Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.
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Location: Chicago, Illinois
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.
***Position can sit in Chicago, IL, Mount Olive, NJ or Slough, UK***
Mars Inc. is in the midst of a significant Digital Transformation journey. Our ability to solve the most complex problems across Mars in a User Centric way through Data & Analytics are fundamental to our Digital Engine and our transformation.
Mars Wrigley Route To Market is one of our main spend areas today, a large overhead and a critical growth driver. This Route to Market transformation is a key priority for Andrew Clarke and the Mars Wrigley Leadership Team.
Historically Route to Market sales teams have been shaped and implemented based on more gut feel and historic trends rather than data and facts, this transformation aims to change that and implement more rigour into our strategy and decision making. As Mars strives to ‘digitalize’ it’s a suitable moment to strengthen our capability in data & insights and shift the organization in this direction.
This role will be pivotal in the delivery of key savings through a partnership between Global Sales, markets and Digital Technologies where hypotheses will be generated and tested using data before implementing market wide strategic changes. In parallel the objective is to build each market’s data & insight capability enabling them to self-sustain and produce and test hypotheses of their own, creating a virtuous cycle of improvement.
This Route To Market analytics role is responsible for driving forward advanced analytics capabilities in partnership with our global route to market teams. A successful candidate will leverage their business acumen and understanding of advanced analytics capabilities to help lead a team to develop and provide actionable insights for solving business problems or finding opportunities for profitable growth in Retail for global Mars Wrigley.
You will work & collaborate with the Business Partnership, Global Analytics, Data & AI teams, but it is expected you are solving problems in close collaboration with users from our segments & markets around the world.
Working in a small team of experts across Business Partnership, Data Engineering, Business Translation & Data Sciences you will partner with Product Owners and users to unlock route to market efficiencies through hypothesis generation and testing; then work on a plan to embed those capabilities within markets.
Within this team, you will:
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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.