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Finance Manager, Prepared Foods Operations

Mississauga - Financial Dr., ON

 The Opportunity:

The Finance Manager, Prepared Foods Operations leads a team that provides financial analysis and decision support to three manufacturing sites located in Mississauga, Guelph, and Port Perry. As a key member of the site leadership teams, the Finance Manager, Prepared Foods Operations will leverage their strong financial acumen and leadership skills to become a trusted business partner, working effectively as a member of cross-functional teams to identify and execute opportunities to improve site results. Key accountabilities in this role include ensuring that site variance reporting, budgeting, and product costing is complete and accurate, and ensuring that internal controls are operating effectively.

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by June 05. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Coach and lead a team of three Sr. Financial Analysts that are responsible for:
    • Daily, weekly, and monthly reporting of site variances
    • Period end close
    • Maintaining an effective control environment at the site
    • Ensuring accurate product costing from product development through to launch
  • Be an active business partner to the site leadership team:
    • Interpreting financial results and providing analysis to site leadership to support decision making
    • Identifying, recommending, and supporting cost improvement opportunities
    • Providing guidance and coaching on matters of financial control and compliance
  • Manage the site budget process for direct product costs, overheads, and capital
  • Manage weekly forecasting and tracking of overheads and direct product costs
  • Review continuous improvement projects, assess savings and report approved savings in partnership with Six Sigma
  • Ensure accounting procedures adhere to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and approved corporate policies
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis to support site projects and business decisions as required

What You’ll Bring:

  • Post-Secondary Education in a finance/business related program required
  • 5+ years of progressive finance experience in an ERP environment required (SAP preferred)
  • Completion of professional accounting designation program (CPA) preferred
  • Experience in Standard Costing is an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office required
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor others
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to work and drive improvements within a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to present financial information to non- financial functions

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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