IT Product Management

Mars, Inc.
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Job Description

We will focus on enabling plant performance visibility, applying automation and Artificial Intelligence solutions to address challenges in our plants where it is needed the most. Value will be created through the elimination of losses, optimization of our manufacturing process and enabling our associates.

What are we looking for?

As the Global DT Product Management Lead, your primary responsibility will be to spearhead the successful implementation and adoption of digital manufacturing initiatives worldwide. In this role, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional and regional teams, including those from operations, IT, engineering, and supply chain, to chart the roadmap for digital manufacturing technologies and processes. The objective is to enhance productivity, efficiency, and overall product quality.

Your duties will encompass program management for various regions, ensuring the establishment of robust Digital Technology teams with technical expertise. Additionally, you will oversee the adherence to agreed-upon change management processes within each region. Furthermore, you will guarantee that every global solution maintains the appropriate operating model throughout its entire lifecycle, covering solution development, enhancement, and support phases.

To achieve these objectives, you will work in tandem with the DT Solution Architect, aiming to optimize the portfolio of solutions from both an infrastructure and capability standpoint.

What will be your key responsibilities?

The overarching purpose and responsibilities can be described in greater detail as follows:


  • Develop a technology strategy roadmap by collaborating with cross-functional teams to define digital manufacturing requirements, including automation, data analytics, robotics, and IoT. Translate these requirements into technology needs and provide recommendations to senior management.
  • Lead the global digital manufacturing roadmap, identifying technical interdependencies, necessary architecture changes, and system/data impacts. Align with global workstream leads and regional leaders.
  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders, ensure compliance with enterprise architecture processes, and facilitate project handovers to the support team.
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner to address development challenges.
  • Lead the creation of capability playbooks and deployment strategies.
  • Establish consistent End-to-End Capability operating models.
  • Develop robust product support processes.
  • Collaborate with our Smart Factory DT Solution Architect to assess technology gaps, identify and evaluate digital manufacturing technologies, tools, and platforms in alignment with regional requirements and business goals, and share best practices with regional digital manufacturing teams to drive continuous improvement across regions.
  • Provide technical guidance to software development teams (DevOps) and incorporate user feedback for improvement.
  • Manage 3rd-party contracts and resources.


  • Serve as the main point of contact for setting up regional deployment teams.
  • Define and estimate the technical resources required.
  • Lead changes to enable MVPs (Minimum Viable Products).
  • Manage technical escalations during project delivery by re-contracting with IT leaders.
  • Oversee the end-to-end regional implementation of digital manufacturing initiatives, ensuring successful delivery within set timelines, budgets, and quality standards. Also, assist with project approval and funding.
  • Provide regional leads with the necessary infrastructure prerequisites and monitor their readiness.
  • Offer support within the region for various workstreams.
  • Ensure that operations change management is effectively implemented in the regions.
  • Coordinate workshops, training sessions, and knowledge sharing activities to promote the adoption of global digital manufacturing practices.
  • Monitor and track regional key performance indicators (KPIs) related to digital manufacturing initiatives, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions as needed.


  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and advancements in digital manufacturing technologies, recommending innovative solutions to enhance manufacturing processes and drive operational excellence, in partnership with the Digital supply solution architect​.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

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.

Company Info.

Mars, Inc.

Mars proudly makes the treats, nutritious meals, & many of your favorite products for over 100 years. Learn why we're ready to become a part of your family. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses.

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    Manufacturing,Food processing
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  • Location
    McLean, Virginia, USA
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