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Finance Transformation Program Senior Lead


Mount Olive, NJ, US

JOB CATEGORY:  Information Services


This role provides global cross-segment program leadership for the end-to-end transformation of the Finance ecosystem through an expansive data and systems strategy, including partnering with Global Finance leaders, segment Functional Experts, Business Partnership directors, and business units leaders to deliver business transformation at scale, deploy the processes and IT tools against 2-3 years roadmaps with a focus on driving global push programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for deploying solutions to support the global Finance and Data Systems Strategy (FDSS) and road map including the creation of new process and IT capabilities aligned with internal and external best practices and emerging trends.
  • Own and lead global Program Deployment governance processes with relevant segment leaders and functional Business Partnership directors. 
  • Responsible for the creation and deployment of global IT capabilities which are aligned with the functional & segment strategies, engaging functional business partnership and utilizing development, deployment and core services as appropriate.
  • Establish and deliver global transformation programs that develop and/or deploy new global capabilities.
  • Provide input to the global financial governance regarding the deployment status and roadmap activation throughout the transformation program.
  • Drive down the portfolio complexity and TCO within finance across all global, regional and local applications by retiring existing legacy application and minimizing local/unit specific customizing.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining a high performing project teams, providing functional management to business process, information and functional/technical experts as well as development and deployment resources.
  • Contribute to the deployment of the cross-functional application portfolio strategy.


Context and Scope:

  • The role operates across segments and functions partnering with segment Functional Experts and functional Business Partnership Managers to co-create roadmap deployment and priorities for process and IT capabilities.
  • It brings in external/best practice insights & trends from vendors, analysts and peer companies to influence and drive business transformation at scale for finance capabilities.
  • Finance portfolio leadership including strategic alignment, design authority for new capability, data/application/information architecture, business case, program and process definition.
  • It works with the global business partnership community to ensure resources are secured for global programs.
  • It devises, sells in and deploys an IT strategy for the functional areas.
  • It works through influencing and direct control depending on the nature of the capability. 


Job Specifications/Qualifications:

   Education & Professional Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Business or relevant business function (e.g. Commercial) or equivalent



  • 7+ years’ experience in Finance or related IT discipline
  • Solutions Architecture, Applications portfolio management
  • Project & Program Management
  • Budget Management
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management of functional experts



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 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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