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Logistics Coordinator

Mississauga, ON

Logistics 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

 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.

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

  • 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.
  • Files documentation
  • 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

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:

  • Fluent in English and Spanish
    Post-secondary degree/diploma in international logistics or equivalent work experience required
  • 1-2 years’ experience in logistics operations or related field require
  • Good computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and an aptitude to learn   new software when required
  • 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
  • Strong problem-solving skills
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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