Coquitlam, BC

Inventory Coordinator – Packaging/Supply Chain (13-14 month Contract)

About Oppy

Grow Our Tomorrow. Oppy is a leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world. As one of North America’s top produce companies for nearly 165 years, we bring over 100 varieties of produce from 27 countries to 1,300+ retailers in North America and throughout the world. As much as agriculture has shaped the past for humankind, Oppy’s efforts shape its future by sustainably providing families with healthy, safe and fresh produce to create a better quality of life for all. Our progressive team is called to a higher purpose that raises the economic wellbeing of families and communities who work the land.

Recognized as one Canada’s Best Managed Companies (for the last 20 years!) and a Top 100 Employer, our diverse team of dedicated professionals collaborate and make connections across our locations throughout North and South America. We owe our success to our adaptability, innovative and entrepreneurial approach, our commitment to our people, and the incredible relationships we build. We are looking for talented people who love a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can grow your skills and career in a sector with abundant opportunity. Grow your tomorrow with us, today.

What You Will Be Doing

Reporting to the National Manufacturing Manager, with support to the Supply Chain Specialists, the Inventory Coordinator (known internally as Supply Chain Coordinator) plays a critical part within the Supply Chain team. In this diverse role, your excellent attention to detail, coordination skill, analytical mindset, and strong understanding in inventory management will help you effectively manage packaging, inventory and other supply chain related activities. You will provide internal departments timely and accurate inventory information as it relates to company packaging. You will coordinate elements of the packaging purchasing and inventory function while maintaining and reconciling records. By proactively identifying issues and discrepancies, you will reduce the company risk and exposure, conducting highly detailed work in an ever changing, dynamic office environment.

You will:

  • Interact and communicate directly with multiple business areas to ensure accurate forecast planning, variance analysis, inventory, invoice approval and program management.
  • Coordinate with packaging vendors under the direction of the National Manufacturing Manager to order required packaging based on forecasted volumes.
  • Track status of purchase orders; monitor timelines of vendors, associate costs, and address issues requiring resolution.
  • Advise on incoming shipments, and liaise with manufacturing to confirm product availability.
  • Maintain continuous contact with internal/external parties to resolve transactional issues and support Oppy manufacturing.
  • Conduct sound inventory management; maintain packaging inventory records in accordance with company standards, policies and procedures.
  • Research and resolve inventory issues as they arise in a timely manner; escalating problems to the supervisor as necessary.
  • Monitor the receipt, rotation and movement of packaging inventory.
  • Analyze inventory and work order consumption; create reports as needed in different areas to provide visibility and controls.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement systems and processes; help identify opportunities and drive change through to improve efficiencies and collaboration.

Who You Are

  • Incredibly Organized. You can work independently, make appropriate decisions and liaise with numerous parties, leaving them impressed with your follow up and attention to detail.
  • A Team Player. You are reliable and can be depended on to support your team; pitching in to help to cultivate a winning team.
  • Detail Oriented. You have an eye for detail. You are experienced with accurately evaluating and processing a large volume of transactions and have been recognized for your ability to spot trends and discrepancies.
  • Analytical Awesomeness. You have an innate ability to think critically, conduct effective research, perform thorough analysis, make difficult decisions and solve complex problems.
  • A Communication Maven. You have been recognized as a go-to person; bridging and building positive relationships across departments and externally. You have a way of communicating that naturally builds open and positive relationships with all you come into contact with. Your communication is clear, concise and positively focused.
  • Results-Focused. You have passion and desire to make a difference and tenacity to dig in, figure it out and keep trying until you get results.
  • Composed. You remain positive and poised in all situations, not much rattles you. Multi-tasking comes naturally and you find keeping busy invigorating.
  • Problem Solver. You love a challenge and are known for digging in and finding creative solutions to things as they arise.
  • Tech Savvy. You have intermediate knowledge of Excel, and take to new programs quickly.
  • Experienced. Experience in inventory management, analytics and/or business coordination would fit for this role. Degree, diploma or related industry training in supply chain management preferred. Apics/CPIM Designation considered an asset.

Why Work for Oppy

  • We are an established leader in the fresh produce industry, continuously working to improve, innovate and disrupt the norm. Oppy is a place where you are encouraged to contribute and can have a meaningful impact.
  • We have a strong culture with terrific people that care about the business and each other. We want our people to grow and succeed.
  • We offer a hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and at-home
  • A competitive total compensation package that includes a full benefits package, lifestyle spending account, and paid time off.

We extend our sincere appreciation for your interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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