CAREERS

PASSION IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAVING A JOB OR HAVING A CAREER

The best technology and smartest processes in the world mean nothing without people. It’s our employees that make the difference – that turn our vision into reality.

Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.
–Anne M. Mulcahy

We value your skills, knowledge, experience and innovative spirit and believe that every one of us has value to add. Through challenging tasks, good development opportunities, a safe and sound work environment and delegated responsibilities, we support you to achieve your ambitions and potential, and continue to grow through training activities.

In return we expect you to be proactive; actively seeking out opportunities to drive your career, speaking up when you have something to offer, learning from mistakes and constantly questioning how you can best contribute to make our company stronger. We seek your feedback to build a better work place and see mistakes as a way to improve, not something to hide.

We believe each individual steers their career. It’s a concept that starts before your first interview. To be successful you will have done your homework. You know what we do, what our priorities are and where we plan to be in 10 years. What part can you play to help make it happen?

Take the next step and submit your resumé to us via e-mail. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, we can only contact those applicants whose skills and experience most closely match our needs.

Current Openings

Senior Buyer

Position Purpose

To ensure best value in the identification, qualification, collaboration and monitoring of suppliers on a global basis in the strategic and technical sourcing of parts, products and services that support the manufacturing, distribution and direct sales channels of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems in the North American market.

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Buyer responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with internal technical and engineering personnel to identify sourced material requirements.
  • Identifying and developing relationships with potential vendors.
  • Determining vendor capabilities and reliability.
  • Monitoring vendor performance with regards to quality, delivery and pricing.
  • Identifying and maintaining alternate supply sources.
  • Monitoring inventory, stock turns and ROP’s.
  • Expediting goods as necessary.
  • Participating in make vs. buy decision making
  • Maintaining awareness of tariff codes and trade law changes.
  • Generating P.O.’s as necessary
Qualifications

The minimum required qualifications for this role include:

  • Strong mechanical, technical, electrical & electronic background in a manufacturing environment. In depth background in MRO & equipment purchasing. Solid understanding of machine shop and tool & die equipment and repairs. Working knowledge of facility maintenance.
  • Ability to read and understand Engineering drawings.
  • Practical working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems, with specific knowledge of Syteline preferred.
  • Global procurement and importing experience would be an asset.
  • Ability to create, read or interpret documents such as RFQ’s, price lists, catalogs, requisitions, supplier quotes, purchase orders, receiving documents and invoices.
  • Competency with MS Office software and specifically Excel including data modeling, Strategic Sourcing, and creating reports as necessary.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing to suppliers and internal customers.
  • A talent for influencing personnel within other departments or business units.
  • Effective negotiation skills and an appropriate approach to the negotiation process.
  • The ability to apply common sense understanding to carrying out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • An analytical nature with the ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations, identify root causes, recommend and implement effective solutions.
  • Business degree with SCMP, PMAC, or APICS certification desired.
Personal Characteristics

Desired personal characteristics for this role include:

  • A desire and enthusiasm for excellence.
  • An ethical approach to business relationships.
  • Ability to leverage relationships to secure best results.
  • An organized approach to managing projects and priorities.
  • Ability to anticipate contingencies and prepare creative solutions / alternatives.
  • Keen problem solving skills

Regional Sales Representative

Position Purpose

We are seeking an experienced Regional Sales Representative for our Abbotsford location.  This role will work closely with our clients and internal resources to ensure high levels of customer service and satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities

As our ideal candidate, your qualifications include 5 or more years of experience in the sales of overhead door hardware and related components or other related construction industry experience at the OEM supplier level. You have extensive knowledge of the overhead door market, both locally and in western North America.  You also have an analytical nature and understand the relationship between costs and selling price of manufactured items.  You have strong but principled negotiating skills and are confident in your ability to make the most of sophisticated software tools available to manage customer relationships and information.

Qualifications

The desired knowledge, skills and abilities for this role include:

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels in an organization.
  • Outgoing and self-motivated. Able to identify what needs to be done, anticipate challenges and react in a timely manner.
  • An analytical nature and understanding of costing and pricing of manufactured products
  • Ability to manage the fine details.
  • Being a team player focused on culture and collaboration with others
  • Strong software skills in MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Familiar with ERP systems
  • Willingness to travel as needed for business purposes (North America and Europe)
Personal Characteristics

In addition to the above, you need to be highly organized, comfortable working with deadlines and recognize the importance of customer service.

​Must be resident in Canada and eligible to work legally in Canada.

