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Warehouse Supervisor

by Maple Leaf Foods

Position Type: Regular
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jun 06, 2024
Maple Leaf Foods

Job Description

 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 660,000 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.   

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by June 19, 2024. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Reporting to the Sr. Warehouse Supervisor, the Warehouse Supervisor leads the hourly team members within the finished goods warehouse to ensure workloads are completed accurately and in a timely manner to ensure on time departure of all shipments.  You are responsible for driving efficiency, on time departures, employee safety and quality standards. You thrive in an environment that is fast paced and have a keen sense for continuous improvement. This position requires a high-level of communication and collaboration with other departments.  As Warehouse Supervisor, you will:
  • Consistent with our leadership values, act as a champion for our culture by leading the finished goods warehouse team in the development and execution of a positive and productive environment that permeates through all levels and is focused on the needs of our people.
  • Coordinate finished goods activities within the London site including shipping, receiving, warehousing, order picking, cycle counts and shunting.
  • Executing SAP EWM transactions relating to receiving, picking and shipping activities
  • Responsible for executing SAP ECP transactions around order fill, creating warehouse tasks and warehouse orders, assessing product availability of orders, update orders as required.
  • Working with the Order Processing team, assign and monitor work within the department following receiving and shipping schedules.  Assure coordinated workflow and elimination of ordinary difficulties.
  • Working with the Inventory Supervisor execute inventory counts to ensure that finished goods inventory is accurately reflected within SAP.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate inventory within the finished goods warehouse and the proper rotation of dates based on customer allocation requirements.
  • Maintain a safe working environment for all staff ensuring all policies and processes are followed properly for the movement of goods and staff within the warehouse and with the receiving and loading of trailers.
  • Supervise the shunt activities within the yard relating to the shipping of finished goods and receiving of materials.
  • Maintain administrative processes regarding schedules, inspections, inventories, and management reports.
  • Adhere to and assist in the enforcement of safe work practices following all safety regulations and guidelines. Report accidents to OHS Manager and assist with accident investigations.
  • Adhere to and assist in the enforcement of Good Manufacturing Practices following all sanitation and process procedures and guidelines.
  • Manage an hourly workforce in a fair and equitable manner in accordance with company policies, and procedures to deliver operational and work environment objectives including communications, safety, training, performance management, work assignment, attendance management, competency assessment, coaching, and discipline.
  • Ensure all warehouse employees are properly trained in health & safety and food safety policies and procedures and the duties and responsibilities of their current role.
  • Review employee hours worked and manage employee time off and absences.
  • Other project work as assigned by management.

What You’ll Bring:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a Shipping/Warehouse environment for manufacturing, preferably in a food processing facility.
  • 5+ years of leadership and supervision experience
  • 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, decisive, able to deal with conflict and yet achieve win-win results
  • Comfortable and effective in working with all levels of a very diverse workforce, including those with little to no English abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage conflict and build teams
  • Strong computer application skills, network and PC business application software. Experience with SAP preferred

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.
  • 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

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

Disclaimer:  Please note that salaries posted on sites other than the MLF Careers Page are not a reflection of Maple Leaf Foods and are an estimated salary range provided by that particular job board.  Maple Leaf Foods offers competitive wages and an attractive total rewards package, which will be discussed during an interview with our Talent Team.


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