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Distribution Administrator

Saskatoon, SK

Distribution Administrator

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

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Distribution Manager, the Distribution Administrator would be responsible for processing and reconciling all site-specific work orders and purchases and monitoring of DC systems. The Distribution Administrator will assist the Human Resources & Safety Supervisor in the ongoing development and enhancement of the HR & Safety Programs for the Midwest Distribution Centre. This includes supporting with site hiring, training and records keeping.

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

  • Setup & work with contractors on PM’s & repairs
  • Create purchase orders
  • Receive purchase orders
  • Reconciliation of invoices
  • Monitor site security system (alarm system) & work with contractor on repairs as required
  • Monitor site security camera system
  • Support new hire orientation and maintaining Alchemy courses
  • Update & print employee access cards
  • Support HR/HS Supervisor with hiring and onboarding new employees
  • Support HR/HS Supervisor with updated Alchemy training
  • Support HR/HS Supervisor with iWarehouse monitoring, reports & adding new employees
  • Support HR/HS Supervisor on annual fire alarm system inspection & repairs
  • Support HR/HS Supervisor on semi-annual, annual fire suppression system inspections & repairs
  • Support HR/HS Supervisor on monthly fire pump tests & inspection
  • Support HR/HS Supervisor with Contractor Check updates
  • Maintain inventory and repair records of office and warehouse systems hardware
  • Procure and maintain office and warehouse systems hardware and supplies as required
  • Identify opportunities for office and warehouse process improvements
  • Support with C3 testing and operational meetings for C3 testing
  • Managing daily courier shipping & tracking.
  • Administrative duties for all functional groups
  • Other work as assigned by management

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:

  • Completion of High school and combined with 1-2 years of experience in a Distribution environment would be an asset. 
  • Human Resources and Health & Safety experience would be an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with internal and external contacts.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Effective team player
  • Proficient computer skills, especially with Microsoft office programs including Excel and Word.
  • Previous experience in Human Resources including unionized Distribution environment is an asset.
  • Previous experience in Health & Safety environment is an asset.
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. 

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

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