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Are you ready for a taste of the Top 50?

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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Chocolate Sales Connoisseur, Capilano
Retail
Capilano Mall, BC

Job Title :
Chocolate Sales Connoisseur, Capilano
Closing Date : 05/06/2015
Salary : $11.35/hr plus Delicious Perks!
Location(s) : BC, North Vancouver - Capilano Mall
Job Details :

Looking for an exciting retail opportunity to become an expert on sweets and treats?  This opportunity isn’t like any other Sales position; it’s a chance to become a real Chocolate Connoisseur!

We are looking for an enthusiastic Chocolate Sales Connoisseur to join the sales team at our exciting shop in Capilano Mall in North Vancouver, BC!  This position is an excellent opportunity to expand your experience in retail while selling our award winning chocolate products and premium ice creams.  Your success will come from your ability to engage with customers, sell, and work in a team environment. 

This is a permanent part-time role that requires OPEN availability for all types of shifts (day, evening, weekday, and weekend). Hours are estimated to be up to 20 hours per week.

As a Purdys Chocolatier Sales Connoisseur, you produce sales and profits by achieving sales goals and by providing excellent customer service.  As a strong team member, you will undergo extensive “Chocolatier” training and will be able to successfully operate a shop in the absence of management.  You will also consistently maintain a “team-centered” atmosphere. 

The newest additions to our team need to be:

- Passionate about chocolate and excited about our Chocolatier Training Program

- Enthusiastic about selling a quality product

- Dedicated to providing a great customer experience

- Energetic and enjoy meeting new people

- Excited about working in a team setting

All successful applicants must have:

- Open availability for all types of shifts

- A passion for selling and people!

Previous retail experience is preferred, and we will provide expert training.  The Purdys Chocolatier Training Program will teach you everything about chocolate from its origins at the Cocoa Plantations, to our Production processes, all the way to what kind of flavours will tingle your taste buds!



PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON AT THE SHOP LOCATION


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.


Chocolate Sales Connoisseur, Richmond
Retail
Richmond Centre, BC

Job Title :
Chocolate Sales Connoisseur, Richmond
Closing Date : 05/06/2015
Salary : $11.35/hr plus Delicious Perks!
Location(s) : BC, Richmond - Richmond Centre
Job Details :

Looking for an exciting retail opportunity to become an expert on sweets and treats?  This opportunity isn’t like any other Sales position; it’s a chance to become a real Chocolate Connoisseur!

We are looking for an enthusiastic Chocolate Sales Connoisseur to join the sales team at our exciting shop at Richmond Centre!  This position is an excellent opportunity to expand your experience in retail while selling our award winning chocolate products and premium ice creams.  Your success will come from your ability to engage with customers, sell, and work in a team environment. 

This is a permanent part-time role that requires OPEN availability for all types of shifts (day, evening, weekday, and weekend). Hours are estimated to be 12 to 16 hours per week.

As a Purdys Chocolatier Sales Connoisseur, you produce sales and profits by achieving sales goals and by providing excellent customer service.  As a strong team member, you will undergo extensive “Chocolatier” training and will be able to successfully operate a shop in the absence of management.  You will also consistently maintain a “team-centered” atmosphere. 

The newest additions to our team need to be:

- Passionate about chocolate and excited about our Chocolatier Training Program

- Enthusiastic about selling a quality product

- Dedicated to providing a great customer experience

- Energetic and enjoy meeting new people

- Excited about working in a team setting

All successful applicants must have:

- Open availability for all types of shifts

- A passion for selling and people!

Previous retail experience is preferred, and we will provide expert training.  The Purdys Chocolatier Training Program will teach you everything about chocolate from its origins at the Cocoa Plantations, to our Production processes, all the way to what kind of flavours will tingle your taste buds!



PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON AT THE SHOP LOCATION


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.



Demand Planner and Scheduler
Manufacturing
Other - Head Office - Store is not Available, BC

Job Title :
Demand Planner and Scheduler
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 Chocolatier is looking for a Demand Planner and Scheduler to join us at our Kingsway Office in Vancouver, BC!

Reporting to the Assistant Plant Manager, the Demand Planner and Scheduler determines and maintains appropriate inventory levels based upon shelf life standards and manufacturing frequencies and is responsible for all production and employee planning scheduling for all year round and seasonal production. He/She ensures staffing levels are maintained at appropriate levels based on production needs. 


As the Demand Planner and Scheduler, primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Develop long term production plans and employee requirements to support seasonal forecasts and ongoing sales

• Develop weekly plans for the entire plant, and arrange for weekly cycle of work orders to be released by the Supply Chain/Inventory Analyst for all production activities

• Perform capacity analysis and line utilization analysis to ensure schedules are developed to optimize company assets and human resources while meeting required timelines

• Create inventory replenishment strategies of various channels to balance product freshness and production efficiencies

• Communicate product availability to product short reports and progress of production achievement vs. plan

• Schedule all factory employees to job assignments

• May be responsible to perform production supervision tasks in the absence of a Production Supervisor


All successful candidates must possess the following:

• Experience in logistics, planning, scheduling, using MRP software or relevant education in Operations Management, with a focus on planning and scheduling

• Experience in a Unionized Food Manufacturing Environment

• Demonstrated problem solving abilities with excellent time management capabilities

• Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills

• Strong data analysis skills

• Ability to do root cause analysis

• Ability to lead and influence others and create a teamwork environment

• Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

• Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, MS Access, Syteline, WMS

• Strong knowledge of GMP’s in a food environment


Here are just some of the sweet perks you enjoy as an employee:

• Educational Sponsorship

• Career Development

• Recognition Programs

• Computer Purchase Program

• Registered Retirement Savings Plan

• Product Discounts

• Employer-matched Charitable Donations


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 “Demand Planner and Scheduler” 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.


