Commercial Execution Associate
Maple Leaf Foods
Mississauga, ON, Canada
5d 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

    Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.

  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility
  • The Opportunity

    Reporting to the Commercial Execution Manager, the Commercial Execution Associate will be accountable to support the end-to-end execution of initiatives, partnering and coordinating efforts with Marketing Managers and an extended group of x-functional subject matter experts.

    The incumbent will execute projects using prescribed project management methodology, standards, tools and processes. It will require a keen leader who understands the importance of executing with excellence, is collaborative, assertive, process oriented with a focus on continuous improvement

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

  • Supports the execution of Commercial initiatives by Coordinating, Planning & Executing activities
  • Interacts with cross-functional execution teams to ensure projects are executed with excellence Right First Time using prescribed project management methodologies, SAP RD systems and tools
  • Communicates key critical path dates to all stakeholders in a timely manner, ensuring each milestone is clearly defined (including Marketing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Purchasing, R&D, Regulatory and Graphics)
  • Understands time sensitive requirements of projects, minimizing delays to critical path activities, working to resolve issues as they are identified and brings forth resolutions
  • Works closely with cross-functional partners to drive engagement, maintain accountability, and ensures ongoing alignment within the commercial teams
  • Provides support to Project Leads and Commercial Execution Manager throughout the post project launch process
  • Ensures changes to launch timelines are effectively communicated to all stakeholders and identifies impact of such
  • Monitors and reports progress against initiatives, providing updates to working team, visibility to metrics and executive teams on an ongoing basis
  • Supports the Commercial Execution Managers with execution activities
  • Applies thought leadership and judgement to enable fact based and nimble decision making
  • 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
  • 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 :

  • 1-3 years relevant experience
  • Problem solving orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to forge / cultivate strong cross-functional relationships
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to progress on multiple priorities concurrently while navigating evolving circumstances
  • Strategic Thinker the ability to understand the big picture, exercise solid business judgement
  • PMP Certification a plus
  • Understanding of regulatory, packaging graphics and SAP RD processes an asset
  • Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees. As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination.

    In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022).

    We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws

    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.

    Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results.

  • Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired;
  • please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations mapleleaf.com .

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