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FSQA Compliance Coordinator

London, ON

 The Opportunity:

Maple Leaf Foods is embarking on one of the most exciting journeys in its history through the build and startup of a world-class, leading-edge manufacturing facility producing premium, value-added fresh poultry products. The new 660,000-square-foot facility will call London, ON home and will employ over 1,600 employees as we ramp up operations over the next few years. 

We are looking for equally enthusiastic people who want to join our team as we start to climb our own version of Everest. As with every great feat, the realities of this opportunity may come with some challenges and we are looking for people who have the commitment to working through these together. We believe that participation in this start-up requires great passion for our objectives, the flexibility to adapt to the needs of the environment, and a resilient spirit rooted in the desire to achieve winning results as a team. Together we believe we will do great things for our people, our consumers, and our communities. 

If you think that this opportunity might be for you, we encourage you to read more details about this exciting role below.   

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by November 22. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

As a member of the FSQA team, the FSQA Compliance Coordinator is accountable for the execution of the HACCP system, Food Safety and Quality Assurance programs. The FSQA Compliance Coordinator is a key member of the facility management teams and is responsible for driving continuous improvement in a faced paced and demanding environment.  Additionally, the FSQA Compliance Coordinator will establish and maintain positive relationships with regulatory bodies. 

As a FSQA Compliance Coordinator, you will:
  • Maintain and execute quality and food safety processes (SOPS)
  • Execute various initiatives to improve the quality and safety of our process and products based on facts and data.
  • Ensure that critical food safety and quality data is tracked and trended for process understanding and continuous improvement purposes
  • Execute Hold and Release Program in SAP
  • Provides technical (HACCP system and Food Safety) guidance to production staff
  • Assist and accompany CFIA inspectors during performance of their tasks 
  • Assist with investigation of complaints, develop and submit responses for customer complaints and consumer.
  • Assist with Non-Compliance Reports (Deviations) and in-house disposition of materials placed On Hold including completing Risk Assessments to determine product disposition.
  • Assist with maintaining and updating current HACCP system and business unit Food Safety and Quality programs and/or SOPs
  • Work with the Pest control supplier to maintain the program and manage results and corrective actions
  • Assisting with follow up and issue any corrective actions, if necessary, based on deviations found in plant process or resulting from customer complaints or audits
  • Participates in Food Safety meetings and audits
  • Assists with internal audits to comply with pre-requisites bullets, HACCP plans and customer requirements.
  • Verification of the monitors and paperwork
  • Ability to effectively train, coach and motivate employees  
  • Developing a constructive and positive work environment through excellent interpersonal, team building skills, open communications, encouraging input and constructive performance management 
  • Assist with Animal Welfare compliance
  • Actively participate in facility leadership meetings. 
  • Other responsibilities as required. 

What You’ll Bring:

  • Solid understanding and experience with Modern Poultry Inspection System (MPIP)
  • Solid understanding of Animal Welfare best practices 
  • Bachelor of Science or Diploma in Food Safety/Science program or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of Sanitation, HACCP, CCP’s and GMP’s
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the Food industry preferred
  • 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.

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.
  • 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

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.

Disclaimer:  Please note that salaries posted on sites other than the MLF Careers Page are not a reflection of Maple Leaf Foods and are an estimated salary range provided by that particular job board.  Maple Leaf Foods offers competitive wages and an attractive total rewards package, which will be discussed during an interview with our Talent Team.


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