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Sr. Production Supervisor

Mississauga, ON

Sr. Production Supervisor

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 

Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

The Opportunity

 The Senior Production Supervisor is responsible for overseeing production on the afternoon shift and supervises all afternoon shift Production Supervisors to ensure all aspects of the operation for their assigned area(s) are met, including production, food safety, health and safety and upholding Company policy and procedures. This role is the single point of contact when Production Manager is not on site.

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do: 

  • Ensure compliance with health and safety, food safety, manufacturing and government regulations.
  • Oversees and directs activities of production operations.
  • Requires regular and often daily interaction with all company departments.
  • Train and teach others, develop and build teams, motivate and coach employees.
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
  • Works behind the scenes to ensure smooth operations throughout all departments.
  • Must be able to multi-task with ease and proficiency and be a master at time management.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve processing problems.
  • Review production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • Must be proficient in oral and written communications, remain cognizant or all company policies and procedures and be able to inspire employees to exceed goals.
  • Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility and/or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
  • Prepare and maintain production reports and/or personnel records.
  • Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports to detect production problems.
  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the quality control field, relying on current literature pertaining to materials use, technological advances or statistical studies.
  • Continuously improve the manufacturing process in supporting Six Sigma methodologies by identifying opportunities.
  • Lead work group meetings, provide coaching, training and feedback to work groups
  • Administer the CA and represent the company on any third step grievances/labour management.
  • Maintain currency with any relevant CFIA, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Environment, TSSA and/or Health and Safety.
  • Effective communication with Production Manager.
  • Responsible for all duties and responsibilities of Production Manager in their absence.

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:

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent industry experience.
  • Proven initiative and leadership skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Prove experience and commitment to good manufacturing practices.
  • Must be able to exercise timely, good judgement in day-to-day business decisions.
  • Knowledge of HACCP and Provincial Safety Regulations would be an asset.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced production environment.
  • May be required to cover alternate shifts as needed.

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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