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HACCP Specialist

Winnipeg - Lagimodiere Blvd, MB

HACCP Specialist

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

 As a member of the facility's FSQA team, the HAACP Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, ongoing review, and continuous improvement of the documented quality assurance and food safety programs such as; Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP), Prerequisite Programs, Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans, and Standard Operating Food Safety Procedures.

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

  • Responsible for HACCP maintenance, ongoing HACCP reassessment, monitoring and verification.

  • Identify any Food Safety and HACCP-related Work Requests generating from Interior Premises Audits, Sanitation Monitoring, Pre-op inspections, 3rd Party audits, or any Food Safety failures.

  • Assist and accompany CFIA inspectors during performance of their CVS tasks and Risk Based sampling.

  • Update SOPs and forms from HACCP reassessments, program changes, etc. as necessary

  • Conduct monthly audits to verify compliance with FSEP pre-requisites bullets and HACCP.

  • Assemble and lead annual HACCP reassessment team.

  • Conduct pre-requisite program reassessment and audit.

  • Prepare and support various Audits including BRC recertification, internal audits, etc..

  • Perform record verification & CCP operator competence verification.

  • Perform allergen verification and label review.

  • Conduct any process Lethality testing.

  • Conduct CCP and prerequisite training.                                                               

  • Provide back-up support to FSQA Technicians, Coordinators and/or Supervisor.

  • Provide back-up to FSQA Manager for Product Development Process (PDP) FS risk assessment.

  • Participate in projects and meetings as required.

  • To perform 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:

  • University degree or college diploma preferably in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science or a related discipline.

  • 3 to 5 years food related experience in areas of GMP and HACCP principles and programs.

  • Must have in-depth HACCP experience including; program development, implementation of programs and auditing of the program.

  • Proven leadership skills with ability to effectively communicate to all levels of internal and external organizations.

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and presentation skills.

  • Superior systems skills (including MS Office).

  • Demonstrated alignment to 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. 

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

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