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At our core we’re Good People providing Good Food. We care about relationships. We do what we say we're going to do. We're colourful and positive. We seek opportunities and are committed to whole picture thinking. Sounds pretty good? We think so too. We've worked hard to build our culture and are proud of it. We’re also a certified B Corp and recognized as one of Canada’s Top Medium Sized Employers. Oh, and we’ve won a few awards including: Business in Vancouver’s Fastest Growing Companies (Top 100), Profit Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies (Top 500), City of Burnaby’s Sustainability Award and The Canadian Health Food Association’s Sustainability Award.

Why Work with Left Coast Naturals?

Our values are exemplified by the range of employee benefits we offer which include:

  • Life Balance and Vacation Benefits including flexible works schelhedules, retirement transition program, flex days for personal use and paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s.
  • Extended Health Benefits
  • RRSP Matching Program 
  • Performance Bonuses 
  • Paid Community Service Days
  • Environmental Cash Incentives for cycling or walking to work, taking public transportation, carpooling, buying organic groceries, making environmental improvements to households, buying a bicycle and car co-op membership, etc.
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Purchase Discounts and Samples
  • Massage - complimentary on-site monthly massage
  • Weekly group circuit training/boot camp in our on-site gym
  • Healthy organic breakfast program
  • Company Sponsored Social Activities


Current Openings


Director of Sales

ROLE:

The Director of Sales oversees field sales management, customer service management, key account sales, business development and sales admin support. The Sales Director reports directly to the company President as a member of the key executive team making strategic decisions. The key areas of focus will be set brand sales strategy to build Hippie Snacks sales in Canada and U.S. as well as drive Left Coast Organic branded bulk sales.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with executive team to establish overall company strategy and goals
  • Determine the short and long term sales strategies for both Canada and the U.S.
  • Implement a variety of new strategically aligned business initiatives to drive sales.
  • Develop and manage the annual Sales Budgets
  • Work directly with the Sales Manager and collaboratively
    • Responsible for the hiring, training, development, motivating and coaching of all members of the sales management and sales support team.
    • Works to ensure that strategically important products/brands (Hippie Snacks, LCN manufactured) are the primary focus for the entire sales team
    • Develops templates and sales presentation tools to allow the Sales Management team to successfully roll out new listings, initiatives and promotions
    • Ensures the organization has an effective sales training program
    • Ensures price catalogues are sent out efficiently and in a timely manner
    • Ensures the CRM is being used effectively and provides a competitive advantage.
    • Develops the necessary CRM tools to allow fpror effective field sales management.
  • Work directly with the Key Account Manager to ensure all sales targets are met for key accounts – including pricing programs, promotional support, new listings execution, shelving & merchandising programs, and product initiatives
  • Work to establish Category Management principles for the Bulk & Branded Bulk businesses
  • Provide support for all major account presentations
  • Work directly with head office large key accounts including Loblaw’s, Sobeys, Starbucks, Trader Joes and Costco
  • Work directly with the Business Development Manager to manage and execute the approved US Hippie Snacks launch strategy; work to establish an Eastern Canadian Hippie Snacks strategy and execute against it; work to develop the necessary skills – budgeting, account planning, building presentations etc. and provide the necessary mentorship/leadership to grow the BDM to the next level
  • Work closely with the Brand Manager to ensure all vendor programs are effectively communicated to the Sales Team
  • Directly manage all critical key retail account activities as it pertains to relations, growth, and profitability
  • Organize new product intro presentations
  • Establishe metrics to maximize sales results and hold the team accountable. Ensures regular and purposeful business reviews are conducted with our top 15 customers
  • Work with stakeholders to establish pricing (increase/decrease/programs) that maximize Left Coast Naturals profits and topline sales results

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A minimum of 5 years Senior Sales Leadership experience in the grocery industry, ideally within the Health/Natural Food segment
    • Focused expertise with Branded Grocery products (preferred snack brand) and building markets within Canada and USA
    • Relationships with grocery decision makers at key accounts across Canada and USA
    • Exemplary people management and leadership skills Strong business acumen and industry expertise
    • Experience in all aspects of developing, planning and implementing sales strategy
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to turn analyses into effective strategies and plans
    • Ability to prioritize needs and meet deadlines
    • Strong time management skills, good organization and ability to handle administrative requirements.
    • Strong sense of judgement
    • Ability to be a positive contributor to a caring, fun values based employer
    • Be positive, energetic and comfortable in a highly open, dynamic and collaborative company culture
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent sales and marketing skills with proven follow through.
    • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Valid Class 5 driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract
    • Access to a vehicle appropriate for the role
     

    This position reports directly to the President. Please forward your resume with a cover letter stating your salary expectations for this position to careers@leftcoastnaturals.com.


