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Cost Analyst (One Year Term)

Landmark, MB · Accounting/Finance

Cost Analyst (One-Year Term)

The Opportunity

As a Finance Analyst with a focus on hog production costing, you will have an opportunity to step into an exciting role that works with a high-performance finance team and partners closely with all levels of the business. This position is responsible for standard costing analysis, financial reporting, and the development of and effective analysis of hog production financial and KPI metrics. This position is also responsible for executing standard control processes. Working with a team of supportive and encouraging peers, our work crosses functional units within the business and allows you to see all aspects of Maple Leaf Agri Farms’ operations and to interact with people at various levels throughout the organization.

Some of the exciting things you will be responsible for:

  • Maintains standard costing system and calculate operational variances from standard on a weekly and monthly basis [Responsible for the development and on-going maintenance of standard costs and shop floor work order system]
  • Investigates variances, determine root causes, analyze production trends, and recommend actions to minimize/improve
  • Participates in period end and budgeting activities
  • Provides recommendations for the development and implementation of improvements to variance reporting process and procedures
  • Provides clear, concise financial analysis with respect to all Maple Leaf Agri Farms supported farm performance
  • Prepares appropriate reports utilizing computerized accounting package and/or manual procedures
  • Ensures compliance with Maple Leaf reporting and financial analysis processes and execute testing as required
  • Continuous improvement projects and other projects, as assigned

What we have to offer you:
  • Being 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, training, resources and tools, supported by our commitment to talent development
  • Flexible work environment which includes working from home, office and off-site locations
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits and a Defined Contribution Pension Plan that start on your first day of employment
  • Employee Assistance Program

If you have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to learn, this could be the right opportunity to propel your career!

What you will bring:

We’re looking for people who are naturally curious and are passionate about being part of a high-performance team. Being able to develop and foster relationships within the plant team is key to success in this role. Your approach is collaborative and empowering, offering a forum where everyone feels comfortable to bring forward new ideas. Having a continuous improvement mindset, the ability to solve problems, and a strong desire to learn will allow you to make an impact. We’re committed to disciplined decision making and data plays a big part in this role, which requires comfort with Microsoft Office applications, particularly MS Excel and the desire to gain expertise in SAP and other applications.

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    • Post-Secondary Education in a finance/business related program (or a relevant combination of education and experience) is required
    • Self-motivated with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to demonstrate strong problem solving, analytical, time management, and organizational skills
    • Knowledge of SAP and experience in hog production or manufacturing are assets

More about us:

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.

A commitment to building diverse and inclusive teams

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values. We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment. We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.

Our Employee Resource Groups are team member-led groups that build community and help all of us understand how to be inclusive allies and leaders.

  • The Women’s Impact Network and its Women In Manufacturing chapter advance gender equality at Maple Leaf.
  • Maple Leaf Pride & Allies promotes visibility, advocacy and education for LGBTQIA2S+ team members and their families.
  • The Multicultural Advocacy Network shares knowledge, promotes cultural fluency and celebrates the strength of our collective differences.
  • AccessAbility unites team members with visible and invisible disabilities, team members with loved ones with disabilities, and allies to build a community and culture that empowers and values all abilities, while advancing Maple Leaf Food’s accessibility and accommodation strategies.

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

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees. As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination. In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022). We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws.

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.

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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