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Business Partnering Solutions - Development Product Owner


Veghel, NB, NL


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.


Responsible to influence and shape how business rules, logic and processes across Business Partnering are transformed through specific digital products/solutions.  Includes working with multiple resources across various teams to deliver a high quality consumer centric solution.


Key Responsibilities

  • Translating the needs of the business into user stories that can be translated into a viable, scalable solution
  • Influence and shape how business rules, logic and processes are transformed by digital solutions. Provide business thinking and business process view to guide the design of digital innovation. Work closely with the Digital Solution architect and their team to define, develop and deploy solutions.
  • Lead Design Thinking workshops for all new products entering the BPS team, bringing innovative ideas to shape business solutions that are in line with best in class processes
  • Working closely with key stakeholders throughout the organization including the Business Partner liaisons to ensure developed solutions are successfully adopted throughout the business.


Context and Scope

  • Defining the vision – defining the goals and creating a vision for specific product developments
  • Managing the product backlog - development of development team’s product to-do list
  • Prioritizing needs - managing the triangle of scope, budget, and time, weighing priorities according to the needs and objectives of stakeholders.
  • Overseeing development stages – playing an active role at the Agile events (planning/review/scrums)
  • Anticipating stakeholder needs – using deep process knowledge and communication skills to anticipate problems or needs to be addressed
  • Acting as primary liaison – being primary communicator and link between stakeholders and teams


Job Specifications/Qualifications
Education & Professional Qualification

  • University Degree / Bachelors Degree in Management or Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Finance, with deep subject matter expertise in one or several areas of Finance within a Mars-comparable industry and / or group
  • Experience in adopting User Centric Design Thinking



  • Solid understanding of users, the market place, the competition and of future trends for the domain or type of system being developed.
  • Product ownership experience and/or qualification (eg. CSPO or similar)
  • Strong analytic problem-solving capabilities and experience with business process reengineering with proven results


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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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