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Procurement & Planning Analyst

New Hamburg, ON

 The Opportunity:

The Procurement & Planning Analyst is responsible for meeting our live poultry processing commitments for both headcount and kilograms through participation in the development of the Poultry procurement plans This role will be primarily responsible for the Turkey Procurement Plan while working closely with our contracted farmers, 3rd party processors, optimization and other external stakeholders to maximize the execution effectiveness of this plan.

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

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

Long-Term Supply Planning: Updates and maintains the long-term forecast of weekly poultry volume by headcount and flock type. Ability to create and maintain accurate reports.

Short-Term Planning: Responsible for scheduling and confirmation of live haul, catching, and producer loading times as required.

Differentiated/Specialized Program Administration: Responsible for planning differentiated weekly production, as well as ensuring our Program requirements are being followed in the production process.

Producer and Processor Contract Database Management: Responsible for tracking Regrow kilogram usage and commitments to our External farmer partners and processors.

On-Farm Support: Meet with farmers to provide on-farm technical support while enhancing the producer relationship.

Other Duties:

  • Support the entire Poultry Procurement Team Planning Processes
  • Building strong working relationships and daily interactions with producers, operations, field staff, feed partners, optimization, TFO, CFIA, catching, and live haul.
  • Review as required all internal (RWA), TFO and CFIA documentation (i.e. Flock information reporting Form)
  • Accountable for contributing to the delivery of the team’s performance objectives.
  • Special projects as requested.
  • Demonstration and commitment to Maple Leaf’s Leadership Edge Values.
  • Using a Six Sigma approach to drive forward continuous improvement opportunities

What You’ll Bring:

  • Post-secondary education or University Degree in Agriculture, Business, Science, or a related field (or equivalent work experience) preferred.
  • 1-3 years working experience.
  • Working knowledge of the poultry procurement functional processes.
  • Strong influencing (Persuasion and Negotiation), assertiveness and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong planning, analytical, decision-making, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • An ability to work independently; be self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • High level of computer competency including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications – specifically Excel.

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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