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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.
Job Title: Shift Coordinator
Business Operations Role
Department : Operations
Location: GRV, MS
Provide leadership on shift in partnership with the Shift Manager and Maintenance technician to successfully coordinate and lead manufacturing operations ensuring all work performed is in compliance with Safe Work Practices, Quality Standards, Standard Operating Procedures, and company policies.
The Shift Coordinator is responsible for coordination of production, efficiency, scrap, and resources on shift with secondary ownership of shift maintenance and optimizing equipment downtime.
In absence of the Shift Manager, takes responsible for and accountable for supervising the team in accordance with OHSHA requirements, Mars Health and Safety policies and Safe Work procedures
Owns FMOS implementation for the team (Handovers, Shift Meetings)
Evaluate the individual performance and contribution of all team members and provides input to the Shift Manager on an on-going basis to assist in establishing developmental plans.
Provides input and collaborates with the Shift Manager to Coordinate team engagement.
Implements continuous improvement, recommends improvements and implements upgrades for recurring production issues or process improvements
Actively participates in functional improvement activities such as area teams, changeover reduction activities, scrap reduction activities
Takes ownership of the completion of complicated changeovers and significantly improves the performance of the plant and achieving the business goals of production, quality, hygiene, cost and safety through a focused effort on area reliability.
Follows up on all unresolved production issues with oncoming shift, obtains adequate information from previous shift and ensures overall smooth transition between shifts to maximize continued efficient production
Partners and builds strong ties to other shift Coordinators to ensure alignment between shifts.
Actively tracks and assures accuracy in shift metric measurement to help evaluate both productivity and individual performance and contribution on an on-going basis
Use systems and metrics to guide the initiation and execution of safety, quality, productivity and continuous improvement initiatives in support of the Operations Strategic Plan and Production Plan
Active members and leaders in either the Safety Team or HACCP
Responsible to be a trained internal auditor for the site
Acts as a specialized operations resource to senior management to support resolution of complex technical and operations related issues
Responsibilities shall include shift coverage and flexibility around shift times to allow for meetings etc. as required
Perform additional related duties as required
Key Lateral Responsibilities
Shipping and Logistics Teams
Maintenance & Reliability Teams
CVS and Engineering Project Teams
Key Critical Competencies (Functional or Leadership)
Demonstrated leadership experience and capability, particularly in the areas of approachability, influencing others, managing diversity, setting goals and objectives and measuring performance
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
Ability to motivate self and others
Demonstrated capability in Coaching and Developing
Demonstrated capability in Conflict management
Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
Key Technical Knowledge and Skills
Proven experience in technical and other problem solving.
Organizational and time management skills
Demonstrate a high level of numerical, statistics, and trending skills
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Proven ability to optimize equipment to meet or exceed product specifications, schedule, and planned rates
Strong Electrical and/or Mechanical aptitude preferred
Computer literacy with Microsoft Office programs and exposure to SAP
Critical Learning Experiences
Minimum Secondary School diploma (Post Secondary Education in a technical field is an asset)
5-10 years of manufacturing experience with significant understanding of plant and manufacturing operations
2-3 years minimum experience as a Shift Designate at Mars preferred (External to Mars- Supervision or management role preferred)
Demonstrated ability to continuously improve an area/equipment operation
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.
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