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Sr. FSQA Supervisor

Winnipeg, Lagimodiere Blvd, MB

Sr. FSQA Supervisor

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 FSQA Manager, the FSQA Senior Supervisor will be a key player in the execution of the Food Safety and Quality Assurance programs at the facility. The Senior Supervisor is a key member of the FSQA team and will lead a team of FSQA Supervisors.  They will be jointly responsible for driving
continuous improvement in a fast paced and demanding environment and will assist in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with regulatory bodies.


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

  • Ensure effective execution of certain FSQA programs to meet corporate and customer food safety strategy and quality standards as well as all regulatory requirements (CFIA, Health Canada, USDA, FDA, etc.).
  • Participate in internal and external audits (BRC, customers, CFIA, etc.).
  • Using fact-based analysis, provide recommendations to improve the facility quality systems.
  • Lead, coach and develop the FSQA team.
  • In conjunction with FSQA and facility leadership, help drive the organizational food safety culture.
  • Recommend and implement process improvements within the facility and the department.
  • Hold and release activities related to pathogens test programs, non-conformance situations, etc.
  • Ensure timely resolution of necessary corrective action items associated with audits or CFIA concerns.
  • Assist during product launches utilizing product development process (PDP) food safety risk assessment.
  • Build and advance relationships with CFIA and other external organizations.
  • Support or lead change management activities related to processes, programs and/or systems.
  • Actively participate in FSQA leadership meetings.
  • Act as back-up to the FSQA Manager 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:

  • University degree or college diploma preferably in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science or a related discipline.
  • Experience supervising a high performing team in a food manufacturing facility.  Preference given to candidates with Ready to Eat experience
  • Ability to leverage exceptional interpersonal, communication to develop productive internal and external relationships.
  • Proven ability to influence stakeholders to achieve desired results.
  • Energetic and positive leadership style.
  • Excellent observation and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to coach for high performance. 
  • Strong systems skills (including MS Office).
  • Ability to work effectively on a cross functional leadership team.
  • Experience thriving in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated alignment to the Maple Leaf Leadership Values.
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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