Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

 Come start your career with Nature’s Fare Markets!

We’re Hiring!   Langley Store Manager

Voted Retailer of the Year by the Canadian Health Food Association an unprecedented five times, Nature’s Fare is an innovative company that encourages employees to grow and thrive within our organization. We are proud to be the first retailer in Canada to earn B Corp status (www.bcorporation.net), and we know that our actions speak louder than words. We are a different kind of company – one that puts employees’ needs first, one that is deeply committed to preserving the environment and reducing our corporate footprint, one that encourages innovation and creativity, and one that is dedicated to our communities.

As a store manager we will empower you to lead a team of creative, diverse, and dedicated individuals towards achieving a mutual vision. You will lead your team by fostering a positive environment and providing coaching and mentoring for your employees. You will build the business by creating customer loyalty and financial success, and you will manage all store operations by creating synergies and solutions.

You will think like an entrepreneur to solve problems, analyze data, build the Nature’s Fare brand, and create happy and loyal customers.

We are looking for individuals who have:

  • 5 years management experience
  • Passion for organic food and natural medicine
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Outstanding interpersonal ability and customer service skills

We want to help you build your management skills and business acumen. We provide a learning environment which will inspire and motivate you to succeed! Apply online today!               www.naturesfare.com

 

 

SUPPLEMENTS DEPARTMENT

FULL-TIME (POTENTIAL TEAM LEADER OPPORTUNITY)

AND PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 

 Harmony Whole Foods Market, Orangeville’s leading natural product retailer for over 35 years, is seeking knowledgeable, enthusiastic, energetic, detail-oriented staff for our supplements department.

 

Supplements experience/holistic education accreditation preferred; must possess the ability to work well in a team environment and a passion for supporting our customers on their journey to vibrant health!

Please email your cover letter and resume to info@harmonymarket.com.

No phone calls please; only those applicants who are contacted will be invited for an interview.

 

 

Naturopath and supplement manager

A Votre Sante, a longstanding health food store in Westmount, is looking for a Naturopath and supplement manager. Knowledge of current supplement brands and their applications is a must. We offer high quality organic produce and groceries, supplements, bulk herbs, cosmetics and much more. This is for a full time position and all applicants must be available to work at least one weekend day, and 3 week days. Must be bilingual. Please stop by our store with your CV during the daytime if interested or send via email to votre.sante@gmail.com.  Only individuals with pertinent experience will be considered.
 
À Votre Santé est un magasin d'aliments naturels situé dans Westmount où sont offerts des aliments biologiques de première qualité ainsi que des suppléments alimentaires et vitaminiques, des herbes en vrac, des produits cosmétiques et bien plus encore. Nous cherchons présentement un(e) naturopathe et gérant(e) de supplements qui serait intéressé(e) par un emploi à temps plein et qui serait disponible au moins trois jours par semaine et une journée de fin de semaine. Le(la) candidat(e) doit être bilingue.  Si vous êtes intéressé(e)s par notre offre, veuillez soit passer en magasin avec votre CV, ou l’envoyer par courriel avotre.sante@gmail.com.  Seulement les personnes avec expérience pertinente seront pris(e) en considération.
 
Job Type: Full-time
Required education: High school or equivalent
Required experience:  Health Food Store: 2 years

 

 

GROCERY BUYER / SUPERVISOR

A FULL TIME POSITION

Tara Natural Foods has been a well established health food store in downtown Kingston, Ontario for over 40 years. The store has hardwood floors and beautiful high ceilings. As soon as you step in the first thing you smell is our fantastic selection of spices.

We offer full time staff a health benefit program which currently is 50% employer subsidized. We also offer staff discounts .

The successful candidate will be able to foster good communication and work relationship skills with peers and upper management. They will have a proactive solution oriented approach to challenges.

