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Finance Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Mississauga, Ontario · Accounting/Finance

The Opportunity:

As the Manager of FP&A Transformation at Maple Leaf Foods (MLF), you will have a unique opportunity to apply both your FP&A expertise and transformation experience to help implement best-in-class FP&A capabilities at MLF. Your role will span across the entire transformation lifecycle, including current state assessment, future state design, enabling technology selection, and implementation of the aligned future state capabilities. With the variety of experiences offered by the FP&A Transformation program, upon successful completion of the initiative, you will be in an excellent position to transition into another role within MLF Finance and pursue a meaningful long-term career path within the Finance team or elsewhere with the MLF organization.

Some of the exciting things you will be responsible for:
  • Lead the Budgeting & Forecasting workstream of the FP&A Transformation program
  • Work with stakeholders from across the company to understand the current state of financial Budgeting & Forecasting at MLF and identify improvement opportunities
  • Contribute to the design of future state Budgeting & Forecasting capabilities aligned with leading practices
  • Participate in a full lifecycle of implementation of financial planning software – from business requirements gathering through deployment
  • Lead implementation of technology-agnostic improvement initiatives for Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Work directly with VP Finance, Business Performance Management to drive the FP&A Transformation program forward

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
  • Opportunity to work within headquarters of a large public company, in immediate proximity to key decision-makers
  • Professional and career development opportunities, training, resources and tools, underpinned by our commitment to growing talent
  • Flexible work environment which includes working from home, office, and off-site locations
  • Competitive Health & Wellness benefits and a Defined Contribution Pension Plan that start on your first day of employment

What you will bring:

We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about FP&A, can quickly learn to see “the big picture” of the MLF business and its ecosystem, and will recognize business value drivers and interdependencies behind financial line items. You are analytical, a problem solver, and a driver. Among your strengths are a continuous improvement mindset, bringing forward new ideas, and seeing current state challenges as an opportunity to transform and make an impact. Your approach is collaborative, and you see people as the most important asset of any company and treat them accordingly.

Required skills, knowledge, and attributes:
    • Post-secondary education in a finance or business-related program
    • 5+ years of progressive finance or consulting experience with focus on FP&A
    • Strong knowledge of FP&A leading practices and their practical applications
    • Experience with full life cycle of financial planning software implementation
    • Hands-on experience with one or multiple FP&A tools (e.g., SAP SAC, Tagetik, Adaptive Insights, etc.)
    • Project management experience
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Inclusive and collaborative approach
    • Mindset of innovation and continuous improvement
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders
Desirable skills, knowledge, and attributes:
    • Experience in the CPG industry or non-CPG manufacturing environment
    • Professional accounting designation
    • Project management certification
    • Contextual knowledge of SAP S4 HANA and SAP BPC

More about us:


A sustainable, forward-thinking protein company

MLF is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 14,000 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 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.

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 

MLF embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging. Eight core values guide us in everything that we do:
  1. Do What’s Right
  2. Shared Value
  3. High Performance
  4. Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  5. Disciplined Decision Making
  6. Our Accountability
  7. Intense Curiosity
  8. Transparency and Humility

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.

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 MLF’s accessibility and accommodation strategies

MLF 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 employment opportunities with MLF; 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 for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired is available upon request; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

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