About the Organization
BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is owned by local grower families. Our contracted growers nurture the orchards to create the best produce possible, and we provide the expertise in grading, packing and marketing under the BC Tree Fruits brand. Our organization supports its growers with sales, marketing, accounting, technology, shipping, horticultural, and regulatory compliance assistance.
We operate under the values of fairness, innovation, productivity, flexibility, and consensus. As a member-owned co-op, our owners have a say in what we do, we work hard to build consensus, and we wouldn't have it any other way. With over 700 employees (at peak season), our aim is that each employee comes to work every day with a true sense of ownership.
Together with our wholly-owned subsidiary, Growers Supply Company Limited, our combined entities operate 11 facilities across the Okanagan Valley and produce over $130 million in revenue annually. The Cooperative is proudly unionized and is a dynamic organization which has a newfound direction and focus.
About the Opportunity
Currently, BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is searching for a Chief Executive Officer in Kelowna, BC. In this role you will report directly to the Board of Directors who is made up entirely of grower members. You will be responsible for overseeing and managing the financial, sales & marketing, operational, HR, legal, and horticulture objectives of BC Tree Fruits.
Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
To be successful in this role, you will have extensive knowledge of the production, storage and packaging cycle for perishable goods, and have experience in creating operational efficiencies. Additionally, you must have experience in a regulated industry and in an unionized environment with significant senior/executive management experience,managing all facets of a business as a whole.
Additionally, you will demonstrate:
As a dynamic leader you will effectively manage relationships with various stakeholders and demands while maintaining a superior level of operational excellence. You will be required to converse with an extremely diverse group of people including facility managers, Union Representatives, growers, the Board of Directors, and government officials.
Demonstrated experience in employee engagement and the ability to lead change within an organization will be the key to your success in this role. Similarly, the ability to build, motivate, and develop a high performance teamis essential.
About the Benefits
We are offering a remuneration package that is commensurate with skills and experience, including the following benefits:
To ensure our employees maintain a healthy work/life balance, we also offer a comprehensive Health and Wellness program.
Upon joining BC Tree Fruits, you will become part of a supportive and collaborative culture that is actively involved in giving back to the local communities in and around our facilities. From our weekly food bank contributions to our shoe drives for Africa, and our donations to the BC Cancer Foundation, we know it's important to support the communities where our fruits are grown.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to take on a pivotal senior leadership role with the largest supplier of tree fruits in Canada!
For full details and to apply please visit http://jobs.applyfirst.ca/jobs/84022
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