We are looking for someone who has a minimum of 3 years of purchasing experience. Grocery and HABA purchasing experience is highly preferred. The successful candidate will be able to work on their feet for much of the day and be comfortable with lifting boxes weighing up to 30 pounds. This position offers a starting wage of between $ 16.00 to $ 18.00 per hour which is dependent upon the expertise and experience of the candidate.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to vitamins@taranaturalfoods.com. We will only contact candidates that we choose for an interview.

Job Title : Grocery Supervisor

Reports to : General Manager

Basic Functions

Monitor and determine the timing and quantity of items to purchase based on a detailed understanding of vendor,  category, market, and forecasting indicators.

Coordinate orders and deals with suppliers with the supervision and council of the General Manager

 Manage inventory to ensure adequate supply is on hand at all times , without keeping a large inventory

Through timely ordering keep losses and write offs to a minimum

Be proactive when ordering seasonal stock

Maintain good stock rotation

Obtain credits from suppliers as appropriate

Ensure that all products displayed are well dated and that dated products are managed in a responsible manner to minimize losses

Keep losses and write offs to a minimum and obtain the required credits from suppliers whenever possible

Closely monitor and purge reduced shelves and cart

Follow store distribution or disposal of dated products

Deal responsibly with the special order requests and ensure that the customers are satisfied

Establish vendor relationships supporting collaboration and management objectives

May be required to attend trade shows

Required to attend  staff meetings and product training sessions

Marketing

Follow directives from General Manager for marketing for sales, promotions, flyers and events.

Insure that all signage is displayed prominently and removed as required in a timely manner.

Pricing

Ensure that all products are listed correctly and that pricing is clear and correct on the shelves and in promotional areas

Review pricing on a regular basis

Customer Service

Assist customers whenever required and give the best service and information available

Provide staff with accurate information they need to pass on to customers and other staff

When required research products within reason to answer customer queries

Has the authority to deal with customer returns  and refunds

Communications and Interactions

Effectively communicate with General Manager regularly regarding inventory and concerns that affect sales

Stay in regular communication with all staff

In a timely manner provide all invoices and other requested materials

Miscellaneous

May be called upon to perform duties outside this job description as needed for the optimal functioning of Tara Natural Foods

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required

  1. Decision making in executing replenishment and inventory management activities,
  2. Subject matter expert on one or more product categories,
  3. Ability to foster vendor relationships while achieving performance objectives,
  4. Possesses a high degree of professionalism, tact, and persistence,
  5. Possesses superior analytical skills and communication skills,
  6. Possesses the ability to solve complex problems in an expeditious fashion,
  7. Proficiency required in the use of Microsoft Office especially Microsoft Word and Excel

Education/Training Required

Minimum of 3 years of purchasing experience required; grocery and HABA purchasing experience highly preferred. A valid first aid certificate is required.

 

Harmony Whole Foods Market, Orangeville (Sept. 21,2016)

Harmony Whole Foods Market, Orangeville's leading natural product retailer for over 30 years, is seeking a knowledgeable, enthusiastic,
energetic, detail-oriented full-time team member for our supplements department.  Must have exceptional customer service skills, supplements experience/holistic education accreditation, the ability to work well in a team environment and a passion for supporting our customers on their journey to vibrant health!
Please email your cover letter and resume to info@harmonymarket.com.
No phone calls please; only those applicants who are contacted will be invited for an interview.

 

Platinum Naturals

 Platinum Naturals is one of Canada’s leading supplement, health & wellness companies.  Platinum Naturals has a great reputation in improving the lives of Canadians across the country and we are currently celebrating our 20th anniversary.  Specializing in sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution of these products, we work with many retail partners and independent health stores to deliver outstanding performance.  Platinum Naturals is an industry leader and innovator with a focus on delivering more actives and improving the health and wellbeing of our community.  Our head office is based out of Richmond Hill, Ontario and we have a strong national sales force to which we’re looking to continue to build and solidify.  We offer excellent career opportunities to those who are looking for a rewarding, fulfilling and challenging career.
 
