Manager, Finance CBT - 12 Month Contract

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 04-04-2018


Considering a Career at Maple Leaf Foods?

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.



As a member of the Retail commercial team the Finance Manager will work closely with Customer Business Teams (CBT’s) providing analytical support to annual strategic plans and promotions.  The position requires a highly motivated individual to provide top quality, value added analysis and insight. The successful candidate must have exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills, and have past experience supporting commercial teams.  It will be the responsibility of the Finance Manager to support the CBT with all the necessary analysis and business acumen required to make the optimal business decision.



Responsibility for developing Business Plans for Innovation, HMR, and enforcing A&P controls:
  • Responsible for working with cross functional team to assist in development financial business plan and tracking / explaining variances on an ongoing basis
  • Active participation in annual Budget process
  • Issue the required weekly / monthly reports, analysis and reconciliation’s – recommend corrective action
  • Responsible for understanding and challenging weekly customer variances and communicating them back to the cross-functional CBT team
Forecast Customer, Regional and Category Profitability:
  • Responsible to present ongoing outlook in relation to plan and year ago data by category and customer – present and manage risks and opportunities
Profit & Loss Statement Understanding:
  • Detailed knowledge of Pricing (List Price, Off Invoice & Accruals), Cost of Product, Plant & Distribution by customer, by category; Use this information to identify Product / Customer/ Region Mix for maximized Gross Profit
  • Full knowledge of variances that will impact CBT results (volume variance, inventory revaluation, plant variances); ability to teach cross-functional team the meaning and impact of these variance
  • Will conduct ad hoc analysis to improve business performance for the customer/MLF which would improve shareholder value


  • Post-secondary degree in Accounting or Business required
  • Accounting Designation or MBA accreditation is required
  • Five years of value add analytical experience (previous experience supporting sales and marketing a must)
  • Must strongly demonstrate our Maple Leaf Leadership values
  • Must possess strong business acumen and critical thinking
  • Must have excellent analysis skills and be a detail-oriented person
  • Superior computer skills on Microsoft Excel
  • SAP experience an asset
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated personal leadership

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.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at or 905-285-5862.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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