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HR Advisor - Contract

Mississauga, ON

HR Advisor - Contract

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 Human Resources Advisor plays an integral role in supporting the achievement of their assigned functions’ business objectives through an engaged, high performing workforce.  The Advisor is a skilled generalist with a proven track record of building impactful relationships with key stakeholders. This position will appeal to candidates with a passion for problem solving and developing organizational talent.  Being able to manage a variety of tasks in a fast paced, dynamic environment will be essential for success.  

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

  • Provide generalist support in areas such as talent management, employee relations, recruitment, HR processes, and performance management
  • In partnership with HR Manager and business leadership, identify priorities for assigned functions and develop appropriate people plans to close gaps
  • Provide coaching to leaders and employees on a variety of topics (performance, personal development, career planning, etc.)
  • Partner with leaders to identify future talent needs and play an active role in the selection process
  • Support people survey communication and action planning
  • Identify training and development opportunities for assigned functions
  • Participate in change management initiatives
  • Actively engage and coach employees on Maple Leaf Values and their application
  • Support systems activities related to the Human Resources Management System (SAP) and Talent Management (mySuccess)
  • Ensure people movement (new hires, terminations, promotions, transfers etc.) is flawlessly executed in SAP 
  • Leverage use of available data to uncover trends and improve people metrics
  • Partner with HR Centre’s Of Excellence as required
  • Participate on projects to improve service and/or efficiencies

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:

  • 3+ years HR experience, including a minimum of 1 year providing generalist support
  • Knowledge of HR trends, practices, and legislation
  • Exceptional communication (oral and written) and influencing skills
  • Track record of building effective relationships
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated success coaching managers on HR issues
  • Strong problem solving and teamwork skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment where initiative is essential
  • Aptitude for analytics within reporting and metrics
  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Highly aligned with our Maple Leaf Values
  • Experience with SAP preferred
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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