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IS Senior Analyst, Microsoft 365 in Missisauga ON

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Maple Leaf Foods
IS Senior Analyst, Microsoft 365
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Missisauga ON
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IS Senior Analyst, Microsoft 365

Position Title: IS Senior Analyst, Microsoft 365
Company: Maple Leaf Foods
Department: Information Solutions
Date Posted: 2020-06-04 08:53:59

Location: Mississauga - ON
Reference No.: 13523363
Emp. Type: Full Time

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

IS Sr Analyst, M365 – Mississauga, ON

The Opportunity:
The Information Solutions Senior Analyst, Microsoft 365 role is a full-time position reporting to the Director, User Experience. Be part of a team managing Microsoft productivity and collaboration end user tools that allow our people to focus on doing their best work. Supporting digital consumer engagement and enterprise UX services are other aspects managed by this team.

You are well versed in the workings and features of the Microsoft 365 modern platform and how to apply this knowledge to create new ways of working for individuals and work groups that facilitates achieving their business objectives. Working in collaboration with other senior team members and cross-functional support teams, this role is focused on driving execution of initiatives and keeping our enterprise applications in top shape. Expect a high degree of interaction with our end users as you explore requirements, test concepts and drive adoption for Microsoft apps and solutions.

This position is based out of the Meadowvale campus offices, which at the current time is under COVID-19 protocols limiting on-site interactions. Initially, expect to work from home until further return to work policies are announced.

A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:

  • Configure administration of Microsoft 365 cloud-based suite of productivity applications in partnership with supporting technical services, client support or security counterparts
  • Design and configuration of modern solutions with Microsoft’s Power Platform to replace end of life SharePoint designer artifacts, e.g. InfoPath, workflows, etc. and create new apps which enable proficient and insightful processes
  • Collaborate with web development resources where back-end development is required as part of the solution
  • Review and assess impact of solution feature changes and releases announced on Microsoft’s Message Centre
  • Monitor governance and configuration drift, instituting corrective actions where required
  • Migrate documentation from on-premise repositories to well-structured and secure modern online collaboration solutions
  • Participate in end user workshops to capture and refine business requirements to translate into solution designs
  • Develop wireframes, process flows or prototypes for proposed solutions
  • Define information architectures that provide an intuitive user experience
  • Perform System Integration Testing (SIT) or facilitate User Acceptance Testing (UAT) on solutions
  • Manage support and incident cases assigned to the team queue, ensure compliance with the organizational change and release process
  • Develop supporting reference materials, coach and provide knowledge transfer on solutions developed for a sustainable operating model

What we have to offer you:

  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
  • Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning – a variety of courses, resources and tools provided to all employees along with opportunity to continue to evolve your technical skills development through course/conference participation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible 1-day per week work from home policy

What you will bring:

Keen interest in applying Microsoft talents to introduce new ways of working which embrace our digital tools:

  • Recent achievement of Microsoft certification; Teams or Power Platform of high interest

  • Advanced knowledge and hands-on experience with managing Microsoft 365 configuration
  • Past experience in execution of migration from on-premise to Microsoft Teams and SharePoint online; familiarity with Microsoft’s SharePoint Migration Tool and/or ShareGate cloud management tool an asset
  • Applied experience in design and configuration of modern Microsoft solutions for business processes supporting a consumer packaged goods industry
  • High proficiency with Microsoft’s modern toolkit: SPFx, Themes, Site Designs, Teams Template, UI fabric, adaptive cards, Custom Teams Apps & Connectors
  • Proficiency in programming using tools such as PowerShell, SharePoint Online cmdlets, Microsoft Teams cmdlets, SharePoint PnP cmdlets, Azure AD cmdlets, Typescript, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, or responsive web design
  • Familiarity with other services such as Microsoft Azure is a nice to have
  • Familiarity with BMC Remedy / Smart IT or similar ticket management tools is beneficial
  • Highly collaborative nature open to sharing information and feedback amongst a skilled peer group to support the business
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to articulate their design concepts and conduct knowledge transfer of key concepts in simple terms or imagery end users can comprehend
  • High empathy, likes problem solving and organizing chaos to structure solutions that deliver value and drive adoption
  • Able to construct comprehensive and robust business processes Well organized and proficient, able to work independently on complex tasks and manage backlog priorities

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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