Food Safety and Quality Assurance Coordinator

Location: Brandon, MB, Canada
Date Posted: 12-03-2018
A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging.  We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Raise the Good in Food
We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values
Six core values guide us in everything that we do.
• Do what’s right
• Deliver winning results
• Build collaborative teams
• Get things done in a fact-based, disciplined way
• Learn and grow, inwardly and outwardly
• Dare to be transparent, passionate and humble
 
Food Safety and Quality Assurance Coordinator – Brandon, MB

The Opportunity:
The Food Safety and Quality Assurance Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the management and maintenance of the Food Safety and HACCP systems at MLF Brandon to ensure the plant’s ability to demonstrate ongoing compliance. 

A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
• Must be flexible in hours of work to accommodate position responsibilities necessary over all production shifts
• Provide Food Safety support to other members of FSQA and production
• Follow up on CFIA CVS Observations to ensure action plans are effectively in place to prevent CAR’s and further observations
• Administer third party and customer food safety requirements
• Maintains Food Safety documents according to the written program, ensures that documents are reviewed/revised as scheduled.
• Liaises with other stakeholders, initiates and assists in the development of Standard Operating Procedures
• Ensures that new policies, procedures and changes are implemented with appropriate documentation and training
• Assists with the management of the corrective action program to reduce the occurrence of repeat deficiencies/deviations (ie: follow up on non-compliances to ensure effectiveness).
• Verifies that the plant is in compliance with the written program on an ongoing basis
• Provides timely and effective feedback to the FSQA Supervisor, FSQA Manager and other stakeholders as appropriate
• Liaises with the HACCP Specialist and FSQA Technicians (HACCP) to maintain document control, tracking and ensure compliance
• Maintains FSEP knowledge current – stays abreast with regulatory changes and new policies
• Develops and implements training programs for employees
• Tracking and Organization of FSQA Training Programs
• Responsible as back-up support for Food Safety and Quality Assurance Department in times of absence of HACCP Specialist, FSQA Analyst (Customer and Consumer Complaints) and FSQA Technicians (HACCP, HIP, Product Auditing)
• Prevents the on-going production of non-compliant product when non-conformities are observed or identified
• Control any non-compliant product that has been produced, perform a food safety assessment and determine appropriate disposition
• Other duties that may be assigned from time to time
 
What we have to offer you:
• Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
• Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business. 
• Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
• Defined Contribution Pension Plan
• Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
• Employee Assistance Program
 
What you will bring:
• Bachelor of Science or Diploma in Food Safety/Science program or equivalent industry experience
• Strong understanding of Sanitation, SOPs, Pre-requisite Programs, HACCP, CCP’s and GMP’s
• Understanding and knowledge of Alchemy Training Platform
• 2-3 year’s experience in the Food industry preferred

How to apply:
If you are willing to step into a new and exciting career, please send us your resume, cover letter and required certificates by applying to: https://www.mapleleafcareers.com/
Applicants who are not currently eligible to work in Canada will not be considered for this position.
We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted
 
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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