FSQA Supervisor

Location: Brampton, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 10-11-2018
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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.

Position Summary
The FSQA Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Food Safety and Quality programs and protocols at the Walker Drive facility. The candidate is accountable for ensuring a safe, cost effective, and service-oriented FSQA Department while providing values-based Leadership

The key job responsibilities include:
• Lead a Team of FSQA Technicians to ensure success in meeting their responsibilities within the FSQA Department.
• Coach and motivate Team Members at the site on the importance of Food Safety and Quality by providing working knowledge and experience in the industry.
• Maintain, update, and ensure consistent execution of current FSQA Programs in compliance with MLF Corporate, CFIA, and BRC requirements.
• Lead the follow-up for non-conformance and issue corrective actions based on deviations found in plant process or resulting from customer complaints.
• Experience in navigating SAP-ECP, SAP-RD, SAP Easy DMS to manage inventory and related data at the production site and distribution centers.
• Manage the analysis of environmental swab data (ATP, TPC, Listeria spp., and Lactics) in LIMS to determine root cause of deficiencies and provide sanitation feedback on performance and improvements.
• Support third party audits (CFIA, BRC, Customer) and prepare/coach cross functional Managers before and during these audits.
• Conduct Food Safety, GMP, and Allergen training including revision of training programs as required.
• Assist with cross functional SOP development and ensure SOPs and related documents are in correct format, stored, and distributed as per manufacturing excellence requirements.
• Lead monthly GMP, interior, and exterior inspections with a cross-functional team to identify opportunities for improvement.
• Develop a constructive work environment through excellent interpersonal, team building, and communication skills.
• Plan staffing requirements according to production demands and departmental needs.
• Foster an attitude of continuous process improvement by leading initiatives with Six Sigma tools and methodology.
• Support FSQA functions on night shift which include preoperational inspection and environmental swabbing as required.

The qualified candidate will have:
• Bachelor of Science in Food Science or related field of study.
• 3-5 years progressive technical experience in a fast-paced food manufacturing facility.
• Previous supervisory experience and proven ability to manage a high performing team.
• Third party food safety training or certification in HACCP, auditing, and/or GFSI standards.
• Working knowledge of manufacturing data systems such as SAP and LIMS.

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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