We are currently seeking a dynamic, experienced and highly motivated sales professional to join our team as a Sales Account Manager in the GTA West area.  Reporting to the Director of Sales, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for growing our business by delivering top level customer service and education to our retail community.  At the same time this role requires the development of new customers through effective prospecting and sales techniques.  We are committed to our retailers and as such we strive for excellence in sales and service with a positive attitude and a solutions based way of thinking.
 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
 
Develop account growth plans to achieve sales targets based on the Company’s strategic objectives
Collaborate with management and sales support staff to develop new business strategy and plans to maximize growth in geographically defined sales territory
Plan and direct the achievement of sales volume, product distribution and merchandising objectives with a specified list of direct and indirect accounts
Conducting face to face meetings with buyers and co-ordinating programs for product sell-in and to support sell through
Create product demand in the territory by helping the customers resell, through effective product knowledge/education, training, merchandising, etc…
Maintain a high level of service to existing customers and new customers.
Provide account coverage consistent with the national/territory call frequency guidelines each calendar year
Maintain accurate reports with respect to sales, prospects and follow-up (monthly activity reports, territory status reports, etc.); complete and submit the required administration/evaluation reports in a timely manner
Participate in corporate marketing activities such as conferences, trade shows, consumer shows, retail and trade events
Create opportunities to increase customer brand awareness, product understanding and brand exposure; this may include radio shows, retailer events including demos and educational product training, etc...
Educate retail staff members on the benefits of our products on a regular basis, particularly with top accounts.    Education is essential in terms of building sales and brand support.
Proactively analyze territory trends, plan for growth opportunities and execute effectively to maximize sales potential
Develop and maintain a customer call cycle plan that supports a geographically defined sales territory with a focus on inventory management and merchandizing. 
Spend about 75% of your time on the road and maintain a home office for administration duties.  Identify and pursue the opening of new accounts
Report on the activity of competitors and retailers
Maintain courteous relationships with all customers
Comply with company policies, practices and instructions
 
 
REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  Minimum 3 years B2B/outside sales experience, selling to Health accounts.  A background working in the nutraceutical, sports nutrition, fitness or pharmaceutical industry will be an asset.
Post secondary education is preferred.
Excellent computer skills including MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoit) and the ability to interpret and analyze sales reports.
Fast thinking, adaptable, with a strong and vivid imagination and outside the box approach
Ability to creatively execute intended strategies and goals, drive results and invent new ways to grow business within the territory.
A result-oriented individual with a proven track record of sales success
An extrovert with strong communications, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
Ability to interpret information and provide consultation and expert advice to customers and management.
Effective negotiation and business planning skills.
Must possess a valid Class G drivers license and have a vehicle to use daily
Platinum Naturals offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, if you are a fit and are interested in joining our team; please forward your resume to joe.dodig@platinumnaturals.com

 

Nature's Fare Markets Job Posting

 

 Head Office –  Full time Commissary Baker           -   Full time Commissary Cook                                                                 

                      -  Corporate Vitamin Purchaser                                                                                                                 

 Kelowna –     Full time Grocery Manager                                                     

-       Part time Vitamins

-       Part time Bistro

-       Part time cash

Langley –       Assistant Manager

-       Head Cashier

-       Full time Grocery

-       Part time Vitamins

Penticton –    Full time Vitamins

West Kelowna – Part time Bistro/Cash

White Rock – Full time Grocery Department Head

-       Part time Bistro

-       Part time Grocery

-       Part time Vitamins

Apply at: http://careers.naturesfare.com/Account/Login?returnUrl=%2FJob%2FApply%2F2016WR001&redirectFromApply=True

 

 

In-Store Product Specialist

We’re looking for enthusiastic, dynamic, motivated people who share our passion for health & happiness to join our demo team in the GTA.

As an In-store Product Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to interact with customers in health food stores to promote Genuine Health products. This includes product sampling, communicating product features and benefits, and encouraging sales.

