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CVS Lead - Contract
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Operations
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Contract
Contract Length: 1 year
Posting Date: March 04, 2021
Job Location:

Bolton, ON
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Job Description


CVS Lead supports the planning and execution of product and business development projects in terms of development, launch execution, and post launch evaluation. CVS Lead will partner with the CVS Manager to support all commissioning, validation and start up activities for specified projects.

This position will bea one-year contract assignment. The shift assignment will befixed 8 hour day shifts Monday - Friday.


  • Support all CVS activities including project launch execution
  • Coordinate commissioning, validation and start-up for major and small minor projects at the site
  • Communicate with Site management ensuring appropriate resources are in place
  • Develop the CVS plan including Global Best Practices for Quality & Food Safety
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures including job descriptions for newly created positions
  • Transfer equipment knowledge & operation through factory directed training or personal hands on training
  • Create detailed work instructions for temporary support for new projects
  • Set up and chair meetings related to CVS activities and project information
  • Resolve cross functional issues and agree on actions, follow up on actions, define and report on milestones
  • Support site CVS activities including coordination of resources, collaboration with engineering group, leading cross-functional decision-making teams concerning project activities, developing the CVS plan, creating standard operating procedures and maximizing the operational effectiveness of start-up
  • Although not directly responsible for the CVS budget, the Lead must make decisions based on budgetedamounts and understand its trade-offs
  • Support Vendor Acceptance Testing/Factory Acceptance Testing as needed for projects
  • Deliver projects safely with high quality on time and within budget
  • Lead new equipment and agreed on performance metrics including TRS, Production Reliability, MTBF& loss elimination
  • Develop close working relationship with Continuous Improvement Technicians identifying cost reductionopportunities throughout the site and implement lean solutions to reduce waste, improve yield, increaseTRS, and maximize productivity, labor and equipment utilization
  • Support the hand-off to MSE ET Pillar is done with proper step-up cards during the validation and start up.
  • Create SOP’s for all new processes and equipment
  • Collaborate with maintenance to get all PM’s completed
  • Collaborate with maintenance and Project Manager to get all spare parts ordered.
  • Support lean execution programs - including lean training and implementation of lean programs


1. Action Oriented
2. Functional/technical skills
3. Problem Solving
4. Planning
5. Motivating Others
6. Process Management


  • Strong understanding of current factory process in both Making and Packaging
  • Strong analytical, communication and influencing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to transfer procedures and training experiences to others
  • Comprehensive understanding of the CVS process, lean thinking methodology and their application to theSite environment
  • In depth knowledge of Mars policies, objectives and organizational structure
  • Understanding of the change management and capital appropriations processes
  • FDA code requirements


  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and learning on the fly
  • Knowledge of Mars quality systems and lean manufacturing principles preferred
  • Experience across multiple business functions desired
  • Strong working knowledge of manufacturing, warehousing and engineering functions in a food processing/ distribution facility
  • Understanding of the MSE Pillar Process


  • Associates degree in related science or business field or two or more years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with experience in project management and CVS experience for a major or complicated process


  • Input into choice of vendor and acceptance
  • Review equipment, machinery, processes and systems with references to project business objectives and conformance to technical, regulatory and safety standards
  • TRS performance and shorter learning curves with proper CVS techniques
  • Waste reduction costs during learning curve
  • Recommendations and input to engineering for design and installation for new and existing projects and equipment
  • Collaboration with R&D for process and product development including new flavours,
  • Training budget management for new and existing projects
  • MSE alignment


No direct management responsibility of Associates. CVS Lead has responsibilities for managing, training vendors, Associates and contractors on site including ensuring the availability of quality training programs.
CVS Lead has responsibility for planning, organizing and executing systems and equipment related training for contract employees, technical and Operational associates.

Responsibility for training and developing CVS Techs for new projects.

About Mars:

Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5â„¢, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL® and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitalsâ„¢, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCAâ„¢ and Pet Partnersâ„¢.Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 130,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.

Note to Search Firms/Agencies:

Mars, Incorporated and its subsidiaries and affiliates (Mars) do not compensate search firms for unsolicited assistance unless they have a written search agreement with Mars and the requisition is position-specific. Any resumes, curriculum vitae, and other unsolicited assistance from search firms that do not have a written search agreement or position-specific requisition submitted to any Associate of Mars will be deemed the sole property of Mars and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Mars.


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