Founded in 1899, High Liner Foods is a publicly traded Canadian company and currently employs approximately 1600 people in Canada, the United States, China, Iceland and Thailand.
We are a leading processor and marketer of superior quality seafood products. Our branded products are sold to most grocery and club stores throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico under High Liner®, Fisher Boy®, Mirabel®, and Sea Cuisine® and labels. We also sell High Liner®, FPI®, Viking™, Icelandic® Seafood, Samband of Iceland®, Seastar®, Seaside® and Mirabel® food service products to restaurants and institutions, and we are a major supplier of private label seafood products to North American food retailers and food service distributors.
In Canada, High Liner focuses on serving the Canadian retail and foodservice markets. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is home of the High Liner brand and the Corporate Head Office. The Canadian processing plant is located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Sales and Marketing offices are in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
In the United States, High Liner Foods is headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts and oversees all frozen seafood production and distribution for the retail, club and food service markets in the USA. Plants in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Newport News, Virginia; and Malden, Massachusetts; produce a wide variety of value added seafood products.
In China, High Liner has a joint venture with a supplier for a primary processing operation. HighKan Holdings Limited is owned 50% by High Liner Foods. HighKan in turn owns 80% of Dencan Seafoods Limited, located in China. Upon the purchase of Icelandic USA, Inc. and certain other subsidiaries of Icelandic Group hf., High Liner acquired a primary processing operation in China. These two operations are engaged in the primary processing of seafood products for High Liner's North American operations.
Within these various divisions, there are many diverse paths to success: accounting, engineering, finance, food science, human resources, logistics, information technology, management, marketing, procurement, quality assurance, and sales. We invite exceptional achievers from every background to add their unique strengths to High Liner Foods.
Visions and Values
At High Liner Foods our reputation for quality products gives us our advantage in the global marketplace. To be truly successful, our Company needs to have a common sense of purpose, a set of shared values and a common goal.
To be the leading supplier of frozen seafood in North America.
We are guided by our four core values, which influence our decisions on a day-to-day basis and shape our culture over the long term.
We provide products that meet the needs of consumers for taste, value, convenience and nutrition. We make it easy for our customers to do business with us by providing superior service in all areas important to them.
In order to prosper, a business must produce quality products and strong brands, which satisfy the needs of consumers who buy and use the products. We must do a great job today, and we must also listen to customers as their needs change so that we can innovate to meet their future needs.
We build relationships of trust with our customers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders by clearly communicating expectations and results.
Integrity is the value that describes our relationship with each other as well as with customers, shareholders and suppliers. We must clearly communicate expectations and results. We must make promises and commitments, which we believe we can deliver. The result of living by the core value of Integrity is relationships of trust. Relationships of trust will lead to stronger business and daily lives that are less stressful and more enjoyable.
We believe our employees are able and willing to identify and implement improvement in the business.
Our core value of involvement recognizes the importance of everyone at High Liner Foods working together as a team to achieve our goals. The people who do the daily work are best able to recognize when and where improvements can be made to the business. How can we make sure we live by this core value?
- Our business strategy will be clearly communicated so that everyone can align his or her actions to support the strategy.
- Each of us must take charge of our own work and look for ways to make it better.
- We must speak up when we see opportunities to improve so that corrective action can be taken.
- We must try to understand what the next person does with our work when we pass it on. Sometimes a small change in one area can lead to a large improvement in another area if we work together and look for improvements.
- We must listen and try to understand each other.
We generate growth by developing new products and services to meet the changing needs of our customers, and by constantly looking for better ways to run our business.
Over the past several years, "innovation" has become an increasingly important element of our business strategy. Innovation occurs throughout the Company, not just in areas where one would expect to find it, such as product development. Innovation enables us to improve quality and service while reducing costs. Innovation results in exciting new products, which add jobs and make our product line more attractive to our customers. Innovation enables us to grow and improve our bottom line. We will adopt new technology to support our business objectives. Our continued success depends on innovation, a core value of High Liner Foods Incorporated.
Pay, Benefits, Programs and Services
High Liner Foods pays a competitive salary for all employees based on the skill set, competencies, background and ongoing performance level. We want employees to strive to achieve goals while adhering to the core competencies of the organization. By doing so successfully, your pay can increase annually. High Liner also offers a range of benefits designed to provide peace of mind and an enhanced lifestyle. Since some of our plans are flex plans with flex credits - employees get to choose from an array of coverage that best meets their needs.
Other benefits, programs and services that are available to High Liner employees are:
- Retirement plan
- Medical plan
- Dental plan
- Vision plan
- Short and long term disability coverage
- Life insurance coverage
- Incentive plan
- Pay for performance
- Service awards
- Scholarship programs
- Educational assistance
- EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
- Wellness programs
- Recognition programs
- Learning & Development program