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HR Manager

Mississauga, 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 part of the HR Business Partner team, the Manager plays an integral role in supporting the achievement of Maple Leaf Foods (MLF) business objectives through an engaged, high performing workforce.  The Manager is an experienced generalist with a proven track record of providing value-add HR solutions and impactful coaching to all levels of the business. The Manager works closely with the leaders of their assigned functions to ensure talent needs are being met and team engagement is strong.  This position appeals to those with a passion for problem solving, leading change and developing organizational talent. 

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

  • Provide generalist support in areas such as talent management, engagement, performance coaching and recruitment
  • Understand business priorities for MLF and assigned functions and develop appropriate people plans to support achievement
  • Lead MLF talent management processes including establishing plans to close any talent gaps
  • Provide coaching on a broad range of topics (performance, development, career, etc.) to all levels of the business
  • Partner with business leaders and the recruitment team to identify talent needs and participate in the selection process where appropriate
  • Play an active role in building and maintaining strong engagement levels – including supporting People Survey communication and follow-up actions
  • Deliver/facilitate various training or development programs
  • Plan and/or execute organizational development and change management initiatives
  • Leverage data to uncover trends and improve people metrics
  • Partner with various Centres of Excellence in HR to share information and build alignment
  • Lead and/or participate on various projects to improve the HR function and/or people experience  

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
  • 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:

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible HR generalist roles, manager level experience preferred
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources
  • HRPA designation preferred
  • Proven ability to lead and coach others
  • Knowledge of HR trends, practices, and legislation
  • Exceptional communication (oral and written) and influencing skills
  • Ability to build mutually beneficial relationships
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation
  • Ability to identify opportunities and solve complex problems
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, team-based environment -including coaching others through change
  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with SAP/mySuccess preferred
  • Highly aligned with our Maple Leaf 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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