Careers

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

We’re looking for people who believe in the transformative power of technology to change lives for the better; who care deeply about what they eat and where it comes from; who sweat every last detail; and who are looking to grow with us for years to come. This means being…

  • Organized. Obsessed about using calendars, spreadsheets, and other tools to manage your time, tasks, and responsibilities.
  • Efficient. Understand the importance of processes and efficiencies for operating and scaling a business.
  • Hard-working. Willing to get your hands dirty to solve problems.
  • Willing to learn and adapt. When we started Lufa Farms, we had never grown a tomato or sold a tomato, but our team has had the drive, capability, and innovation to build our business to what it is today.

HOW TO APPLY

Below you can find descriptions of the positions we’re currently looking to fill. If you think the paragraph above describes you, we encourage you to email us at hr@lufa.com regardless of background or experience. When you apply, be sure to include:

  • Name of the position you’re applying for in the subject line.
  • Attach your CV (no longer than one page unless you have a compelling reason).
  • Let us know what you’re looking for in terms of compensation.

POSITIONS

 

UX/UI (part-time)

This position will involve the visual design and the ongoing upkeep of all Lufa Farms' software and applications. We are looking for someone with a strong background in user experience (UX) design and/or user interface who is able to enhance our applications and services. We are looking for someone to:

  • Create the most optimal user interface to facilitate its adoption by users
  • Design mockups to demonstrate usability to stakeholders prior to implementation
  • Prepare all visuals for development team to facilitate implementation
  • Contribute to the visual identity of Lufa Farms
  • Keep an up-to-date Lufa Farms’ style guide

Requirements:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience in the development of responsive designs
  • 2+ years of experience in a similar position (with portfolio of projects)
  • Ability to perform confidently under pressure
  • Great work ethic

Assets:

  • Genuine interest in Lufa Farms, our mission and business model 

Salary:

  • To be determined according to qualifications and experience

 

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Warehouse Manager 

The Warehouse Manager will be responsible for the Lufa Farms warehouse and distribution center. This role will involve building processes and procedures to achieve operational improvements related to reception, inventory, warehousing, portioning, cleaning and pick and pack operations by initiating, coordinating and coaching the team throughout the process. The manager will be in charge of maintaining the condition of the warehouse, planning and implementing new layouts as required and ensuring all equipment is maintained and working properly ensure timely dispatch of the orders. The manager will also be responsible for integrating the use of automated and computerized systems into the current process and will need a deep understanding of how these systems function.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in warehouse management or supervision
  • Technically driven- someone that has attended a Promat conference and has a software background
  • Ability to analyze data and predict future needs- someone that dreams of puts per hour
  • Awareness of the latest trends in warehouse and distribution setup including emerging automation technologies and how they function
  • Experience in developing standards, operating procedures and the execution thereof to ensure productivity targets are achieved
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements and experience ensuring standards are met

Assets:

  • Knowledge of automated storage and retrieval systems
  • Work experience with redesigning and automating warehouses
  • Experience with warehouses with multiple temperature zones
  • Participation in workshops or trade shows related to warehousing trends and interest in developing knowledge and experience in this field through publications, personal networks and ongoing professional development.

 

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Warehouse Team Member 

Our Warehouse Team Employees are the key to our daily operations, You might be asked to portion or package bulk products, pack customer grocery baskets, clean our shipping baskets and isothermic bags, pick items from the refrigerated section of our warehouse or any other tasks we need to do to get our day done. 

Requirements:

  • Punctuality!
  • Good physical shape: ability to lift items weighing up to 20 lbs, walk 20 km per day and comfortable climbing ladders
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Pride in work completed and respect for food products being handled
  • Comfortable using an iPad, computer and software

Assets:

  • Experience in the food industry and in agriculture
  • Logistical and warehouse experience
  • Verbal and reading comprehension in English or French

Schedule

  • Full time, 1:00 am to 11:00 am, 40 hours/4 days per week - NIGHT SHIFT

 

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Director of Purchasing 

This role requires someone who is adept at managing a team, strategic negotiations, and managing relationships with existing suppliers. Additionally, the Director of Purchasing will be responsible for the complete vision of the Lufa Farms online marketplace which involves creating and executing a full merchandizing plan based on data, trends and anticipated needs of our Lufavores. This role will be evaluated on Key Performance Indicators - notably availability, margins and average order value. Collaboration with the marketing department, accounting department, distribution department, and with the IT department to improve supply chain tools and operations will also be expected.