This is the ideal opportunity for those who:

  • Have a background or interest in health and nutrition
  • Are outgoing and personable
  • Possess excellent communication skills and enjoy working with the public
  • Are a quick learner and have a professional and positive work attitude
  • Enjoy working independently but also excel when working as part of a team
  • Have tried Genuine Health’s products and can provide experiential feedback
  • Previous experience with in‐store demonstrations, merchandising, retail sales and/or customer service would be an asset
  • Own a car

We offer:

  • Part‐time, flexible weekday evening and weekend shifts
  • Competitive wages
  • Product training
  • Ability to purchase product at a reduced rate

About Genuine Health:

At Genuine Health we are inspired by our customers, our people, our products and our passion for health. Our vision is to change the way people are nourished. Over the past 20 years the company that started with one product is now one of the largest natural products companies in Canada.

To apply:

Please e‐mail your résumé to joannar@genuinehealth.com. We thank all interested candidates in advance for their application. However, only those that we feel are best suited for this position will be contacted.

 

Business for Sale: Nutrition House Franchise


nutrition houseLocation: Lynden Park Mall, Brantford, ON
Years Established in Brantford: 16
No of Employees: 5
Size: 1,152 sq. Z (includes retail floor space, clinic set up and washroom in back)
Terms: $129,000 plus inventory; financing available OAC


Franchise Comments: How would you like to own an established business and spend every day helping people resolve their health issues? Nutrition House is Canada’s leading natural health products franchise with 70+ stores across Canada. Our products include all national brands, as well as exclusive brands of vitamins & supplements to support energy, weight loss, joint care, bone health, cardiovascular health, body care, sports nutrition, and much more!
Store Comments: Everything already in place. Take over and support our loyal customer base. There is an on-site health clinic in the back room available for use by natural health practitioners to attract new customers and make incremental sales. Brantford is a growing community and Lynden Park Mall is planning a major expansion to become a regional destination shopping centre in the area, for many years to come

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Reason for Selling: Owner started her family and planning for future expansion.
If interested please contact: Toll free 1-888-628-3811 or 416-722-6949

 

Job Postings

natures fare

 

 

Nature’s Fare Markets in Vernon is looking for a part time Vitamin Consultant to become a team member in our award winning store. Nature’s Fare is the four-time recipient of the Canadian Health Food Association’s Best Retailer in Canada and is annually recognized as being the Best Health Food Store in the Okanagan by the readers of Okanagan Life magazine. We are also leaders in our communities and have become Canada’s first retail B Corp company (www.bcorporation.net). Nature’s Fare is a BC owned and operated business that is dedicated to the needs of our customers, staff, and communities. We offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits program, and exciting staff incentives.

The successful candidate for this position will:

Have excellent customer skills

Have great interpersonal and communication skills

Be a superior team player

Have great organizational skills

Be a great multi tasker

Have a passion for healthy living

Have a positive attitude

The requirements of this position include:

Knowledge of vitamins and supplements

Availability to work evenings and weekends

Retail and customer service experience

At Nature’s Fare we are guided by a strong set of core values:

We Believe in People

We Believe in Doing the Right Thing

We Believe in Challenging the Status Quo

We Believe in Healthy Communities

We Believe in Having Fun

 
 

We use these values to make good choices that positively affect our employees, our customers, our communities, and our environment

Contact: careers@naturesfare.com


SISU Inc. Account Manager – Southwestern Ontario

SISU Inc., (www.sisu.com), an NBTY Inc. company, manufactures vitamins and other health supplements that are recognized for their quality and efficacy. It is our mission to be the leader in providing high quality alternative health products and services that substantially improve the wellness in the community.

