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Payroll Coordinator

Location: Head Office

Payroll Coordinator

Status: Full time
Location: Mississauga - Head Office
Department: Human Resources

Job Scope:

We are looking for a dynamic and highly experienced Payroll professional to join our Human Resources team. The ideal candidate has worked with high-volume payroll in an HCM systems driven environment. Reporting to the Manager, Payroll, the successful applicant will process payroll for 1000+ hourly and salaried employees, including union and non-union groups. In addition, the candidate will have a strong financial acumen to work closely with our Payroll Manager and finance team on payroll reporting, GL reconciliations and audits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management of the bi-weekly full cycle payroll process for 1000+ employees using the Ceridian Dayforce HCM system, while maximizing efficiencies and ensuring data integrity
  • Update payroll related records within the system, including taxation, deductions/earnings set-up, group benefits premiums, etc.
  • Assist with the maintenance of various payroll schedules (maternity leave top-ups, salary continuance, STD payments, taxable benefits, etc.), prepare ROEs and other related tasks
  • Audit employee time and attendance hours worked for calculating or coding errors, coordinate resolutions and approvals with approving supervisors, HR business partners and other stakeholders to ensure accuracy of hourly pay data
  • Assist with the preparation of payroll remittances to various third-party payees such as CRA, WSIB, wage garnishments, payroll taxes, group benefits premiums, union dues, etc.
  • Assist with the reconciliation of statutory deductions and annual reports for CRA, CSST, EHT and WSIB, including reconciliations and issuance of year-end T4’s, T4A’s, and RL-1’s
  • Assist with the performance of all legislation changes while auditing risk to the company in reference to remittance thresholds such as WSIB and other statutory requirements`
  • Monitor and maintain processes and controls for payroll related activities and systems
  • Provide professional advice and service to internal clients such as HR colleagues, finance, operations staff, employees, as well as external contacts such as Service Canada, CNESST, CRA, Sun Life and others
  • Adhere to the terms of the Collective Agreement when dealing with unionized employees
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of payroll systems and keep abreast of legislative and regulatory changes impacting payroll
  • Other duties and projects as required

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in handling high-volume payroll
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation required
  • Post-secondary education with a focus in Administration and or Accounting preferred
  • Experience processing payroll in Ceridian Dayforce required
  • Experience with unionized and/or manufacturing hourly payroll environment preferred
  • Excellent computer skills are required, including advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Solid comprehension and understanding of payroll/timekeeping practices, employment legislation, CRA regulations and accounting principles
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Highly organized with effective time management and decision-making skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity in dealing with personal information

Working Environment:

COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Physical Demands:

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations.

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Quality Control Technician

Location: Teeswater

Quality Control Technician

Status: Contract
Location: Teeswater
Department: Quality Control

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Quality Control Manager, the scope of this position involves ensuring the production process meets superior food safety systems (HACCP) and quality standards from entry of raw materials into the facility, to the processing of goods, to shipment of finished product.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare samples, media and buffers used for daily analysis
  • Perform chemical and microbiological testing of dairy products
  • Generate test results with a high level of accuracy and reliability
  • Conduct product swabbing and environmental sampling
  • Produce reports and computer data entry of various information for the purpose of maintaining accurate records
  • Conduct food safety and quality audits/inspections and verify corrective actions
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and maintain cleanliness within the lab
  • Work closely with production staff in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, GMPs and related necessary training
  • Responsible to train operators on all changes to the Food Safety & Quality system as communicated by Management and QA
  • Has complete authority to stop the manufacture of food if any unsafe conditions are encountered or the quality of the product might be compromised
  • Reports to the Manager/Supervisor, QC any issues or barriers encountered in the accomplishments of duties above
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in the food industry
  • Bachelor of Science Degree or Diploma in Microbiology, Chemistry or Food Science
  • Knowledge of microbiological procedures and autoclaving techniques
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, allergens, and food security
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient computer abilities using Word & Excel
  • Own transportation and ability to work weekends
 Shift Details:  12 hour, rotating continental

Working Environment:

General office and lab conditions, with frequent periods spent in manufacturing facility. Occasional exposure to hazardous materials (auto clave), chemical substances and bio-hazardous bacteria. COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Physical Demands:

Infrequent climbing of stairs and lifting of materials to a maximum of 20 kg. Standing for a continuous length of time. Sitting and walking for a moderate length of time. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations.

