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Agile Delivery Manager (Scrum Master)


Newark, NJ, 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®, 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.



Agile Delivery Manager - Newark, NJ



This role manages the delivery certainty of analytic products & projects across the world, applying agile behaviours & methods to ensure lean delivery management, risk management, cost plans & knowledge management.  This role will be accountable for analytics projects and products ensuring schedule, roadmap and benefits value delivery within the Data and Analytics function.   


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experiences
  • Agile Project management certification
  • Minimum five years IT experience 
  • Minimum of two years hands-on agile delivery experience (Scrum Master / Kanban)
  • Must be familiar with current Analytic technologies (Tableau/Data Lake)
  • Experience of the FMCG industry desirable


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Manages the delivery of projects or products securing benefits through expert management of user satisfaction, costs and time.
  • Project management of high performing teams.
  • Determines business process and technical requirements, gains team commitment, and delivers effective business process and system changes.
  • Working across Mars teams (Advance Analytics, Data & Analytics and Core Services), determining user stories, non-functional requirements and completes design in line with overall project or product goals.
  • Oversees the discovery, build and delivery of the business solution through Development teams and ensures successful transition to Support services.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the relevant business area to aid in the development of accurate and concise functional requirements (user stories).
  • Applies technical and functional knowledge to design solutions which are in line with technical architecture, database design and performance requirements; and which are appropriate given the context within which they will be implemented.
  • Analyzes the business and systems impact of the solution and plans tasks required to achieve delivery of the fully tested solution.
  • Creates a sense of team with internal and 3rd party resources during design, development, implementation and nurturing phases.
  • Delivers solutions which are quality and functionally tested, aligned to product owner vision meeting functional and technical requirements.
  • Champions change management through identifying solution training and education requirements, designs and may carry out required training programs.
  • Holds teams to account managing 3rd parties to ensure delivery per SoW Agreements and ensures improved ways of working.
  • Utilizes the enterprise Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool for planning, milestones and financials.
  • Engages Directors, Senior Managers & Managers championing agile ways of working to ensure Product releases and benefits are achieved.

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 (i.e. 401k, pension, health, etc.)
  • 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.


Nearest Major Market: Newark
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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