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Inventory Coordinator

Mississauga - Drew Rd, ON

Inventory 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 Inventory Coordinator has the direct accountability for ensuring inventory levels and accuracy, stocking strategies, overseeing inventory of ingredients, packaging, and commodities, managing risk of obsolescence versus supply shortage, materials, and the warehousing system.

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

  • Manage warehouse inventory and optimize processes along the supply chain
  • Reconcile warehouse inventory on a regular basis and complete physical inventory in the warehouse as needed
  • Manage the planning of volumes and coordinate the warehouse needs of the Materials Supervisor
  • Proactively resolve warehouse inventory discrepancies
  • Use product and supply chain knowledge to accurately determine warehouse inventory level in SAP system
  • Communicate status of spices at risk for disposition to QA team
  • Key processing user of the ERP-system SAP Cycle count inventory
  • Maintain accurate information of SOPs in the warehouse
  • Assist the team and management with projects and tasks as needed
  • Seek and recommend process improvements as related to inventory
  • Support and reconcile stock transfer movements from Plant locations to 3PL in SAP
  • Works towards individual and department Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Follow-up and resolve issues as they relate to inventory
  • Follows SOPs for the department and ensure internal controls are effective and in place
  • Continuously improve inventory stock level processes in supporting Six Sigma methodologies by identifying opportunities and breakthrough thinking
  • Liaise and build a solid trust-based relationship with cross-functional team members including Production, Customer Service, Logistics, Sales, and Marketing
  • All 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:

  • Two to three years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong computer and data entry skills with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational skills with deliberate attention to detail
  • Strong comprehension and analytical skills required to gain insights on key shipping metrics
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong knowledge of floor operations across all shifts
  • Highly proficient in SAP Systems
  • Problem solving skills enabling themselves to consider multiple variables and solutions in a time sensitive environment
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Process thinking-ability to link floor and system processes
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment (ability to multi-task)
  • Strong analytical skills required to gain insights on key shipping Metrics
  • Acknowledged as a Role Model/Values Leader in several Leadership Edge Values

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees.  As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination.   In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022).  We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws
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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