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Distribution Manager

Location: Clayson

Distribution Manager

Status: Full time
Location: Clayson
Department: Distribution

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Distribution Director, the scope of this position involves hands-on coordinating and managing the operations of manufacturing and raw material warehouses, ensuring that HACCP regulations are followed, and exceptional service levels are maintained with internal and external customers. This position is responsible for ensuring the safe, timely and accurate handling of inventory within the Gay Lea Foods network.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all day-to-day activities of the Plant Warehouses
  • Manage capacity within entire Gay Lea Foods network to reduce spend on 3PL
  • Run warehouse operations, ensuring compliance with all safety standards and HACCP regulations
  • Manage warehouse staff, coach, coordinate and prioritize workflow, provide training, performance evaluation and disciplinary procedures.
  • Servicing manufacturing requirements for production line inputs and outputs
  • Responsible as a super user of the warehouse management system.
  • Recommend and implement changes to improve processes and productivity to ensure warehouse runs in an accurate and efficient manner
  • Ensure warehouse facility is kept clean, all stock is maintained in an appropriate manner, good stock rotation practices are in place, and product is kept clean and damage free to ensure quality integrity
  • Completion and documentation of MSS and HACCP related items
  • Flexible in terms of shift work and weekend work and perform other duties as required
  • Ensure inventory management practises and processes are adhered too
  • Evolve and develop labor modeling that drives cost control
  • Responsible for achievement of operational goals (monthly, quarterly, yearly basis) with strong focus on KPIs
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders on removing barriers by maintaining a high level of interactivity to maximize co-operation and mitigate issues
  • Work closely to manage network with key customers and vendors
  • Responsible for outside warehouse inventory
  • Strong focus on analytical and process improvement within operations

Qualifications:

  • Post secondary education and/or minimum five (5) years relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, including sanitary habits and knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) considered a strong asset.
  • Solid experience and working knowledge of an automated Warehouse Management System (WMS).
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Effective leadership skills with the ability to work well with and through others
  • Familiar with total quality management and continuous improvement processes
  • Good decision-making & problem-solving capabilities
  • Computer skills – experience with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Experience with Excel modelling and Power BI preferred

Working Environment:

COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Physical Demands:

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations.

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Maintenance Technician - Millwright

Location: Teeswater

Maintenance Technician - Millwright

Status: Full time - Shift Details: 12 hour rotating continental
Location: Teeswater
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Manager, Operations, the Maintenance Technician – Millwright is responsible for the preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of all equipment and machinery at the Teeswater facility including refrigeration, waste water systems, steam boiler, building maintenance and other duties as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operation and maintenance of all refrigeration/boiler/HVAC equipment
  • Maintain/monitor/check all equipment
  • Participate in plant equipment repairs/installations
  • Interface with necessary contractual and inspection departments for adherence to regulatory and company requirements
  • Maintain all records to ensure regulatory and company compliance
  • Troubleshoot breakdowns relating to all boiler, refrigeration and HVAC issues
  • Ensure all work performed complies with governing practices, codes and regulations
  • Operation of all equipment in a safe and efficient manner as well as participation in plant efficiency initiatives
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required

Qualifications:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid certificate as an Industrial Mechanic Millwright 433A (preference will be given to those holding multiple tickets)
  • Minimum 3 years maintenance experience within the food industry, preferably in dairy
  • Knowledge of GMPs, including excellent sanitary habits and possess knowledge of HACCP
  • Strong preventative maintenance and troubleshooting ability
  • Solid knowledge of high speed filling and packaging lines and PLCs
  • Familiar with continuous improvement processes and methodologies considered an asset
  • Knowledge of fuel systems, waste water treatment, air compressors and refrigeration systems
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Must be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job
  • Computer skills would be an asset
  COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations. COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to long duration of driving and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking for considerable length of time Moderate lifting of materials up to maximum 25kgs

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Retail Store Associate

Location: Teeswater

Retail Store Associate

Status: Part-Time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Teeswater Store

