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We are currently hiring a full-time Buyer. Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this position will be for responsible for procuring produce of the utmost quality, while negotiating with an aggressive cost strategy. The successful candidate will work at the Greenfield head office with travel to the company’s chain stores and vendors.

 

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Major Duties & Responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:

 

- Manage designated item category to obtain optimal sales results from stores;
- Oversee all inventory and the movement of the designated item category, maintain and communicate projections on total inventory by store based on sell-thru and future buys;
- Study the full product line, become an expert in product knowledge;
- Ensure company product quality is at an elite level
- Local and foreign negotiations with vendors to obtain competitive cost on products
- Place purchase orders and document all purchasing activities in prescribed forms with pertinent information as required;
- Seek new products to increase the company’s profitability;
- Set daily, weekly, promotional items and coupon (if required), ensure advertised items have sufficient supplies for stores;
- Develop a strong and positive relationship with our vendors;
- Analyze quotations and determine the most suitable wholesalers and vendors; conduct site visits and partner closely with them to solve issues related to product quality, pricing and delivery schedules …etc.
- Conduct store visits and prepare store visit reports;
- Work closely with the Operation Team and distributors; keep up to date on the trends and needs of store when making buying decisions to maximize sales margin and overall profitability and to assist in making distribution decisions;
- Negotiate freight rates and organize and coordinate customs activities, for outgoing and incoming shipments including liaison between brokers, suppliers and retail stores;
- Participate in company meetings, which include purchasing team meeting and daily briefing.
- Be ready to back up other team members during his/her absence.
- Any other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Qualification requirements:

Experience:
- 2 years produce buying experience, preferably chain stores related

Education:
- Bachelor’s degree or a diploma with emphasis on purchasing/logistics, or equivalent combination of education and experience;

Essential Skills:

- Excellent communication skills;
- Excellent English command both in oral communication and writing;
- Work well in team and under pressure;
- Advanced computer skills;
- Knowledge or network in local produce industry is definitely a great asset.

 

We offer competitive compensation and benefit package including full MSP coverage and group insurance coverage, vacation pay, employee discount and car allowance.

 

If you would like to be part of the company, please email your resume and cover letter to HR@kinsfarmmarket.com. Please quote “Buyer-HO” in the subject line.

 

***Please make sure your resume is in either .doc or .pdf format, otherwise we cannot guarantee that your application can be reviewed***

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kin’s Farm Market – Our soon to open Kerrisdale  Store in Vancouver is looking to hire Full-Time or Part-Time Sales Associates.

Ideal candidates must have a flexible schedule; be able to work anytime between 7:30am and 8:30pm, weekdays and weekends.

 

Job Responsibilities
The Sales Associate’s responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following:

 

Customer Service:

Maintains the company and store image according to Kin’s policies and procedures 
Greets customers and creates a friendly shopping atmosphere 
Provides information to customers and answers their questions and inquiries about products, procedures or policies 
Promotes products, such as seasonal items or specials, by performing product promotions to customers through sampling (and cooking demonstration, if required) and closes the sale 
Resolves problems that arise such as customer complaints and supply shortages

 

Cashier Duties:

Operates cash registers, point of sale equipment and other equipment for processing transactions 
Receives and processes payments by cash, cheque, credit card or automatic debit accurately 
Calculates total payments received at the end of work shift and reconciles with total sales 
Balances the till at the end of the shift and prepares reports regarding cash balances 
Maintains the accuracy of the store’s daily sales record and cash balance (including money in the safe and change box) and minimizes cash shortages 
Authorizes payments by cheque and the return of merchandise 
Weighs produce and bulk goods, wraps and places merchandise in bags

 

Stocking Duties:

Receives, unloads and unpacks products and counts, weighs and sorts them according to company receiving procedures 
Ensures displays are full at all times and shelves are stocked with good quality products in all sections including, the Front, Middle, Outside, Veggie, Cashier Counter, Reduced and Side Sections according to Kin’s procedures

 

Qualifications for this position

 

Minimum 2 years of cashier or customer service experience in a retail environment, preferably in a produce store 
Well organized with attention to details 
Able to interact with customers in a friendly and cheerful manner 
Able to work independently and as a member of a team 
Lift 50lbs boxes periodically throughout the day 
Able to speak a second language is an asset 
Completion of secondary school education
Food Safe Training is an asset
Personal email to receive updates and information about the company on a regular basis

 

 

We offer the successful applicant competitive salary (commensurate with experience), career advancement opportunity, vacation pay and employee discount.