HR Assistant

Position Purpose

We are seeking an HR Assistant for a 6-month contract term. This is a Generalist role but with a focus on specific projects.

Key Responsibilities

In this role, the Human Resources Assistant will be accountable for:

  • Participating in specific projects and HR initiatives including Data Protection Compliance, documentation of HR processes and forms including development of HR SOP’s and process improvements.
  • Marketing Flexiforce employment opportunities as necessary.
  • Receiving, evaluating and tracking employment applications consistent with data protection requirements.
  • Tracking employee tenure and ensuring that timely reviews and wage adjustments occur.
  • Working with Supervisors to identify and provide for training needs.
  • Maintaining employee records and files.
  • Working with the Payroll/Benefits Administrator on employee pay and benefits issues.
  • Providing input and creative content for employee communication mediums including newsletters, communication screens, etc.
Qualifications

The qualifications that support success in this role include:

  • Completion of a formal Human Resources training program or demonstrable equivalent related experience.
  • 2 or more years related employment experience ideally gained in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with the recruitment and selection process.
  • Strong understanding of the BC Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
  • Working knowledge of British Columbia employment law and labour standards.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess a good understanding of general business practices.
  • An ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels of the organization and in a variety of situations.
  • The ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality dealing with people and information.
  • Excellent English language speaking reading/writing and listening skills.
Personal Characteristics

Desired qualifications include:

  • Experience and involvement with health and safety programs
  • Knowledge of WCB claims management and return to work programs and practices.
  • Some understanding of employee timekeeping, payroll and benefit programs

We offer a competitive wage and group health benefits after a qualifying period.

If you are interested in this position, we want to hear from you! Please submit your application to us as soon as possible.

IT Technician

Position Purpose

We have an exciting opportunity available for an IT Technician to support the implementation of technology and software systems to enhance our manufacturing, distribution and information management processes. This is a role with variety and challenge.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

  • Installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading all PC equipment.
  • Image Workstation for new deployments.
  • Troubleshooting problem areas in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Supporting customers through management of service tickets at various stages of the troubleshooting cycle.
  • Providing excellent customer service and able to communicate effectively with non-technical clients
  • Configure, maintain and deploy wireless barcoding equipment and clients.
  • ERP Support & troubleshooting.
Qualifications

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • CompTIA A+ certification or recognized equivalent.
  • Excellent understanding of the functions and set up of Windows 7/10.
  • Knowledge of a variety of Antivirus packages.
  • Strong knowledge of Office Suite 2013 software.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware.
  • Knowledge of networking principles.
  • Familiarity with service ticketing systems.
  • Ability to manage time and organize workload effectively across higher priority tickets.
  • An understanding of ERP software.
  • 1-2 years’ experience providing support in a large multi-user environment.
Personal Characteristics

Soft skills:

  • Customer service oriented.
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
  • Must be able to meet scheduled deliverables.
  • Team player.
  • Dynamic, autonomous, resourceful and patient.
  • Able to work with users at all skill and ability levels.

Production Planning Supervisor

Position Purpose

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Production Planning Supervisor for our Abbotsford location. This role will lead the production planning function and integrate with the sales, manufacturing and logistics functions to ensure the timely and effective manufacture and distribution of products to our customers. Our ideal candidate has an enthusiasm for excellence and productive work, an ethical approach to business relationships and an ability to leverage those relationships to achieve results. We want someone with the ability to anticipate problems and be ready with creative solutions.

Key Responsibilities

Day to day responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Lead the Planning, scheduling and Inventory control team.
  • Identifying manufacturing data inaccuracies, investigating their cause, formulating and applying effective corrective actions
  • Communicating effectively and regularly with sales, supervision and department lead hands on production, equipment and personnel status.
  • Planning production to optimize equipment / material utilization and delivery capability.
  • Participating in long term planning for improving technology, capacity and capabilities.
  • Utilizing the data management and reporting capabilities of the ERP system as required.
  • Continuously improving production control systems and processes.
  • Monitoring and reconciling raw material, work in process and finished goods inventories.
  • Providing comprehensive and concise information and reports to the Production Manager, taking a lead role in the training and development of personnel.
  • Overseeing the performance management of planning and scheduling personnel.
  • Recommending new policies or procedures as necessary.
Qualifications

The minimum qualifications we believe are necessary for success in this role include;

  • Formal training in operations management and/or production planning functions. CPIM certification a definite asset.
  • Must have at least 5 years experience planning production in a high volume, multi-line, short lead-time environment.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience leading, developing and mentoring the performance of a team.
  • Must be familiar with applying lean manufacturing principles to inventory and production management in a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to understand process capacity, identify constraints and establish contingency plans to ensure high on time delivery performance.
  • Must be able to demonstrate intermediate or better skills in MS Excel and Access
  • Able to demonstrate ability to effectively use ERP/MRP data management and planning tools, ideally with knowledge of Infor Syteline.
  • Knowledge of metal / plastics processing an asset.
Personal Characteristics

We offer market competitive compensation and excellent fully paid benefits after a qualifying period.

