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Production Scheduler

Port Perry, ON

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
 Production Scheduler
The Opportunity:
 The Production Scheduler coordinates all production planning for the plant ensuring that the needs of the customers are met and that plant and equipment is used as efficiently as possible. The Production Scheduler is a key member of the Plant Operations team.
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
  • Establish a Capacity Analysis to determine low and high capacity periods and to determine capacity limitations
  • Monitor and maintain efficient levels of finished goods inventory to meet customer orders and maintain accurate records in the corporate computer systems
  • Prepare a weekly production schedule that meets all customer requirements and utilizes equipment and labour in the most efficient manner, ensuring optimum results
  • Prioritize production requirements on a daily basis, if needed, to best meet customer demands
  • Communicate with customers  regularly to ensure that all customer requirements are met in a timely and efficient manner
  • Coordinate with the Shipping Department, all shipments direct to customers and to outside storage locations and prepare export documents for all finished goods shipping outside of Canada
  • Prepare all invoices for finished goods
  • Manage the Port Perry Chep pallet program
  • Supply detailed weekly production estimates (in kgs.) to the Finance Manager
  • Maintain the  Downtime Summary data base
  • Back up the Accounts Payable Coordinator in calculating and entering the costs of weekly production into the Manufacturing System.
  • Interface with suppliers for forecasting 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:
  • Post secondary degree or diploma in a related field
  • 3 to 5 years experience related experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Self-directed and professional
  • Computer proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets
  • Good mathematical and analytical skills
  • Strong problem solving, prioritization and organization skills

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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