Summer Student - Formulator

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Position Details

Position Title: Summer Student - Formulator
Company: Maple Leaf Foods
Department: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 2019-05-14 13:56:52
Location: Saskatoon - SK
Reference No.: 12303104
Emp. Type: Contract

Position Description

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
Summer Student, Formulator – Saskatoon
The Opportunity:
We are looking for a Summer Student to assist our Formulations department. This position will appeal to individuals who share a passion for Food Science, Least Cost Formulating and inventory control. The individual will need to be self-motivated, team-oriented, have strong communications skills, a desire to be developed and grow their career within the Food Science industry, and enjoy a fast-paced food processing plant environment.
                A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
  • Operate Least Cost Formulating software (Format) to optimize material usage.
  • Create demand signal for weekly material orders.
  • Manage shelf life and quantity of materials on hand.
  • Work with Materials Team to forecast daily and weekly usage of non-meat ingredients.
  • Work with Scheduling team to manage a continuously changing schedule while minimizing formulation variance.
  • Assist in the planning of material arrivals into the facility.
  • Manage inventory levels and usage of extremely time sensitive materials
  • Continuously look for ways to improve our current Formulations and Formulating processes.
  • Create a constant flow of communication between Production, Scheduling, FSQA and Purchasing
What you will bring:
  • Enrolled in a post secondary program in Food Science, Nutrition or a related discipline strongly preferred.
  • Superior communication skills (verbal, written) required
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Strong in mathematics and computers
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong Experience in SAP, Microsoft Excel, Word

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  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible

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