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Best 50 Employer in Canada

Purdys Chocolatier is delighted to have been voted by our employees as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for a 5th time this year. This esteemed award is a testament to the rich texture of our history and our more than 100 years of dedication to quality, trust, tradition, and innovation.

The Purdys difference is that we truly recognize the value of our people. We reward you with competitive compensation, recognition for your achievements, opportunities for ongoing training to grow professionally and personally, delicious perks, and much, much more.

Best 50 Employer in Canada

What To Expect

Here's a brief overview of the typical hiring process at Purdys. This should be helpful in showing you what you can expect when you apply with us!

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Reviewing your Application and Prescreening
Once you submit your information, it is reviewed within two weeks. Due to the substantial amount of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to everyone personally. If you are a shortlisted candidate, you will receive a phone call for a Telephone Prescreen Interview. At the end of the call, you will be given a timeline in which you will receive an update.

Interviewing
If you’re chosen as one of the best qualified candidates after the Telephone Prescreen Interview, we will contact you again in order to schedule further interviews.

Job Offer
Upon completion of the interviewing process and if you are chosen for the role, specifics such as starting salary will be discussed in further detail. From there an offer will be made and if accepted, a job offer letter will be sent to you.

We will also conduct professional reference checks and you will then be on your way to a SWEET career!

Unwrap a great career ... apply today!

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Senior Software Developer
Administration
Other - Head Office - Store is not Available, BC

Job Title :
Senior Software Developer
Closing Date : 05/06/2015
Salary : Great Pay plus Delicious Perks!
Location(s) : BC, Vancouver - Other - Head Office - Store is not Available
Job Details :

Purdys is excited to announce that we are looking for a Software Developer to join our IT team in Vancouver, BC!  This member of the Purdys' IT team reports to the IT Manager and is accountable for project results and ensuring that actions, deliverables, solutions and/or advice are in line with established business objectives.

The ideal candidate will have a computer science degree or equivalent work experience combined with a minimum of 7 years relevant working experience in software design and development in enterprise environments. The candidate should be highly credible with demonstrable ability to engage as a trusted advisor to senior IT and business management on emerging technologies, especially on e-commerce platforms, and how best to exploit them for business advantage.

Primary Responsibilities:



• Design and build n-tier web based, client-server and database solutions



• Add functionality and features to existing websites



• Assess business needs and gather, analyze and refine requirements



• Act as a technical leader on software development projects as required

The Successful Candidate must have the following:



• Strong communication skills



• Project Management experience is an asset



• In-depth understanding of system integrations associated with enterprise applications such as ERP, CRM and POS



• Demonstrated knowledge of e-commerce platforms



• Flexibility to effectively cope with changes in work volumes and directions/priorities



• Strong customer service orientation



• Capacity for innovation and “outside the box” thinking

Technical Skill Set Required:



• In depth understanding of the benefits and use of a software development life cycle



• Expert-level understanding of and ability to communicate Object Orientated principles



• Knowledge of current trends in software development including, patterns/anti-patterns, SOA, MVC and Web services



• Good understanding of RDBMS principals with focus on Microsoft SQL Server based database design



• Expertise with Microsoft .Net based technologies including, C#, ADO.Net and VB.Net



• Working knowledge of Crystal Reports



• Experience with BI tools is an asset

Purdys Chocolatier recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment.  Applicants who present an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in Purdys Chocolatier, but due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.  No phone calls please.




Graphic Designer
Administration
Other - Head Office - Store is not Available, BC

Job Title :
Graphic Designer
Closing Date : 05/06/2015
Salary : Great Pay plus Delicious Perks!
Location(s) : BC, Vancouver - Other - Head Office - Store is not Available
Job Details :

Do you have a passion for design and chocolate? Are you a team player with creative input and ideas?  If so, Purdys Chocolatier might be just what you are looking for!

Voted by its employees as one of Canada's 50 Best Employers a total of six times in previous years, Purdys prides itself as a company people want to be a part of. Each and every employee plays an integral role in the Purdys operation and is equally committed to creating a quality product.

