Supply Specialist ( 1 Year Contract)
Maple Leaf Foods
Mississauga, ON, Canada
14d ago

A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company

Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking.

As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges.

Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society.

We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food

Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-

paced and challenging. We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability.

Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline.

We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Raise the Good in Food

  • We have united behind a shared purpose to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients;
  • investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives;
  • becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

    Our Leadership Values

  • Six core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do what’s right
  • Deliver winning results
  • Build collaborative teams
  • Get things done in a fact-based, disciplined way
  • Learn and grow, inwardly and outwardly
  • Dare to be transparent, passionate and humble
  • Supply Specialist (1 Year Contract) - Mississauga

    The Opportunity :

    As a member of the Purchasing team, the Supply Specialist is accountable for the effective supply of materials to our production facilities to meet corporate service level targets, facilitating new product launches and changes to existing products, minimizing material write-

    offs, and supporting cost savings projects.

    A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do :

  • Responsible for analysis of MRP demand signals to determine appropriate levels of packaging and ingredient inventory and subsequent placement of outline agreements (contracts) with vendors.
  • Purchasing lead on new product launches to ensure that quotes are received from vendors, materials are set-up for ordering, extended to all relevant locations, and the timely receipt of materials at our plants to facilitate production.
  • Attend cross-functional team meetings to enable critical path timeline.

  • Assists Commercial team with rationalizations and changes to products to ensure the efficient transition from old to new materials takes place with minimal write-off liability.
  • Analysis of ordering patterns and common packaging die lines to enable efficient order quantities and take advantage of negotiated volume price breaks.
  • Analysis of vendor minimum order quantity requirements (MOQs) to ensure that we minimize waste on low demand items in keeping with our Sustainability goals.
  • Assists Sourcing team with cost savings projects, through analysis of material inventory levels, open orders, and run out dates.
  • Works closely with internal and external stakeholders to solve any supply issues that may arise (e.g. expediting orders, pricing discrepancies, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g. SAP Key User, continuous improvement project involvement, review / approve shopping carts, approve vendor change requests, catalog upload request / price correction etc.).
  • What we have to offer you :

  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
  • Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • What you will bring :

  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficient computer skills (ie. SAP competence, Ariba, MS Office suite, MRP / ERP)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work under time pressures and collaborate as an effective team member
  • Strong oral & written communication skills
  • Excellent analytic & problem-solving skills, exercise good judgement and critical thinking
  • Well organized with attention to detail and ability to prioritize activities
  • Keen desire to learn and grow, both personally and professionally
  • We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.

    Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce. Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations mapleleaf.

    com . Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.

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