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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Web Developer 

Lufa Farms is looking to grow its Software Development department. The Web 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:

  • Design, estimate, and code new features
  • Architect new applications, and expand existing ones
  • Investigate and fix production issues
  • Define, document, and enforce regulations, procedures and formal instructions
  • Ensure all code that goes to production is of top quality
  • Ensure existing applications are scaled to meet expected demand
  • Continuously improve the software infrastructure, such as the deployment process

Requirements:

  • Experience in designing and developing high availability web applications or services
  • Experience in software testing, bug tracking and fixing
  • Experience in requirement writing and drafting
  • 5+ years experience with object-oriented programming in PHP and front-end technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Familiar with MVC frameworks such as Yii and Laravel
  • Complex SQL queries and database schema design
  • Familiar with JIRA and Git
  • Capable of managing stress in a time sensitive environment
  • Great work ethic
  • Unit testing, load testing and page load optimization a plus

Assets:

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

Salary:

  • To be determined according to qualifications and experience

 

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On-call Harvester

Harvesters work 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:

  • Compensation ranges between $12 and $15/hour based on 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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Marketing Manager 

The Marketing Manager manages the marketing team, ensures growth targets are attained and coordinates the creation of quality content. To succeed you need to be a great manager that both upholds a metrics & experimentation driven growth process and possesses a critical creative eye. 

Responsibilities:

  • Direct the training, performance evaluations, and overseeing of the daily activities of the Marketing Team (Sales Coordinator, Content Coordinator, and Communications Coordinator). 
  • Document, update and uphold all marketing processes to ensure repeatability, scalability and profitability. 
  • Meet sales objectives by forecasting our growth plan and supporting the Sales Coordinator’s activities and campaigns.
  • Coordinate, vet and provide detailed feedback to ensure the timely delivery of quality content that is consistent in style and voice.
  • Craft a content calendar that supports our overarching narrative and content strategy for our social media posts, email communications, and ads. 
  • Handle inbound PR requests and develop relationships with media outlets for possible outbound PR campaigns.
  • Coordinate the creation and quality of website content (blogs, recipes, product descriptions and supplier descriptions) with outside contractors.
  • Engage with local communities through community visits and the creation of a community program.

Requirements: 

  • 2+ years experience managing a team with at least 4 direct reports
  • Great communication skills and a knack for presenting results to groups in a clear, digestible manner.
  • Attention to detail, especially when it comes to design and copywriting. This is incredibly important to us.
  • Please include the square root of 81 on the bottom right hand corner of your CV. 
  • Track record of driving sustainable growth. 
  • Successful experience writing press pitches and negotiating with media.
  • Penchant for data-driven decisions, demonstrated by the ability to generate, analyze and interpret data. 
  • Excellent understanding of digital marketing tools and metrics (SEO optimization, Facebook & Instagram ads, Google adwords).
  • A self-motivated team player with a willingness to try new ideas and take initiative without specific direction, maintain attention to details, and possess a sense of urgency. 

Assets:

  • A deep interest in urban agriculture and food systems.
  • Background in graphic design.
  • Fluency with Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Psychology

Schedule:

  • Schedule is typically 9 am to 5 pm, with time outside regular hours and on weekends expected.

Salary:

  • Salary is to be discussed based on experience.

 

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Greenhouse Supervisor

The Greenhouse Supervisor is responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of the greenhouse. The Supervisor schedules and monitors all greenhouse activities and staff routines, plans for events and schedules maintenance/repairs. The Supervisor also participates in the hiring and evaluation of greenhouse staff. While greenhouse experience is an asset, we are primarily looking for someone with excellent team management experience.  

Requirements: 

  • At least 2 years’ experience managing a team
  • Comfortable with long periods of physical activity (8+ hours) in humid environment
  • Capable walking, bending, lifting for extended periods
  • Organized
  • Own vehicle or driver’s license

Assets:

  • Experience working in a greenhouse

Schedule:

  • 45 hours/week. 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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Facilities Cleaner

The Facilities Cleaner will be cleaning and maintaining our distribution center, including kitchen and office area, warehouse floors, wall and ceilings, racks, frozen and dry goods storage areas. He or she will also perform basic repairs to the facility and equipment. The Facilities Cleaner will also assist the cleaning crew as needed and help the Reception Clerk with deliveries on Sundays.

Requirements: 

  • Punctuality!
  • Good physical shape: ability to lift items weighing up to 40 lbs and comfortable climbing ladders
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Attention to detail
  • Pride in work completed and respect for food products being handled
  • Comfortable using an iPad, computer and software (tasks will be calendered with checklists)
  • Experience in janitorial work and building maintenance
  • Manually capable and able to use basic everyday tools to perform minor repairs to facility and/or equipment when required

Assets:

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

Schedule:

  • Full time, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday to Thursday, 40 hours/5 days per week

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