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Sourcing Buyer

Mississauga - Financial Dr., ON

 The Opportunity:

In Procurement, we deliver solutions enabling Maple Leaf’s profitable growth. Our team embraces change to create insight-based value for our stakeholders, customers, and suppliers. We are empowered to continuously improve everything we do

As the Sourcing Buyer, you will collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, including product development, sustainability, technology, marketing, operations, food safety, legal, engineering, asset reliability and others across the company, to create and implement strategic source plans and identify new value-add initiatives. You will provide procurement leadership, support, and expertise in the areas of supplier development and selection, category management, negotiations, and contract development for company-wide sourcing initiatives. You will be part of the Maple Leaf Foods purchasing team which manages more than one billion in annualized spend in a fast growing and challenging environment. The team is focused on maximizing value, lowering organizational risk, and providing excellent stakeholder support.  This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and evolving team as we continue to grow and expand our contract manufacturing portfolio and deliver a values-driven, results oriented service to our internal and external stakeholders. The Procurement team uses industry leading sourcing processes and mature e-procurement tools to deliver significant value for the company. The successful candidate can expect to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment and have immediate opportunities to lead challenging procurement initiatives.

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by April 04. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to create and implement strategic sourcing strategies, making decisions with consideration to supporting the functional strategies
  • Provide leadership and expertise in a variety of areas including category strategy support and development, RFX development and oversight, and vendor negotiations, consistently displaying strong drive, commitment to plan and to quality.
  • Run transparent sourcing events which will include facilitating bids, analysis and negotiations for goods and services
  • Drives contract development, negotiation, and execution with supplier partners
  • Create partnerships with other functional and business areas, collaborating with project teams to execute sourcing initiatives
  • Manage constructive and effective supplier relationships for assigned categories to ensure continuity of goods and services that meet the quality, service, and price performance standards of Maple Leaf Foods.
  • Deliver on-going cost reduction projects in assigned categories
  • Seek to continuously develop Procurement and Supply Chain expertise to improve delivery of assigned category strategies and actively promoting the collection of knowledge and pursuit of best practices within the department
  • Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of suppliers and capabilities, taking action to identify, prioritize and implement opportunities that benefit service or cost to our internal and external customers.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders that increase spend visibility and compliance
  • Work closely with Finance teams to expedite receiving and AP processes
  • Actively solicits feedback from diverse perspectives and participates in engagement activities within team

What You’ll Bring:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering
  • A strong track record of results demonstrated during 2-3 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing / Procurement, Manufacturing, or related discipline
  • Superior analytical skills – able to draw insights and form recommendations
  • Engaged, collaborative team player within a diverse workforce
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Well organized; able to balance multiple competing priorities
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience working in an SAP environment is an asset

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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