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Team Lead- Newmarket, ON
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing,Supply Chain,Engineering
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: April 26, 2019
Job Location:

Newmarket, ON
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Job Description

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.

Mars Canada is a subsidiary of the US family-owned business known as Mars, Incorporated, one of the leading global manufacturers of branded products. Established in the late 1940's, our three segments – Petcare, Mars Wrigley Confectionary and Food help Canadians celebrate life everyday through food experiences. We are an organization that is guided by our Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. It is putting these principles into action that allows us to make a difference to people and the planet, through our performance.

*This role requires a 12 hour rotating shift*

The Role:

The Team Lead is responsible for delivering operational targets and leading an engaged production team. The Team Lead drives safety, quality, continuous improvement, associate development, team engagement and operating results for their assigned area. Team Leads must proactively identify and action risks to safety, food safety, quality and production losses. Team Leads must also lead and coach root cause problem solving, coordinate resource requirements, effectively communicate priorities and escalate issues within their area and across shifts.

Team Leads have thorough technical understanding and mastery of Manufacturing Reliability Fundamentals and the Factory Mars Operating System (MRF/FMOS).The Team Lead will develop, execute and coach Cleaning – Inspect – Lubricate (CIL), Center Line (CL), and Defect Management for their assigned area. The Team Lead will lead key FMOS connection points and own accountability for reliability data collection accuracy.


  • Team Leaders should meet the advanced criteria for safety at Mars
  • Coach Mars safety standards, tools and techniques
  • Identify, evaluate and eliminate safety risks
  • Identify and lead safety continuous improvement activities including near miss and CARES observations
  • Team Leaders should meet the advanced criteria for food safety
  • Strong functional knowledge and ability to coach others on the HAACP systems
  • Team Leaders should meet the Advanced criteria for Quality at Mars
  • Coach team on use and application of Mars Quality Principle and site quality standards
  • Proactively action identified food safety and quality risks via PRIMP and Near Miss reporting
  • Understand and execute regulatory compliance responsibilities including quality and cleaning checks
  • Deliver operational objectives through use of FMOS (operating system), MRF (Mars Reliability Fundamentals) and Continuous Improvement
  • Advanced knowledge of Factory Mars Operating System (FMOS)
  • Lead FMOS connection points to visualize, prioritize and assign resources against escalated issues
  • Coordinate materials, staffing and resources to support line operation and changeovers.
  • Ensure adherence of performance tracking tools including log books, area boards, and loss tracking systems
  • Work jointly as part of area leadership team (Process Engineer/ Process Tech, Maintenance Tech) to create reliability strategy for area of responsibility
  • Coach, execute and drive continuous improvement for MRF system components including Clean-Inspect-Lubricate (CIL), Centerline (CL) and Defect Management (DM).
  • Develop a team engagement plan creating strong morale, fostering open dialogue, sharing wins and recognition, and defining success in terms of the whole team
  • Develop team members through functional and leadership capabilities
  • Develop clear individual business objectives (IBOs) and development plans (IDPs) with input from team members
  • Monitor and document associate progress and results against IBOs and IDPs
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated use of Mars signature processes for performance calibration and talent development
  • Support recruitment and hiring of new associates
  • Knows and follows all plant safety policies and performs work in safe manner
  • Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Ableto work a 12 hour rotating shift
  • 3+ years of experience in in a TPM/technical manufacturing environment
  • Proven leadership/people management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leading change and situational leadership
  • Clear ability to relate to and motivate people and effectively train
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office and SAP

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply, or technical field of study
  • Mars manufacturing experience

A criminal records check will be required for this position.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.

Mars Canada is committed to equity in employment and diversity. Mars Canada will provide an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform Mars Canada of your requirements. For more information please review Mars Canada's Accessibility Policy and address any questions about that policy


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