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Technical Services, Supervisor

Brandon, MB
A Sustainable Protein Company
We are proud of our roots, which we can trace back 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 work to reconnect families with the goodness of food. We are helping to transform the world’s food system so that it can survive, and thrive, for generations to come.

Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, our customers and our communities.  Our 11,500 employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility. 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.
Technical Services, Supervisor - Brandon

The Opportunity:
Provide leadership and direction to the hog grading function and grading team in our Brandon facility. Liaison with Maple Leaf personnel, specifically in the Brandon facility, and develop working relationships with producers and their staff.  Supervise and coordinate cut-out, meat quality evaluation and R & D technical projects. Provide back-up support to receiving barn, hog booking process and daily risk management services.

A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will do:
  • Active supervision and management of the hog grading function in Brandon
  • Identify and communicate grading metrics, issues and opportunities to the Procurement Leadership team
  • Represent Maple Leaf Pork at MB Hog Grading Meetings and maintain strong working relationship with MHGI auditor
  • Liaise with operations on tattoo related issues which affect tattoo performance
  • Provide leadership and coordination of all Maple Leaf Pork research cut-out, meat quality evaluations and R & D technical projects
  • Provide detailed analysis and reporting for R & D projects and hog grading activities
  • Provide vacation coverage to all barn staff employees
  • Ability to work both shifts as duties require
  • Interact with producers, graders, truckers, plant employees and government veterinarians to optimize the value of product through the assembly, receiving and slaughter processes
  • Assist Procurement Service Representatives and Manager on day to day procurement activities

What we have to offer you:

• Career development opportunities.  Your career will not stop at this role, this is just the beginning
• 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:
  • Degree in Agriculture or Business is preferred
  • Experience working within a unionized environment would be an asset
  • Strong professional, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self- motivated
  • Detailed analytical skills, ability to learn and use advanced 6-sigma tools
  • Leadership, flexibility and organizational skills
  • Excellent knowledge of computers with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, and ability to analyze data, solve problems, and be proactive
  • Must be able to deal effectively with people
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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