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
Senior Compensation & Benefits Specialist
As part of the Total Rewards team, the Senior Total Rewards Specialist will be responsible for collaborating in the research, analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, communication and execution of the company’s total rewards programs and related processes and systems. The individual will be responsible for supporting the alignment of our total rewards programs with business objectives that support organizational strategies. They will be responsible for the delivery of our compensation and benefits programs through coaching people leaders, supporting program participants, building internal-client relationships, and supporting the local administration of our programs and processes. While the role is primarily focused on the company’s US alternative protein business, there will be plenty of opportunities to be involved in other company wide projects or initiatives. Based in Canada, the core responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
Provide consultation to key internal stakeholders on a broad range of compensation and benefits programs, policies and procedures, including: base pay, variable pay, pay equity, job evaluations, rewards and recognition, benefits plans, disability management, etc.
Monitor and analyze market competitiveness of the company compensation and benefits plans to ensure compliance with our total rewards strategy, policies, and practices and make recommendations.
Oversee the ongoing execution of compensation and benefits plans, programs and administrative processes to provide an effective stakeholder experience, and to ensure organizational compliance with all relevant legislation and plans provisions.
Work with HR, Payroll, HCM and HR Services as a subject matter expert and key contact for compensation, benefits, and disability programs, acting as the point of escalation to resolve issues.
Develop, implement and maintain capabilities across the organization through communication, training and educational materials.
Keep abreast of market, industry and legislative changes and requirements impacting compensation and benefits programs and policies and related administration.
Assist with internal and external audits.
Participate in various Total Rewards projects/activities as needed.
Responsible for the general administration of the company compensation programs, such as: merit planning, short-term incentive administration, market reviews, etc.
Support the design, development and execution of the organization’s compensation plans and programs including: pay structure, salary planning, short-term and long-term incentive plans, etc.
Design and build reports and tools to forecast and/or analyze compensation business outcomes. Perform advanced analytics and modeling and provide recommendations.
Conduct job evaluations and compensation reviews and analyses, ensuring internal equity and equal pay legislation compliance.
Participate in key compensation surveys & associations to ensure access to best data related to the US market
Responsible for the general administration of the company benefits programs. Liaise with internal contacts and service providers to resolve issues and find solutions. Provide guidance and timely responses to escalated inquiries.
Prepare and submit accurate and timely reports as required to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, ensuring employee privacy guidelines are followed.
Develop and maintain informational content of company benefits website.
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:
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Have strong working knowledge of compensation and benefits topics and legislation. Knowledge of US federal and state regulations related to benefits programs considered an asset.
Demonstrated customer service focus with ability to forge partnerships within the business
Ability to work independently as well as a part of a cross border team in a collaborative manner
Ability to handle information with accuracy, security and confidentiality
Exceptional organizational skills and a proven ability to work under pressure
Strong communication and consulting skills with capability to adapt to a variety of audiences
Demonstrated initiative and sound judgment for effective decision making
University degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field
Minimum 5 years of working experience with benefits and compensation programs required, including data analysis.
Work experience with HRIS system (experience SAP/Success Factors considered an asset)
CEBS, CCP and/or CHRL designations preferred
Advanced proficiency in Excel, Power Point and Microsoft Office programs as well as web-based applications
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 email@example.com. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible