Current Positions

-- Part-Time Store Clerk --

Looking for an exciting career opportunity? BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is looking for an individual to join our marketplace team and fill a position as a Part-time Store Clerk in our Kelowna store.

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative (BCTFC) is owned by fruit growers throughout the entire Okanagan Valley, employs approximately 500 employees, and operates multiple facilities. Representing over 500 growers, we market fresh tree fruits including, apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, prunes and grapes.

The successful applicant will report directly to the Retail Store Manager and be responsible for selling vegetables, local product, and BCTFC fruits grown right in the Okanagan Valley, while providing excellent customer service and exuding passion for the industry.

The successful applicant will have the following key accountabilities:
• Welcome customers, maintain knowledge and help them with the selection of merchandise
• Organize and maintain cleanliness of sales area, stock and face shelves
• Fill racks and bins, rotating products, recording shrink
• Unload and receive freight
• Adhere to opening and closing responsibilities
• Field and respond to inquiries, requests, and complaints in a professional manner

The successful applicant will be qualified by possessing the following key attributes:
• Ability to deal with any customer complaints/or inquiries
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to stay organized and on-task
• Excellent customer service skills
• Able to lift 40lbs
• Strong communication and listening skills
• 2+ years in a customer service role
• Must be willing to work a rotating schedule that includes weekends

How to apply?

This position will range from 24-32 hours a week and wage will be dependent on experience. Please note that jewelry is not allowed during work hours, and steel toed shoes will be required for safety reasons.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and hourly wage expectations to hr@bctree.com quoting Part-time Store Clerk in the subject line by September 9th, 2016. BC Tree Fruits thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those under consideration for the position will be contacted.

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-- Store Manager --

Growers Supply Company Limited, a long established supplier of agricultural, nursery and garden center products is currently seeking a motivated and dedicated individual as a full-time Store Manager at our Kelowna location.

We are looking for a talented store manager to assign and direct all work performed in our largest location and to supervise all areas of operation. The Store Manager will manage the warehouse and counter sales staff, foster a positive environment and ensure customer satisfaction and proper store operation. The Store manager must endorse safe work practices and ensure they are followed in this fast paced and very busy environment. The successful candidate will have a hands-on approach and will be committed to the expansion and success of the business by implementing strategies that increase productivity and enable sales targets achievement.

Store Manager Responsibilities?
• Understand, support, and enforce proper company operations, and safe policies and procedures
• Inventory Management
• Adhere to procedures regarding transportation of dangerous goods
• Oversee receiving and dispatch of goods
• Monitor and control employee work schedules to ensure adequate staffing
• Respectfully provide coaching and feedback for staff members
• Exercise independent judgment and discretion in carrying out all managerial duties
• Assist Store Operations Manager and General Manager in all aspects of managerial duties as required
• Bring out the best of the branch’s personnel by providing training, coaching, development and motivation
• Manage the security and safety of the property by implementing and maintaining security and safety policies and procedures. Alerts staff of any changes.
• Address customer and employee satisfaction issues promptly

Store Manager Accountabilities/Qualifications?
• Ability to build a professional rapport with all departments, employees, and managers
• Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information in a professional manner
• Ability to manage multi-functional tasks
• Computer/Operating System experience
• Inventory management skills
• Excellent verbal, verbal written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Must possess leadership and supervisory skills
• Proven knowledge of our industry
• Proven management experience
• Enjoys hands-on management style by working on the floor with the team as required
• Irrigation knowledge is a strong asset
• 3-5 years of management and leadership experience
• Be required to obtain a criminal record check
• Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and willingness to travel to other locations if needed

How To Apply?
Growers Supply Co. Ltd. offers a competitive salary/wage. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to hr@growerssupplybc.com quoting Full-time Store Manager in the subject line by September 5th, 2016. Growers Supply Co. Ltd. thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those under consideration for the position will be contacted.

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-- Cold Storage Operator South --

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative (BCTFC) is owned by fruit growers throughout the entire Okanagan Valley, employs approximately 500 employees, and operates multiple facilities. Representing over 500 growers, we market fresh tree fruits including, apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, prunes and grapes.

BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is currently looking for a motivated, team player, who is committed to quality service as a Cold Storage Operator in our Southern district working in Summerland, Oliver, and Osoyoos.

The successful applicant will have the following key accountabilities:
• Monitor plant refrigeration facilities and equipment in cold storage areas and controlled atmosphere rooms
• Work on and assist in the installation and maintenance of numerous electrical or pressure-operated controls pertinent to all systems;
• Required to interpret system performance, diagnose faults and perform effective follow-up
• Keep in consistent communication with Management regarding issues, projects and timelines

The successful applicant will be qualified by possessing the following key attributes:
• Valid Refrigeration Operators ticket is mandatory
• Possess experience working with ammonia as a refrigerant
• Technical knowledge to assist in a multitude of assignments with or without direct supervision
• Safety conscious
• Available to work a variety of shifts and hours including weekends and evenings in any of the facilities and be on-call when required by the employer in the geographical area
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Please note the wage for this position is $23.39/hour day shift, and $24.39/hour night shift.

How to apply?

Please submit your application to hr@bctree.com quoting Cold Storage Operator South in the subject line. BC Tree Fruits thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those under consideration for the position will be contacted.

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-- Local Sales Assistant --

Looking for an exciting new opportunity to jump start your career? BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is seeking a driven and motivated individual as a Local Sales Assistant to join our team working out of both Oliver and Osoyoos!

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative (BCTFC) is owned by fruit growers throughout the entire Okanagan Valley, employs approximately 500 employees, and operates multiple facilities. Representing over 500 growers, we market fresh tree fruits including, apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, prunes and grapes.

The overall objective of the Local Sales Assistant is to provide support in optimizing grower returns, while maintaining and building strong customer relations through excellence in service.

The successful candidate will have the following key accountabilities:
• Contribute to strategic planning by providing market intelligence including: price, demand, and projected sales volumes
• Selling both packed and bulk fruit that has limited demand from mainstream corporate customers
• Assist in development of Sales Plan for small volume niche commodities and varieties
• Communicate product pricing and availability with Local Sales Customer base on an ongoing basis
• Coordinate order placement, pick up timing, and location
• Field and respond to inquiries, requests, and complaints in a professional manner and in accordance with established policies
• Produce invoices and receive payment when required
• Work closely with the local sales account managers servicing their needs.

The successful candidate will have the following key attributes:
• Excellent sales and negotiation skills
• Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Confidence and ability to be self-motivated
• Determination and the drive to work towards targets
• The ability to work well on your own and also as part of a team
• Attention to detail
• Quick leaner
• The ability to develop in-depth knowledge about our products and markets
• Understanding of fruit quality and grade standards
• Good business sense and a professional manner
• Basic warehousing and shipping knowledge
• Willingness to work flexible hours when needed
• Valid driver’s license and able to travel between locations when needed
• High School Diploma
• Professional Sales Diploma or Degree related to Sales and Marketing is an asset
• 3-5+ years of professional sales experience

How to apply?

BC Tree Fruits Cooperative offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to hr@bctree.com quoting Local Sales Assistant in the subject line. BC Tree Fruits thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those under consideration for the position will be contacted.