Operations Manager at Fast-paced Startup
Natural Source - Vancouver, BC

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Natural Source is a fast paced start-up! Are you passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and eating right? Are you energetic, social, and easy to talk to? Are you interested in using your MBA education to see distinct impact at a start-up which is growing exponentially?

The open position is a full time contract position for 12 months, with potential for continued full-time work with the company after the contract term ends.
Posting closing date: Sept 21st, 2014

About Natural Source:
Natural Source – Healthy Office Snacks advocates for corporate culture in the workplace by providing a "Google style" healthy food service. We design, build and manage nutritious free-to-staff snack and beverage stations to fuel Vancouver offices, while also maintaining ecofriendly practices and partnerships. www.naturalsourcesnacks.ca

Position Details:
We’re looking to hire an Operations Manager who is adaptable and excels in a diverse work environment – you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty and learn all elements of the business. The selected applicant will work flexibly out of our warehouse in the Cambie/Fairview area and our office space at the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub downtown. Working at the CCS Innovation Hub is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment and to learn from other social entrepreneurs.

Reporting to the CEO the successful applicant will:

  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of our company growth – specifically: support better management reporting, information flow, business process and organizational planning through the implementation and over-seeing of our new software.
  • Play a significant role in long-term planning, including initiatives geared toward operational excellence.
  • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls.
  • Management of company budget in coordination with the CEO. Including but not limited to:

-Invoicing to funding sources, including calculation of completed units of service.
-Payroll management, including tabulation of accrued employee benefits.
-Disbursement of checks for agency expenses.

  • Organization of fiscal documents.
  • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team
  • Regular meetings with the CEO around fiscal planning.
  • Supervise and coach warehouse staff on an ongoing basis.


  • MBA or Business Graduate Equivalent
  • High comfort level working in a diverse environment
  • Commitment to Natural Source’s corporate wellness mission
  • Demonstrated background and work experience specifically related to organizational effectiveness and operations management implementing best practices.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook, and google docs
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Accounting/bookkeeping experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • Budget development and oversight experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Excels at operating in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent people manager, open to direction and collaborative work style, and commitment to get the job done
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view

-Free snacks and drinks
-Flexible office setting
-Casual working environment


Applicant Information:
Applications will be accepted and interviews will held on a rolling basis until Sept 21, 2014
Compensation: will commensurate with experience

Please apply with a resume, and your answers to the following questions instead of a cover letter:
-What interests you most about this position?
-What is your strongest skill?
-What do you do in your free time?
-Briefly describe your relevant work experience (attach any examples if applicable)

About this company
Natural Source enhances corporate culture and wellness by providing healthy free-to-staff food service. We design, create, and fully manage...