Supply Specialist ( 12-14 Month Contract)

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 09-20-2018


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 Supply Specialist is accountable for the effective supply of materials to our production facilities through the placement of outline agreements (contracts), maintenance of source lists, and expediting of materials where necessary.  They actively work with the appropriate cross-functional resources to manage new product launches and changes to existing products. 

• Provides strong leadership for the supply function within the business
• Accountable for providing the voice of the business and working with the Sourcing group to tailor category strategies to fit the business and balance global versus regional / business team needs.
• Accountable for the supply of packaging materials across various MLF Plants by analyzing demand reports and ensuring the guaranteed availability of materials on a rolling 12-week basis.
• Works closely with internal and external stakeholders to solve any supply issues that may arise (e.g. expediting orders, pricing discrepancies, etc.)
• Leads the communication with cross-functional project teams on logistics for new product launch products and packaging transitions to meet tight timelines.

• Effective supply of goods and services to the business.
• Category strategies clearly understood and supported by the business stakeholders.
• Developed positive and efficient working relationship with all internal stakeholders
• Continuous support provided on multiple projects flowing through the innovation pipeline at a given time

• Post-secondary education
• 2 to 3 years of work experience (preferably in purchasing, supply chain or customer service)
• SAP Competence
• Solid project and change management skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work under time pressures
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate as an effective team member
• Good communication and problem solving skills
• Attention to detail with a strong customer service focus
• Conceptual thinking to understand the total system flow to resolve issues.
• Ability to multitask and display strong analytical thinking skills
• Exercise good judgement and critical thinking
• Understanding of Six Sigma methodology

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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