Career Opportunities

At Fresh Start Foods you'll find qualified professionals that stand out with their experience and understand that customers are at the centre of everything we do.

We are seeking individuals:

  • Who are customer centric
  • Who are able to deliver on their commitments
  • Who value individual excellence and collective performance
  • Who care and give back - sustainable agriculture, the environment, corporate citizenship
  • Who go above and beyond to provide options for our customers
  • Who understand the foodservice/hospitality/retail business and bring extensive knowledge and experience

If you have what it takes...

Please submit your resume to fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

Current Opportunities: 

Fresh Start Foods Canada Ltd. was founded in 1993 to provide Foodservice Customers with a fresh alternative. An outstanding supply network, efficient distribution through our three regional locations, and our thoroughly modern processing plant are all part of our commitment to provide the freshest fruits and vegetables possible.

Join one of the BEST teams in the Industry!

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Shipper / Receiver - Warehouse Associate


We are currently seeking a full time Shipper-Receiver to join our team based out of our Milton, Ontario location.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Offloads product from trucks and provides for rotation on a “first in-first out” basis unless otherwise specified by a supervisor

• Is licensed and operates a forklift, pump truck or an electric pallet jack safely and efficiently
• Stacks pallets correctly, i.e., heavy products used as the base, light and delicate products on top
• Stages products in cooler, warehouse and on dock to ensure that only quality products are accessible for selection and delivery to customers, and consults with the supervisor, quality control specialist or purchaser when there is a doubt about quality
• Responsible for the accuracy and quality all products shipped or received
• Actively inspects a minimum of two cases per pallet for all pallets received
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of our products
• Stores all received product in the designated areas, or communicates with supervisor in the event that product has not been stored in the designated area
• Notifies supervisor or purchaser when special or non-stock items have been received and stored
• Inspects all incoming trucks according to company guidelines. (temperature, cleanliness and sanitation)
• Records all deliveries in log
• Processes P.O’s (purchase orders) in Warehouse Management System after receiving physical product

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
• Valid licence for operation of counter-balance forklift and electric power jack
• 3 – 5 years of experience operating above equipment in a warehouse environment (accident free)
• Prior experience in a fast paced warehouse preferred
• Prior experience in a multi-temperature environment an asset
• Knowledge of produce is an asset
• May be required to work longer than the scheduled work hours
• Has a history of good attendance and adherence to the work schedule 

Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to : fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

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ORDER SELECTORS

Fresh Start Foods is currently hiring full time Order Selectors, who are eager to work in a challenging, fast paced environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, manually picking product and assembling on a pallet and transferring to dock area for loading.

• Evening shift 7:00pm – 4:00am

• Work on your own WE PROVIDE

• Team-based Work Environment

• Training

• Top Wages

• Performance Review after 3 months

• Benefit Program

• Commitment to Safety

REQUIRE CANDIDATES TO:

• Previous warehouse experience
• Have flexible availability – able to work OT and Sundays

• Have own vehicle

• Able to work in a refrigerated environment

• Physically fit / 50lb lifting requirement


If you meet the above criteria kindly apply by email and quote to: fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com or fax resume to: 905-878-5397

 

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SPLIT CASE SELECTORS

Fresh Start Foods is currently hiring full time Split Case Selectors, who are eager to work in a challenging, fast paced environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, manually picking product, counting or weighing items, labeling and transferring to dock area for loading.


• Evening shift 7:00pm – 4:00am
• Work on your own

WE PROVIDE

• Team-based Work Environment

• Training

• Top Wages

• Performance Review after 3 months

• Benefit Program

• Commitment to Safety

REQUIRE CANDIDATES TO:
• Previous warehouse experience
• Have flexible availability – able to work OT and Sundays
• Have own vehicle
• Able to work in a refrigerated environment
• Physically fit / 50lb lifting requirement If you meet the above criteria kindly apply by email to: fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com or fax resume to: 905-878-5397

 

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Customer Service Clerk (Night Shift)

Due to continued growth, we are seeking an experienced Customer Service Clerk (night shift) to join our team, based out of our Milton, Ontario head office.


Evening shift 7:00pm – 4:00am


As a customer service clerk with Fresh Start Foods you will have overall responsibility for a number of tasks, including but not limited to:


• Taking all customer orders by phone, email or fax
• Data entry, including order processing and other daily procedures
• Associated paperwork for all orders
• Managing all customer inquiries and providing prompt responses
• Other customer service duties as assigned


The ideal candidates will possess the following:
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
• Strong computer and data entry skills - working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Customer service experience
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work in a team environment


Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates a competitive wage and benefit program as well as the opportunity to develop a career with an industry leader poised for future growth. If you possess these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career.

