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FDSS Data and Digital Business Translator


Newark, NJ, US

JOB CATEGORY:  Information Services

Being a Mars Associate is all about opportunity. The opportunity to do the kind of challenging, interesting work that shapes the world’s best-loved brands. To work with real purpose, supported by talented, friendly people from all sorts of different backgrounds. And to access the tools, training, and experience you need to have a positive impact on our business, on the planet, and, most importantly, on your own career. Being a Mars Associate is more than a job. It’s the opportunity to start your tomorrow, today.




This is an exciting time at Mars. We’re using digital, data and user insights to transform our business by finding answers to problems that we’ve often never asked ourselves before. From joining the dots to improve our Petcare data ecosystem, to streamlining the efficiency and automation of our supply chain and quality operations, we’re already seeing some brilliant results. In fact, we’ve built so much momentum that we’re now looking for industry leaders in Business Translation, Data Science and Data Engineering with different and complementary skills to influence how we operate and grow beyond anything we’ve achieved before. Join us, and discover a company set up to develop your capabilities and ambitions and a group of colleagues ready to support and inspire you. Working together, we’ll create a better world for our planet, our communities and our pets.


What you’ll do


Creating a culture of data-driven decisions will be at the heart of everything you do. That means helping everyone in the business to ask better questions, so we can find better answers. A successful Mars Data Analyst and Business Translator needs to fully understand Mars and the work we do. Then armed with this knowledge and their relationship with the Mars Decision Science team, together they’ll unearth key insights to solve business problems that ultimately contribute to profitability.


Working in a small multidisciplinary team alongside the Global Analytics, Data and AI teams, you’ll partner with Product Owners to solve problems that real users face using advanced digital techniques. That also means closely collaborating with users from our segments and markets around the world to find the right problems to solve. Building on that, you’ll use this direct user exposure to invent true ‘firsts’. That’s new and emerging approaches that Mars, and maybe even the industry, haven’t seen before. 


The Sr Business Translator will design, build, and deliver Anaplan based solutions to implement business processes for our business stakeholders. Core responsibilities includes:

  • Understanding stakeholders’ business processes and business requirements
  • Translate requirements into functional requirements and use cases
  • Design and build Anaplan application models to support business processes
  • Build and develop Anaplan modules and list based on model blueprint
  • Configure and maintain Anaplan lists, modules, dashboards, actions, and other model settings to meet business needs


What you’ll need


To do all this, you’ll need:


  • 5+ years of financial analysis and modeling experience with a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel modelling skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a formal system implementation methodology – requirements gathering, design, build/test and deploy (Agile methodology preferable)
  • Anaplan experience is a plus
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead execute responsibilities simultaneously
  • Penchant for service excellence and a collaborative style
  • Subject matter expertise in planning and modelling in Supply Chain, Finance or Sales strongly preferred
  • Experience with JIRA and agile tools
  • Strong understanding of data integration (inbound and outbound)
  • Passion for business analytics, modelling and planning
  • Proven track record working, contributing and leading within a team environment
  • Logical thinker with engineering background preferred
  • Working knowledge of data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, to deliver output to the broader business community to improve decision making and productivity




  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Results-oriented, motivated, self-starter
  • Coaching mentality and a team player
  • Collegial, open and grounded in integrity
  • Desire to work with a truly dynamic and exciting team, with a “roll-up your sleeves” approach
  • Desire to excel and be committed to gaining exposure to multiple industries while further developing your career


So, if you’ve got the skills we need and you’re looking for the opportunity to really make a mark in a world-renowned and supportive business going through a period of fast and massive digital transformation, this could be the role you’ve been waiting for.






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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