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.
This individual is responsible for the operational execution of product movements from the point of supply to the delivery to the customer. This individual will interact with supply chain partners (e.g. product suppliers, carriers) on a transactional basis to coordinate the movement of product as per the parameters defined in the contract of sale. This individual acts as the key contact with the customers/ overseas offices, shipping lines, truckers, freight forwarders and other logistics partners servicing the International markets.
Communicate with or monitor service providers, such as ocean carriers, air freight forwarders, global consolidators, customs brokers, or trucking companies.
Contacts carrier (steamship lines and truckers) to book the necessary equipment to move cargo
Coordinates pick-up and delivery schedules for inland shipments with ocean carriers or freight- forwarder
Processes shipments through an order management system
Issues loading instructions to the carrier(s) and supplier(s)
Prepares or compiles documentation required for the shipment and ownership transfer of product
Negotiate documents with banks for letter or credit payment term
Invoices and forwards documents to the customer as per the contract of sale
Secures payment through Letters of Credit
Monitors the shipments in transit and trouble-shoots for any logistical issues to ensure that customer service levels are not impacted
Acts as a liaison with the customer for all post sale communications
Cost freight on timely manner
Approves, tracks and ensures payment of freight and storage invoices
Compute reporting metrics, such as on-time delivery rates, order fulfillment, prepare reports on logistics performance measures.
Maintain databases of logistics information.
Ad hoc duties as required
Accurate and timely delivery of products in the most cost-effective manner
Timely and accurate administration of documentation
Reduction of incremental storage, demurrage and freight costs related to any service issues
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
Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
Employee Assistance Program
Post-secondary degree/diploma in international logistics or equivalent work experience required
1-2 years’ experience in logistics operations or related field required
Good computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and an aptitude to learn new software when required
Fluent in English
Bilingual is an asset such as Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese
Letters of Credit, applications, rules and practices
Outstanding ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and to work in an extremely fast- paced environment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Listening, Written and Verbal)
Extremely well organized and detail-oriented
Ability to take initiative and independently prioritize own work