Logistic Planner

Maple Leaf Foods - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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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
Six core values guide us in everything that we do.
Do what’s right
Deliver winning results
Build collaborative teams
Get things done in a fact-based, disciplined way
Learn and grow, inwardly and outwardly
Dare to be transparent, passionate and humble
Logistics Planner - Meadowvale

The Opportunity:
As a member of Pork International Logistics team, the Logistics Planner is responsible for the timely, accurate execution of product movements from the point of supply to the delivery to the customer. This individual will interact with supply chain partners such as production, warehouse, customers, overseas offices, shipping lines, truckers, freight forwarders and other logistics partners servicing the International markets on a transactional basis to coordinate the movement of product as per the parameters defined in the contract of sale.

A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
Strategically plan and coordinate logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer services
Coordinating Inbound / outbound inventory from plants to storage facilities. Maximizing the order fulfillment. Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets
Direct, optimize and coordinate full order cycle
Liaise with plant optimization, sales, transportation, warehouse and customers.
Keep track of quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency
Responsible for maintaining, tracking and analyzing all outbound shipments, including working with carriers and the 3PL provider. Work closely with finance when required
Resolve any arising problems or complaints
Supervise, coach and train new workforce
Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvement
Regular correspondence with truckers, SS lines, plants, cold storages, foreign offices and customers.
Support Logistics Manager in smooth running of the department and provide back up
Use various sap, TM and external warehouses inventory systems to manage stock levels, delivery times and transport costs;
Issue loading instructions to the carrier(s) and supplier(s)
Prepares or compiles documentation required for the shipment and ownership transfer of product
Responsible for obtaining import permits / Letters of Credits required for specific
Record daily deliveries and shipments to verify inventory vs pending orders
Collaborate with warehouse and plant staff to ensure business goals are met
Report to sales and upper management on stock levels, issues etc.
Allocate work load to team members once orders set-up has been completed
Handle on hand shipments, returns, re-consignments, refusals, claims for lost or damaged shipments and create debit and credits notes
Assists with freight auditing and quotations as well as freight/financial reporting as needed
Run sap freight cost reports every day and at period end to make sure that all the cost for the specific period has been costed. Obtain proper approvals for accessorial charges and process freight bills
Other projects/tasks as assigned
Providing reports to management; inventory, distribution, freight.

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:
Post-secondary degree/diploma in international logistics or equivalent work experience required
4-5 years’ experience in logistics operations or related field required
Excellent computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and an aptitude to learn new software when required
Fluent in English
Bilingual is an asset such as Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese
Letters of Credit, applications, rules and practices
Outstanding ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and to work in an extremely fast- paced environment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Listening, Written and Verbal)
Extremely well organized and detail-oriented
Ability to take initiative and independently prioritize own work
Strong problem-solving skills

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.

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce. Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.