Corporate Strategy Manager

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 07-24-2017

CORPORATE STRATEGY MANAGER


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.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:


Acting as leader and/or contributing participant on various strategic issues and opportunities facing Maple Leaf’s businesses (e.g. mergers and acquisitions, competitive strategy development, opportunity analysis, business risk analysis, acquisition/divestiture analysis).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 
Leadership role on strategic analyses of moderate size and complexity with responsibility for: 
  • Information Gathering: Working at all levels of the organization to solicit input, gather information, discuss/debate options for analysis.
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis: Complete business analytics including primary and secondary data gathering, industry and competitor analysis, and financial modeling.
  • Synthesis and Documentation: Synthesizing collected information, analytical findings and issues into concise actionable summaries suitable for presentation to senior management /executives.
  • Stakeholder Management: Developing fact-based recommendations and action plans on key business issues including managing stakeholder input in the development and approval of recommended actions.
  • Interpersonal: Build strong working relationships with other strategy staff and cross functional teams to draw information and knowledge for successful strategy design.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
  • MBA , CA, CMA, or CFA
  • 4-5 years relevant experience in strategic analysis of business opportunities and issues (might include experience in strategy consulting, business analysis/planning)
  • Strong skills in quantitative analysis/modeling
  • Demonstrated ability to work across the organization to produce desired results
  • Ability to assess issues/options from a high-level then dive deeply into the analytics to assess options and confirm hypotheses
  • Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources, develop alternative options and assess their impacts
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with Senior Executives for presenting issues, options and recommendations
  • Ability to lead major work-streams relatively independently - proven ability of project management for moderate sized projects or major work-streams
  • Highly motivated, detail oriented individual with excellent written and verbal communication


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 or 905-285-5862.  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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