At SISU, we are always looking for energetic and qualified individuals to join our fast growing team and help continue our dedication in manufacturing superior products. We are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Account Manager in Southwestern Ontario. This outside sales position reports to the Regional Sales Manager and preference will be given to candidates that reside in the territory. This position offers commensurate compensation, an attractive benefits package and the chance to be part of a growing company in the wellness industry.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Degree or Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in marketing, business, merchandising or nutrition
  • 3-5 years of related sales experience and/or 3 years of retail/customer service.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Well organized, time-efficient and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent and accurate verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to motivate for optimal performance and build relationships with others
  • Ability to be diplomatic, maintain high integrity and honesty.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

THE PRIMARY DUTIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:

In a cost efficient manner, within specified geographic territory and accounts and specified trade spending budgets:

  • Plan and direct the achievement of volume, distribution and merchandising objectives with a specified list of direct and indirect accounts
  • Create product demand in the territory by helping the customers resell, through effective merchandising and product knowledge/education
  • Maintain account coverage consistent with the national/territory call frequency guidelines each calendar year
  • Complete required administration/evaluation reports in a timely manner
  • Report the activity of competitors/retailers
  • Maintain and develop strong professional relationships with all customers
  • Comply with company policies, practice and instructions
  • Identify and pursue the opening of new accounts

Please forward your resume and cover letter to Harbinder Jassal, Manager, Human Resources at hr@sisu.com or by fax at 604.420.4892. We appreciate your interest in SISU, however, only candidates considered for the position will be contacted.


 

national nutrition
Retail Store Manager

About You
Do you have high energy and like to work in a fast paced environment?  Do you have several years of experience of helping people with their health? Are you ready to use your natural product knowledge and customer service skills to lead a team of Natural Supplements Advisors?

If you said “yes” to these questions, then you could be a good fit for the Retail Manager position at National Nutrition.

About Us
National Nutrition is Canada’s award winning, number one online and in-store retailer of nutritional supplements.  In 2014 we were voted Canada’s best health food store – in large part because of the great people who work with us each day.

About the Position
As National Nutrition’s Retail Store Manager, you will be responsible for a diverse group of people, all with the goal of ensuring that our customers receive the nutritional supplements they need to maintain their health in a timely and reliable fashion.

Position Details
– Number of positions available: 1
– Type:  Full Time
– Department: Retail
– Reports to: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer
– Salary: $60,000+
– Start Date: March 2016
– Expected Availability: Monday to Friday with alternating weekends

Core Competencies
You are expected to have a command of each of the professional skills below:

3+ years of Health Food Store Retail Management. Excellent leadership, communication and team building skills Natural ability to communicate various supplements to continuously improve customers health
Exceptional problem solving, solution based mind-set and flexibility during ongoing change Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Approachable and friendly demeanor
Extremely high energy with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment Advanced computer skills. Use of multiple websites, software and applications, Email, MS Office and more
Ability to lead a team and contribute to achieving the goal of superior customer service Excellent organization skills and record keeping

Responsibilities

– Offer highest level customer experience for in store customers
– Assist several customers with continuous “above and beyond” service
– Train and educate staff on supplements and natural health products industry topics
– Scheduling, staffing and human resources for entire department
– Store merchandising, display set up, demos and sales and promotions

How to apply
If you think you would make a great addition to our team please submit your resume and accompanying cover letter.

Apply Now

More Job Info

Careers page at National Nutrition
http://www.nationalnutrition.ca/careers.aspx

Video

What customers are saying about National Nutrition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAlRTPSa_bI

What staff are saying about National Nutrition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGJgVmbESYk


Veteran Sales Representative looking for opportunities in Saskatchewan:
 
17 years of Health and Grocery Sectors.
 
Contracted with various companies and key role in building supplement line in Western Canada..
 
Educator and Homepathic background.
 
Resume on Linked In.
 
Able to start immediately.
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Michelle Vande Velde
Email:michellev@sasktel.net
Cell.306.551.5603



genuine health logo
Inside Sales Representative (Bilingual – English/French)


Full time, Permanent
Location: Genuine Health’s Head Office, Toronto, Ontario
Date: January 18, 2016


The Opportunity


Genuine Health currently has an exciting opportunity for a bilingual (English/French) Inside Sales
Representative to join our team and work out of our head office. The purpose of this position is to secure
and grow Genuine Health’s sales and merchandising/marketing objectives within assigned accounts. This
role helps develop business plans, provides sales forecasting to meet assigned sales goals, delivers
effective customer service to assigned accounts and effectively communicates account and competitive
activities to Sales and Marketing management.