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Store Manager, the scope of this position involves providing customer service in a retail setting and assisting with the daily operations and profitability according to set goals and business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Store Manager to ensure that the Retail Store goals and objectives are met
  • Provide excellent customer service and support
  • Ensure all customer complaints are addressed and handled professionally and according to Company and Quality Control guidelines
  • Ensure products and merchandise are presented neatly, priced correctly and shelves are adequately stocked
  • Assist with maintaining accurate inventory levels and meeting special customer requests
  • Ensure that all H&S, GMP’s, security regulations and government regulations (as set by the Public Health Unit) are adhered to and required standards are met
  • Handle cash, including counting floats, providing change and refunds, and end of day cash balancing and required paperwork
  • Prepare food for employees and customers (including hotdogs, soup, etc.) following Safe Food Handling guidelines
  • Maintain cleanliness of Retail Store by following the cleaning schedule as provided by the Store Manager
  • Provide relief coverage for other store staff
  • Prepare specialty baskets
  • Work closely with Member Relations and Distribution to ensure order accuracy and timely delivery/pick up of Member Relation orders and complete required paperwork
  • Assist Store Manager with purchasing of giftware
  • Decorate store as required
  • Maintain and control Staff Tabs
  • Attend prescribed courses/training
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • 2 Years’ retail experience in a dairy or food setting considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal and the ability to work as a team
  • Strong customer service skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to handle cash and make change
  • Self-motivated with ability to multi-task
  • Must be punctual and diligent
  • Physically capable of performing demands of the job
  • Flexible to cover various shifts, vacation or illness as required
  COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations. COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Working Environment:

Extended interruptions. Occasional exposure to sharp objects (knives) and multiple deadlines. Business travel to Retail Gift Shows twice per year.

Physical Demands:

Extended amount of time walking and standing. Considerable crouching, stretching, reaching and lifting up to 10kg. Moderate pushing and step ladder climbing required.

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Machine Operator - Packaging

Location: Teeswater

Machine Operator - Packaging

Status: Full time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Powder Packaging

Job Scope:

Reporting directly to the Production Supervisor, the scope of this position involves all aspects of plant labour in a food production environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate and troubleshoot the powder packaging Paglierani system including automated equipment and manual controls
  • Set up and operate filling and packaging equipment
  • Maintain safe, efficient operations while producing safe and high-quality products
  • Accurately follow prescribed procedures ensuring efficient and quality output
  • Complete and document GMPs, MSS and HACCP related items pertaining to equipment and environmental cleaning
  • Operate automated equipment, including Robotic Stacker and Stretch Wrapper
  • Communicate any food safety issues to the Management team
  • Record detailed production reports
  • Provide relief coverage for other operators/plant helpers as required
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma and/or relevant food processing experience
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), including excellent sanitary habits and possess knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Forklift licence would be an asset
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job and ability to multi-task
  • Computer skills would be an asset
  • Mechanical aptitude and trouble shooting ability
  COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations. COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to noise, odour, chemical hazards, hazardous machines and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures.

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking for extended length of time and frequent lifting of materials to a maximum weight of 25 kg.

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Payroll Manager

Location: Head Office

Payroll Manager

Status: Full time
Location: Mississauga - Head Office
Department: Human Resources

Job Scope:

We are looking for a dynamic and highly experienced Payroll professional with solid Ceridian Dayforce experience to join our Human Resources team. The ideal candidate has owned all payroll related processes in a high-volume and HCM systems driven environment. Reporting to the Manager, Compensation & Benefits and HR, the successful applicant will process payroll for 1000+ hourly and salaried employees, including union and non-union groups, and possesses multi-provincial payroll experience. In addition, the candidate will have a strong financial acumen to work closely with our finance team on payroll reporting, GL reconciliations and audits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the bi-weekly full cycle payroll process for 1000+ employees using the Ceridian Dayforce HCM system, while maximizing efficiencies and ensuring data integrity
  • Update payroll related records within the system, including taxation, deductions/earnings set-up, group benefits premiums, etc.
  • Maintain various payroll schedules (maternity leave top-ups, salary continuance, STD payments, taxable benefits, etc.), prepare ROEs and other related tasks
  • Audit employee time and attendance hours worked for calculating or coding errors, coordinate resolutions and approvals with approving supervisors, HR business partners and other stakeholders to ensure accuracy of hourly pay data
  • Prepare payroll remittances to various third-party payees such as CRA, WSIB, wage garnishments, payroll taxes, group benefits premiums, union dues, etc.
  • Reconcile statutory deductions and complete annual reports for CRA, CSST, EHT and WSIB, including reconciliations and issuance of year-end T4’s, T4A’s, and RL-1’s
  • Perform all legislation changes while auditing risk to the company in reference to remittance thresholds such as WSIB and other statutory requirements
  • Establish, monitor and maintain processes and controls for payroll related activities and systems
  • Audit workflows and data for internal controls and consistency purposes, recommend solutions and implement best in class changes as required
  • Provide professional advice and service to internal clients such as HR colleagues, finance, operations staff, employees, as well as external contacts such as Service Canada, CNESST, CRA, Sun Life and others
  • Adhere to the terms of the Collective Agreement when dealing with unionized employees
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of payroll systems and keep abreast of legislative and regulatory changes impacting payroll
  • Other duties and projects as required