Requirements:

  • Good negotiation skills and confident in business relationship development
  • Experience forecasting, purchasing, and managing supplier relationships
  • 5 years experience in a purchasing management or direction role, preferably in the food industry
  • Familiar with retail pricing and specials in the retail food industry
  • Strong day to day team management capabilities and experience and ability to build and performance manage a multi-disciplinary team
  • Organizational skills, punctuality and ability to work both independently and in teams in a fast and automated environment
  • Ability to work quickly and precisely without making errors in a constantly changing environment
  • Focused on quality and high-standards of work and performance, and achievement of KPI goals
  • Great work ethic, flexibility, attention to detail and respect for both the products and stated deadlines
  • Comfortable using computer and associated applications, and particularly comfortable working with spreadsheets, Excel and project management software
  • Good verbal/written skills in both French and English

Assets:

  • University diploma
  • Food enthusiast, notably passionate about sustainable, local, and high quality foods
  • Experience with online search tools and product recommendation software
  • Knowledge of website, mobile site and application merchandising
  • Has created customer content in line with brand values, targeted to increasing sales. 

Schedule

  • Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 45 hours/week

Salary:

  • Determined based on qualifications of candidate

 

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Purchaser

The purchaser is responsible for managing all aspects inherent to our relations with suppliers, including:

  • Following up on supplier performance and managing all communications with our suppliers including pricing negotiations, quantities required, promotional calendars, new product arrivals and logistics
  • Participating in transition meetings with new suppliers
  • Merchandising responsibilities including evaluating new suppliers and products as well as ingredients, origins and ensuring the alignment with the Lufa Farms mission. Negotiating prices, and ensuring a smooth onboarding experience
  • Managing promotions with suppliers and coordinating with marketing to ensure product and supplier descriptions and photos are accurate and up to date
  • Assessing the current product lineup and strategically planning in order to meet customer expectations as well as company objectives

We are looking for specialists in these categories:

  • Quebec Fresh Produce
  • Frozen and Outside Quebec Fresh Produce
  • Meat & Fish
  • Cheese, Dairy & Eggs
  • Bakery, Sweets & Holiday
  • Drinks
  • Non-food Products
  • Snacks
  • Pasta, Sauces & Prepared Meals
  • Pantry

Requirements:

  • Strength and experience in accounts management and business relations
  • Strength and experience in negotiation
  • Strong communication skills in both French and English (oral and written)
  • Punctuality and strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work fast, with precision, and without mistakes in an ever changing environment
  • Devotion to quality and work well done
  • Strong work ethics, adaptability, great care for detail, respect for both products and deadlines
  • Good knowledge of computers and good comfort level using various software and apps (especially spreadsheet creation software)
  • Enthusiastic and determined team player, also capable of working independently
  • Rigorous attention to detail, commitment, organisation and effectiveness

Assets:

  • University diploma
  • Project management skills
  • Experience in “B2B” sales
  • Experience with logistics coordination

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 45 hours/week

 

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Head of Purchasing (Fresh&Non Fresh) 

These roles require someone who is adept at managing a team, strategic negotiations, and managing relationships with existing suppliers. Additionally, the Heads of Fresh & Non Fresh will be responsible for the complete vision of the Lufa Farms online marketplace which involves creating and executing a full merchandizing plan based on data, trends and anticipated needs of our Lufavores. This role will be evaluated on Key Performance Indicators - notably availability, margins and average order value. 

Requirements:

  • Good negotiation skills and confident in business relationship development
  • Experience in forecasting, purchasing, and managing supplier relationships
  • Experience in a purchasing management role, preferably in the food industry
  • Familiar with retail pricing, specials in the retail food industry and possess the ability to build a promotional calendar
  • Strong day to day team management capabilities and experience
  • Ability to define individual goals, margins and budgets and hold the team to executing those targets
  • Organizational skills, punctuality and ability to work both independently and in teams in a fast and automated environment
  • Ability to work quickly and precisely without making errors in a constantly changing environment
  • Focused on quality and high-standards of work and performance, and achievement of KPI goals
  • Great work ethic, flexibility, attention to detail and respect for both the products and stated deadlines
  • Comfortable using computer and associated applications, and particularly comfortable working with spreadsheets, Excel and project management software
  • Good verbal/written skills in both French and English

Assets:

  • University diploma
  • Food enthusiast, notably passionate about sustainable, local, and high quality foods
  • Has created customer content in line with brand values, targeted to increasing sales.

