Working At Epicure

What we do

Epicure is a direct sales company and we have 1000’s of Consultants driving our business across Canada (No products are available in a traditional store). 

At Home Office, our Operations Teams purchases the best supplies and then manufactures and distributes great food and cookware products through our Consultant network. 

The Sales and Marketing department guides the Consultants to success by creating and providing promotional material, training, catalogues, recipes, recognition events, and call center support.  Our Innovation, Research + Development Team creates new products and continually fine tunes our formulas for maximum taste and quality. 

Our innovative Technology Team is focused to enhance and upgrade our systems and processes for ease of operation, communication and reporting.

Our Finance and Support Teams ensures that the “beans” are counted properly and we are poised to support both our Home Team Members and our Consultants in the best way possible. 

Join our team

Epicure is your opportunity to innovate, create, and grow. And what’s not to love about working on a beautiful 80-acre farm in North Saanich, BC? Join an amazing team, in an extraordinary place, with a very exciting future.

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if we have an opportunity for you at Epicure, we'll be in touch!  Please forward your resume and cover letter to amazingjobs@epicure.com.

 
Sourcing Specialist - Cookware

Epicure was built with a desire to help time-starved families reconnect across the table and share good food and clean eating solutions. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Sourcing Specialist – Cookware is responsible for developing and managing supplier relationships to ensure positive working relationships and effective delivery of contracted products and services

Quality Assurance Supervisor

Under the general supervision of the Director Quality & Regulatory, the Quality Assurance Supervisor’s primary responsibilities and accountabilities include the creation and effective management of the organization’s quality programs and regulatory compliance to ensure overall product safety and quality.

As the Quality Assurance Supervisor, you will be accountable for ensuring raw materials and finished products adhere to all applicable food safety and regulatory standards. You will develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures relating to Quality Assurance, HACCP plans, third-party certifications, and operational processes. The Quality Assurance Supervisor will have a significant role in transitioning new products from Research and Development into operations, and as such will be ensuring all requisite standards and regulatory requirements have been considered. You will be developing plans and objectives for the Quality department’s contribution toward achieving corporate goals.

Casual/On-Call Warehouse Team Member 

Epicure is looking for hard-working and energetic Team Members to join our On-Call board. Working at our Home office in North Saanich, BC, Casual/On-Call Team Members would support our growing company by working in the Distribution Center, Production (assembly and packaging) and Warehouse areas.

Web Developer

We want you to help our Team support current technologies and help develop extraordinary systems that support our Consultants across Canada. You’ll use your passion, vast skills, and knowledge of best practices to mentor peers and deliver quality products that meet business goals.

Operations Team Member

You are a nimble, roll-up-your-sleeves and energetic Operations Team Member who is motivated by a job well done and enjoys being a part of a dynamic Team. Your work will include supporting the Distribution and Production Centres.

In Production and Disribution we currently have openings in two shifts:

  • 6:30am  – 3:00pm
  • 3:00pm – 11:30pm

FULL DESCRIPTIONS

Sourcing Specialist - Cookware

Competition #: 2017-03

About Epicure and the Role:

Epicure was built with a desire to help time-starved families reconnect across the table and share good food and clean eating solutions. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Sourcing Specialist – Cookware is responsible for developing and managing supplier relationships to ensure positive working relationships and effective delivery of contracted products and services.

As well, you will evaluate supplier performance, including quality, cost, supply, capacities, systems and responsiveness as per on-going business management of the products, leases, licenses and/or services contracted by the suppliers – in addition to ensuring portfolio related services are delivered in a timely manner, meeting objectives and quality expectations.

Our job is to make our consultants feel confident and be effective! And our mission, as a company, is to give every person the ingredients for a healthy, abundant and purposeful life. As Sourcing Specialist – Cookware, you are a key ingredient to our recipe for making this happen. Working closely with our Innovation, Research & Development, and Sales & Marketing teams you will be responsible for bringing ideas to reality.

Why work for Epicure:

Working at Epicure means being passionate about what you do. Be part of an amazing team, in an extraordinary place, with a very exciting future. Located in North Saanich, British Columbia, our location and our office environment provide a beautiful and serene setting, just a short (20 minute) drive from Victoria and only 10 minutes to the airport and Ferry terminal.

There are so many attractions to working and living on Vancouver Island, and it is no wonder that so many people from across Canada and the USA are choosing Victoria as place to live, trading hours of commuting for fresh air and breathtaking surroundings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and assess them with other stakeholders to determine successful provider.
  • Locate manufacturers for goods with provided designs and design specifications.
  • Source raw materials (cookware) and packaging as per Epicure’s specifications.
  • Collaborate with designers and product developers to assess each option for supply ability, quality and price.
  • Participate in the development of specifications for products to build requests for pricing.
  • Evaluate pre-production samples for quality and ensure Epicure’s high standards and expectations are met.
  • Develop AQLs (acceptable quality levels) in collaboration with our Quality Assurance Department to facilitate QA checks for incoming products.
  • Resolve any quality issues with vendors and manufacturers.
  • Prepare progress reports and attend weekly update meetings.

