core Services, Core Leadership Team, and budget managers understand: (1) financial recommendations with respect to cost drivers and financial risk remediation; (2) targets are well-communicated and understood; and (3) portfolio plan investments and priorities.




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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