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years senior level experience in handling high-volume and multi-province payrolls
  •  Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) designation is required
  • Post-secondary education with a focus in Administration and or Accounting preferred
  • Experience processing payroll in Ceridian Dayforce a must
  • Experience with unionized and/or manufacturing hourly payroll environment is required
  • Excellent computer skills are required, including advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Solid comprehension and understanding of payroll/timekeeping practices, employment legislation, CRA regulations and accounting principles
  • Ability to review and analyze technical and/or programmatic requirements and specifications
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (French is an asset)
  • Enthusiastic team leader with a customer service and process improvement mindset
  • Highly organized with effective time management and decision-making skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity in dealing with personal information

Working Environment:

COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Physical Demands:

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations.

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Store Manager

Location: Hamilton

Store Manager

Status: Full time
Location: Hamilton
Department: Salerno Retail Store

Job Scope:

Leading the Retail Store team in achieving standards in food preparation, food presentation, profitability, cost, waste, safety and productivity according to set goals and business objectives. Daily activities include staff management, customer satisfaction, product presentation, and inventory management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive sales and achieve sales targets while controlling expenses
  • Strategic sales planning: monthly, quarterly and annually
  • Team building: inspire and motivate the retail team
  • Talent management including coaching and development, recruitment, and onboarding
  • Performance management including regular coaching and follow up, performance reviews
  • Model exceptional customer engagement and set customer experience standards for the team
  • Manage and order store inventory for regular and seasonal fluctuations
  • Establish merchandising strategies based on sales, product sell through and customer patterns, leveraging seasonal holidays to identify gifting strategy opportunities
  • Oversee hot table activities and ensure Safe Food Handling guidelines are met
  • Uphold company policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Qualifications:

  • 3 years of work experience in a leadership role; preferably in a retail environment
  • P&L management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated management skills by providing feedback and guidance to resolve problems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong office administration skills

Working Environment:

COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Physical Demands:

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations.

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Human Resources Business Partner

Location: Longlife

Human Resources Business Partner

Status: Full time
Location: Longlife
Department: Human Resources

Job Scope:

What will your typical day look like: Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources and partnering very closely with the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for managing day to day HR related matters including program facilitation, policy follow-through, employee relations, and performance management. The HR Manager will provide strategic guidance and partner with the local leadership team to ensure alignment to overall company objectives. If you are excited about overseeing the HR operations within a plant environment, work well in a fast-paced environment and drive positive employee culture, Gay Lea Foods is the place for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders within client groups and provide your expertise in HR related matters
  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Human Resources and the HR team to ensure alignment of programs and policies with overall strategic direction of organization
  • Coordinate, administer and facilitate the performance management and talent management for employees
  • Support the execution of HR strategies, policies, procedures, and programs to sustain continued growth and retention
  • Respond to questions from management and employees on a wide variety of HR matters and escalating higher level and serious matters to Vice President of HR
  • Champion progressive employee / employer relations principles
  • Facilitate day to day employee relations, including complaint resolution
  • Provide support and assist with benefit related questions and concerns, claims resolutions, and any disability / WSIB transitional work management programs
  • Lead full cycle recruitment, providing support to hiring managers
  • Assist in implementing various HR initiatives, including providing recommendations on process and program improvements
  • Lead the organizing of corporate events such as fundraising campaigns and holiday parties; actively participate in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives
  • Other ad hoc projects as assigned by Management
Occasional business travel to other sites and corporate office as needed

Qualifications:

  • Post -secondary degree in Human Resources; CHRP or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant work experience including:
  • hands-on HR leadership role
  • experience in a manufacturing environment
  • CPG industry (food industry an asset)
  • Health & Safety experience an asset
  • Working knowledge of Employment Standards, Human Rights, WSIB, and Labour legislation
  • Strong business acumen with a solid understanding of how to balance the needs of the business with positive employee engagement
  • Excellent communication skills combined with demonstrated problem solving ability

Working Environment:

COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Physical Demands:

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations.