If you believe you have the necessary qualifications and are interested in joining a progressive and industry leading company, we would like to hear from you! Please submit your Resume to us via e-mail as soon as possible. Alternatively you may apply via fax to 604-854-3576 but e-mail applications are preferred.

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining us but can only contact those applicants selected for an interview.

Director, Sales

Position Purpose

FlexiForce Canada Inc. is seeking a leader for the role of Director, Sales, based in our Abbotsford BC head office.

FlexiForce Canada Inc. is the North American headquarters for the world’s largest supplier of overhead door components and hardware. We manufacture and distribute the industry’s greatest range of overhead door hardware and components from our location in location in Abbotsford (1 hour east of Vancouver)

Abbotsford offers an abundance of recreational and cultural activities at your doorstep and remains an affordable family community with an international airport and easy access to the interior or the US border.

The Director, Sales will be responsible for maximizing the FlexiForce market share in North, Central and South America with a special emphasis on the United States and Canada. Mentoring staff throughout the company by providing sincere and consistent leadership that encourages others to thrive in a team environment.   Driving collaboration between FlexiForce divisions globally to ensure best-practices are created and complimentary products get introduced to new markets. Further development of team infrastructure that supports internal-departmental collaboration and ultimately creates faster speed of execution on tasks and projects across all functions.

Our ideal candidate has an enthusiasm for excellence and productive work, an ethical approach to business relationships and an ability to leverage those relationships to achieve results. This role requires long range vision to anticipate market direction and opportunities, coupled with an ability to see and manage the fine details and awareness of emerging trends and technology in sales process management.

Key Responsibilities

The Director, Sales deliverables will include but are not limited to:

  • Be the brand ambassador always promoting a positive and consistent brand image.
  • Manage the performance and career development of direct reports.
  • Promote the company through personal attendance at conferences/ trade shows, visits to customers and by driving marketing initiatives for the business
  • Identify growth opportunities in new markets and create business plans to support success in these areas.
  • Assist in identifying acquisition opportunities that encourages advancement in key sectors/ participate in the post-acquisition business integration process as needed.
  • Create and pitch business plans that support investment based on customer needs and/or market opportunities.
  • Implement optimum processes and controls throughout the selling processes to maximize efficiencies
  • Drive the advancement of our Flexiforce USA business plan, including but not limited to introducing new parts to our offering and creating inventory plans to support revenue growth.
  • Set, control and monitor customers terms agreements and insurances as needed.
  • Drive the implementation of ‘seamless flow’ into the selling processes.
  • Monitor and control days-sales-outstanding (DSO) and other sales related KPI’s.
  • Oversee and monitor estimating and pricing of new and/or existing business.
  • Implement Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for FlexiForce North America.
  • Implement an effective eCommerce platform.
Qualifications

The minimum required qualifications for this role include:

 

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a B2B sales and market development leadership role.
  • Proven experience in leading and developing the sales function and sales personnel.
  • Extensive practical experience and success in the development of business strategies to achieve sustainable growth and increased market penetration.
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience coupled with formal sales process training.
  • Effective computer skills including familiarity with ERP and CRM software as well as MS Office programs.
Personal Characteristics

The following personal skills and attributes would support success in this role:

  • Polite, well-spoken and presentable, with an ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English at all levels in an organization.
  • Analytical and detail oriented with an ability to understand manufacturing costs and TCO from the customer perspective.
  • Able to fully understand and elucidate the value proposition of our offering.
  • Team player focused on culture and collaboration with others.
  • Software training in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent understanding of ERP and CRM systems, ideally familiar with Syteline ERP system.
  • Willingness to travel as needed for business purposes.

If you are ready for the next step in your career and possess the necessary skills and experience this key role requires, please submit your application to us in confidence as soon as possible but by June 30, 2018 at the latest.

We appreciate the interest of every applicant however, we can only contact those individuals selected for an interview.

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