As a co-operative, we do things differently! It’s our own business, in our own neighbourhood, and there’s a greater sense of pride and accountability. For over 60 years, Gay Lea Foods has brought innovative new products to the market, but that’s not all. The reason for our success is simple – it’s all about our people.
Bringing the right people on board means finding passionate and dedicated individuals who share our core values:
If you’re looking for a growth-oriented company, a vibrant culture that welcomes and encourages everyone’s talent, ideas, and innovative thinking, as well as respect and integrity in the workplace, then Gay Lea Foods is the place for you!
“I feel like I have a second Family working for Gay Lea Foods! I take pride in my job because I am a producer member and an employee member which means I own a piece of this co-operative. It feels good to have a voice at Gay Lea Foods.”
"When people go to work, they shouldn't have to leave their hearts at home.’ I love this quote, and promised myself that I would only ever be involved with organizations that felt the same. Having already worked in the co-operative sector, I was well aware of GLF's stellar reputation for balancing
“With my Dairy academic background, and in pursuing my career as a dairy professional, I found GLF to be my distinctive place that enhanced my skills & knowledge through opportunities and challenges. Above all, I enjoy working at GLF for its co-operative values, pride in its diversity and for
“Gay Lea Foods stands alone in its co-operative culture. I was initially drawn to it due to the amount they give back to communities, both locally and internationally. During my time here I have come to realize that being part of this organization is more than just a job, it changes your outlook.
At Gay Lea Foods, we value your personal and professional growth and your relentless pursuit of improvement! We proudly sponsor or reimburse numerous growth programs including job specific training, educational seminars, and professional development conferences. As part of our ongoing business and employee growth strategies, and our succession planning for current and future leaders of the co-operative, we extend our Lighthouse Program to selected employees, enhancing their career opportunities. Lighthouse presents a challenging and exciting program, focusing on the development of leaders at all levels of the organization, further building on our foundational training programs. As part of our continuous learning initiatives, we offer our Leadership Program, providing employees with the necessary Process Excellence tools to help them succeed in the workplace.