Do you have a passion for innovation, a desire to accelerate your transition from student to business professional while building a foundation for leadership and most of all, a craving for food? Well, the Leadership Track Program at Maple Leaf Foods is the perfect fit! Think of Maple Leaf Foods as a billion dollar start up in the food industry with the resources to fuel your ideas.
The Leadership Track Graduate Program is Maple Leaf Foods’ early leadership development program for talented, driven and ambitious graduates. Participants in this three-year rotational program will develop leadership and cross functional expertise in preparation to be a future Maple Leaf Foods leader.
The program consists of three diverse and meaningful roles across the following areas:
One year in a CLIENT- OR MARKET-FACING role, immersing in our commercial organization with the opportunity to be externally-focused and customer-centric. You will learn how to excel at customer relationships and use data to support decision making to drive our sales and increase profit margins. Participation in the entire client service cycle include brand and category management, customer insights and analytics, integrated communications (Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management)
One year in an OPERATIONS role (Production, Health and Safety, Food Safety Quality Assurance, Engineering, Six Sigma, Supply Chain), gaining hands-on experience and developing on-the-job supervisory skills
One year in SUPPORT functions that impact and drive the business (Finance, Information Solutions, Human Resources, Purchasing, Strategy, Project Management Office, etc.)
Rotations are across Canada and potentially in our US alternative protein facilities, Greenleaf Foods.
An opportunity to participate in roles and/or projects directly tied to achieving Maple Leaf Foods’ vision and purpose of being the most sustainable protein company on earth and Raising the Good in Food
Annual performance reviews along with ongoing coaching and constructive feedback. Significant emphasis is placed on a development action plan to ensure employees obtain the skills and experiences they need to achieve their maximum potential
Senior level mentorship for both business and functional expertise and advice
Learning and networking opportunities through organized workshops and activities
Real on the job learning across various functions
Competitive salary, benefits and pension plan
Up and coming graduates from University with a minimum of an overall B average
Passionate and committed to manufacturing and operations
Strong affiliation with Maple Leaf’s Leadership Values
Flexible and willing to relocate to take advantage of the best opportunities across Canada and US
Demonstrated leadership through work experiences, volunteer roles, community activities and sports
Confident without being arrogant
High degree of energy and initiative demonstrated through involvement in school, clubs, community services, and sports
Exceptional communication skills
Team player, with the ability to build and maintain working relationships
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills