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Executive Assistant - Project Management

Mississauga, ON

 The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Senior VP, Chair of CAFS, the Executive Assistant – Government & Industry Relations (GIR) and Community Involvement (CI) will be responsible for providing executive level administrative support to the Centre for Food Security (“Centre”) and staff of two, the Raise the Good in the Neighbourhood Volunteer program, and the internal GIR staff of three.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Draft and collect signed agreements from new “Centre” partners
  • Manage partnership grants (e.g. reporting and tracking, logo and photo use, invoicing and EFT process)
  • Assist in managing donation requests
  • Support government industry relations activities which include monthly lobbying reports, and maintenance of the government funding and contact databases, and the ‘Ask GIR’ platform
  • Support event planning, meeting planning and coordination, and travel management
  • Support all aspects of the Raise the Good in the Neighbourhood volunteer program
  • Support posting of communications (e.g. website updates, news releases, social media, internal updates, and newsletter; updating mailing lists)
  • Working with Finance lead, support financial requirements of both departments, including, processing of Accounts Receivables and Payables, and assisting with budget preparation and monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial updates

What You’ll Bring:

  • A desire to solve problems, think creatively, and build new skills beyond administrative proficiency
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to work building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly proficient at PowerPoint, Excel and Word; experience using the Borealis platform is an asset
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to identify and solve problems
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability prioritize and manage a dynamic workload
  • Strong writing (editing/proofing) and verbal communication skills with the ability to present information effectively
  • Good judgment, a high level of personal initiative and respect for confidentiality
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and results driven environment while maintaining a calm and confident approach
  • Basic finance skills to support development of annual budgets, tracking and monthly reporting
  • Flexibility to work in the office (a minimum of two days/week, more as needed)

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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