FSQA Manager

Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Posted: 05-17-2018

Considering a Career at Maple Leaf Foods?

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading Canadian consumer protein company, making high quality, innovative products under national brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. The Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to global markets including the U.S. and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario.

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 the leader of the FSQA team, the FSQA Manager is accountable for the execution of the Food Safety and Quality Assurance programs at the facility. The Manager is a key member of the facility management team and is responsible for driving continuous improvement in a faced paced and demanding environment.  Additionally, the Manager will establish and maintain positive relationships with regulatory bodies.


  • Ensure effective execution of all FSQA programs to meet corporate and customer food safety strategy & quality standards as well as all regulatory requirements (CFIA, Health Canada, USDA, FDA, etc.).
  • Lead internal and external audits (BRC, customers, CFIA, etc.).
  • Using fact based analysis, provide recommendations to improve the facility quality systems.
  • Lead, coach and develop QA team.
  • In conjunction with facility leadership, drive the organizations FS culture.
  • Recommend and implement process improvements within the facility and the department.
  • Accountable for hold and release activities related to pathogens test programs, non-conformance situations, etc.
  • Ensure timely resolution of necessary corrective action items associated with all audits or CFIA concerns.
  • Facility FS lead during product launches utilizing product development process (PDP) FS risk assessment.
  • Build and advance relationships with CFIA and other external organizations.
  • Support or lead change management activities related to processes, programs and/or systems.
  • Lead facility activities during any potential product recalls.
  • Actively participate in facility leadership meetings.
  • Other responsibilities as required.
  • University degree or college diploma preferably in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading a high performing team in a food manufacturing facility.
  • Ability to leverage exceptional interpersonal, communication to develop productive internal and external relationships.
  • Proven ability to influence stakeholders to achieve desired results.
  • Energetic and positive leadership style.
  • Excellent observation and problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability to coach for high performance. 
  • Strong systems skills (including MS Office).
  • Ability to work effectively on a cross functional leadership team.
  • Experience thriving in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated alignment to the Maple Leaf Leadership Values.

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 accommodations@mapleleaf.com 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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