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Director, IT Procurement, Asset Reliability & FSQA

Mississauga - Financial Dr., ON

 The Opportunity:

The Director IS Procurement, Asset Reliability and Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) Applications will be responsible  for day-to-day support of the associated systems and processes, the implementation of new applications and the support of cross functional projects that impact his functional  areas.  Working directly with VP Applications, this role is accountable for vetting solutions, providing input into system selection business cases while managing day to day support of business issues, change requests and management of the team across SAP and non-SAP systems. Systems include S/4 (MM, SRM, PM, MRS, QM) and LabVantage LIMS.

The position will work in collaboration with business stakeholders such as the corporate Asset Reliability group, Corporate Purchasing and Corporate FSQA teams.

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

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

IS Procurement, Asset Reliability and FSQA
  • Act as an IS partner to the Business – by bringing a deep SAP functional skillset along with extensive knowledge of best practices.
  • Ability to gather business requirements and assess software against business needs.
  • Scope effort and timelines for input into Business Cases and Capital Requests
  • Work with other directors to architect and deliver effective solutions on time and on budget.
  • Participate in Master Data Governance
Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Cycle
  • Review project spend against budget and input into IS monthly forecasting
  • Provide input into Sponsor and Steering committee decks as needed.
  • Provide timely updates at Project Team Meetings
  • Conduct 1 on 1 reviews with team members and lead team meetings.
  • Input into cross functional IS Director Meeting
  • Attend weekly Project Management Office and Transport Release meetings.
Annual Budgeting
  • Work with business partners to vet their application project priorities for the following year.
  • Provide cost estimates by individual IS project to support IS Budget Roll Up.
People/Team Development
  • Manage the productivity of a team of 6 direct reports.
  • Manage team’s annual merit increases.
  • Manage team’s people survey action plans.
  • Manage team’s personal and professional development.
  • Manage team’s succession planning.
  • Deliver sound solutions against planned IS and business priorities.
  • Run a team that has clear direction and delivers within a balanced workload.
  • Manage releases and transports that do not adversely impact business activities.
  • Positive team survey results that reflect team management in accordance with MLF values and employee engagement/growth
  • Bring thought leadership in area of expertise by attending conferences and through networking opportunities.
  • Development of a stronger IS Procurement, Asset Reliability and Food Safety & Quality Team

What You’ll Bring:

  • Deep SAP experience 12-15 years implementation experience across large scale projects $3-7M
  • Demonstrated personal leadership skills.
  • Ability to influence others regardless of their level in the organization.
  • Work seamlessly across functions
  • Act on convictions, not afraid to take risks, insists on being heard.
  • Demonstrated SAP knowledge of MM, SRM, PM, MRS, QM in S/4 or ECC and Ariba
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management Systems such as LabVantage a nice to have
  • Experience with mobile solutions and analytic solutions such as Microsoft PowerBI
  • Strong business acumen and critical thinking skills
  • Proven evaluator and developer of talent
  • Ability to communicate concisely and precisely both verbally and in written form.
  • Exceptional organization leadership, ability to manage time, set priorities and work efficiently under pressure.
  • High intellect with ability to adjust quickly to circumstances without losing sight of own responsibilities and organizational goals.

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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