 

If you are interested in the above position and your qualifications match with our requirements, please submit your application via one of the following methods:

 

Send your resume to hr@kinsfarmmarket.com (Quote “SA – KER”)

Kin’s Farm Market — Hiring — Sales Associates

Kin’s Farm Market — Our soon to open store in Como Lake is looking to hire Full-Time & Part-Time Sales Associates.

Ideal candidates must have a flexible schedule; be able to work anytime between 7:30am and 8:30pm, weekdays and weekends.

Customer Service:

Maintains the company and store image according to Kin’s policies and procedures
Greets customers and creates a friendly shopping atmosphere
Provides information to customers and answers their questions and inquiries about products, procedures or policies
Promotes products, such as seasonal items or specials, by performing product promotions to customers through sampling (and cooking demonstration, if required) and closes the sale
Resolves problems that arise such as customer complaints and supply shortages

 

Cashier Duties:

Operates cash registers, point of sale equipment and other equipment for processing transactions
Receives and processes payments by cash, cheque, credit card or automatic debit accurately
Calculates total payments received at the end of work shift and reconciles with total sales
Balances the till at the end of the shift and prepares reports regarding cash balances
Maintains the accuracy of the store’s daily sales record and cash balance (including money in the safe and change box) and minimizes cash shortages
Authorizes payments by cheque and the return of merchandise
Weighs produce and bulk goods, wraps and places merchandise in bags

 

Stocking Duties:

Receives, unloads and unpacks products and counts, weighs and sorts them according to company receiving procedures
Ensures displays are full at all times and shelves are stocked with good quality products in all sections including, the Front, Middle, Outside, Veggie, Cashier Counter, Reduced and Side Sections according to Kin’s procedures

 

Qualifications for this position

 

Minimum 2 years of cashier or customer service experience in a retail environment, preferably in a produce store
Well organized with attention to details
Able to interact with customers in a friendly and cheerful manner
Able to work independently and as a member of a team
Lift 50lbs boxes periodically throughout the day
Able to speak a second language is an asset
Completion of secondary school education
Food Safe Training is an asset
Personal email to receive updates and information about the company on a regular basis

We offer the successful applicant competitive salary (commensurate with experience), career advancement opportunity, vacation pay and employee discount.

 

If you are interested in the above position and your qualifications match with our requirements, please submit your application via one of the following methods:

 

Send your resume to hr@kinsfarmmarket.com (Quote “SA – COMO”)

Kin’s Farm Market is looking to hire Full-Time or Part-Time Stock Personnel.

Ideal candidates must have a flexible schedule; be able to work anytime between 7:30am and 8:30pm, weekdays and weekends.

Job Responsibilities

The Stock Personnel’s responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following:

Customer Service:

-Maintains the company and store image according to Kin’s policies and procedures
-Greets customers and creates a friendly shopping atmosphere
-Provides information to customers and answers their questions and inquiries about products, procedures or policies.
-Promotes products, such as seasonal items or specials.
-Resolves problems that arise such as customer complaints and supply shortages.

Stocking Duties:

-Receives, unloads and unpacks products and counts, weighs and sorts them according to company receiving procedures.
-Ensures displays are full at all times and shelves are stocked with good quality products in all sections including, the Front, Middle, Outside, Veggie, Cashier Counter, Reduced and Side Sections according to Kin’s procedures.

Qualifications for this position

-Minimum 2 years of cashier or customer service experience in a retail environment, preferably in a produce store
-Well organized with attention to details
-Able to interact with customers in a friendly and cheerful manner
-Able to work independently and as a member of a team
-Lift 50lbs boxes periodically throughout the day
-Able to speak a second language is an asset
-Completion of secondary school education
-Food Safe Training is an asset
-Personal email to receive updates and information about the company on a regular basis

We offer the successful applicant competitive salary (commensurate with experience), career advancement opportunity, vacation pay and employee discount.

If you are interested in the above position and your qualifications match with our requirements, please submit your application via the following method:

Send your resume by replying through this ad and reference or quote Stock Personnel in the subject line.

Please do not contact the ad for any other reason. All individuals who are considered for the positions will be notified.

We greatly appreciate everyone’s interest in working for Kin’s Farm Market. 

 INGREDIENTS

4 cups Brussels sprouts, halved or quartered if large

3 cups seedless grapes

½ cup walnuts

2 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp fresh thyme

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Place halved sprouts along with grapes and walnuts on a baking sheet.  Drizzle olive oil evenly over the top, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat.

3. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until the sprouts are well-browned in places, nuts are fully toasted and grapes are plumped and darkened in color.

4. As soon as you remove the pan from the oven drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the contents of the pan and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with a little sea salt, if desired. 