General Help
Manufacturing
Other - Head Office - Store is not Available, BC

Job Title :
General Help
Closing Date : 03/06/2015
Salary : Great Pay plus Delicious Perks!
Location(s) : BC, Vancouver - Other - Head Office - Store is not Available
Job Details :

Do you have a keen eye for detail, great communication skills, and a desire to work in a positive team environment?

Purdys Chocolatier is looking for General Help to join our efficient Production Teams at our Chocolate Factory in Vancouver, BC!

This is a great opportunity for seasonal full time work for an estimated 4-6 month contract.  Full, open availability for all types of shifts (day/afternoon/evening) is mandatory.

As a General Helper, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coating and garnishing of cream centres, caramels, and other products
  • Sorting and packaging of the final products in proper boxes in accordance to the quality and productivity standards 
  • Consistently meeting daily production targets 
  • Keeping cleanliness of equipments, machines and work stations 
  • Examining products and recording results for quality control 
  • Maintaining a “team-centered” atmosphere 
  • Performing other duties as assigned

All applicants MUST have:

  • Availability for ALL 3 types of shifts - Days, Afternoons, & Evenings
  • Availability for a full time workweek, 40 hrs/week
  • Excellent spoken and written English communication skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Experience working with Food Manufacturing Machinery is an asset

**Forklift Certification, Shipping/Receiving Knowledge, Driver experience would be an asset for moving into other departments**

**As this is a unionized work environment – union membership is mandatory upon hire.                 

**For the safety of our employees, steel toe boots are also a requirement.

Pay:  $10.50/hr for the first 1040 hours.  Pay is increased to $11.00/hr afterwards.

How to Apply?

  • Via this ad
  • Via our website

www.purdys.com

  • Via fax 604-454-2701
  • Email your resume to

production_resumes@purdys.com

  • Drop your resume off directly at the 2777 Kingsway Office

Please have 'General Help' 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.


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.




Industrial Electrician
Manufacturing
Production Factory, Vancouver BC

Job Title :
Industrial Electrician
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 working hands on with factory equipment? If so, Purdys might be looking just for someone like you.

Our Production Factory on Kingsway in Vancouver, BC is looking for an Industrial Electrician to join our Maintenance team! This position applies electrical knowledge to install, test, repair and modify electrical machinery and electrical control equipment. This role will support all production and plant equipment in the facility.

Please note: The successful candidate MUST have experience working as an industrial electrician in a manufacturing plant.

Job Duties and Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

• Perform work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and principles, statutory codes, properties of materials and principles of operation of electrical equipment
• Diagnose and repair or replace faulty mechanical and/or electrical/electronic components of machinery
• Test newly installed machines and equipment to ensure fulfillment of contract specifications
• Troubleshoot instruments; both electrical and mechanical ensuring applicable repair is performed for fixing
• Confer with the controls designers to determine operational problems and efficiency of automatic control systems
• Determine methods, procedures, and conditions for testing equipment, and follow accordingly
• Analyze operational problems and assist in the development, modifications and design to improve efficiency
• Confer with manufacturers' representatives and submit proposed design modification to improve efficiency of controls and instrumentation
• Plan, direct, and record periodic electrical testing, and recommend or initiate modification or replacement of equipment which fails to meet acceptable operating standards
• Help ensure compliance with the production schedule
• Establish standards and policies for maintenance of equipment
• Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

• Red Seal Provincial electrical certification (Red Seal Industrial Electrician) or Interprovincial certification
• PLC and Control System experience
• 5+ years' experience in a manufacturing setting with 480V and 600V motors 
• Ability to troubleshoot mechanical equipment, hydraulic equipment, control circuits, motors, motor control circuits, and other electrical and electronic systems and equipment
• Ability to install and maintain mechanical equipment, hydraulic equipment, electrical systems and controls
• Knowledge and experience with the installation, programming, troubleshooting, and repair of logic control systems, Programmable Logic Controllers, and adjustable frequency AC drives
• Ability to read electrical blueprints and schematics and apply NEC requirements
• Ability to draw electrical blue prints and electrical schematics using Auto Cad
• Ability to use appropriate hand, power and specialty tools and diagnostic equipment to complete job tasks
• Ability to program PLCs


APPLY NOW!
• Via this Ad
• Via our Website,  www.purdys.com
• Drop your resume off directly at one of our shops
• Or via fax, 604 301 4401


Please have “Industrial Electrician” 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.


Janitor (Temporary), Factory
Manufacturing
Other - Head Office - Store is not Available, BC

Job Title :
Janitor (Temporary), Factory
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 keen eye for detail, great communication skills, and a desire to work in a positive team environment?


Purdys Chocolatier is looking for Janitor to join our efficient team on a temporary basis at our Chocolate Factory in Vancouver, BC!

As a Janitor, duties include but are not limited to:

• Complying with all company GMP’s

• Carrying out responsibilities identified in the Purdy Quality Management System including required documentation and quality checks

• Cleaning the plant and removing trash and recycling material daily

• Carrying out any required Preventative Maintenance tasks and completing required documentation

• Complying with all safety policies, accident prevention and compliance programs; reviews work areas for potential issues that could result in losses

• Other duties may be added or deleted as necessary

All applicants MUST have:

• Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English

• Ability to influence others and create a teamwork environment

• Has excellent organizational skills

• Can create neat accurate and legible reports

• Physically capable of performing janitorial tasks

• Takes direction well from a variety of people

How to Apply?

• Via our website, www.purdys.com

• Via this ad

• Via fax, 604 301-4401

• Drop your resume off directly at our factory!

• Email your resume to production_resumes@purdys.com

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.



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.