The Big Carrot Community Market is a great place to work and grow. We understand that our employees ultimately make us who we are. We strive to employ passionate and engaged individuals from diverse backgrounds who, through their passion and character, bring our vision for health and community closer together.

Job Summary:

The primary function of the Produce & Bulk Manager is to provide overall operational direction for the Produce & Bulk Department. The Produce & Bulk Manager will be responsible for the development and meeting of annual objectives in budgeting, sales, inventory management, staff development and management and policy compliance for the Produce & Bulk Department.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for staff recruitment and dismissals, departmental trainings, task delegation, communicating job expectations, evaluations, disciplinary actions, and scheduling as per store policy and procedures and applicable laws.
  • Creates a positive environment amongst department employees; motivates staff to take responsibility and to make decisions based on experience; ensures all pertinent information is shared with staff in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Responsible for departmental financial analysis, annual sales and labour cost forecasting, sales targets, budgeting and inventory flow and management.
  • Maintains departmental profitability, keeping track of monthly sales and labour costs and adjustments
  • Ensures all Health and Safety protocols are followed and all Produce & Bulk department equipment are functioning properly; notifies the Operations Team of equipment malfunction.
  • Ensures Organic Compliance and all other standards-related store policies and procedures are followed diligently; communicates effectively with Standards Coordinator regarding all pertinent issues within the department
  • Attends managers’ meetings, regularly confers with store management on a regular basis regarding the state of the department
  • Responsible for departmental customer complaints and solving customer conflicts when applicable, offering prompt and polite customer service to all customers (by phone, email or in person)
  • Perform any other job-related and/or managerial tasks at the discretion of the Store Manager or General Manager

Purchasing Responsibilities:

  • Negotiates with suppliers for favorable prices, terms, quality and delivery of all commodity produce & bulk items; maintain positive vendor relations; evaluate vendors and investigate and recommend new sources of supply. Maintain a working knowledge of vendors, products, market availability, and delivery schedules. Perform regular market analysis and regular price comparisons with competitors.
  • Implement, update and evaluate the department’s pricing strategy in a manner that is consistent with the budgetary objectives and company wide pricing strategy.
  • Perform active category management, strategically take advantage of special deals promotional opportunities offered by suppliers, brokers, and vendors. Ensure adequate and timely supply of promoted product.
  • Weekly pricing for all TBC Produce & Bulk Department products; weekly margin management to ensure to meet company margin goals; entering products into POS; resolve pricing and invoicing errors when necessary, keeping Accounts Payable informed of any errors and/or modifications.
  • Work with Merchandising and Marketing Team to ensure appropriate marketing materials forplanned promotions and coordinate all department demos.
  • Produce & Bulk Department inventory management.
  • Oversee all equipment/supplies research and buying for the department.
  • Working with managers of Food Services / Juice Bar for purchasing of produce & bulk items.
  • Attend all Purchasing, Manager, Marketing, weekly department check-in meetings.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety protocols, operational store policies and procedures, Organic compliance procedures, and statutory standards and regulations regarding food safety are followed.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Relative management college level diploma
  • 2-4 years of relevant retail management experience in a grocery setting
  • 2-4 years of retail buying experience
  • Has the experience and ability to read and understand financial statements

The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

Please note only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the Big Carrot.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $50,000.00 per year

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Job Summary:

