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Planning & Dispatch Coordinator

Winnipeg - Lagimodiere Blvd, MB

Planning & Dispatch Coordinator

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 position will involve the securing and coordinating of all truck / rail freight deliveries for both U.S. and Domestic shipments

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

  • Load plan domestic truck loads, LTL, and U.S. shipping as required.
  • Load planning on both SAP and TM Software.
  • Working with Brandon, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton MLCF personnel to ensure trucks arrive and depart in a timely manner and ensure they are informed of any changes.
  • Working with Sales and Marketing to ship via the most cost effective means.
  • Maintain ongoing working relationships with carriers to help ensure availability of trucks.
  • Ensure pricing and carrier information/communication is accurate.
  • Track all shipment to ensure on time delivery to customers.
  • Maintain an ongoing working relationship with U.S. Customs and the U.S.D.A..
  • Work with sales to meet our customer’s needs.
  • Daily communication to Livingston International to validate all AGR #’s to be presented have been stamped with IHouse specific station number and have cleared U.S.D.A inspection.
  • Coordinating U.S.A. and Canadian TL / LTL back hauls with other MLCF offices as required.
  • Weekday / weekend Traffic after hours monitoring on rotation with other team members.
  • This position may require longer or adjusted hours of work when dealing with and /or overcoming operational requirements
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities, execute and track results.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

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:

  • Have completed or working towards an industry related designation or degree in transportation i.e. C.I.T.T or  P.Log
  • Five years experience working in the transportation industry.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and in particular, spread sheet tools.
  • Proficiency in SAP and TM Software considered an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to multi-task required.
  • Apply best practices and seek out opportunities to improve processes; openness to change and flexibility are crucial.
  • Embraces the Maple Leaf Leadership Values.

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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