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Material Supply Coordinator

Port Perry, ON

Material Supply 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 Material Supply Coordinator will be responsible for requisition and monitoring of packaging, ingredients and plant supplies to meet production needs.

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

  • Monitor materials, supplies, and ingredients to ensure availability to meet production demands
  • Gather vendor performance data for the facility
  • Work with the Material Supply Leader and designated suppliers to implement cost reduction proposals, product standardization, and promotion of best practices
  • Work within SAP to set up vendors, prepare purchase orders, set up transfers
  • Maintain material related master data within SAP
  • Interact with shipping/receiving, scheduling, purchasing and production to ensure the daily requirements for production are met
  • Responsible for making dry goods scheduling changes and communicating changes to suppliers
  • Lead the inventory count process, making necessary adjustments and investigating discrepancies. Analyze variance reports and drive continuous improvement
  • Communicate with QA about product issues, and execute the return goods process with the suppliers of returned products/goods
  • Responsible for ensuring that confirmation of receiving on PO’s is completed accurately, and investigate any discrepancies
  • Maintain vendor relationships
  • Maintain and control vendor managed inventories for vendors
  • Drive process improvement within the Material Control dry goods areas
  • Lead material control dry goods shop floor associates
  • Ensures duties are performed with compliance to food safety and health and safety standards

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 in a relevant field;
  • 3 – 5 years experience in materials inventory, planning, and purchasing within a manufacturing environment 
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Attention to detail with a strong customer service focus
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office
  • CPIM or CPP a strong asset
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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