Vice President, Poultry Business Optimization Mississauga – Financial Dr., ON

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mississauga
  • 125 - 150
  • Salary: 125 - 150

Maple Leaf Foods

Vice President, Poultry Business Optimization

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The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President & General Manager, Poultry, the Vice President, Poultry Business Optimization’s overall mandate is to maximize the profitability of our fresh poultry supply within the network capacity & capabilities. This is a high-impact role and an excellent test for a high-potential candidate with aspirations of a General Management role, running a business. The role has three key accountabilities; Profit Optimization, Planning & Execution, and Industry Relations. The scope of the role is very broad and deep requiring close collaboration with peers in Manufacturing, Agricultural Operations, Supply Chain, and Sales & Marketing. The role is a key member of the cross-functional Poultry Leadership Team and leads the Poultry Optimization team of twenty-one.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President & General Manager, Poultry, the Vice President, Poultry Business Optimization’s overall mandate is to maximize the profitability of our fresh poultry supply within the network capacity & capabilities. This is a high-impact role and an excellent test for a high-potential candidate with aspirations of a General Management role, running a business. The role has three key accountabilities; Profit Optimization, Planning & Execution, and Industry Relations. The scope of the role is very broad and deep requiring close collaboration with peers in Manufacturing, Agricultural Operations, Supply Chain, and Sales & Marketing. The role is a key member of the cross-functional Poultry Leadership Team and leads the Poultry Optimization team of twenty-one.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

Profit Optimization


    • Drive the profitability of our poultry supply including 275 million kg of live chicken and turkey supply.
    • Lead cross-functional decision-making process to evaluate new business opportunities and manage SKU offerings.
    • Approve new product launches and top grading based on supply position and profitability vs. alternatives.
    • Identify changes to production assets/processes to improve utilization of raw material and profitability.
    • Set RWA/Organic and Market Development live volume targets to drive efficiency and support growth. • Maximize returns of commodity raw material sold through the Industrial channel.
    • Avoid commodity losses through freezer inventory management (fresh & FPP).
    • Maximize returns from Import Quota program through strategic utilization.


Planning & Execution

    • Lead S&OP processes for Fresh Poultry including Demand Planning and capacity planning.
    • Drive schedule optimization to maximize output from network capacity and available raw material.
    • Execute in-week Production Scheduling at plants to deliver on value-added customer orders.
    • Plan and execute inter-company raw material supply to FPP and PM plants to meet production schedules.
    • Procurement of required poultry raw material from domestic and international suppliers for FPP/PM plants.


Industry Relations

    • Represent MLF commercial interests in Poultry processor associations.
    • Manage Import Quota program including administration & lobbying with govt/industry.
    • Manage Supply Agreements and negotiations with processor partners.


What You’ll Bring:


The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 10+ years of professional experience in industry postdegree. Previous direct commercial experience is required (e.g., Marketing, Sales) and Poultry Industry experience would be an asset. Strong commercial/business acumen and understanding of market dynamics is key, along with exceptional critical thinking and analytical capabilities, ideally in the context of evaluating business decisions and managing trade-offs. In addition, the candidate will have a demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across functions (and levels) to solve complex problems, gain alignment and execute with speed to deliver on commercial/financial objectives. They are an experienced people manager, working in a complex, matrix organization

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

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 accommodations@mapleleaf.com .

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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Our 13,500 team members work in 20+ locations across Canada and the U.S. Find out where our plants and offices are located.

There’s no limit to how far you can take your career at Maple Leaf Foods. We’re a team of people with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills who challenge each other every day to learn and grow. When you join our team, your opportunities for growth are endless.


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