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Director, eCommerce

Mississauga, ON

 The Opportunity:

As part of the newly created Accelerate Center of Excellence, the Director of eCommerce is tasked with delivering a growth agenda with all our North American ecommerce customers and quick commerce partners while also equipping Maple Leaf to participate in future ecommerce business models.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Set direction, performance objectives, provide feedback and make key business decisions for the eCommerce Customer & Partnership Execution team
  • Build and own the eCom customer P&L
  • Evaluate eCom assortment and mix to future proof the health of the ecom business
  • Lead team in delivering over-indexing share across all measured categories
  • Monitor digital merchandising investment and ROI
  • Builds and maintains knowledge base of competitors and consumer/customer trends in the marketplace/industry, integrating this information into strategic recommendations
  • Evaluate new ecommerce business models
  • Responsible for staying current with industry best practices and emerging best practices. 

What You’ll Bring:

  • At least 10+ years of progressive Sales/Marketing experience managing customers, strategies, & business objectives
  • University degree in business or related area
  • eCommerce & digital marketing experience an asset
  • Excellent influencer with the ability to inspire, align and engage multiple teams without exercising direct authority
  • Strong leader capable of developing a vision, drawing on multi-disciplinary perspectives, obtaining buy-in across the business, and driving collaborative execution
  • Excellent ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization, locally and internationally
  • Energized by thinking differently, delivering change, and diplomatically challenging the norm
  • Successful experience working across the spectrum of strategic to executional, and comfortable with hands-on delivery
  • Comfortable with ambiguity but able to build structure and clarity
  • Self-starter who sees things through to completion
  • Uncompromising ethics and integrity
  • Excellent financial and business acumen
  • Track record of delivering results focusing on overall profitability
  • Deep industry/market knowledge
  • Ability to understand Maple Leaf and customer goals and translate into clear and concise customer strategies with effective action plans
  • Exceptional story telling skills
  • High energy, self-motivated, and proactive
  • Confidence and ability to respectfully challenge decisions and/or status quo
  • Ability to make quick and timely decisions and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, complex environment

What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods:

  • Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.
  • An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.
  • A hybrid work model that embraces remote work for eligible roles, helping team members achieve work-life balance—combining the best of both spending time working remotely, benefitting from focus time, and purposeful collaboration in the office setting. 
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that offer flexibility to meet your individual or family needs, including programs focused on improving mental health and wellbeing. These benefits start on your first day of employment.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company matching that starts on your first day of employment.
  • Learning and development opportunities, including workshops, ‘speaker series’ events, and resources that allow you to develop your skills and progress your career.
  • Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program that supports continuous learning and development of our team members through investment in eligible degrees, diplomas, professional certification, or trades programs.
  • Supporting our deep commitment to community impact, we offer up to two paid days annually to volunteer at a cause of your choice.

About Us:

We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet. We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada. Join us on the journey. Let’s build a better future, together.

We’re passionate about food. For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.
  • We are carbon neutral.
  • We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.
  • We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.
We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members. We operate sites in 20+ locations across Canada. We also have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and do business in Asia.

A diverse and inclusive work environment

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.

We embrace a strong, values-based culture

Our eight Leadership Values are our north star. They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.
  • Doing 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.
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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