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Greenfield Produce is looking for a Distribution Manager to work in the head office in Ironwood, Richmond.

The Distribution Manager is responsible for supply chain management from Greenfield Produce and their vendors to Kin’s Farm Market and its affiliates. Product must be timely and accurately allocated.Strong communication, organization, and management skills are imperative for success.

Overseeing a staff of 2 – 5 people, the Distribution Manager must build an efficient and harmonious team environment that focuses on product turnover, customer service, and cross-department cooperation. Mentoring, developing, and training of staff are paramount job duties.

Planning and execution of company policies is critical, as is implementation of new ideas that generate work efficiencies, increased sales, and faster product rotation.

 

R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S  A N D  D U T I E S

 

- Fulfillment of store orders
- Ensure proper cost, selling prices, and margins at GFD and proper cost
- All product is correctly allocated to the correct store from the correct vendor in the right quantities and price with the right label at the right time
- Track daily/weekly inventory requirements to meet sales targets, ads, store booking, and orders
- Conduct meetings with Purchasing Manager, Buyers, Operation Team, Warehouse Manager,store managers, and vendors
- Review store orders for peculiarities, bringing forth concerns before finalization of order

- Confirm purchase orders
- Coordinate product allocation

 

Enforce all GFD policies:

 

- Aged inventory turnover
- GFD cash sale policy and regulations
- Work closely with other departments to achieve GFD forecasted performance metrics
- Prepare reports and data analysis as requested with pertinence

- Collect and update market information and prices for/from buyers
- Ensure Market News is accurate and timely updated to stores
- Follow-up with wholesaler vendors on any delivery maters or concerns
- Facilitate importation of product to GFD by ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed in a timely manner and provided to necessary parties including customs brokers and government agencies
- Participate in logistics setup, cost negotiation, coordination of on time arrival, and inquirie
- Oversee accuracy of invoices and related documents in and out of GFD and its suppliers Personnel Management
- Hiring, training, mentoring, and developing distribution staff
- Delegation of duties and follow-up on performance
- Preparing staff evaluations
- If merited, awarding of bonus/reward systems and/or disciplinary actions
- Addressing and professionally solving concerns
- Building a positive working environment that values a “can-do” attitude
- Staff scheduling
- Optimize resources for cost reduction;
- Ensure that all purchased products, supplies, and services conforms to specified requirements
- Responsible for the organization of the work area. Maintain neat and orderly working environment
- Management of all inventories of both Greenfield and wholesalers; Ensure all inventories are at optimal levels and appropriate for ongoing operations;
- Identify to management slow moving and obsolete inventory and ensure that action is taken to correct this;
- Complete duties in accordance with company’s code of ethics, organization policies,and applicable laws
- Follow all company product quality standards, work standards, and policies

- Maintain and develop good working relationships with suppliers, stores, co-workers, and other stakeholders of the company
- Analyze daily stock turnover of stores to ensure inventory on-hand at store level is healthy and sufficient to meet sales objectives
- Backup other team members where necessary when they are either away from work or in need of a helping hand;
- Provide feedback and actively participate in company meetings
- Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S F O R T H I S P O S I T I O N

 

1. Two years purchasing or retail experience and/or combination of related education and experience.

2. Two years managerial experience.

3. Strong familiarity with MS Office, email programs, and sales/purchasing systems.

4. Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

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 “DS-Mgr” 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.

bigstock_two_isolated_red_cherries_12357794CMYKOur premium Local Cherries are deliciously sweet and large in size. Their sweetness can be tasted as if they were picked fresh in your backyard!

Greenfield Produce Ltd. is looking for a full-time Shipper/Receiver to work at its Distribution Centre, in South Richmond, BC.

Reporting to the Logistics Manager, the Warehouse Shipper/Receiver will organize orders leaving the Distribution Centre and make sure inbound orders meet quality standards.

Responsibilities:

- Organize store orders prior to shipping, according to night shift instructions and procedures;

- Make sure skid quantities per store are correct;

- Maximize, optimize loads per route always maintaining product integrity;

- Unload trucks. Make sure quantity being received matches BL/invoices  and PO’s;

- Conducts quality checks of incoming orders to ensure quality meets Greenfield standards;

- Problem solving and trouble shooting of quality issues and perform quality reports;

- Ensure vendors adhere to CFIA labeling and packaging regulations;

- Ensure coolers and warehouse are clean, safe and well organized;

- Perform daily quality control checks as required;

- Perform prompt weight/count checks for compliance to PO’s. Enter data into system;

- Create great customer experiences and offer excellent service;

- Maintain knowledge of products, quality guidelines, and handling best practices;

Required Attributes/Skills/Competencies:

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

- Strong organizational, and time management skills to handle a dynamic, fast-paced working environment;

- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (for checking quality of products being received);

- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy;

- Exceptional customer service;

- Accountable, dependable;

- Possess a strong sense of ethics and integrity;

- Self-motivated and have the desire for continuous learning;

- Forklift and power jack experience is mandatory;

- Health & Safety knowledge;

- Computer knowledge (MS Office, MS Dynamics);

- 1-2 years warehouse experience, preferably within the fresh produce industry.