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Supply Chain Manager

Location: Head Office

Supply Chain Manager

Status: Full time
Location: Mississauga - Head Office
Department: Supply Chain

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Supply Chain Planning Director, the Supply Chain Planning Manager is responsible for leading a team of Production Planners and Production Schedulers to ensure that customer requirements are met, and production schedules meet our efficiency targets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the production planning and associated purchasing from approved vendors for Gay Lea Foods.
  • Accountable for master scheduling for each plant to establish sequence and lead times.
  • Meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.
  • Ensure production specifications and plant capacity data are used to plan required production volumes while maximizing efficiencies in the plants.
  • Manage inventory volumes to provide the best possible shelf life to our customers.
  • Confer with plant schedulers to determine production status. Expedite operations that delay schedules and alter schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Monthly KPI reporting for Planning, Scheduling, and Demand in addition to providing detailed explanations and actions to address opportunities or gaps in performance.
  • Central point of communication with Supply Chain for Supply Planning with Sales to address service or excess aging inventory as well as other challenges.
  • Manage Budgets for Customer penalties for fines, fill rates, and shortages
  • Reconcile invoices for 3rd party vendors.
  • Develop departmental Demand & Supply Plans to ensure customer requirements are meet.
  • Lead the agenda in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process.
  • S&OP responsibilities Participate in the Demand and Supply Review process, working with Sales, Supply Planning, Operations, Finance, and Leadership Team.
  • Manage the analytics regarding Capacity analysis, Long-term Demand, Inventory Risk and more pertaining to Long term supply strategies.
  • Review and manage channel inventory KPI’s on a frequent basis and discuss the results with the cross functional team(s), highlighting inventory management opportunities.
  • Drive continuous improvement in demand forecasts while evaluating and evolving predictive models.
  • Manage the production schedulers and planning teams and their development through the performance review process.
  • Oversee Material Order Management and Replenishment responsibilities including identifying risk for operations and sales plans and communication to respective stakeholders.
  • Actively collaborating with Procurement on raw materials needs and challenges to ensure business needs are met. Monitor and manage the GLF inventory material requirements within respective weeks on hand targets and PO lead times.
  • Occasional travel to our manufacturing facilities.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience in production control, planning, inventory control and/or materials, in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Post-secondary education with a Supply Chain focus or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in Supply Chain concepts (safety stock planning, MRP calculations, scheduling constraints and bottlenecks, etc.).
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel and Power BI).
  • Previous ERP experience is required; Microsoft Dynamics AX is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to challenge status quo, influence and drive change and results through others.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Lean/Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task and work to deadlines, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly developed analytical, quantitative and data analysis aptitude.
  • Proactive individual with excellent time and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and a well-defined sense of diplomacy, including conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Creative thinker and ability to think “outside the box”; create processes and ways of working.
  • Constantly challenges the team and self to improve; builds aligned cohesive teams that pull in the same direction to win.
  • Consumer and customer focused; gives the customer a seat at the table and brings their voice into the business.
  • Proven success in managing and developing a team of professionals.

Working Environment:

COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Physical Demands:

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations.

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Bilingual Customer Supply Chain (Service) Representative

Location: Head Office

Bilingual Customer Supply Chain (Service) Representative

Status: Full time
Location: Mississauga - Head Office
Department: Customer Supply Chain

Job Scope:

Gay Lea Foods is currently looking for a bilingual customer supply chain (service) representative to join us in delivering exceptional customer service experiences to our clients. If you enjoy interacting with people, have a passion for customer service, and strive for personal and team success, this may be the role is for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise and bridge daily communication between internal departments (Sales, Supply Chain and Finance) and external partners in operational matters to ensure timely and accurate delivery of products.
  • Manage all orders within your client portfolio and ensure client satisfaction.
  • Provide support to Key Account team members as required.
  • Proactively resolve issues that threaten service levels.
  • Ensure and exhibit a professional attitude and demeanour to all who contact the company.
  • Issue return merchandise authorization numbers and/or return of products (credit processing) to eligible customers.
  • Respond to consumer enquiries as back-up to the consumer relations team, and complete associated tasks, including forwarding complaints with proper documentation to the respective Quality Control Supervisor, for their investigation and written response within 24 hours, making necessary arrangements to pick up complaint products for analysis.
  • Food Safety and Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs and other training materials provided and accurate record keeping.
  • Other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingualism (French- written & verbal communications)
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant Customer Service experience, in a fast-paced, Consumer Goods (CG) environment.
  • Post-secondary education completed.
  • Previous experience in the Food Processing Industry is a strong asset.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and excel in a team environment.
  • Self-starter and team player with strong interpersonal skills and flexibility.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent Telephone/Communication/People skills, both written and verbal.
  • Previous experience with an ERP system is an asset.
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and sound judgment in stressful situations.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations. COVID-19 Considerations: Protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training and reporting.