 

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FULL TIME DELIVERY DRIVERS (G & DZ Class)

Milton Distribution Facility

Fresh Start Foods is currently hiring full time Delivery Drivers (G & DZ) who are eager to work in a challenging, fast paced environment. Responsibilities include making deliveries within the GTA.


WE PROVIDE
• Competitive Wages
• Signing Bonus
• Health Care Benefits
• RRSP Program
• Team-Based Work Environment
• Commitment to Safety


REQUIRE CANDIDATES TO:
• Have previous driving and delivery experience
• Must have flexible availability – able to work Saturdays and OT
• Clean drivers abstract;
• Physically capable / 50lb lift requirement

If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this
exciting career opportunity please forward your resume immediately to
fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

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Regional Development Chef


The Specialty Companies of GFS (Fresh Start Foods and Intercity Packers) are currently seeking a full time cross functional Regional Development Chef.


Description of Role:
Reporting jointly to the Divisional Vice Presidents of the designated Specialty Companies of GFS Canada (Fresh Start, Eating New Creations, Intercity Packers), the Regional Development Chef is a hand’s on professional and is responsible for product development and creating new recipes across multiple channels of foodservice, catering and retail.


Duties & Responsibilities:
Project management:
• Stays current on regional and international menu trends and is up to date on the evolution of the industry.
• Ability to work on multiple projects across multiple channels and brands including: research, menu concept development, product development and customer working sessions
• Preps and cooks as needed to support testing and presentation needs.
• Ability to build projects to customer specification and guidelines.
• Brings projects in on time and on budget.
• Innovative product development and seasonal item creation.
• Prepare plate presentations for marketing materials and other collateral.
Customer Relationship Management
• High level of personal and business integrity and practices "servant leadership.”
• Serves as a brand ambassador for all assigned strategic companies.
• Develops and maintains a solid working relationship with customers by becoming a valued resource for their culinary programs.
• Understands customer initiatives, goals and adds value.
• Conducts engaging presentations at GFS Events (DSR, Corporate, NAccount, Customer, Zone meetings etc.).
• Understands the GFS relationship and market dynamics.
• Identifies issues and able to assess product and processes and provide recommendations.


Skills, Qualifications & Experience:
• Diploma in Culinary Arts or Management and/or Red Seal Certified
• 5-10 years minimum practical cooking and menu development experience
• Food science background an asset.
• Able to conduct engaging presentations in both group and one on one situations
• Expert in the kitchen and cooks with a high level of execution - including during customer presentations
• Experience in developing menus across multiple channels of foodservice, catering and retail
• Ability to cost menus and create recipes and SOP's for new products
• Must have superior time management skills
• High personal level of execution on food safe, grooming and cleanliness
• High degree of computer skills including email etiquette, Microsoft Office, Google Docs
• Ability to travel as required


If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to: fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

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ORDER SELECTOR – OVERNIGHT (OTTAWA)

Fresh Start Foods is currently hiring full time Order Selectors, who are eager to work in a challenging, fast paced environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, manually picking product and assembling on a pallet and transferring to dock area for loading, rotating product, putting away stock and daily cleaning.
• Evening shift 10:00pm – 6:00am
• Work on your own


WE PROVIDE
• Competitive Wages
• Team-based Work Environment
• Training Provided
• Health Care Benefits & RRSP Program
• Employee Purchase Program
• Commitment to Safety


REQUIRE CANDIDATES TO:
• Previous warehouse experience
• Have flexible availability – able to work OT and Sundays
• Able to work in a refrigerated environment
• Physically fit / 50lb lifting requirement


If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to john.jones1@freshstartfoods.com.

 

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Accounts Receivable Coordinator

 

Due to continued growth, we are currently seeking a Accounts Receivable Coordinator to join our team based out of our Milton, Ontario location.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Analysis and reconciling various accounts.
• Ensure that DSO’s are consistently kept within required days outstanding.
• Reporting of accounts where action/discussion is required on an urgency basis.
• Reconciling and Balancing of accounts.
• Credit verification as required prior to processing of all credit applications.
• Prepare and issue accounts receivable statements on a monthly basis or as customer requests.
• Generating reports as required on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
• Setting up of new accounts as required.
• Cash Application
• Other related duties as assigned.


