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Investor Relations Director

Mississauga - Financial Dr., ON

 The Opportunity:

The Director of Investor Relations role provides an unparalleled opportunity to work with senior leaders across the organization, as well as critical stakeholders in the capital markets. The Director will work alongside the VP, IR to develop a best-in-class IR program.  

Utilizing their extensive Maple Leaf network, experience and detailed understanding of the business and its key performance drivers, primary accountabilities will include acting as a key liaison with business leaders to ensure IR is always up-to-date on business performance, future outlook and opportunities, and issues as they arise, as well as developing IR materials and communication plans that appropriately reflect these areas.

As a key member of the IR and Finance management team, the Director, Investor Relations will work with key executives, including the CEO, CFO, and COO.

Responsibilities include developing the company’s key messages and narrative during quarter ends, and for other events such as investor presentations, conferences, and meetings. The Director will apply their exceptional analytical skills to understand and explain complex financial issues. Working collaboratively with a wide range of internal stakeholders, they will lead a robust process with the VP, IR to develop a clear and compelling story for the investment community.

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by April 15. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Some of the business-critical things you will be responsible for:

  • Working with operating units to ensure IR and senior leadership has a full understanding of results and drivers to produce analysis that appropriately explains results to external stakeholders.
  • Preparing quarterly messaging materials (investor deck, conference call script, Q&A).
  • Building relationships with shareholders and the investment community, including research analysts.
  • Bringing a deep understanding of the company’s financial and operational matters, as well as developing a strong knowledge of the industry, current trends, and competitive positioning.
  • Effectively implementing communication strategies to articulate the value proposition of Maple Leaf to investors, research analysts and other stakeholders.
  • Driving continuous improvement in external disclosure and quarter-end processes.
  • Establishing strong business relationships with all business units and with the senior leadership team; and
  • Understanding how capital markets operate and evaluate potential investment opportunities and educating business leaders on how the company is perceived and valued by the investment community, with a view to providing input to company strategy and implementation.

What You’ll Bring:

Business acumen
The successful candidate will have established success in bringing insightful thinking, fresh ideas, and clear and concise communication.  The role requires a data-driven, solutions-oriented individual with an ability to understand business trends, broader industry dynamics and synthesize information from multiple sources to build compelling narratives. This will be a commercially and financially-savvy individual, with the ability to identify the key business issues at hand and who will challenge and question with an unwillingness to accept the status quo. 

Results orientation
The successful candidate must be decisive and action-oriented, with a record of driving high performance and strong results. This will have been demonstrated through the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities while delivering to high standards within tight time constraints. Additionally, this person will actively seek and implement innovative and better ways of achieving the desired business outcome, understanding that positive outcomes are most desired (rather than a dogmatic process orientation). 

Collaboration and influencing skills
The successful candidate must have the interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with senior executives across the organization. In addition, a collaborative and positive attitude is essential to help best position Maple Leaf with the investment community. This person should work effectively in cross-functional teams and be comfortable they can develop regular interaction and strong working relationships with seasoned investment professionals external to the organization. 

Required Skills & Experience:
  • In-depth knowledge of the food or consumer products industry in Canada
  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong business insight and financial acumen
  • Aligned with Maple Leaf Food’s Leadership Values
  • MBA, CFA and/or CPA designation

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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