COMMISSARY – CURRENT JOB OPENINGS - Goodness Me!

COMMISSARY – CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Food Production & Operations Manager

Our business began with one family, who wanted a healthier lifestyle for their children and for future generations.  Established in 1981, Goodness Me! has serviced millions of people, providing access to the healthiest products we find along the way.  

Our business has an intense focus on crafted food made from the highest quality, organic and natural locally-sourced ingredients. It’s all real food, made by real people.  Nothing is processed or refined.  We use traditional cooking methods to prepare our home-style meals, and work hard to provide our customers with healthy lifestyle choices, to better improve their lives.  You can feel confident and know that when you work as a member of our Commissary team, you will be making and enjoying food that you can feel good about. 

Reporting to the CEO, this newly created role of Food Production & Operations Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day direction for the production of our Prepared Foods and will oversee the overall operations. 

Liaising with our Prepared Foods Category Manager & Product Development Manager, together you will transform this area of our business for planned significant future growth.

Our new Commissary is located in Brantford, with a pristine production environment with all new industrial equipment.

You will take the lead in organizing and leading the production of the Commissary, to ensure that products are produced consistently and efficiently to specified quality and operational standards, on time to be shipped to our existing 9 stores (ramping up for an additional store and several more to come).

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Set direction, performance objectives, and make key business decisions for the Commissary
  2. Align production schedules to ensure maximum production efficiencies standards for labour and raw materials
  3. Participate in budget development process
  4. Accountable for production cost, labour utilization, waste, line efficiencies, raw material usages
  5. Make decisions to optimize equipment line usage and modifications to improve operations performance
  6. Ensure that standard operating procedures are implemented and adhered to consistently

You will excel in this role with your knowledge/experience in:

  1. Food Production environment
  2. CFIA, Food Safety & Health Canada standards and regulations; exposure to GFSI
  3. Vendor management; sourcing (RFQs) and supply chain
  4. HMR (Home Meal Replacements)
  5. Creating & maintaining product nutritional panels and ingredient statements
  6. Creating & managing component inventory, sourcing & traceability
  7. University/College Degree in Business with Operations focus/major 

ABOUT US:   

We are a proudly Canadian locally-owned business with approximately 500 employees and 9 store locations.  We are committed to personalizing each experience; employee and customer alike, understanding their needs, and offering quality products and education aligned to help people live longer, healthier, and happier lives.  We offer competitive wages, training and education, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), generous employee discounts, opportunities for advancement, and a culture promoting health, well-being, and integrity.    

Do you think you have what it takes to excel in this exciting role?  If so, we invite you to submit your resume, cover letter, and wage expectations to jobs@goodnessme.ca.  We thank all that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Goodness Me! is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate in making employment decisions based upon race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any prohibited grounds.  In keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, applicants must make any accommodation needs known in advance.

 

Packager (Part-time)

Goodness Me! has opened a brand new, cutting-edge Commissary Kitchen in Brantford to better serve our valued customers. Throughout our kitchens in our 9 store locations, we have an intense focus on crafted food made from the highest quality, organic and naturally sourced ingredients. It’s all real food, made by real people. Nothing is processed or refined. We use traditional cooking methods to prepare our home-style meals, made in our Goodness Me! kitchens. Our cooks, bakers and kitchen staff can feel confident and know that our Commissary Kitchen prepares food that you can enjoy and feel good about.

We are now hiring part-time Food Packager to join our culinary team. This is a great opportunity for a recent culinary graduate, or for someone looking to get their foot in the door of the world of food production, or other areas of our company.

In this position, you will be working with a small, friendly team in a safe and clean environment. You will be responsible for prepping, packaging and presenting our food to the highest degree for our customers. Your great eye for detail and finesse is what will encourage our customers to purchase our product and continue to support the fresh foods program with Goodness Me!.

If you are passionate about organic and natural foods, and you take pride in preparing delicious, high-quality prepared foods, this opportunity may be an excellent fit for you. Hours of work include primarily morning and early afternoon shifts; however, some weekends or evenings may be required.

Position Requirements:

About Goodness Me! natural food market:

Goodness Me! are not your mainstream grocery store. It’s more than just shopping; it’s discovering the power of food! We are a proudly Canadian locally-owned business with approximately 500 employees and 9 store locations. We are committed to personalizing each experience; employee and customer alike, understanding their needs, and offering quality products and education aligned to help people live longer, healthier, and happier lives. We offer competitive wages, training and education, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), generous employee discounts, opportunities for advancement, and a culture promoting health, well-being, and integrity.