    Production Team Lead

    ROLE:

    The primary role of the Production Team Lead is to coordinate daily line activities for the area/s they are responsible for, and act as the main point of contact for other departments to ensure that all aspects of manufacturing on the designated line (business unit) are covered. The secondary role of the Team Lead is to provide on-the-line support for the shift crew and provide inspection, direction, supervision, training and support to the team in a manner that creates engagement and productivity within the team and the facility.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    LABOUR PLANNING & TRACKING:

    • Ensure that coverage is provided for breaks and all staff maintain a break rotation
    • Provide progress reports at weekly team meetings
    • Arrange and lead one Tool Box meeting per week addressing:
      • Safety focus for the week
      • GMP (Food safety focus for the week)
      • Customer complaints/quality issues 

    QUALITY & SAFETY:

    • Ensure that GMP’s (pre-requisite programs) are understood and followed by all team members. This includes all processing, maintenance, and sanitation activities in business unit including SOP’s, documentation, safe work practices, and the appropriate use of personal practices to maintain food safety.
    • Identify operational cleaning and sanitation checklists. Provide verification of GMP’s in a documented checklist format as a pre-operational checklist prior to commencing daily manufacturing activities.
    • Respond to all quality issues by leading and/or participating in a root cause analysis of the issue and the development of the corrective action that will prevent the issue from re-occurring.
    • Ensure GMP’s and SOP’s are clear, trained to, and practiced to minimize errors, make “it right the first time”, reduce or eliminate waste and re-work.
    • To avoid injuries, ensure all staff on the line understand and practice safe methods of completing assigned tasks. This includes wearing personal protective devices (I.E. eye wear, ear plugs, chemical gloves) as well as applying safe work practices (I.E. proper lifting techniques, lock-out/tag-out, appropriate use of knives).

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Demonstrate leadership ability and interpersonal skills that engage employees, create a team environment, drive employee productivity and competence, and achieve business unit goals
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the proven ability to communicate one-on-one and in group settings
      • Focus on quality including the development and adherence to Quality Policy and standard operating procedures that create business unit efficiencies
      • Maintain updated knowledge and strong technical expertise of HACCP, GMPs and FSSC standards, regulations, and practices.
      • Flexible and controlled under crisis situations
      • Knowledge & application of lean manufacturing principles
      • Problem solver with solid analytical skills and the ability to trouble shoot as the need arises
      • 1-2 years of progressive production manufacturing experience (preferably food production plant) in a supervisory capacity
      • Highly organized with excellent time management/priority setting skills, and knows how to make the right decisions
      • Experience in a culturally diverse work environment
      • Available to work flexible shifts, weekends occasionally. Training will be Mon-Friday morning shift but schedule will primarily be 3-11pm shift with weekends
      • 90% production, 10% office environment
       

      This position reports directly to the President. Please forward your resume with a cover letter stating your salary expectations for this position to careers@leftcoastnaturals.com.


      Machine Operator

      ROLE:

      The Machine Operator monitors, maintains and operates the manufacturing equipment and completes the daily responsibilities and tasks related to the processing, maintenance, and sanitation activities of the designate line (business unit) required for the manufacture of safe and high quality food as required. This position is required to be flexible to the demands of the business and may need to work weekends and overtime.

      RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Operate mixing, packaging and baking equipment
      • Maintain, monitor and perform simple routine maintenance as required
      • Provide feedback on performance of equipment and offer suggestions for continuous improvement of work areas
      • Work in a team atmosphere to ensure all production deadlines are met and or exceeded
      • Apply sanitation procedures to ensure food safety of the production areas, machines, and equipment
      • Record sanitation information into log sheets and checklists
      • Ensure work area and facility is kept clean at all times
      • Perform routine maintenance on machines and equipment as required
      • Follow all standard operating procedures and GMP requirements
      • Adhere to all safety practices and protocols to related job responsibilities and tasks including wearing all PPE when handling chemicals
      • Act in accordance with company policies related to personal and group health and safety practices and procedures

        QUALIFICATIONS:

        • High school diploma and two years’ experience in a similar job. Previous experience in a food processing facility and/or similar industry is an asset
        • Strong technical competence and detailed oriented
        • Fluent English (verbal and written communication skills) with the ability to follow clear instructions
        • Capability to work independently without constant supervision
        • Knowledge of GMP, quality, and hygiene standards for food manufacturing
        • Experience working with a diverse group of people
        • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
        • Hours will be 12 – 8 pm starting and eventually will move to 3 pm – 11 pm Monday to Friday (weekends as needed)
         

        This position reports directly to the Production Manager. Please submit a cover letter and resume stating your hourly rate expectations for this opening and email to careers@leftcoastnaturals.com.

