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FSQA Supervisor/HACCP Specialist

Toronto, ON
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.
FSQA Supervisor/HACCP Specialist – Toronto
The Opportunity:
As a key leader on the FSQA team, the FSQA Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the Quality Assurance and Food Safety programs and protocols are executed effectively at the facility. By leading in a values aligned fashion, the Supervisor plays a critical role in creating and maintaining a service-oriented team built on the foundations of Food Safety.
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will do:
  • Maintain, update and ensure consistent execution of QA programs to align with internal and external requirements.
  • Supervise a staff of QA Technicians and/or QA Coordinators ensuring that tasks are conducted consistently, efficiently and aligned with the needs of the business.
  • Plan QA staffing requirements according to production demands.
  • Assist with HACCP and MLF Food Safety and Quality program updates, maintenance and verifications.
  • Assist with analysis of data to determine root cause of deficiencies and provide feedback on performance and necessary improvements.
  • Assist with third party audits (CFIA, CVS, HACCP, BRC, FSQMS or customer) and prepare/coach cross functional managers before and during these audits.                                                 
  • Participate in cross functional SOP development and ensure that facility SOPs and related documents are in correct format, properly stored and distributed as per manufacturing excellence requirements.
  • Conducting monthly GMP, internal and external audits with cross-functional team and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Lead cross functional teams completing incident investigations where food safety or food quality may be compromised.
  • Provide functional support to crisis team including backing up QA Manager as recall site lead if required.
  • Advancing an attitude of continuous process improvement and training of employees at hourly and salary levels.
  • Take lead on execution of various initiatives to improve the quality and safety of our products.
  • Support and/or lead change management activities related to processes, programs and/or systems.
  • Support FSQA team as required (back-up for various roles, etc).
  • Other duties as required. 
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:
  • University degree or college diploma preferably in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science or a related discipline.
  • 3 to 5 years food related experience in areas of GMP and HACCP principles and programs.
  • Must have in-depth HACCP experience including; program development; implementation of programs and auditing of the program.
  • Proven ability to lead and coach.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and presentation skills.
  • Strong systems skills (including MS Office).
  • Demonstrated alignment to the Maple Leaf Leadership Values.

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 ataccommodations@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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