About Genuine Health:   Who We Are


At the heart of Genuine Health is our belief that if people are healthy and happy, they can do well for
themselves and for others. If we can positively affect people’s health and happiness, then we have the
potential to positively affect the world.
As pioneers in the industry, from the very beginning we have been committed to quality and
consciousness in every step of creating the highest quality natural supplements that promote health,
beauty and performance. Starting with revolutionary formulations based on research-proven ingredients,
we design innovative products to deliver only the best in efficacy and safety. Genuine Health has built a
brand synonymous not only with physical and mental well-being, but also with social and environmental
awareness and action, by promoting earth-friendly choices and weaving social responsibility into the
fabric of the brand and all that we do. This is validated by our status as the first Natural Supplement
Company to receive certification as a B Corporation™. As a BCorp, we embrace committing to
continuous high standards and transparency in operations, actions and impacts, as well as the
opportunity to inspire and encourage other businesses towards a vision of standardized social and
ecological accountability.


Our Benefits


Genuine Health offers a competitive compensation package, an exceptional benefits program, and a work
environment where our team members are highly engaged. Some of the benefits that our team members
enjoy include:
• Performance bonuses
• Internal training and education assistance program
• Fitness subsidy
• Flex-time and/or telecommuting options
• Group insurance (life, health, dental, disability)
• Group RRSP and charitable donation matching programs
• Free product and the ability to participate in the Friends & Family product programs
• And more…


Key Responsibilities


• Meeting and/or exceeding target sales volumes for assigned accounts and overall Insides Sales
portfolio
• Managing accounts through ongoing relationship development
• Securing and maintaining optimal product distribution
• Executing marketing promotions for each account
• Monitoring and reporting on competitor activity
• Completing all administrative functions and reports, including expense budgets
• Providing superior customer service to maintain and grow existing accounts
• Attending trade shows throughout the year as requested


Skills and Qualifications


• Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma
• 1-3 years sales experience; ideally in the natural health industry
• Proven relationship development skills
• Results oriented and ability to meet sales goals and targets
• Superior time management and organizational skills
• Bilingual in English and French with excellent verbal/written communication skills
• Experience working in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment
• Strong understanding of the natural health industry


Please submit your resume in confidence to resumes@kirwingroup.ca. Please include the title of the
position in the subject line of your email.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Genuine Health is an equal opportunity employer.

 


A great job in a great community – Kootenay Co-op General Manager

The Kootenay Co-op is seeking a General Manager with solid retail grocery experience to make a significant
difference to community well-being. We are a dynamic consumer-owned food cooperative that is a major
presence in the vibrant community of Nelson, British Columbia. We have 13,000 member-owners, over 100 staff
and annual sales of $13.3 million (2015). We actively promote local farmers and suppliers and last year donated
over $100,000 to community groups. In Fall 2016, after 41 successful years of operation, the store will move into
our own custom-built 20,000-square foot premises.


About the job: The GM is responsible for the overall management of the Co-op and its ancillary operations. As a
“leader of leaders,” the General Manager will:
1. Demonstrate understanding of how to engage member-owners and work effectively with Board
members and other volunteers.
2. Balance a talent for role clarification, personal humility and professional effectiveness in leading and
mentoring strong teams of managers and staff.
3. Lead by example in promoting integrity, respect, transparency, responsibility, accountability and
initiative at all levels of the organization.
4. Build a shared sense of purpose and enthusiasm around an organizational culture based on the Cooperative
Principles.
5. Demonstrate excellent communication skills orally and in writing, using appropriate processes for
different purposes.
6. Apply emotional intelligence to identify and manage his or her emotions and those of others in order to
enhance problem-solving, collaboration and the working environment.
7. Create a safe environment in which to solicit, consider and apply varied perspectives and critical
thinking to improve service delivery, planning and decision-making.
8. Act as a role model to inspire Co-op managers and staff to high performance, work-life balance and
personal professional development.
9. Apply a mature understanding of organizational development to introduce, prioritize and manage innovation.


