Career Opportunities
November 20, 2019

Mid Island Co-op is committed to a diverse and supportive working environment based on our core company values of Integrity, Community, Respect and Teamwork. And we are committed to giving back to our communities – last year we donated over $150, 000 to a variety of local charities, programs and community organizations.

We’re able to give back by keeping our profits right here on the Island. With 16 gas bars & 12 Liquor Stores located throughout Central and Northern Vancouver Island, we pride ourselves on providing quality service and products to our 55,000 members and customers. All Mid Island Co-op members are owners and receive cash back on purchases and equity in our company each year.

Our Team Members receive competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and an employer-contributed pension plan. We encourage our Team Members to take advantage of learning opportunities, to grow and develop and to foster a culture of teamwork and innovation.

At Co-op, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we’re working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. Come in and see what we’re all about!

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Assistant Manager, Gas Bar, Gabriola

What you’ll do

The Assistant Manager, Gas Bar is responsible for assisting the Gas Bar Manager in the overall operation of their gas bar location. This includes scheduling, appraisals, budgeting and attaining financial results. Other responsibilities include managing the image, standards, implementation and adherence to company programs, policies and procedures.

• Assists the store manager with oversight of the daily store management ensuring operations and management in accordance with Mid Island Co-op policies, procedures and programs, including providing supervision and direction to store employees.
• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Oversees the ordering of all merchandise and supplies; oversees receiving, including reviewing/verifying and authorizing appropriate invoices, returns transfers, claims and proper storage of products.
• Develops and maintains schedules, including inputting and editing as required with Team Leader approval.
• Participates in the development of work plans and yearly budgets.
• Assists with training/orienting new Customer Service Representatives.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties.
• Sells memberships.

Who you are:

• You have a grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience. We would prefer that you have a minimum of two years of gas bar experience and supervisory experience
• You have basic receiving, ordering and merchandising skills
• You have strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• You are a team player with strong communication skills
• You are physically able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs
• You may require Propane Certification and/or FoodSafe
• You align with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.
• You believe in building relationships and collaborating to deliver solutions that matter most, and you recognize the value that different perspectives bring to meet shared objectives.


Please note that all positions require a criminal background check and our safety-sensitive positions will require pre-employment alcohol and substance testing.

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to HR@midisland.coop or in person at 103 – 2517Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC.

Accounting Clerk - Mid Island Co-op Administration Office

Reporting to the Senior Accountant, this full-time position is responsible for providing accounting and administrative support to the Mid Island Co-op and its members, ensuring effective and efficient office operations.

Position Summary & Duties: 

• Processing, reconciling and auditing daily business
• Processing memberships (including transfers, age, moved, closes, etc.)
• Preparing and processing journal entries
• Preparing daily bank deposits
• Preparing reconciliations for a variety of accounts (credit cards, member benefits, loyalty cards, lottery, fuel, BRIC, etc.)
• Preparing financial statements and reports, including year-end reports
• Maintaining the General Ledger code list
• Processing remittances (GST/PST, BC Tax Claims)
• Maintaining spreadsheets (equity changes, liters/sales, market gain/loss, etc.)
• Manage inventory markdowns and transfers
• Process Equity cheques and Equity-Patronage reporting to FCL

Qualifications:

• Diploma in Accounting or other related discipline; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook at an intermediate level
• Self-motivated to work alone or can work as a member of a team
• Strong communication, inter-personal and customer service skills
• Excellent time-management and organizational skills with great attention to detail
• Knowledge of petroleum products and experience with petroleum pricing an asset
• Ability to successfully pass a background check
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Wages:

This is a unionized position paying a competitive wage dependent on education and experience.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with “Accounting Clerk - Administration” in the subject line, by email to HR@midisland.coop, or in person at #103 – 2517 Bowen Road, Nanaimo

Part-time Customer Service Representative  – South Parksville Liquor Store

We are looking for an energetic and positive person to join our team – someone who has a passion for working with customers and a genuine interest in in the products we sell.

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Orders, receives and displays merchandise as directed.
• Processes register transactions, refunds and returns, activates gift cards.
• Stocks, faces and rotates product on shelves, ensuring display presentation and proper stock levels are maintained.
• Cleans spills and display fixtures to ensure a neat and organized store is maintained
• Ensures sales floor and back stock are area clean of cardboard and debris.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties.
• Performs all duties while following established Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

 • Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
• Basic receiving ordering and merchandising skills
• Strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Current Serving it Right certification
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.
• Prefer retail experience and/or specific retail liquor experience
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check
• Able to work a flexible schedule including weekends

Mid Island Co-op offers all team members: Employee Family Assistance Program • Excellent Opportunities for Advancement • Competitive Wages • Annual Bonus Program • Service Recognition Program • Learning and Development Opportunities.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by September 18, 2020, by email, with “Customer Service Supervisor – South Parksville Liquor” in the subject line, to louise.langille@midisland.coop.