 

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Plant Science Manager 

The Plant Science Manager oversees the team responsible for the planting, cultivation and harvesting decisions of all produce grown at all three Lufa Farms sites (Ahuntsic, Laval, Anjou). The Plant Science Manager will tour the greenhouses with the Plant Science team to check the health of the plants and keep records of the day-to-day operations. 

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the growers of all three greenhouses (Ahuntsic, Laval, and Anjou).
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of crop plans.
  • Responsible for production and harvesting forecasting.
  • Inspecting greenhouses for plant damage, disease, and pests.
  • Submitting water samples to the laboratory, interpreting test results, and adjusting solutions accordingly.
  • Reporting and requesting work orders for all maintenance issues related to the greenhouses, be it structural, equipment, heating, and/or irrigation related.
  • Communicate and coordinate with external suppliers, Greenhouse Operations Manager, and consultants when required.

Requirements: 

  • Strong management, delegation, planning and leadership skills.
  • Science background in chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent.
  • Analytical, data driven and demonstrates good attention to details.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter and able to direct the work force throughout the growing process, from planting through to harvest.
  • 2 years of work experience managing a team.
  • Quick learner.
  • Valid driver's license in order to conduct regular visits to each greenhouse.

Assets:

  • A solid understanding of plant science, specifically regarding the use of biocontrols for disease and pest control.
  • Knowledgeable in hydroponics and greenhouse growing.

Schedule:

  • Full Time (45 Hours/Week)

 

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Full Stack Developer

Lufa Farms is looking to grow its Software Development department. The Full Stack Developer will be responsible for the development of applications to support our daily operations and our online sales platform. We are looking for someone to: 

  • Work as part of a team in order to build and deliver software
  • Translate requirements into conceptual designs and estimates
  • Design and architect a wide range of software including ERP and Ecommerce sites
  • Improve existing infrastructure to facilitate scaling out
  • Develop clean, maintainable code in a continuous integration environment
  • Actively contribute with constructive feedback to the team through code review
  • Develop high quality code using various methodologies such as TDD and Unit Testing
  • Stay up to date with the latest web development technologies
  • Use software that directly impacts the food industry

Requirements: 

  • 0-5 years experience with designing and developing highly scalable availability software for web applications or services
  • Experience with Agile development environment
  • Experience with programming languages such as PHP5+, JavaScript (ES6), HTML5, CSS3, SASS
  • BS/BA in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Familiar with MVC frameworks such as Yii and Lumen Laravel
  • Experience with GIT
  • Basic proficiency in a UNIX/Linux environment
  • Complex SQL queries and database schema design
  • Proven skills for profiling, optimization
  • Experienced with writing reliable unit tests
  • Capable of managing stress in a time sensitive environment
  • Ability to learn new technologies or paradigms
  • Excellent communication skills

Assets:

  • Knowledge of Nodejs (v8+), Reactjs or ability to learn them
  • Experience with Ecommerce / payments platforms
  • Experience with Warehouse software management
  • Experience with Micro service architecture
  • Good understanding of design patterns
  • DevOps background
  • Genuine interest in Lufa Farms, our mission and business model

Schedule:

  • 40-45 hours per week

Salary:

  • To be determined according to qualifications and experience

 

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On-call Greenhouse Aide

Greenhouse Aide works to ensure that produce is delivered fresh to our clients the following day and also help during plant pulls. Other duties include plant care and greenhouse janitorial tasks. 

Requirements: 

  • Must have access to a car
  • Independent
  • Comfortable with long periods of physical activity (8+ hours) in humid environment
  • Capable walking/bending and lifting for extended periods
  • Organized

Assets:

  • Experience with greenhouse labour an asset

Schedule:

  • On-call
  • Please note that the schedule is subject to change, due to season, plant health, and crop changes

Salary:

  • Determined based on qualifications of candidate 

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