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Finance Lead - Hertiage

Hamilton, 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
 Site Finance Lead - Heritage
The Opportunity:
This position provides financial leadership to the plant management team.  This position works closely with plant management to identify opportunities to improve results within the plant.  This position is responsible for the coaching and day to day direction of a team of 5 finance staff. 
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
  • Provide timely and accurate daily weekly cost reporting to the plant management team.
  • Provide accurate weekly / monthly forecasts for overall plant results
  • Lead all period-end financial activities for the plant
  • Interpret financial results and act as a consultant to help identify, recommend and support potential courses of action
  • Integral part of new product costing (from development to launch) and ensure current product costing accurately reflects the manufacturing process by product
  • Perform periodic analysis of overhead spending and provide management with the information required to make future spending decisions
  • Work with the plant team to ensure that financial documents and business case write ups provide pertinent analysis and sufficient justification to support capital expenditures
  • Manage the overall budget process for the plant.  Work with functional managers to ensure budget submission is complete, accurate and on time.
  • On site responsibility to ensure accounting procedures adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), internal control programs, and approved corporate policies
  • Provide guidance and coaching to non-finance managers regarding issues of financial control and compliance
  • Responsible for managing the performance of direct reports including coaching and feedback
  • As a key member of the site leadership team, support the site governance processes and metrics (Vitals, E-meeting).  Participate in the further development of these processes as required.
  • Establish and maintain savings validations of all site initiatives including work completed by Continuous Improvement and other groups.
  • Responsible to ensure that Cost of Poor Quality is accurately and completely recorded for the site
  • Be a key part of the day to day management and control of inventory working actively with other functions.
 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 Education in a finance/business related program required
  • At least 5+ years of progressive manufacturing costing experience in an ERP environment (SAP Ideal)
  • Has a professional accounting designation (CGA, CA, CMA)
  • Previous supervisory experience required
  • Ability to work and provide coaching within a team environment
  • Ability to coach and mentor others
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills plus the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to present financial information to non- financial functions.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office
  • Self motivated

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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