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FSQA Supervisor/HACCP Specialist

Downsview - Cartwright, ON

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 key leader on the FSQA team, the FSQA Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the HACCP Food Safety programs and protocols are executed effectively at the facility. By leading in a values aligned fashion, the Supervisor plays a critical role in creating and maintaining a service-oriented team built on the foundations of Food Safety.

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.
  • Maintain, update and ensure consistent execution of the HACCP program to align with internal and external requirements.
  • Supervise a staff of QA Technicians and/or QA Coordinators ensuring that tasks are conducted consistently, efficiently and aligned with the needs of the business. 
  • Plan QA staffing requirements according to production demands.
  • Assist with analysis of data to determine root cause of deficiencies and provide feedback on performance and necessary improvements.
  • Participate in cross functional SOP development and ensure that facility SOPs and related documents are in correct format, properly stored and distributed as per manufacturing excellence requirements.
  • Conducting monthly GMP, internal and external audits with cross-functional team and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Lead cross functional teams completing incident investigations where food safety or food quality may be compromised.
  • Advancing an attitude of continuous process improvement and training of employees at hourly and salary levels.
  • Take lead on execution of various initiatives to improve the quality and safety of our products.
  • Support and/or lead change management activities related to processes, programs and/or systems.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Support FSQA team as required (back-up for various roles, etc).
  • Other duties as required.

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 ability to lead and coach.
  • Superior communication skills. 
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and presentation skills. 
  • Strong systems skills (including MS Office).
  • Demonstrated alignment to the Maple Leaf Leadership 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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