        Due to the volume of responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We are committed to diversity and are an Equal Opportunity employer. We thank all those who apply.


        Customer Service Representative

        ROLE:

        The Customer Service Representative is a key player in our sales and service. The successful applicant will be part of a team that is responsible for upselling, order entry, and invoicing. Enthusiasm for our products, product knowledge, and a desire to make things better are requirements. Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving are highly valued.

        RESPONSIBILITIES:

        • Upselling and building solid customer relationships
        • Entering orders from fax, email, and phone accurately and quickly
        • Updating orders based on inventory and invoicing
        • Handling incoming phone calls professionally and effectively

         

        HOW YOU WILL DO THE JOB

        • You are the voice of the brand! Leveraging your relationship building skills you will not only be processing customer orders in a fast paced, high volume environment, but you will be making connections with these customers, getting to know them and anticipating their needs and up-selling. Customers can be internal and external and all relationships are key to our success.
        • You are the first line of defense when problems arise and not only have great listening skills but are intuitively able to determine the right solution without needing to escalate the issue.
        • You will become a product expert and will be able to guide customers through many of the products that have built this industry leading company.
        • You will also become a trusted member of the team internally - working alongside the logistics group. Leveraging your keen attention to detail, you will create accurate and on time pick tickets based on purchase orders and ensure business moves forward without delay.

          QUALIFICATIONS:

          • You have experience providing top notch internal and/or external customer service whether you have put yourself through school working in a high volume restaurant environment or perhaps in an inside sales role or similar customer service position. Regardless of where you honed your skills, you take pride in representing a strong company and providing a level of customer service that ensures that "they keep coming back!"
          • You enjoy selling and building relationships with customers
          • You truly value a healthy lifestyle, embrace a "green" philosophy and take seriously your part in doing right by the earth!
          • You have keen attention to detail and see errors before they become customer issues
          • You are always looking for ways to improve processes and are confident enough to bring your ideas to the team
          • You know what it means to be a part of a team and are willing and ready to assist others when asked (and you are not too proud to ask for help when you get bogged down)
          • Your command of the English language in both spoken and written form is top notch!
          • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite applications (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point) is a must have
          • You have the ability to multi-task and know what the top priority is at any time
          • An understanding of EDI would be an asset but is not mandatory
          • You have an upbeat can-do personality and add boundless positive energy to the workplace
          •  

          If this sounds like the career launching pad for you, please forward your resume with a cover letter stating your salary expectations. This position reports directly to the Inside Sales Manager. Please forward your resume with a cover letter stating your salary expectations for this position to careers@leftcoastnaturals.com.

          Due to the volume of responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We are committed to diversity and are an Equal Opportunity employer. We thank all those who apply.


           

          Demo Representative

          ROLE:

          Left Coast Natural Demo Representative - Are you a label reader? Do you care about Non-GMO, organic and high quality food products? Do you like to know the story behind your food? We are looking for an enthusiastic, sustainable minded and health conscious individual to represent Hippie Snacks as well as the other Left Coast Natural brands at various locations across Western Canada as independent contractors. This is a fun and flexible part time opportunity. 

           

          RESPONSIBILITIES:

          • Sample various LCN products at retail locations
          • Be an expert on the products, industry standards and brands
          • Actively engage customers with products and information
          • Achieve sales goals and targets
          • Fill out demo reports and invoices
          • Pick up/order demo supplies and material

          QUALIFICATIONS:

          • Excellent interpersonal skills
          • Demo or sales experience
          • Food Safe Certificate & proof of Hep A vaccination
          • Flexible schedule and availability to work evenings/weekends
          • Flexible and committed to complete online training/readings
          • Available to demo on a regular basis
          • Computer literate; able to input sales into excel
          • Nutrition Certification, Certified Holistic Nutritionist or Health Educator a huge bonus
          • An interest in wellness and natural lifestyle is a plus
          • Willing to demo hot food as well as products containing gluten, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten
           

          To submit a cover letter and resume for this opening, please email careers@leftcoastnaturals.com. Due to the volume of responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We thank all those who apply.


          We're always interested in hearing from good people. Feel free to reach out to careers@leftcoastnaturals.com.

           


          Left Coast Naturals has been named one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers. This competition recognizes small and medium enterprises that lead the nation in creating exceptional workplaces with forward-thinking human resource policies.

          Learn more about why we were chosen.

           

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