Our unique culture inspires the best in all of us, and together we strive to deliver exceptional customer service, every time, all the time. When you join Goodness Me!, the development and career advancement opportunities rise when you shine.

Apply Today!

Do you think you have what it takes to excel in this exciting role as a Food Packager? If so, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@goodnessme.ca. We thank all that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Goodness Me! is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate in making employment decisions based upon race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any prohibited grounds. In keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, applicants must make any accommodation needs known in advance.

 

Cook (Full-time)

Goodness Me! has opened a brand new, cutting-edge Commissary in Brantford to better serve our valued customers. Throughout our Eateries in our 9 store locations, we have an intense focus on crafted food made from the highest quality, organic and natural locally-sourced ingredients. It’s real food, made by real people. Nothing is processed or refined. We use traditional cooking methods to prepare our home-style meals, made in our Goodness Me! Kitchens. You can feel confident and know that when you work as a member of our Commissary team, you will be making and enjoying food that you can feel good about.

We are now hiring a full-time Cook to join our culinary team. In this position, you will be working with a small, friendly team in a safe and clean environment.

If you are passionate about organic and natural foods, and you take pride in preparing delicious, high-quality prepared foods, this opportunity may be an excellent fit for you.

The earliest approximate start time is 4:30AM and the latest you will be working is 5:00PM – how’s that for great hours in this industry?!

Each shift is no longer than your standard 8 hour shift.

Position Requirements:

About Goodness Me! natural food market:

Goodness Me! are not your mainstream grocery store. It’s more than just shopping; it’s discovering the power of food! We are a proudly Canadian locally-owned business with approximately 500 employees and 9 store locations. We are committed to personalizing each experience; employee and customer alike, understanding their needs, and offering quality products and education aligned to help people live longer, healthier, and happier lives. We offer competitive wages, training and education, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), generous employee discounts, opportunities for advancement, and a culture promoting health, well-being, and integrity.

Apply Today!

Do you think you have what it takes to excel in this exciting role? If so, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@goodnessme.ca. We thank all that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Goodness Me! is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate in making employment decisions based upon race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any prohibited grounds. In keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, applicants must make any accommodation needs known in advance. 

 

Prepared Foods Specialist

Our business began with one family, who wanted a healthier lifestyle for their children and for future generations. Established in 1981, Goodness Me! has serviced millions of people, providing access to the healthiest products we find along the way. 

Our business has an intense focus on crafted food made from the highest quality, organic and natural locally-sourced ingredients. It’s all real food, made by real people. Nothing is processed or refined. We use traditional cooking methods to prepare our home-style meals, and work hard to provide our customers with healthy lifestyle choices, to better improve their lives. You can feel confident and know that when you work as a member of our Commissary team, you will be making and enjoying food that you can feel good about. 

Reporting to the Product Category Manager – Prepared Foods & Commissary Manager, this newly-created role of Prepared Foods Specialist will be accountable for:

1.0          Establishing and maintaining processes for efficient and consistent quality production, and determining methods and standards for optimal operations & sales

1.1          Reviewing weekly/monthly financials and responding to variances; suggest to & support the Commissary Manager with corrective actions

1.2          Support the Commissary Manager in researching and recommending new products considering sales, profitability, and cost control

1.3          Supporting the development and execution of new categories and programs

1.4          Continually improving store kitchen/Eatery operations and best practices

1.5          Supporting the Department Manager of each Store Eatery in their efforts to effectively execute business plans

1.6          Creating, implementing, and maintaining SOPs for the Commissary & Store Kitchens/Eateries

1.7          Accountable for adhering to and addressing all food safety, safe handling, and sanitation related standards 

Your experience includes:

2.1          5+ years’ experience in a production/operations related environment

2.2          Managing a Kitchen in a commercial environment or food production

2.3          Experience in a food industry related field

2.4          Production processes in related field

2.5          Red Seal Certification (a significant asset)

2.6          Knowledge or exposure to HACCP

2.7          Flexibility to support the business

2.8          Previous catering roles (an asset)

2.9          Must have the ability to travel between the stores on a regular basis. 

ABOUT US:   

We are a proudly Canadian locally-owned business with approximately 500 employees and 9 store locations. We are committed to personalizing each experience; employee and customer alike, understanding their needs, and offering quality products and education aligned to help people live longer, healthier, and happier lives. We offer competitive wages, training and education, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), generous employee discounts, opportunities for advancement, and a culture promoting health, well-being, and integrity.   

Do you think you have what it takes to excel in this exciting role? If so, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@goodnessme.ca. We thank all that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Goodness Me! is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate in making employment decisions based upon race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any prohibited grounds. In keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, applicants must make any accommodation needs known in advance.