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Senior Executive Assistant

Mississauga - Financial Dr., ON

 The Opportunity:

Do you like each day to be a new experience, crave the challenge of doing things differently, and the freedom to figure things out for yourself?   Are you a curious learner who is receptive to change and wants to be a part of our team?   

This is your chance to be a part of Maple Leaf Foods, an iconic Canadian company.  MLF is looking for an Senior Executive Assistant to support our President and CEO. 
In this role the ideal candidate will help optimize the CEO’s time and provide maximum efficiency and effectiveness to perform in the role.

The ideal candidate will provide and lead support to our CEO with a high level of professionalism and in a manner that is reflective of our Leadership Values. 

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by June 19, 2024. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Senior Executive Assistant provides high-level executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Senior Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and Senior Management Team; and oversees special projects. The Senior Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a dynamic environment. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a diversity of situations, high attention to detail, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Complex scheduling and calendar management for the CEO including the ability to balance priorities. 
  • Event Management – plan internal and external events and offsites.
  • Arrange travel for the CEO and other executives.  Prepare expense reports. 
  • Draft and prepare correspondence for internal announcements, board meetings, and organizations that the executive is involved with. 
  • Conserve the CEO’s time by reading, researching, collecting, and analyzing information as needed, in advance. 
  • Represent the company and the CEO in a positive light through great follow-through skills, attention to detail, prioritization, communication and sound judgment.
  • Manage sensitive matters with a high level of confidentiality and discretion. 
  • Excellent communication and time management prioritization
  • Be responsive to emails/texts/phone calls, with contact outside normal business hours.
  • Flexible hours as dictated by the needs of business for projects and meetings.
  • Being a proactive team member by anticipating needs of CEO and business
  • Preparation of meetings with Board of Directors, including and not limited to Quarterly Earnings, Governance, and Strategic Direction for the company. 

What You’ll Bring:

  • 7+ years of related experience required in working in an executive assistant role supporting C-Level executives.
  • Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Flexible hours as dictated by the needs of business for projects and meetings.
  • Business sense - has a strong business sense and can decipher priorities and make sound judgment calls when needed.
  • Commitment to excellence - perform duties at the highest level possible on a consistent basis.
  • Team player - have team-oriented experience and approach.
  • Service focus - dedicated to meeting the expectations of the CEO and other senior executives by maintaining effective relationships with interested parties.
  • Ability to think outside of the box with a sense of urgency. 

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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