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Warehouse Supervisor

Maple Leaf Foods

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 20, 2022.

The Opportunity: Reporting to the Distribution Lead Supervisor and managing a complement of hourly employees in conjunction with other supervisors or individually as operations warrant, the Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for the shipping, receiving, and warehousing of product in accordance with company and HACCP / CFIA standards and requirements in a timely, efficient and effective manner to meet customer demand.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life: Coordinate the shipping, receiving, warehousing of product, order picking and cycle counts with other supervisors, office staff and management to ensure all customer orders are shipped on time in accordance with customer specifications; As assigned on a rotating basis between supervisors, provide required operational performance and delivery information to the Distribution Lead Supervisor and Distribution Warehouse Manager Manage an hourly workforce of unionized employees in a fair and equitable manner in accordance with company policies, procedures and the collective agreement to deliver operational and work environment objectives including communications, safety, training, performance management, work assignment, attendance management, competency assessment, coaching, and discipline; Manage all issues with carriers to ensure the efficient unloading and loading of trailers; Ensure adequate workforce resources are available for operational delivery and proposed additions/reductions to the Distribution Lead Supervisor to acquire / reduce resources accordingly; Interview prospective candidates in conjunction with Human Resources to acquire the required talent to strengthen the warehouse workforce; Coach, discipline and terminate, where required, those employees who do not meet company performance expectations or who chose to disregard company policy and HACCP/CFIA requirements for the proper handling of product, informing the Distribution Lead Supervisor and Human Resources when such actions are proposed; Ensure all warehouse employees reporting to the Supervisor are properly trained in health & safety policy / procedures and the duties and responsibilities of their current role; Record employee hours worked into the payroll system timely wage payment to employees for hours worked; Manage all employee issues and grievances in accordance with company policy and the collective agreement in conjunction with Human Resources and management; Other project work as assigned by management.

Shipping of customer orders in a timely manner in accordance with customer specifications and expectations Optimal and accurate order picking to ensure the timely loading of customer orders Organized management of shift operations Productive and engaged workforce that is properly informed of shift objectives, changes in the organization and employee events Orchestrated collaboration of operational activities between shifts to ensure warehouse operations are performed in the most optimal manner possible What You’ll Bring: 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience in a unionized warehouse environment; 5 to 7 years experience in a diverse, unionized warehouse environment; College Diploma or equivalent education preferred Demonstrated knowledge of warehouse operations; Demonstrated leadership capabilities, preferably in an unionized environment; Demonstrated ability to lead and manage under a collective agreement; Demonstrated problem-solving skills; Strong communication and interpersonal skills Working knowledge of Saskatchewan Labour Laws and Regulations; Ability to work days, afternoons and night shift on a rotating basis as scheduled by management; Experience working handling food and perishable products preferred Working knowledge of CFIA regulations and standard HACCP practices preferred Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) knowledge preferred; Experience in Microsoft Office particularly Excel; What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods: Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.

An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.

A hybrid work model that embraces remote work for eligible roles, helping team members achieve work-life balance—combining the best of both spending time working remotely, benefitting from focus time, and purposeful collaboration in the office setting.

Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that offer flexibility to meet your individual or family needs, including programs focused on improving mental health and wellbeing.

These benefits start on your first day of employment.

Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company matching that starts on your first day of employment.

Learning and development opportunities, including workshops, ‘speaker series’ events, and resources that allow you to develop your skills and progress your career.

Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program that supports continuous learning and development of our team members through investment in eligible degrees, diplomas, professional certification, or trades programs.

Supporting our deep commitment to community impact, we offer up to two paid days annually to volunteer at a cause of your choice.

About Us: We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet.

We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada.

Join us on the journey.

Let’s build a better future, together.

We’re passionate about food.

For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.

We are carbon neutral.

We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.

We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.

We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members.

We operate sites in 20 locations across Canada.

We also have locations in the U.S.

and Mexico, and do business in Asia.

A diverse and inclusive work environment Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values.

We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment.

We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.

We embrace a strong, values-based culture Our eight Leadership Values are our north star.

They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.

Doing What’s Right Shared Value High Performance Diverse and Inclusive Teams Disciplined Decision Making Our Accountability Intense Curiosity Transparency and Humility 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