Product Manager, Pork Business Optimization

Location: Brandon/Mississauga, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 06-11-2018


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.



The Product Manager’s role is to help maximize total returns to the fresh pork business by managing category sales in order to meet or exceed budget targets.


  • Establish category strategies and develop and execute appropriate plans to maximize return
  • Meet category financial metrics (GP, inventory levels)
  • Set future pricing
  • Forecast commodity markets
  • Maintain product specifications
  • Provide input to production planning
  • Manage production and sale of frozen inventory
  • Provide monthly financial forecasts
  • Manage a portfolio of domestic and US customers
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities that will improve returns
  • Continually expand North American market knowledge and industry trends


  • Post-secondary education, preferably with a business focus
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a commercial business environment
  • Meat industry experience is a requirement 

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Strong commercial sense and competitive by nature
  • Ability to self-manage and problem solve
  • Effective organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to time sensitive, changing business needs

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  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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