- Working in a variety of temperatures zones (coolers and dry goods areas).

Monday to Friday, from 05:00 to 13:00 hrs.

If you are interested into this opening, please submit your resume with a cover letter in a PDF format to:
fred.verreet@kinsfarmmarket.com

 

 

Greenfield Produce is currently looking for a full-time Warehouse Supervisor to work in the evening shift (5:00pm – 2:00am) from Sunday to Thursdays working in the warehouse located in Richmond, Ironwood, BC.

Job Responsibilities

· Follow and execute instructions in detail. Inform his/her superior of all changes in working conditions.

· Train other employees to ensure there is coverage at all times.

· Report the outcome of any important phase of warehouse operations fully, simply and accurately to WH Management when requested.

· Show courtesy and respect to WH Management and team members at all times.

· Look for better ways of doing things and offer ideas and suggestions for improvements to WH Management.

· Make every effort to set a good example with the helpful cooperation of other supervisors / foremen.

· Make every effort to interpret and explain company and warehouse policies and procedures accurately to your team members at all time.

· Be an example to your team members both at work and at play.

· Go out of your way to pat an employee on the back when he/she does a job exceptionally well. When necessary, reprimand in private. Always remember, “Praise in public and reprimand in private.

· Learn to know your team members individually.

· Always take time to give proper and adequate instruction to new employees and make them feel at home through proper job induction and orientation.

· Always be alert to keeping your work area safe and clean. Be ever mindful of the importance of good, clean and safe working conditions.

· Work environment. Ensure workplace is safe and harassment free. Ensure employees are treated fairly and without discrimination.

· Personnel responsibilities include guidance, employee relations, interviewing, hiring and training employees; minimize labour turnover, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance reviews; rewarding and disciplining.

· Monitor and maintain wages, employee work schedule, and weekly wages percentage according to company standards and warehouse needs.

· Employee Development. Guide, direct and evaluate employees to be recommended for positions of responsibility. Encourage and practice self-development by reading management books and taking management courses. Provide feedback on training needs to Training Team.

· Warehouse Packing Log + Daily Shipment Pick-Up Record, Driver Loading Record (Make sure information between these documents is compatible with the information from the “Assembly Log”.).

· Acknowledging receiving emails from co-workers, stores and suppliers and taking prompt action as much as possible.

· Carefully analyze every possible area of waste in the WH. Try to decide how wasted material or wasted effort can be corrected.

· Continually analyze ways and means of improving work performed in the WH. Take each job and look for possible ways that it can be performed more efficiently.
· Demonstrate self-motivation and ability to work effectively with little or no supervision.

· Continually analyze ways and means of improving work performed in the WH. Take each job and look for possible ways that it can be performed more efficiently.

· Organize and direct activities related to the daily operation of Greenfield Produce warehouse. This includes short-term planning, goal setting and targets.

· When receiving or shipping, follow respective Procedure Guidelines

Requirements:

· Must have vehicle to reach the Warehouse (Transit is limited during Operating Hours).

· Physical work where constant lifting of up to 50 lbs. (around 23kg) is required

· Working inside coolers (~ 36 F) 70% of the time

· Must have steel-toed boots
· Experience at order picking and palletizing

· Attention to detail and good English communication skills are musts; accuracy is essential and one of the major performance indicators
· Personal email to receive updates and information about the company on a regular basis

· The Warehouse Foreman has to have a valid BC driver’s license, and a valid forklift certificate.

· Tools and Equipment: Ability to operate manual dollies, manual platform lifts, manual and power pallet jacks, lift trucks, and hand tools (hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc), power tools (drills, cutters, etc.), and vehicles (cars, pick-up trucks, vans, etc.) used in warehouse operations.

· The Warehouse Foreman must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook Express and Internet.

· Participate in planning personnel safety and warehouse protection activities. Ensure employees handle products properly and with care.

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

When applying please Quote ‘Warehouse Supervisor’ in the subject line.

We thank everyone who is interested, please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for further processing.

Greenfield Produce is currently looking for a Part-time Warehouse Packer to work in the evening shift (5:30pm – 10:00pm) working in their warehouse located in Richmond, Ironwood, BC.

Basic Requirements:

- Must have vehicle to reach the Warehouse (Transit is limited during Operating Hours).

