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Supply Planning Manager

Mississauga, ON

Supply Planning Manager

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 

Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do: 

  • Provide leadership to a team with overall responsibility to develop short and long-term inventory plans to drive highest possible service levels to our customers at the lowest possible cost (e.g. minimizing excess inventory)
  • Identify and implement short- and long-term strategies to reduce overall cost of service
  • Manage short term and long-term manufacturing capacity
  • Effectively deal with long/short inventory situations
  • Align inventory strategies to profitability of business, seek cost and complexity reduction through rationalization
  • New product development - act as voice of Supply Chain on cross functional launch teams and ensure proper plans are created to support the launch
  • Set targets and report Supply Chain KPI’s to manage the business
  • Actively participate in cross functional Sales & Operations Planning to provide solutions and enable growth
  • Achieve timelines and support project resource requirements
  • Actively benchmark best practices on tools, technology and processes
  • Actively lead your team through change (new tools, technology, process)

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:

  • Brings a diverse perspective that complements the skills, strengths and opportunities of the team
  • ​5-7 years in a Supply Planning role or similarly related experience within Supply Chain Planning (Demand Planning, Master Production Scheduling, etc.) in a CPG environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance or a related field and/or professional designation in Supply Chain
  • Knowledge of and experience with SAP-APO; experience with SAP-IBP is an advantage
  • Strong problem solving as well as strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to benchmark best practices and drive a culture of continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, planning and inventory management methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the supply planning process.
  • Exceptional change management skills in terms of adopting and leveraging tools and technology
  • Proven ability to successfully operate in a fast paced, demanding environment
  • Proven ability to develop and build high performing teams and strong cross-functional stakeholder relationships
 
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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