 

 INGREDIENTS

1 9” pie crust 

2 cups of Pumpkin Puree (fresh or canned)

1 cup packed brown sugar

¾ cup evaporated milk

2 eggs, beaten

2 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

1tsp ground ginger

½ tsp salt  

 

INSTRUCTIONS

In bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 425°F (220°C) in the oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F (180°C) and bake for another 30 minutes or until knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool on rack.

 

For the Bread Pudding: 

INGREDIENTS:

1 loaf French bread (approx 16 ounces) cut into cubes

2 1/2 cups (24 ounces) whipping cream

1 cup (8ounces) milk

½ cup granulated sugar

½ tsp salt

8 ounces white chocolate

6 large eggs

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed

½ tsp cinnamon

 

DIRECTIONS:

1) In a large saucepan, heat the whipping cream, milk and sugar over medium heat. Add in salt and cinnamon. When hot, take the saucepan off the heat and stir in white chocolate pieces until melted.

2) Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl and slowly pour the hot cream mixture in a steady flow, whipping the eggs as you pour.

3) Soak the bread pieces into the mixture and add in ¾ cup of the cranberries. Mix until everything is combined and transfer to the greased 9-by13-inch pan. Use a spatula to press down the bread so that everything is soaked.

4) Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until set and golden on top. 

 

For the Sauce: 

INGREDIENTS:

4 ounces white chocolate

1 ½ cup milk

 

DIRECTIONS:

Boil the milk in a small sauce pan. Take off the heat and stir in white chocolate pieces until smooth and melted. Pour over the liquid sauce over the bread pudding when it comes out of the oven. Finish with more cranberries and confectioner’s sugar. 

 INGREDIENTS

2 lb medium potatoes, peeled

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 chopped ontion

3 tbsp all-purpose flour

2 cups milk

pinch cayenne pepper

1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

1 cup aged cheddar cheese, grated

1 tbsp chopped fresh chives

salt and pepper to taste

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices and set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.

3. Arrange half of potato slices in a lightly greased 9-inch square glass baking dish or 1-1/2 qt. casserole dish. Spread half of milk mixture over potatoes and top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layering with remaining potatoes, milk mixture and 1 cup cheddar cheese.

4. Bake for 1 hour, or until sauce is bubbly and potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with fresh chives and a little cayenne pepper. Salt and pepper to taste. 

 

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By Crystal Toigo-Avila

 

These 8 weeks have been a definite experience. I have learned a lot about myself, and I am still working on improving some things. I have come to realize that when I eat unhealthy choices, or do not exercise, I tend to be extremely tired and just not motivated. The best way to stay on track is to just stay on track… Even minor screw ups can turn into a whole week of bad choices if you are not careful. It is so important to pay attention to how you treat your body. After this challenge is over, I am off to Mexico for a week, so I am going to try to get a lot of exercise in there. Our resort is huge, and apparently a lot of walking is expected, so that is goood! When we are back from Mexico, I am going to concentrate more and more on eating healthy and keeping up my bootcamps. This has been a great opportunity for me! Final body scan is next week. Crunch time! Wish me luck everyone!!

Crystal

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By Ashley Manky

 

Wowzers! Eight weeks have flashed by so quickly. I have learnt a lot about myself though:

1. I am a fat kid! I love food more then anyone I know, that includes healthy foods and unhealthy foods.

 

2. I hate exercise! I love doing stuff but hate going to the gym to exercise.

 

3. I have learnt how to fix the above problems lol.

 

4. The first problem is fixed by portion control and knowing what’s worth it. Is it worth eating a Popsicle that really isn’t my favourite colour? No, it isn’t. Is it worth indulging in a few bites of a Black Forest dump it cake? Yes, but just this once and watch what I eat carefully. Also fixing the problem by exploring new foods such as the gold kiwis (which are amazing), and by experimenting with new dishes.

 

5. Solution to the second problem is working out when I feel like it at home (elliptical and resistance bands). Also by getting outside and doing stuff: walking, sports, exploring anything that is active and fun.

 

6. (Not really something I learnt but keep reading) I have also met a bunch of new people who have helped me see what others are struggling with. The stories from each of these people have shown me a variety of emotions from laughter to tears. (Tears mainly from Ian Fletcher who’s exercise plan has killed me almost every other day). I want to thank every other green fighter, kins, and the other supporters we received in regards to diet, exercise, and body comp for being amazingly helpful on this journey.

 

7. We all need to work on maintaining a better us. We need to pass on our knowledge to the next generation. We need to fight for what we believe in. We can’t sit by idly and watch things crumble around us. Whether it be weight gain leading to obesity caused by lack of exercise or gmo plants that are slowly weeding out the heirloom the organic and the healthier foods. Take a stand for a healthier you and a healthier us Ashley