Working Environment:

Work is primarily sedentary in nature, with frequent interruptions and multiple deadline.

Physical Demands:

Sitting and keyboarding for considerable amount of time.

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QC Supervisor

Location: Guelph

QC Supervisor

Status: Full time
Location: Guelph
Department: Quality Control

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Manager, Quality Control, this position is accountable for supporting the QC Manager and the plant QC department for the provision of efficient and effective quality control services to the Production department within the Gay Lea Foods Guelph facility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primary lead for the coordination and maintenance of the ISO management System (17025:2005) program
  • Responsible for training, coaching, supporting the growth and development of 2 afternoon shift QC Technicians
  • Working closely with production staff in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, GMP’s, process controls, CCP’s and related necessary training
  • Aligning with the QC manager to support the overall effectiveness of the lab, lab administration, ensure regular product and process checking, including analysis and reporting
  • Secondary liaison with partners, auditors and government inspectors to ensure the co-operative maintains a positive reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality products
  • Provide support and knowledge to the plant with regards to food safety and quality topics
  • Developing a positive team approach by ensuring a close working relationship exists between production personnel and QC Technicians at all times
  • Work closely with Operations Management & Staff to promote and drive a strong Food Safety Culture
  • Has complete authority to stop the manufacture of food if any unsafe conditions are encountered or the quality of the product might be compromised
  • Reports to the Manager, QC any issues or barriers encountered in the accomplishments of duties above
  • Ensuring compliance to environmental programs, raw ingredient testing and ensuring all customer requirements are met
  • Support investigation of process and product out-of-specifications, deviations and customer complaints including root cause analysis and determination of preventative and correction actions.
  • Support the plant HACCP system
  • Support SQF systems by maintaining existing systems, validate and verify programs to ensure it continually complies to SQF requirements
  • Working with the QC manager to ensure provision of QC team coverage for production as per business demands
  • Back up to QC Manager and other projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the food industry
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry and/or Food Science is preferred
  • Supervisory experience as well as excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Proficient computer abilities using Word, Excel and Access
  • Good knowledge of HACCP/GMP/FSEP & SQF.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Solid analytical skills and process improvement driven

Working Environment:

All protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols, and mandatory training & reporting.

Physical Demands:

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations.

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Production Supervisor

Location: Teeswater

Production Supervisor

Status: Full time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Operations

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the scope of the Production Supervisor involves leading your production team to achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety, and productivity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the production staff, including planning workload and staffing schedules
  • Communicate with planning for effective and efficient scheduling of production
  • Participate in various employee relations matters, such as hiring, training and disciplinary processes
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of packaging, labels and raw ingredients
  • Generate daily operating reports, as well as weekly production map
  • Ensure line efficiencies and maintain product quality
  • Ensure and maintain quality and safety standards within the plant
  • Train operators on all changes in the Food Safety & Quality system as communicated by Management and QA
  • Interact with maintenance and other supervisory staff or management regarding any production issues
  • Complete documentation of GMPs, H&S and HACCP related items
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Attend prescribed courses/training
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years post secondary education, Degree in Food Science preferred
  • At least 3 years’ supervisory experience in a HACCP regulated dairy, food or beverage processing environment
  • Solid knowledge of GMPs, including excellent sanitary habits and a strong understanding of HACCP and MSS as it applies to a food manufacturing environment
  • Familiar with total quality management and continuous improvement processes
  • Good decision-making & problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting ability
  • Proficient computer abilities using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job
  • Must be punctual and diligent
  • Computer skills and experience working with automated machinery
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: All protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols.

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to noise, humidity and dry conditions. Continuous exposure to hazardous machines and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures.

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking for an extended length of time. Sitting, climbing stairs and working in awkward positions at moderate lengths of time.