- Be able to work at least 3 days a week including weekend work

- Physical work where constant lifting of up to 50 lbs. (around 23kg) is required

- Working inside coolers (~ 36 F) 70% of the time – Must have steel-toed boots

- Must be Reliable and attend work on time

- Experience at order picking and palletizing are major assets

- Attention to detail and good English communication skills are musts; accuracy is essential and one of the major performance indicators

- Personal email to receive updates and information about the company on a regular basis

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: When applying please Quote ‘P/T Packer’ in the subject line.

We thank everyone who is interested, please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for further processing.

Kin’s Farm Market – Our New Westminster location in the Royal City Centre is hiring for stockers, promoters and cashiers.

This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking for a flexible schedule.

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 50 lbs 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 apply by sending your resume by email and put in the subject line “SA – NWS”

We appreciate everyone who has applied, but due to the high volume, only the applicants chosen will be contacted.

Kin’s Farm Market is rapidly growing and is currently looking for an energetic and hard working Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will report to the President and the Vice President of Support Center Operations, this position is responsible for performing the following duties:

Job Responsibilities

1. Assist in setting operation standards of the retail operations.
2. Creates effective evaluation system to monitor the store compliance to the system.
3. Promote new ideas on improving the operation processes and policies.
4. Analyses and reviews budget and peformance of operations to make plans and to show the group performance.
5. Objectively analyze the Key Performance Indicators of their store and financial management issues.
6. Communicates and reinforces compliance to the operational standards.
7. Develops annual budget for the operations department.
8. Develop annual action plans for the department.
9. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
10. Through direct reports, guide operations in assigned stores within established company policies, procedures, and standards.
11. Reviews operational records and reports to project store sales and profitability.
12. Aware of competition and consult with Stores to ensure most appropriate actions.
13. Provides input and feedback to purchasing department on product selection, pricing, promotion and sales estimates and products.
14. To be updated general produce industry and local conditions; taking the appropriate actions and making the appropriate recommendations.
15. Coordinates with the Marketing department for store promotional activities.
16. Handles disputes among customer complaints.
17. Develop store merchandise display layout for stores and monitor store quality and displays to ensure they are up to Kin’s standard.
18. Monitor and review service contracts.
19. Issues warning and notice defaults to stores to maintain operation manual and Kin’s standard.

Requirement

- This position requires a Business Bachelor’s degree education.
- 3-10 years of related experience and training (preferably in a chained produce).
- Strong English communication skills: reading, writing and speaking.
- Must have a vehicle to commute through out the Lower Mainland
- Comfortable with using MS Office on the computer.

If you’re interested, please send your cover letter and resume and quote “SC-OM” to HR@kinsfarmmarket.com. 

Thank-you to everyone who are interested in working at Kin’s Farm Market.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


KIN’S FARM MARKET – MARKETING ASSOCIATE

 

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Richmond, BC, CANADA

Job Category: Marketing

Industry: Food / Produce Retail

Company Url: http://www.kinsfarmmarket.com

Email your resume: marketing@kinsfarmmarket.com

 

Kin’s Farm Market is looking for an energetic individual to join our team for the Marketing Associate position. Kin’s Farm Market is a retail chain of high quality produce stores, with 31 locations in BC and Ontario. If you are enthusiastic, hard working and creative, we would like to speak with you.

 

SUMMARY:

To provide marketing, communications and administrative support under the supervision of the Marketing Manager

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To provide support to the Marketing team in the areas below:

 Events

 Media Relations

 Market Research

 Advertising

 Promotions

 Website

 Social Media

 Administration

40 hours a week, Five days a week and must work on Saturdays and/or Sundays when assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

 Strong MS Office knowledge

 Basic Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign

 Word Press Experience is as asset

 Basic iMovie knowledge

 A minimum of two years of college or university education in Marketing, Communications or Business Administration

 At least one year of work experience in marketing or closely related field

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

This full time position offers a competitive salary package including full benefits and flexibility for growth.

 

 

 

Kin’s Farm Market — Our West 12th Ave. and Cambie store in Vancouver is looking to hire a Part-Time (4 hours to start), working towards a full-time Sales Associates.

Ideal candidates must have a flexible schedule; be able to work anytime between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm, 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 50 lbs 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 apply by sending your resume by email and put in the subject line “SA – CSQ”

We appreciate everyone who has applied, but due to the high volume, only the applicants chosen will be contacted.

Kin’s Farm Market — Hiring — Sales Associates

Kin’s Farm Market — Our Park Royal store in West Vancouver is looking for a Sales Associate and a Promoter.

Store Hours: 
Everyday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Expecting Hours:

Sales Associate 9-10 hours per week at the starting. Night time (4:00pm-7:00pm)
Promoter 15-20 hours per week (flexible)

Job Responsibilities

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

Customer Service (Promoter):

-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 apply by sending your resume by email and put in the subject line “SA – PRL”

We appreciate everyone who has applied, but due to the high volume, only the applicants chosen will be contacted.