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
• University degree or College diploma in Accounting or Finance
• 3-5 years of experience in an accounts receivable role.
• Strong collections experience a must.
• Thorough knowledge accounts receivable accounting systems.
• Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and related software programs, Google Docs
• Excellent communication and problem solving ability.
• Highly organized.
If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting opportunity
please forward your resume immediately to fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

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Director of Warehouse Operations

We are currently seeking a full time Director of Warehouse Operations to join our team for the Milton Facility.


Description of Role:
Reporting to the Vice President of Fresh Start Foods, the Director of Warehouse Operations is responsible for all aspects of warehouse operations for the Milton location. The Director of Warehouse Operations is responsible for improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the warehouse operations by refining current systems, developing improved systems, reducing costs and developing employees skills and abilities and leadership development.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for overseeing all aspects of receiving, order picking and shipping our products.
• Oversees the Warehouse Shipper/Receiver, Night Management and Quality Control Teams.
• Supports operations at branches (shipping/receiving and night time operations).
• Identifies variances in actual costs vs. budgeted costs and identifies methods for reducing costs.
• Examines and implements methods for reducing costs in all aspects of the warehouse to achieve a continual reduction in cost per case.
• Maximizes new sales potential and repeat sales in region through effective training of
shipper/receivers and order selectors.
• Responsible for the safe retrieval, receipt, storage and timely dispatch of goods and for ensuring first-in first-out procedures are in place.
• Ensures workplace health and safety requirements are met.
• Responsible for proper maintenance of building and equipment, including trucks and forklifts.
• Ensures productivity targets are met and maintained.
• Ensures that all administrative procedures are followed and maintains a timely flow of
administration as required on a shift basis.


Skill, Qualifications, and Experience:

• University degree, College diploma or designation in business, warehousing and logistics – supply chain.
• Minimum of 10 years experience in supervisory role preferably in a warehouse environment with strong leadership, motivational and team building skills.
• Experience with Warehouse Management Systems and procedures.
• Experience planning and organizing daily and weekly employee tasks and schedules.
• Experience with routing or logistics is an asset.
• Highly organized, with excellent communication and problem solving ability.
• Desire and aptitude to work in an extremely fast paced and changing environment.
• Experience in the distribution/handling of produce or food products in an asset.
• Must be able work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Strong computer skills.


Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to: fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

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Quality Control Manager / SQF Practitioner

We are currently seeking a Quality Control Manager / SQF Practitioner to join our team based out of our Milton,
Ontario location. This is an 18 month contract position.


The Quality Control Manager is responsible for the development, implantation and management of all GMP’s product specifications and the Food Safety of our Products. Also responsible to implement, maintain and improve SQF procedures to evaluate food safety in our facility and implement programs to eliminate hazards.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the on-going development of the Fresh Start Foods Quality Assurance and Quality Control Program, including on-going review of processes, policies and standards.
• Responsible for all aspects of Food Safety and Quality Standards of our Added Value Products.
• Communicate to relevant personnel all information essential to ensure the effective implementation to the SQF system.
• Take appropriate action to maintain the integrity of the SQF system.
• Lead all internal, external, customer and regulatory audits and inspections.
• Provide guidance and direction to all Departmental Staff of all quality and food safety systems developed.
• Monitor and set standards for Microbiological requirements for our products.
• Ensure Microbiological standards / specifications are met as per customer and regulatory requirements.
• Maintain all reporting systems in and their frequency -- daily, weekly or monthly.
• Provide professional representation on behalf of Fresh Start Foods with suppliers, growers, customers and government/regulatory bodies.
• Stay current on QA program advancements, including benchmarking best practices and forwarding recommendations to management for process improvement.
• Develop and deliver QA training programs as necessary to all Fresh Start Foods employees.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
• Undergraduate University Degree (minimum) with specialization in Microbiology.
• 3 – 5 years of experience overseeing a QA Program within the food industry.
• Completed HACCP training.
• Able to implement and maintain HACCP based food safety plans and food quality plans.
• Understanding of the SQF code and the requirements to implement and maintain the SQF system.
• Experience and ability to develop QA training programs.
• Experience with microbiological testing.
• Experience with internal (quality standards / product specs) and external audits (government and customer)
• Strong computer skills.
• Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
• Team player – ability to work in a team environment.
• Strong attention to detail
• Able to handle multiple tasks / projects within short timeframes


Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages, health care benefit and RRSP program. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting opportunity please forward your resume immediately to fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

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