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Control Systems Technologist

Location: Teeswater

Control Systems Technologist

Status: Full time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Operations

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Control Systems Technologist is primarily responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of manufacturing equipment in our Teeswater facility. Working closely with equipment manufacturers and installation specialists during our expansion, this position provides systems and technical support during, and most importantly after, project completion. Responsibilities will encompass troubleshooting and maintaining automated equipment, including PLC programming, and assisting with the implementation of our new systems, in addition to regular and ongoing site maintenance support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and input into our plant expansion including automated, PLC, and instrumentation
  • Troubleshoot and respond to equipment and software problems
  • Assist in planning and overseeing the implementation of systems and technical projects
  • Provide staff training in use of applications, software and hardware
  • Program PLC and HMI applications for integration and troubleshooting of automated process equipment
  • Investigate manufacturing equipment deviations and anomalies related to automation and software
  • Implement software changes and upgrades to improve equipment accuracy and runtime
  • Assist in electrical documentation of changes and upgrades
  • Provide technical support to maintenance staff

Qualifications:

  • Must have an Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, or equivalent degree, specializing in PLC automation, systems, or electrical/mechanical engineering
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ proven hands-on experience successfully programming, designing, and maintaining automated control systems in a fast-paced process industry; experience in a food processing industry an asset
  • Strong PLC programming and troubleshooting skills; sound working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database management software, SQL Server and Web server software; experience with Allen-Bradley and MP2 systems a strong asset
  • Strong knowledge of process control systems, HMI programming and automation programming, hardware management, and commissioning
  • Experience with variable frequency drives, pneumatic controls, servo drives, and/or stepper system products
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Proven ability to collaboratively work in a team-based environment and independently, in a matrix organization
  • Effective organizational skills and the ability to successfully execute multiple project responsibilities under tight deadlines
  • Weekend and after-hours availability, when required
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations. COVID-19 Considerations: All protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols.

Working Environment:

Working simultaneously on multiple projects with hard deadlines and frequent interruptions. Regular exposure to dust, extreme temperature, inadequate lighting, ventilation, noise and odour. Occasional exposure to hazardous machines and chemical substances. Frequent exposure to humid/dry temperatures & working from heights.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, standing, and walking for considerable amounts of time. Climbing stairs,crouching and working in awkward positions for moderate lengths of time.

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Accounts Payable Coordinator

Location: Head Office

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Status: Full time
Location: Mississauga - Head Office
Department: Corporate Finance

Job Scope:

We are currently looking for a highly driven and organized Accounts Payable Coordinator to join our Finance team. The AP Coordinator will work closely with the Accounts Payable Supervisor to ensure the full AP cycle is completed each month. You will be responsible for a variety of tasks including invoice entry, payment run processing, audits, manual filling, and special projects as required. If you can manage 100-150 invoices per day, meet deadlines, and are able to analyze data and make logical decisions, this may be the opportunity for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full cycle Accounts Payable, including receive, match, verify and post payable invoices/expenses to ERP system and prepare cheques for mailing and EFT file for upload to the bank, in compliance with financial policies and reporting deadlines
  • Reconcile accounts, ensure orders are received and invoiced accurately, and resolve account discrepancies with vendors on a timely basis
  • Review and accurately disseminate all correspondence received via the AP inbox
  • Record monthly accruals
  • Assist with general ledger reconciliation and general journal postings
  • Maintain and file documentation, which include invoices, receipts, vendor banking information, vendor credit applications and other documents as required
  • Analyze and reconcile vendor statements and manage vendor aging
  • Continuously maintaining accurate filing and record systems
Undertake other duties or ad hoc projects as required

Qualifications:

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of accounting
  • 3 years prior accounts payable experience in a high-volume manual environment
  • Knowledge of Accounts Payable best practices, standard concepts, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory requirements, and experience in compliance and year-end audits.
  • Superior working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Previous ERP system experience, Microsoft Dynamics will be considered an asset
  • A customer focused approach to dealing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Professional demeanor, excellent communication (written and verbal) and inter-personal skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, analytical and problem-solving skills, with an attention to detail
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment while being able to work independently

Working Environment:

Work is primarily sedentary in nature, with frequent interruptions and multiple deadlines in an office and manufacturing environment.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, walking and keyboarding for a considerable length of time. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations. All protocols are in place at our facilities including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols.