Key Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce, or equivalent experience.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, Supply Chain Management with increasing responsibilities in various roles.
  • An understanding of excellent manufacturing processes and inventory-management systems.
  • Sense of urgency with initiative and able to deliver as required by several parties.
  • Good knowledge of production practices, shipping practices, and procedures.
  • Make timely and sound decisions.
  • Excellent oral- and written-communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills, problem solving, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Be fully engaged with the ability to show initiative and work with limited supervision.
  • Excellent ability to work cooperatively in a team environment to contribute to the overall success of Epicure.
  • Knowledge of ERP system is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivery creative and innovative approaches to contract negotiation and other Supply Chain Management disciplines.
  • A willingness to learn new skills and work both independently and in a team environment

Join us! To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to amazingjobs@epicure.com

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Casual/On-Call Warehouse Team Member

Competition #: 2017-01


Epicure is looking for hard-working and energetic Team Members to join our On-Call board. Working at our Home office in North Saanich, BC, Casual/On-Call Team Members would support our growing company by working in the Distribution Center, Production (assembly and packaging) and Warehouse areas.

Workplace Benefits:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Casual/On-Call department transfer opportunities
  • Bright and spacious break room with fridges and microwaves
  • Discounts on products
  • Informal carpooling program
  • Free parking

Typical Day:

  • Using a headset system; pick and pack orders with high level of accuracy
  • Work in an assembly line-type environment; filling jars, ensure capping, labelling and seal are correct, transfer product to boxes
  • Maintain high quality standards
  • Work in a fast paced environment
  • Assist in maintaining a clean work environment
  • Work alone and in teams


Work Description:

  • Although Epicure is hiring primarily for labour-based positions on a casual basis (hours are not guaranteed) there may also be opportunities for permanent positions.
  • Working in a large warehouse
  • Shifts are 6:30am - 3:00pm
  • Physically demanding and repetitive
  • Variety of day to day duties
  • Advancement and year round work opportunities


Team Member Profile:

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Friendly and polite
  • Energetic and adaptable
  • Team oriented
  • Able to stand, sit or stoop for long periods of time and perform repetitive tasks
  • Able to push, pull and slide heavy items up to 35 lbs.
  • Previous experience in a warehouse is considered an asset
  • If you have your forklift and/or First Aid certification, let us know!


Our Story

Sylvie Rochette founded Epicure in 1997 with a desire to take charge of the food she fed her own family and share her clean eating solutions. Today, Sylvie and her daughter, CEO Amelia Warren, are helping time-starved families reconnect across the table and share good food experiences.

Join us!

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter to amazingjobs@epicure.com.

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Web Developer

Comptetion #2017 - 07

Summary

We want you to help our Team support current technologies and help develop extraordinary systems that support our Consultants across Canada. You’ll use your passion, vast skills, and knowledge of best practices to mentor peers and deliver quality products that meet business goals.


Major Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in the scrum process, including: sprint planning, daily standup, demos, retrospective
  • Ongoing maintenance, enhancement and new development as it pertains to Epicure’s online order systems and other corporate applications and services
  • Working with other team members and software leads to help maintain and build web applications
  • Being accountable for business critical applications and systems
  • Operating in a 24x7 e-commerce  environment and participating in an on-call rotation
  • Such further and other tasks as may be required from time to time

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge quickly
  • Strong communication skills to facilitate effective collaboration with the scrum team
  • Creative problem solver
  • Ability to produce quality code in a timely fashion
  • Assist in mentoring junior members of the team
  • Strong work ethic and pro-active approach to  issues
  • Take pride and responsibility in your work
  • Ability to work independently and also in a group

Education and Experience

  • 3-5 years of working in software development
  • At least 2 years of experience development with NodeJS or 3+ years of JavaScript
  • At least 2 years of development with HTML, CSS
  • You have experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL considered an asset)
  • You have experience with JavaScript frameworks including React JS or similar (Angular 1.x)
  • You have worked in an agile environment before and are familiar with scrum
  • Knowledge of GIT (or similar version control systems)
  • You understand the importance of and are familiar with a variance of Quality Assurance techniques (Unit testing, integration testing, etc.)
  • Experience working with, and designing, systems utilizing multi-lingual and multi-currency is desirable
  • The following would be considered an asset/nice to have
    • Knowledge of CSS media queries to build responsive websites
    • Document databases (eg MongoDB)
    • Knowledge of/experience with Jira, BitBucket, Confluence, GitFlow
    • Previous experience with data movement, ETL, BI, data science
    • Linux
    • Docker

Working at Epicure means being passionate about what you do. Be part of an amazing team, in an extraordinary place, with a very exciting future.

Join us. Make your journey count while you continue to build a great career.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter to amazingjobs@epicure.com.

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Quality Assurance Supervisor

Under the general supervision of the Director Quality & Regulatory, the Quality Assurance Supervisor’s primary responsibilities and accountabilities include the creation and effective management of the organization’s quality programs and regulatory compliance to ensure overall product safety and quality.