Assistant Manager, Lake Cowichan Gas Bar

The Assistant Manager, Gas Bar is responsible for assisting the Gas Bar Manager in the overall operation of their gas bar location. This includes scheduling, appraisals, budgeting and attaining financial results. Other responsibilities include managing the image, standards, implementation and adherence to company programs, policies and procedures.

Summary of Position & Duties:

• Assists the store manager with oversight of the daily store management ensuring operations and management in accordance with Mid Island Co-op policies, procedures and programs, including providing supervision and direction to store employees.
• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Oversees the ordering of all merchandise and supplies; oversees receiving, including reviewing/verifying and authorizing appropriate invoices, returns transfers, claims and proper storage of products.
• Develops and maintains schedules, including inputting and editing as required with Team Leader approval.
• Participates in the development of work plans and yearly budgets.
• Assists with training/orienting new Customer Service Representatives.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties.
• Sells memberships.

Qualifications: 

• You have a grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience. We would prefer that you have a minimum of two years of gas bar experience and supervisory experience
• You have basic receiving, ordering and merchandising skills
• You have strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• You are a team player with strong communication skills
• You are physically able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs
• You may require Propane Certification and/or FoodSafe
• You align with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.
• You believe in building relationships and collaborating to deliver solutions that matter most, and you recognize the value that different perspectives bring to meet shared objectives.

Our Team Members receive competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and an employer-contributed pension plan. We encourage our Team Members to take advantage of learning opportunities, to grow and develop and to foster a culture of teamwork and innovation.

At Co-op, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we’re working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We support and provide an environment that allows all to bring their whole selves to work.

Please note that all positions require a criminal background check and our safety-sensitive positions will require pre-employment alcohol and substance testing.

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to HR@midisland.coop or in person at 103 – 2517Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC, by October 18, 2020.

Full-time and Part-time Customer Service Representative – Gabriola Island

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Orders, receives and displays merchandise as directed.
• Processes register transactions, refunds and returns, activates gift cards.
• Stocks, faces and rotates product on shelves, ensuring display presentation and proper stock levels are maintained.
• Cleans spills and display fixtures to ensure a neat and organized store is maintained
• Ensures sales floor and back stock are area clean of cardboard and debris.
• Ensure the proper care, use and maintenance of equipment and tools; reports repair requirement to the store manager.
• Handles merchandise ensuring quality, minimizing damages and markdowns, ensures price integrity including price changes.
• Promotes the prevention of robbery and violence in the workplace.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties.
• Performs all duties while following established Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

• Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
• Strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs
• May require Propane Certification and/or FoodSafe
• Ability to successfully pass a background check
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, with “Full-time Customer Service Representative - Gabriola” in the subject line by email to Lisa.Howe@midisland.coop or drop off in person at 548 North Road, Gabriola Island

Full-time and Part-time Customer Service Representative – Salt Spring Island

Our Gas Bar/ Convenience Store on Salt Spring Island, BC is looking to add to their team energetic, people-focused persons on a full-time or part-time basis. 

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provide knowledge, sales and service to customers in a courteous, efficient manner and within approved programs, policies and procedures.
• Perform general housekeeping and maintenance duties.
• Must be committed to a SAFE working environment.
• Enjoy working with the public. Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills, motivation and ability to work in a very busy environment are required.
• Must undertake specific training programs for providing unique services.
• Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
• To perform other duties as assigned.
• Contribute to the Team in living the Corporate Values of Community, Respect, Teamwork and Integrity.

Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Retail experience and or specific Gas Bar experience will be considered an asset.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check.
• Specific Petroleum/Convenience Store industry training an asset.
• Propane Pump Attendant Certification and Food Safe Certification are assets.

Mid Island Co-op offers all team members: Employee Family Assistance Program • Excellent Opportunities for Advancement • Competitive Wages • Annual Bonus Program • Service Recognition Program • Learning and Development Opportunities.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with “Full-time Customer Service Representative – Salt Spring Island” in the subject line, Attention: Joel Shaver or drop off in person at 135 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island.

For more information, please contact HR@midisland.coop