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IT System Analyst

Location: Head Office

IT System Analyst

Status: Full time
Location: Mississauga - Head Office
Department: Information Technology

Job Scope:

Reporting to the IT Manager, the IT System Analyst is responsible for providing operational and first-level user support services for Gay Lea Foods EDI, ERP and WMS and other key business applications. As an integral member of the IT team, the IT Support Specialist plays an important role in ensuring that users receive expert, prompt, and professional customer service for all their IT application requests and support tickets. They are also responsible for monitoring and ensuring the successful completion of daily checklists. The IT Support Specialist has in-depth functional knowledge of Gay Lea Foods business applications and processes, and is adept at investigating and troubleshooting application errors, master data anomalies and inconsistencies, and helping users with their application how-to questions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the EDI systems
  • Provide administrative and functional support for customer EDI portals such as Tungsten, Ariba and Itrade
  • Execute daily, weekly and monthly system tasks and checklists for EDI
  • Provide support for Dynamics 365, Dynamics AX 2009, and Highjump WMS
  • Manage the IT application ticket support Q and resolve or assign as needed
  • Identify, analyze and resolve data issues and application errors
  • Debug, test and promote bug fixes and follow up to make sure problems have been addressed satisfactorily
  • Participate as an application expert on system implementation projects
  • Assist with end user training
  • Develop and maintain application documentation, user ‘How To’ guides, and request forms
  • Understand end-to-end business processes to provide application and data expertise
  • Coordinate with both outside contractors and internal departments to achieve specific project goals
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of IT
  • Other ad-hoc projects as requested by Management

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with EDI systems required
  • Previous experience with an ERP or Warehouse Management System is an asset
  • Demonstrated passion and appetite for learning new applications and systems at an in-depth level with the goal of achieving SME (subject matter expert) status
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high-level of accuracy
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficient with computers (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • SQL knowledge is considered an advantage
  • Solid organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Customer-oriented, with a big picture mindset
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Post-Secondary education in Business or Computer Programming or equivalent experience

Working Environment:

All protocols are in place at facility including, but not limited to, active screening before anyone is allowed on-site, mask/face shield/goggle use, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, cleaning protocols.

Physical Demands:

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Gay Lea Foods and therefore applicants will only be considered who are fully vaccinated, subject to human rights considerations.

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Project Engineer

Location: Guelph

Project Engineer

Status: Full-time
Location: Guelph
Department: Engineering

Job Scope:

Reporting to the VP Operations, the Project Engineer is responsible for the successful execution of capital projects. Participation in capital projects may range from Project Management to subject matter expert depending on the project requirements. The Project Engineer must provide expertise in both engineering design and project management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering expertise in: processing, packaging, utilities and building services
  • Provide project management services: scoping, scheduling, budgeting, and execution
  • Deliver conceptual capital projects into functional manufacturing operations
  • Provide technical analysis to identify and resolve production and quality issues
  • Travel to plants within Ontario, dependent upon project requirements
  • Manage and co-ordinate outside authorities: ESA, City Building Services, Hydro, etc.
  • Contribute to Quality Assurance and Quality Control initiatives
  • Contribute to Health and Safety programs and initiatives
  • Facilitate integration of new processes into current operations
  • Commitment to achieving Gay Lea Foods objectives

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering; Professional Engineer (P. Eng.), or aspiring for licensure
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience, preferably within a food manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated success in leading projects; Project Management Professional (PMP), or aspiring for certification
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Strong business acumen and understanding financial impact of decisions
  • Experience in food processing, food packaging or dairy an asset
  • Solid knowledge of HACCP and GMPs are considered assets
  • Experience working in a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, including written and verbal, collaborative working style
  • Proficient in basic and specialized software programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint,        MS Project
  • Transferable areas of experience: Pharmaceutical and Chemical

Working Environment:

The position will combine both office work and time on factory floor with regular interruptions and deadlines. Frequent business travel to other facilities.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, walking and keyboarding for a considerable length of time.

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How To Apply

Gay Lea Foods is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workplace. Reasonable accommodation is available upon request throughout our recruitment and selection process.
  1. Application

    Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@gayleafoods.com Be sure to list job title in the subject line.
  2. Selection

    Applicants’ education, experience, and skills will be reviewed. Those who best meet our position needs will be contacted for an initial phone screen.
  3. Interview

    Applicants may be invited to one or more interviews. Questions asked are designed to assess an individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and fit within the organisation.
Successful applicants will be extended an offer upon the satisfactory completion of professional references. Then, our onboarding begins!
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