Marketing Co-op Student
Maple Leaf Foods
Mississauga, ON, Canada
6d 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
  • Marketing Co-op Student

    The Opportunity :

    Maple Leaf Foods is looking for a dynamic business & marketing professional. The successful candidate will be a balance between a commercially driven business professional and a consumer-focused marketing leader with a track record of success delivering profitable growth.

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

  • Lead and work collaboratively with cross-functional stakeholders to deliver the marketing plans.
  • Conduct monthly analysis on business performance using Nielsen and internal data sources to identify a course of action to achieve targets.
  • Monitor competitor pricing, promotion and distribution activities and inform plans.
  • Lead in-depth business reviews to develop strong marketing plans.
  • Support the team in identifying, testing and recommending innovation launches that drive share and profit growth.
  • Prepare artwork, packaging and labeling of new and improved products.
  • Support the development of customer presentations with category stories, competitive advantages, capabilities and product presentations.
  • Identify, test and execute opportunities to enhance margins.
  • What are we looking for?

  • Working towards a University degree in Business / Marketing and / or MBA
  • Strong knowledge of marketing concepts and practices
  • Basic understanding of the key drivers of the P&L
  • Able to analyze and draw conclusions from internal & external data sources
  • Outstanding communication / interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Proactive and performance driven, have a bias for action and thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel / PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • 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


  • 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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