Our ideal candidate will have experience with: Bottom-line responsibility for all aspects of running a large
retail food enterprise, including strategic planning, operations, capital and cash planning, forecasting and
reporting, perishable inventory, pricing strategy and margin control; foodservice equipment and commercial
building management; supervisory responsibilities, such as hiring, training, evaluating and coaching,
compensating, disciplining; establishing shared goals within a management teamgmsearch@kootenay.coop; working directly with
boards of directors; communicating with the general public, media, businesses and community organizations.


About our area: Located halfway between Vancouver and Calgary, surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains on the
shores of pristine Kootenay Lake, Nelson, BC, is the hub of a thriving region famous for its all-season
recreation, alternative culture and arts scene. As the service centre for an area population of about 75,000, and
home to over 350 restored heritage buildings, Nelson has a diverse economy with unique shopping
opportunities and many exceptional educational programs for children and youth. Thanks to the mild climate,
you can ski without freezing in the winter and fish without scorching in the summer. This makes Nelson a
paradise for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.


How to Apply: Please submit your résumé with a cover letter describing your suitability to
gmsearch@kootenay.coop. Submissions will be accepted through Feb 26th. Kootenay Co-op offers a
competitive salary and benefits package.


Position title: Local Organic Food Co-ops Network Executive Director (ED)

This position manages and coordinates the activities of the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network. This position is responsible for fund-raising and financial management of the Network, monitoring expenditures and meeting the budget requirements as agreed to by the Steering Committee. The person is responsible for regular reports to the host Ontario Natural Food Co-op’s General Manager that can be forwarded to or summarized for the ONFC Board.
 
Broadly, ED responsibilities include:
 
Governance of the LOFC Network
Strategic planning
Development and oversight of membership structure, drives, etc.
Fundraising
Financial management
Partnership development and networking
Project Management (Co-op Field Schools)
Public presentations and media appearances
Communications (external and internal)
Supervision of staff, contract staff, volunteers and students
Human resources
Ongoing support or coordination of peer and mentor support for food and farm co-ops during all stages of development
 
Please submit a letter summarizing interest and qualifications, and a CV to lofchiring@gmail.com by February 16, 2016. No calls please.


organikaPosition Title: Brand Ambassador (GTA)

Department: Marketing &Graphics

Immediate Supervisor: Brand Manager

Employment Classification: Part-time event based

COMPANY INFORMATION

Organika Health Products Inc.® is a privately held company celebrating 25 years of positively impacting people’s health—and happiness—through our supplements. Once a small Canadian company with a big vision, we now lead globally in clinical research and formula development. We offer over 540 NPN approved health supplements so safe yet effective, naturopathic doctors recommend them. We’re a world-class manufacturer and distributor with our supplements going out to 28 countries. Come celebrate our 25 years of positively impacting people’s health and be part of the team.

Job Description

Do you love natural health and wake up with a smoothie full of plant-based protein, Maca and a little Spirulina? Organika is currently looking for Brand Ambassadors to promote natural health products. Organika is looking for extremely personable, engaging and passionate people who are knowledgeable in nutrition and live a healthy lifestyle. We are looking for candidates who are looking to be the face of the brand at various field-marketing events.

