Material Supply Coordinator

by Maple Leaf Foods

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jul 23, 2022
Maple Leaf Foods

Job Description


Material Supply 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

Maple Leaf Foods is embarking on one of the most exciting journeys in its history through the build and startup of a world-class, leading edge manufacturing facility producing premium, value added fresh poultry products. The new 640,000 square foot facility will call London, ON home and will employ over 1,600 employees as we ramp up operations over the next few years.

We are looking for equally enthusiastic people who want to join our team as we start to climb our own version of Everest. As with every great feat, the realities of this opportunity may come with some challenges and we are looking for people who have the commitment to working through these together. We believe that participation in this start-up requires great passion for our objectives, the flexibility to adapt to the needs of the environment, and a resilient spirit rooted in the desire to achieve winning results as a team. Together we believe we will do great things for our people, our consumers, and our communities.

If you think that this opportunity might be for you, we encourage you to read more details about this exciting role below. 

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

Reporting to the Material Supply Leader, the Material Supply Coordinator is responsible for organizing and executing a consistent flow of packaging and materials to support the manufacturing operations. This position requires a high-level of communication and collaboration among departments with a support and team-based mentality.
  • Execute safe warehouse practices as outlined in our standard operating procedures.
  • Review daily schedules and identify materials required to support production.
  • Responsible for directing the picking and transfer of materials to production in an organized fashion
  • Provide direction to Receivers and Pickers on the proper rotation and transfer of materials to production. 
  • Work with the materials team to adjust the layout of the storage when required.
  • Working with the Material Planner you will support the traceability of lot and batch information.
  • Interact with shipping/receiving, scheduling, and production to ensure the daily requirements for production are met
  • Maintain accurate material returns from production back into storage
  • Working with the Inventory Supervisor execute physical counts to ensure that inventory is accurately reflected within SAP.
  • Support the purchasing of direct and indirect materials for the site as required
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify areas of improvement
  • Utilize any Material Requirements Planning processes, both manual or system driven, to ensure that data is accurate and to resolve any issue as required
  • Validate materials are in stock and available for future production
  • Minimize obsolete stock and avoid financial impact to the operations
  • Drive process improvements within the dry storage areas
  • Adhere to safe work practices following all safety regulations and guidelines.
  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices following all sanitation and process procedures and guidelines.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by management.

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:

  • 1-3 years of experience in a warehousing or manufacturing environment, preferably in a food processing facility.
  • Post-secondary education
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Able to work various shifts and extend working hours when required
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with a high degree of initiative and flexibility
  • A strong communicator, both written and oral, who is confident and decisive conflict
  • Strong computer application skills, network and PC business application software. Experience with SAP preferred

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

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