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Tech. Finance Transformation Senior Lead


Slough, RDG, GB, SL1 4LG

JOB CATEGORY:  Information Services


Finance Transformation Senior Lead, Slough


Salary: competitive


At Mars we believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. Our bold ambitions must be matched with actions today from our 130,000 Associates in 80 countries around the world, providing our World-renowned brands across Mars Wrigley, Mars PetCare and Mars Food, including M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN® and  DOLMIO®.


The finance transformation senior lead role provides functional leadership for large complex global business change programs or projects at regional or global level. They will be responsible for leading and managing the setting up of the program/project through to delivery of new capabilities, realisation of benefits and program/project closure. Their primary responsibility is for successful delivery of new capabilities.  They will also need to partner with segment Functional Experts, Mars DT Directors, and business segment/function leaders to deliver business transformation at scale, deploy the processes and IT tools against the agreed roadmap.


What are we looking for?

  • A strong background in managing financial systems. Preferred ERPs are Navision, SAP.
  • Ability to partner closely with the business for large scale transformation programs and delivery of technology solutions


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • This resource will be the key to ensuring Mars can effectively leverage the shared services SaaS  toolkit (Blackline, HighRadius etc)  that is used by Finance Operations to gain process standardization along with cost efficiencies from an operations standpoint
  • Accountable to lead the fit gap analysis with Finance Operations and GPO (Global Process Owners) organization to evaluate the toolkit against business processes
  • Responsible for defining changes to business processes based on the fit gap analysis in conjunction with GPO organization in order to facilitate toolkit adoption
  • Accountable for defining the technology toolset deployment roadmap with GPO organization, Enterprise Architects, Finance and lead the implementation thereafter
  • Own and lead the design decisions and work closely with the technology  workstream  leadership teams in order to ensure data cleansing, standardization and process rationalization is consistent. 
  • Leverage and manage relationships with existing BPO partners, SaaS providers to gain synergies across projects in flight globally at Mars.
  • 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.
  • Accountable and responsible for large Program/Project management of up to $6M in annual programs/ projects, securing benefits delivery through expert management of quality, costs and time.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance.
  • The chance to take hold of your own career, and develop personally and professionally.


Closing date: 9th March 2021


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