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Leadership Track Graduate Program

Mississauga, ON

Leadership Track Graduate Program

Do you have a passion for innovation, a desire to accelerate your transition from student to business professional while building a foundation for leadership and most of all, a craving for food? Well, the Leadership Track Program at Maple Leaf Foods is the perfect fit! Think of Maple Leaf Foods as a billion dollar start up in the food industry with the resources to fuel your ideas.

What will you be working on?

The Leadership Track Graduate Program is Maple Leaf Foods’ early leadership development program for talented, driven and ambitious graduates. Participants in this three-year rotational program will develop leadership and cross functional expertise in preparation to be a future Maple Leaf Foods leader.

The program consists of three diverse and meaningful roles across the following areas:

One year in a CLIENT- OR MARKET-FACING role, immersing in our commercial organization with the opportunity to be externally-focused and customer-centric. You will learn how to excel at customer relationships and use data to support decision making to drive our sales and increase profit margins.  Participation in the entire client service cycle include brand and category management, customer insights and analytics, integrated communications (Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management)
One year in an OPERATIONS role (Production, Health and Safety, Food Safety Quality Assurance, Engineering, Six Sigma, Supply Chain), gaining hands-on experience and developing on-the-job supervisory skills
One year in SUPPORT functions that impact and drive the business (Finance, Information Solutions, Human Resources, Purchasing, Strategy, Project Management Office, etc.)
Rotations are across Canada and potentially in our US alternative protein facilities, Greenleaf Foods.

What will you get out of this experience?

  • An opportunity to participate in roles and/or projects directly tied to achieving Maple Leaf Foods’ vision and purpose of being the most sustainable protein company on earth and Raising the Good in Food

  • Annual performance reviews along with ongoing coaching and constructive feedback.  Significant emphasis is placed on a development action plan to ensure employees obtain the skills and experiences they need to achieve their maximum potential

  • Senior level mentorship for both business and functional expertise and advice

  • Learning and networking opportunities through organized workshops and activities

  • Real on the job learning across various functions

  • Competitive salary, benefits and pension plan

 Who are we looking for?

  • Up and coming graduates from University with a minimum of an overall B average

  • Passionate and committed to manufacturing and operations

  • Strong affiliation with Maple Leaf’s Leadership Values

  • Flexible and willing to relocate to take advantage of the best opportunities across Canada and US

  • Demonstrated leadership through work experiences, volunteer roles, community activities and sports

  • Confident without being arrogant

  • High degree of energy and initiative demonstrated through involvement in school, clubs, community services, and sports

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Team player, with the ability to build and maintain working relationships

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

For additional information on Maple Leaf Foods, please visit www.mapleleaffoods.com
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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