The primary function of the Dishwasher is to provide overall assistance and support in the general function and operation of the Kitchen through the use of essential knowledge and skills required to wash, clean and store dishes, utensils, food preparation equipment and/or kitchen. Such skills include proficiently being able to utilize kitchen tools including but not limited to the proper knife handling/cleaning procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Wash dishes, utensils, pots, pans and other kitchen equipment and ensure store cleanliness standards, using dishwasher or by hand.
  • Food preparation if necessary: clean or prepare various food items for cooking or serving.
  • Maintain a dry and clean floor surface through proper use of mops, squeegees, or scrubbing.
  • Ensure that food is properly stored.
  • Transfer supplies between storage or other departments and work areas, by hand or using a cart.
  • Remove compost and garbage
  • Performing kitchen maintenance; emptying the trash and washing dishes.
  • Assist in time management including making sure there is adequate materials available for use.
  • Transferring orders from produce as needed and putting the vegetable order away.
  • Putting the dry goods away and straightening the dry goods shelves.
  • Preparation kitchen as needed by peeling potatoes and chopping vegetables.
  • Adhere to all operational, health & safety, and organic compliance policies and procedures when the above responsibilities are performed.
  • Any other job-related tasks as required by the Food Service Manager.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Kitchen experience an asset
  • Professional communication skills are required
  • Ability to take direction and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.
  • To efficiently utilize time management skills in a multi-tasking environment
  • Must be available weekends and evenings

The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

Please note only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the Big Carrot.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.55 per hour

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Job Summary:

The primary function of the Production Cook is to use the knowledge and skills required to prep, cook, and store vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Such skills include being proficiently able to utilize a wide range of kitchen tools including, but not limited to, proper knife handling.

Responsibilities:

  • Follows designated methods and policies and procedures including, but not limited to, safe food handling and organic compliance standards for food preparation, storage, and serving of vegetarian dishes and dishes containing meat.
  • Uses and maintains all kitchen equipment safely and appropriately and maintains a clean and safe work area as per policy and procedures.
  • Provides excellent customer service when in contact with customers or other staff.
  • Performs all other related job duties as required by the Food Service Managers and Supervisors.
  • Attends all required Organic Compliance trainings and follows designated protocols
  • In the event that compliance of organic standards procedures cannot be met, notifies manager/supervisor or Standards Coordinator.
  • All other responsibilities related to organic compliance that are recommended by the Standards Coordinator with the support of the General Manager and/or Store Manager

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • 1 year kitchen experience
  • Professional communication skills are required.
  • Ability to take direction and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to efficiently utilize time management skills in a multi-tasking environment
  • Must have a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends

The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

Please note only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the Big Carrot.

Job Type: Part-time, Permanent

Pay: $18.00 per hour

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Job Summary:

The primary function of the Grocery Stocker is to coordinate the flow of stock onto the floor, ensure that stock is rotated, expiry dates checked, and general stocking of the Grocery Department. Note that this includes the Fridge and Freezer section and Bread section of the Grocery Department. Excellent customer service is provided at all times when on the sales floor or over the telephone.

Responsibilities

  • Offers prompt and polite customer service to all customers of the Grocery Department when on the floor or over the phone.
  • Handling customer questions and concerns in a friendly and informative matter to the best of his or her ability
  • Knowing which resource (person or department) can assist with a customer if it is beyond the stocker’s scope of knowledge, and kindly directing them to that resource.
  • Coordinate the flow of stock from the back store room onto the shelves on the sales floor
  • Maintain clean, neat, and labelled shelves
  • Pulls and rotates product, taking into account expiry dates and changing labels
  • Awareness of spatial orientation on the floor to allow ease of customer traffic in the aisles
  • Inform Grocery Supervisors and/or Manager of any price discrepancies
  • Ensure price tags are correctly displaying information, such as name, price, sale price.
  • Merchandise items with efficient space usage.
  • Keyholder with security codes responsible for securely closing the store
  • Operating the walkie stacker forklift if necessary
  • Wearing all necessary Personal Protective Equipment as required (e.g. CSA steel toed boots)
  • Adhere to all operational and health & safety policies and procedures when the above responsibilities are performed
  • All other tasks deemed necessary by the Produce and Grocery Manager.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • No previous education required
  • Previous retail, grocery, and/or customer service experience an asset
  • Strong work ethic, shows initiative and the motivation to complete work assignments
  • Punctuality - arriving to work on time and completing assigned shifts

The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

Please note only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the Big Carrot.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.55 per hour

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