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Industrial Engineering Specialist

Winnipeg, MB
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 – creating 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

Industrial Engineering Specialist - Winnipeg

The Opportunity:
The Industrial Engineering team at Maple Leaf Foods supports all of the company's manufacturing facilities across North America.  The team is focused on working with the operations leadership and corporate teams to set performance targets and labour standards, and to identify opportunities to maximize efficiencies across the manufacturing network.  We are seeking for an individual to join the team as an IE specialist, and the successful candidate will be responsible for tracking and reviewing medium to long-term production capacities against production demand, as well as working on exciting opportunities to lead and support the development of multi-year strategic initiatives within the Maple Leaf Foods network.  You will be partnered with a variety of stakeholders across an expansive cross-functional team (including marketing, R&D, operations, finance, etc…) to develop comprehensive and sustainable plans to meet the company’s objectives. Success will be measured in the direct & indirect contributions the team has made in a challenging zero-based budget environment. 
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
  • Labour Standard Setting – Measure, build, track, and revise standards to measure labour, packaging, and raw material utilization through the entire value stream                                           
  • Master Capacity Planning – Providing medium- / long-term periodic assessments of production capacities vs. production demand                                         
  • Product Development Process – Provide manufacturing insight on product development / innovation opportunities for all business units                                               
  • Process Optimization – Line balancing, labour optimization, line debottlenecking, and waste elimination                          
  • Strategic Initiatives – provide objective and analytical guidance to support the organization’s sustainable growth 
  • Other duties as required.
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:
  • Industrial Engineering (or Equivalent) Degree at a recognized post-secondary institution                 
  • Professional Engineering Designation or eligibility                                                   
  • 3-5 years of manufacturing experience (food environment preferred)                                               
  • Practical experience with Industrial Engineering tools such as Methods Analysis, Time Study, Line Balancing                                                    
  • Knowledge of Sales & Operational Planning, capacity modelling, Economical Order Quantity strategies                                                    
  • Fundamental understanding of manufacturing production systems (food production preferred)    
  • Organized and capable of working independently while managing multiple priorities                      
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel                                                
  • Technical curiosity and Questioning attitude                                                       
  • Developed communication & interpersonal skills 
  • A Continuous improvement mindset                                          

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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