EU Data & Analytics Director

EU Data & Analytics Director


Job locationAimargues, Occitanie, France (Hybrid)

Region of responsibilityEMEA

DescriptionJob Description:

Royal Canin has set itself up to improve Pets’ Health at scale and with precision. This requires

· scientific understanding of each pet’s health needs

· building a relationship with each pet owner so their pets can have Royal Canin nutrition

· in-depth understanding of pain-points of our ecosystem for the best health outcome for pets

D&A exists to infuse decision making at each level of RC with relevant facts and insights built from unified data assets.

What are we looking for?

We are searching for an experienced Data & Analytics (D&A) senior professional to

Join the Global RC D&A Leadership
Be accountable for the elaboration and delivery of the Regional Royal Canin Powered By Data strategy
Work closely with the business stakeholders in developing a pipeline of projects
Partner with the global teams to nurture and help data driven culture thrive and propagate in Royal Canin
Facilitate the improvement of the data architecture, infrastructure and really the data quality, breadth, and richness in Royal Canin and in PetCare

Education & Professional Qualifications

Rich experience in working with data and deliver business-changing analytics, data science and marketing personalization

At least 12 years of experience in this space, with particular focus on working with consumer centric data for consumer-centric outcomes
Highly numerate background with supporting higher education in maths, stats, operational research, data science or economics

Knowledge / Experience

Candidate should have a minimum of 12 years’ experience in business-marketing-technology, with a significant track record in Data & Analytics including mixing 1st Party Data with other sources, Consumer/Shopper Insights and Market Research with extensive experience leading globally diverse teams.
Highly data literate, proven ability to generate insights from a wide variety of data sources (syndicated data, ad hoc research, 3rd party sources, and 1st party data) to create scalable insights.
Strong experience in market/consumer/shopper insights, advanced analytics and market intelligence (preferably in CPG).
Ability to translate complex data and information into simple, inspiring stories.
Proven business problem solving through technology requiring high levels of business acumen
The candidate must provide strategic leadership, offering both conceptual and practical solutions and recommendations to Mars leadership and building compelling business cases for new programs.
Strategic Agility and Managing Vision and Purpose are critical in ensuring an appropriate and constantly evolving strategy for the area of Integration is embedded in the team and effectively communicated to key stakeholders and the global associate population
Project/Program management experience of complex global projects.
Global Line management and people development.
Budget Management and demonstrable financial acumen
Strong communications skills in English is essential

What will be your key responsibilities?

Lead & Build the Regional D&A capabilities (people, process, tech, and data), drive the transformation of the regional organization to become data driven
Deliver results in-line with regional OGSM and specific to function, value created, # of projects, time to complete
Create with the rest of the D&A Leadership, the Royal Canin Regional D&A strategy and educate leadership and broader organization on the possibilities of new data sets and technologies at a strategic level
Work with Royal Canin Digital teams to build and drive these capabilities within Royal Canin
Translate business needs and frame business problems in creative ways and solve them through application of big data, analytics and research
On the critical issue of data privacy and governance, ensure that RC in the region builds a data ecosystem in a responsible and legal manner
Manage regional D&A vendors and budget (SWB, Ad Hoc Analytics/Data Spend).
As a member of the D&A Leadership, lead all Royal Canin D&A Associates, lead the capability agenda (incl. new methodologies and tools), engagement and talent pipeline at Royal Canin.

What can you expect from Mars?

Work with over 130,000 like-minded 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.

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