We are excited about this offer for a new team member to join our fantastic organization as a Graphic Designer at our Vancouver Head Office for a Maternity Leave Contract.

The goal of the Graphic Designer is to deliver designs consistent with the company brand, vision and that of the Premium Chocolatier. Working in a fast paced environment the Graphic Designer must be able to work efficiently, independently and manage many projects and deadlines.

Duties, Responsibilities, & Projects will include but are not limited to:



• In Shops POS materials consistent with the merchandising plans



• Product packaging – year round or seasonal – designs packaging using a vector program that must be consistent with the current criteria as determined by the Merchandising Team



• Catalogues and Brochures – formats according to layout provided and within the colour and style key that is determined by the Merchandising Team



• Website – ability to format the ad concepts provided by Marketing using both vector and raster programs blended successfully to achieve the look determined by the Merchandising Team. This could include online advertising, social media concepts and more



• Print Ads – Newspaper – Magazines – Posters – ability to format the ad concepts provided by Marketing using imaginative techniques to achieve both professional and innovative results. This work must be understood in order to aid the assignee or to provide this service.



• Labels – Stickers – Nft – Barcodes – to create these items using any tools provided to the specifications taken from Production


Successful Candidates Must Have:



• 2 years working experience in one or more of the following: consumer goods packaging, catalogues, brand or retail collateral, social media and advertising campaigns



• Ability to be a Team Player with creative input and ideas and ability to execute the ideas into a brand consistent result



• Full and complete knowledge of vector and raster type files



• Full and complete knowledge of colour: CMYK, RGB and Spot (matching the palette to the project type)



• Full and complete knowledge of file preparation for output by a service provider (printer or internet)



• Excellent communication skills as well as creativity and innovation



• Experience with HTML and/or CSS



• Full knowledge of the following software:



? Illustrator and/or Corel DRAW



? Photoshop



? Acrobat



? InDesign



? Flash


How to Apply?



• Via our website,



www.purdys.com



• Via this ad



• Drop your resume off at any Shop


Please have “Graphic Designer” in the Subject line of your application.


Purdys Chocolatier recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment.  Applicants who present an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in Purdys Chocolatier, but due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.  No phone calls please.




Copywriter
Administration
Other - Head Office - Store is not Available, BC

Job Title :
Copywriter
Closing Date : 05/06/2015
Salary : Great Pay plus Delicious Perks!
Location(s) : BC, Vancouver - Other - Head Office - Store is not Available
Job Details :

Do you have a passion for creative communications, marketing and chocolate? Are you a team player with creative input and ideas? If so, Purdys is just what you’ve been looking for!

Voted by its employees as one of Canada's 50 Best Employers a total of six times in previous years, Purdys prides itself as a company people want to be a part of. Each and every employee plays an integral role in the Purdys operation and is equally committed to creating a quality product.

Purdys is excited to announce that we are looking for a Copywriter to join our team for an estimated 6 month contract!

The Copywriter’s main goal is to create engaging copy for all advertising mediums, while ensuring consistency with the company brand and vision. Working in a fast paced environment, the Copywriter must be able to work efficiently and independently to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

In this role, responsibilities will include but are not limited to:



• Write compelling, strategic and persuasive messages in all advertising mediums



• Proofread and edit copy for consistency in style and voice



• Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop innovative concepts to engage consumers



• Develop website content based on the needs of the brand

Successful Candidates Must Have:



• Degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or another related degree



• Minimum 3 years of experience developing copy for a range of mediums including print, web and TV



• Advanced copywriting, proofreading and editing skills



• Ability to be a team player with creative input and the ability to execute ideas



• Excellent communication and conceptual skills

Apply now!



• Via our website, www.purdys.com



• Via this ad



• Via fax, 604-301-4401



• Or drop your resume off directly at one of our shops!

Please have “Copywriter” in the Subject line of your application and include writing samples. 

Purdys Chocolatier recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment.  Applicants who present an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in Purdys Chocolatier, but due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.  No phone calls please.