**This is a part-time event based position. Work hours will be subject to event availability**

Key Responsibilities

  • Sampling Organika products in retail locations and at events
  • Engage, interact and encourage the purchase of Organika products
  • Educating retail sales associates on natural health products
  • Host marketing events relevant to the brand and to the territory
  • Maintain relationships with existing sales accounts and assist with in store merchandising
  • Communication of success stories, key learning’s and other activities to Field Marketing Coordinator
  • Organization and hosting of in-store retail demos
  • Coordination with store managers and demo coordinators on schedules, product levels and demo guidelines

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience as a demo or sampling representative in the health industry or in the marketing industry
  • 1-2 years relevant experience in events, promotions
  • Must be available to work weekends and/or week nights
  • Knowledgeable in nutrition and health
  • Strong customer service background
  • Strong team player but also possessing the ability to work independently
  • Access to a vehicle is mandatory
  • Flexible to work evenings and weekends
  • Available to sample
  • Computer reporting experience
  • Holistic Nutritionist, Nutritionist experience is an asset
  • Experience working in a health food stores also an asset
  • Bilingual in mandarin or French also an asset
  • Self-starter

Bonus Assets

  • Has the ability to thrive and laugh under pressure.
  • Habitually exceeds expectations.
  • Enjoys dynamic, high energy environments.

What is it like working at Organika®?

  • Organika offers a friendly working environment
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • We offer a good benefits package
  • Fun events year round
  • Open door management
  • We have sense of humor
  • We’ll make you feel part of the family
  • We provide support and training and motivate you to reach your goals

Application Process

  • We accept email applications only. Please no calls, or drop-ins.

Check Us Out At:

  • www.organika.com

Follow Us On:

  • Facebook /OrganikaHealth
  • Instagram /OrganikaHealth

organikaPosition Title: Accounts Payable Clerk

Department: Accounting

Immediate Supervisor: Controller/ Accounting Manager

Employment Classification: Permanent Full-Time

COMPANY INFORMATION

Organika Health Products Inc.® is a privately held company celebrating 25 years of positively impacting people’s health—and happiness—through our supplements. Once a small Canadian company with a big vision, we now lead globally in clinical research and formula development. We offer over 540 NPN approved health supplements so safe yet effective, naturopathic doctors recommend them. We’re a world-class manufacturer and distributor with our supplements going out to 28 countries. Come celebrate our 25 years of positively impacting people’s health and be part of the team.

Job Description

Reporting to the Controller, the Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for the accurate and timely entry of invoices into Adagio. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years accounts payable experience, preferably in the manufacturing industry.

Key Responsibilities

1. Accomplishes accounts payable by planning; monitoring; adhering to Accounting policies and procedures.

2. Processes high volume accounts payable invoices, check runs, EFT payments

3. Responds to queries from vendors and department managers.

4. Updates payables by coordination and monitoring bank remittance transactions.

5. Assists in the preparation of various reconciliations – Visa card, bank statement, GL account.

6. Resolves account discrepancies; liaises with appropriate departments and customers as required.

7. Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

8. Performs support function including filing, scanning and other requests.

9. Other duties and tasks as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

1. At least 3 years prior experience in accounts payable.

2. Personal attributes must include internal control oriented, team player, and strong problem solving skills.

3. Experience in a computerized and fast paced environment.

4. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

5. Advanced proficiency in Adagio Accounting Software and Excel.

6. Detail-oriented and with organizational and time management skills.

7. Able to work collaboratively with others at a multicultural setting and at all levels of the company.

8. Previous experience in the pharmaceutical or natural health products industry, or manufacturing industry, is an asset.

Bonus Assets

  • Has the ability to thrive and laugh under pressure.
  • Habitually exceeds expectations.
  • Enjoys dynamic, high energy environments.What is it like working at Organika®?
  • Organika offers a friendly working environment
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • We offer a good benefits package
  • Fun events year round
  • Open door management
  • We have sense of humor
  • We’ll make you feel part of the family
  • We provide support and training and motivate you to reach your goals

Application Process

  • We accept email applications only. Please no calls, or drop-ins.

Check Us Out At:

Follow Us On:

  • Facebook /OrganikaHealth
  • Instagram /OrganikaHealth


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