As the Quality Assurance Supervisor, you will be accountable for ensuring raw materials and finished products adhere to all applicable food safety and regulatory standards. You will develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures relating to Quality Assurance, HACCP plans, third-party certifications, and operational processes. The Quality Assurance Supervisor will have a significant role in transitioning new products from Research and Development into operations, and as such will be ensuring all requisite standards and regulatory requirements have been considered. You will be developing plans and objectives for the Quality department’s contribution toward achieving corporate goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creation and management of Quality Processes, including Raw Material Inspections, Finished Product Inspections, Material Investigations, Document Management, Change Control, Deviations, Preventative Actions, and Auditing
  • Manage the team of QA technologists by providing feedback and encouraging continuous growth and development
  • Verifying compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and Canadian legislation regarding product formulation, manufacturing, labeling, packaging, site licensing, quality assurance for importation into and/or sale for domestic and foreign clients in Canada
  • Performing QA/QC role including review of batch records, certificate of analyses and printed materials for completeness, accuracy and regulatory compliance, identifying errors, missing information and deviations, review of testing results, product releases and product stability, comparing results to current specifications to assure product quality
  • Writing SOPs in accordance with relevant regulations/guidelines
  • Liaising with federal regulators as needed and ensuring compliance with all applicable Canadian regulations related to food safety and quality, including the Food and Drug Act, FSMA, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, and the provincial Public Health Act
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of regional and national Health Canada regulations, guidelines and advisory documents.
  • Works with the Purchasing department to establish quality requirements from external suppliers
  • General management of the allergen program and HACCP plan, including ensuring adherence to new and emerging regulatory requirements or industry standards.
  • Advise in the creation of internal company quality standards
  • Manage and maintain any operations-related third-party certifications, including Kosher certification
  • Proactive monitoring of pending regulatory and compliance issues, and recommending actions to take in response to such
  • Manage finished product shelf life studies / test programs for all NHPs manufactured and packed by third party manufacturers;
  • Ensure that all manufactured products meet the highest standards of food safety and quality
  • Work closely with R&D in developing new products specifications
  • Establish material testing programs relevant to product safety and quality, including microbial and chemical testing as necessary (whether in-house or third party)
  • Provide expertise in chemical and microbial test result analysis
  • Learning & following safe work procedures, and reporting any potential work related hazards to JHSC (Joint Health & Safety Committee).
  • Liaise with key stakeholders in all departments to ensure that organizational procedures are developed, followed, and maintained
  • Investigate and resolve all material inquiries related to product quality
  • Play a lead role in the ongoing development of a Culture of Quality
  • Develop plans and objectives for the Quality department in line with company goals
  • Be an engaged and effective member of the company’s Leadership Team
  • Any other duties as required by Epicure

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry/Chemistry/ Food Science or related field
  • 3 years’ experience in Quality Management and/or lab testing environments in a food or food-related industry
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and HACCP as it relates to manufacturing or laboratory environments
  • Knowledge and experience of writing Standard Operating Procedures for manufacturing environments
  • Ability to analyze, organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work as a member of a team in a timeline-driven environment with limited supervision
  • Be able to thrive in an environment of growth and change

Core Competencies:

  • Problem solving
  • Solution orientation
  • Implementer 
  • Sense of urgency
  • People leadership
  • Technical skills
  • Initiative
  • Detail orientation
  • Interpersonal skills, including ability to collaborate, influence others, and bring a sense of humor
  • Ability to understand and be understood in verbal and written English
  • Grit + Humility
  • Change Management

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Operations Team Member

You are a nimble, roll-up-your-sleeves and energetic Operations Team Member who is motivated by a job well done and enjoys being a part of a dynamic Team. Your work will include supporting the Distribution and Production Centres.

In Production and Disribution we currently have openings in two shifts:

  • 6:30am  – 3:00pm
  • 3:00pm – 11:30pm

Key Responsibilities:

Supporting Assembly, Production and the Distribution Centre

Assembly of kits and boxes as required

DC - Picking and packing product with training on our dematic system!

Filling jars by hand, capping jars by hand, hand sealing jars, some hand labeling of jars, packing  jars back into boxes, building pallets and moving pallets in and out of rooms

Filling line operation- loading jars and checking quality of jars; loading the automated filler; checking for damaged lids; checking to ensure jars are appropriately filled; checking label specs; packaging products; quality control

Cleaning of carts, bins, tables, hand tools and rooms as required

Being fully engaged and have fun

Technical Skills:

Ability to stand, sit or stoop for long periods of time and perform repetitive tasks

Ability to lift, push, pull and slide heavy weights up to 50 pounds

Ability to lift 35 pounds above shoulder level

Ability to follow directions accurately

Ability to communicate effectively

Attention to detail, with organizational, multitasking and problem solving skills

Enjoy working as a team and motivated by a job well doneAbility to maintain confidentiality, demonstrate judgment, and discretion

You make yourself understood verbally and in writing.

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