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Manufacturing Coordinator

Westaskiwin, AB

 The Opportunity:

This critical role is responsible for sourcing and evaluating products from assigned categories to meet the needs of the Agricultural Operations business unit. The position requires a highly detail orientated and organized individual that must process a high volume of purchase orders with a commitment to accuracy.  With a solid professional and technical background in purchasing, administration, and finance; this position requires a result orientated individual with strong organizational and communication skillset. This role supports administrative requirements for the Wetaskiwin operations and works closely with all AgOps Manufacturing Coordinators across the organization. The role will require backfilling within the AgOps Manufacturing Coordinators team.   

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by March 18. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Creates and manages inventory purchase orders for production,
  • Creates maintenance, repair, and service purchase orders,
  • Creates and manages purchase orders for our procurement and Veterinary/Breeder service team,
  • Manage vendor set up and updates in SAP,
  • Follow up on open purchase orders as well as any SAP parked or blocked items
  • Update monthly purchase orders and critical inventory trackers,
  • Work with corporate purchasing to update vendor catalogues,
  • Implement preferred or mandatory supply arrangements dictated by corporate purchasing,
  • Work closely with all operation team members to ensure material needs are met (Min/Max targets reduce expiration),
  • Address supplier quality or service issues,
  • Maintain standardized purchasing procedures and controls for AgOps,
  • Assist supervisors to manage expenditures against budgets,
  • Support zero based budget details with standardized weekly/monthly reporting. 
  • Ensure purchasing controls are followed and access opportunities for improvements to controls,
  • Review invoices against purchase orders for accuracy and completeness, deal with issues presented by accounts payable,
  • Completion of Electronic Change Records in SAP for new material setups,
  • Review SAP purchase orders/invoice receipts weekly and follow-up on outstanding invoices,
  • Run open purchase order listing at period end for finance accrual and receiving completeness,
  • Approve supplies invoices using the ARIBA invoice system,
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Create and manage weekly inventory counts.
  • Generate Weekly Egg Settlement Report and Levy Payments,
  • Submit Egg Settlements to head office for payment,                                      
  • Manage Hatching Egg pricing conditions,
  • Manage account receivables for our breeder producers,
  • Create manual credits and debits for producers directed by Finance
  • Create vendor accounts,    
  • Backup for creating Hatching Egg purchase orders       
  • Follow up on outstanding account receivables directed by Finance,
  • Processing of credit invoices
  • Backup for Order Entry
  • Professional office etiquette,
  • Manage front office and supplies,
  • Sort and distribute mail,
  • Prepare UPS packages for shipment,
  • Manage Cisco phone line system
  • Greet visitors
  • Control/Direct deliveries/visitors coming through front gate

What You’ll Bring:

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision                                                   
  • Must be performance driven, have a bias for action and be a self-starter
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills plus the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and cross functional teams               
  • Costing experience in SAP is an asset         
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence others
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated analytical, time management, and organizational skills.
  • An ability to work independently, high level of accuracy, self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • High level of computer competency including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Post-secondary education Business, Accounting, or related field (or equivalent work experience) preferred
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to the Maple Leaf’s Leadership Edge 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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