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Asset Management & Reliability Manager

Mississauga - Financial Dr., ON

 The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Director, Asset Management and Reliability, this position is within the Asset Reliability Group (ARG). The ARG sets strategy and direction for reliability, asset management, and maintenance for all Maple Leaf Foods manufacturing facilities (network of 25+ sites), and precisely executes on a roadmap to move the manufacturing Asset Reliability (AR) maturity and performance toward world class.

This position is responsible for providing technical, strategic, and analytical leadership to operationalize the AR strategy and roadmap across the Maple Leaf network. The role focuses on improving network reliability through developing and deploying Autonomous Maintenance (Operator Care), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and asset lifecycle management, transformation through modernization and automation, and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM); all of which is to reduce downtime, increase throughput, eliminate health & food safety risks, minimize carbon footprint, and maximize the asset lifecycle. 

This position has a high degree of visibility and intractability, where focus and attention on the “voice of the customer” is key for success. This position requires frequent interactions, presentation and direct engagement with Maintenance Managers, Plant Managers/Site Leaders, and members of the senior management forum (VP’s) in cross-functional groups (including information solutions (IS), Food Safety, Finance, Engineering, Sustainability, Operations Excellence, Six Sigma, and Procurement) to advance the AR strategy towards achieving the AR Bold Goal.

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by April 01. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Develop and deploy standardized TPM programs across the Maple Leaf network
  • Be a subject matter expert in identifying risks and costs to reliability using statistical methods and KPIs
  • Develop strategic action plans for mitigating risk to uptime, costs, and customer fill-rates service levels using Reliability Centered Maintenance and other Six Sigma techniques
  • Develop asset strategies for common and critical assets in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Establish the requirements and process for asset lifecycle management, from design to decommissioning
  • Develop and deploy asset health and condition indexing for long-term asset investments
  • Monitor and maintain AR systems and analytical tools; identify and address chronic problems
  • Enhance work management processes, developing standards, SOPs, guides, audits, and training
  • Improve and sustain the integrity and quality of AR data by implementing network-wide standards and KPIs
  • Perform benchmarking gap analysis to define AR maturity opportunities towards world-class
  • Coach plant teams and facilitate failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), root cause failure elimination (RCFE), and preventive maintenance optimization (PMO).
  • Establish processes for spares planning; identify opportunities to eliminate and prevent excess inventory.
  • Provide change management and training for plant reliability practices and maintenance techniques.
  • Provide reliability due diligence inputs to new builds, and mergers & acquisitions
  • Attend industry events to keep AR strategy aligned with leading technologies and processes
  • Other related maintenance and reliability problems and improvement opportunities activities, as assigned.

What You’ll Bring:

  • 4-year University degree in a technical, Engineering, or STEM field.
  • PMP, Blackbelt, and/or six-sigma training.
  • 10+ years in developing and deploying standardized TPM, RCM, and asset lifecycle management programs
  • Managing multi-site scale strategic programs and projects with network/system level impact.
  • Program change management, governance, sustainment, and audit in a multi-site environment.
  • Highly tech savvy with information technology, relational databases, reporting, analytical platforms, BI tools, relational databases, generative AI platforms, CMMS.
  • Experience in Manufacturing or a fast-paced industrial environment
  • People leadership and managing & developing salaried professional staff

What makes you standout:

  • Professional Engineering Association Membership (P.Eng.) and/or MBA preferred.
  • RCM or equivalent certification will be an asset.
  • Technical consulting or experience in client facing or site support roles
  • Knowledge of GMPs, food safety development and health & safety requirements
  • Continuous improvement mindset, critical thinker, challenging the status quo
  • Creative problem solver (not just problem finder), entrepreneurial spirit, and can-do attitude
  • Proven capability to provide technical leadership to business and operations
  • Self-starter, high energy, customer oriented, with superb communication/interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Results oriented, organized, and capable of working independently while managing multiple priorities
  • Must be highly adaptable to constant change, working on various initiatives simultaneously, and comfortable in a very fast paced 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

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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