Specification Specialist

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 07-30-2018


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.


An important enabler to achieving excellence in product quality and cost is the availability and use of accurate and detailed product specifications, recipes and BOMs.  Maple Leaf Foods has made significant investments in SAP ERP systems, including the Recipe Development and QM modules. The SAP database provides a comprehensive technical product data repository which includes quality, manufacturing, product development, packaging, process technology, auditing SOPs and regulatory information.
As a member of a dedicated project team formed to complete the work of building product recipes and specifications, this role is responsible for documenting product recipes and product specification specifications based on current processing information and legacy documentation. The role will work closely with Product Development, Manufacturing and Quality team members to ensure SAP system information is accurate and complete. The scope of work includes recipes/specifications for Prepared Meats, Fresh Poultry and Pork businesses.
This is an excellent career development opportunity for an individual with strong analytical abilities and an interest in learning about food industry business processes in quality, manufacturing and product lifecycle management (PLM).


  • Validation and Mapping of manufacturing processes
  • Research and source raw material information from legacy sources
  • Analysis of Bill of Materials (BOM) and legacy documentation
  • Creation of Recipes and Specifications using SAP Recipe Development based on manufacturing process and BOM
  • Conduct validation sessions with plant personnel
  • University undergraduate degree program preferably in Science, Food Science or Engineering
  • Exceptional problem-solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills. Process thinking capability is a must
  • Strong computer skills including the use of SAP (ECP and RD) as well as Microsoft Office (Excel, Visio, PowerPoint)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Candidate must be results oriented and able to work as a contributing team member
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.  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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