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Architect, Business Analytics

Mississauga, ON
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
IS Architect, Business Analytics – Meadowvale
The Opportunity:
The Solution Architect, Analytics drives data-related initiatives with high business impact, leveraging primarily Microsoft and SAP software and services to propose and deliver breakthrough insights projects. This a technical role, however the ideal candidate will possess strong business acumen in CPG industry finance, sales and marketing, manufacturing and supply chain, and be comfortable leading discussions with senior executives.
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
  • Architect scalable data processing and analytics solutions, including but not limited to Data Science, Machine Learning, Data Lake, Master Data Management, Stream Analytics, Event Hubs, Data Quality Management domains
  • Conduct design thinking sessions with key business stakeholders to capture functional and change management requirements
  • Develop and execute pilots, prototypes or proofs of concepts, facilitate solution validation on specific scenarios
  • Share technical best practices and insights with analytics teams and solution architect peers in other disciplines
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 through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business. 
  • 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 Microsoft Power BI, Azure ML and Analysis Services
  • 5+ years of SAP BW, HANA, BusinessObjects, Integration Services
  • 7+ years of experience with deep understanding in databases and analytics, including relational databases (e.g., SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle), Data warehousing, big data (Hadoop, Spark)
  • BI Requirements Capture, Analysis and Solution Architecture Design
  • Data modeling and data architecture design
  • ETL, data integration and data migration design
  • Master data management process design and implementation
  • Data quality system and process design
  • Analysis of requirements and production of specifications
  • Documentation of solutions (e.g. data models, configurations, and setup)
  • Working within a project management/agile delivery methodology in a leading role as part of a wider team
  • Highly valued:
  • Experience using R or Python; experience with Marketing or Risk analytics solutions such as SAS
  • Microsoft SQL Server as BI Platform - SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Analysis Services cubes (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services reports (SSRS)
  • Experience of other third-party BI tools and Data Visualization Products such as Tableau, Qlikview an advantage
  • Experience with unstructured tools and techniques such Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud Infrastructure Computing Platforms such as AWS
  • Technical BS degree, Computer Science or Math background highly desired MBA optional
  • Microsoft Power BI, Azure AI Engineer certifications
  • SAP BW, HANA certifications

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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