RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS/INTERNSHIP: Operations Manager – Pan Cape Breton Food Hub

  • Location: Bras d'Or, NS
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-operative is seeking an Operations Manager to manage existing operations while developing and coordinating expansion opportunities. This position is ideal for someone who is passionate about local food, loves working on community solutions and is always willing to try new things.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will be responsible for overseeing day to day operations relating to the Food Hub’s offerings, while working with food safety specialists and enacting food safe and quality standards for all production.

Job Duties:

  • Facilitate and lead logistics relating to distribution, packaging and inventory control

  • Ensure that orders are completed on time, to budget and within quality standards

  • Ensure that health and safety guidelines, and food safety regulations are followed at all times

  • Act as liaison with the Executive Director, staff, vendors and volunteers

  • Coordinate inventory and supplies management, including ordering supplies and products for onsite and locations

  • Monitor productivity rates, product standards and quality control programs

  • Manage the rental use of a shared community kitchen

  • Work with producers and management to identify potential new product lines

  • Work with consultants to develop standard operating procedures

  • Develop processes to process a wide variety of products

  • Identify new equipment needs and facilitate the research and selection process

  • Monitor the production processes and adjusting schedules as needed

  • Coordinate cleaning and repairs as required

  • Work with managers to implement the organization’s policies and goals

  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in food safety regulations and practices

  • Ability to act decisively and a keen interest in finding solutions to problems

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with diverse stakeholders

  • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate others

  • Proven ability to create and document processes and ensure adherence

  • Ability to work in a logical, systematic manner.

  • A results-driven approach to work and ability to work under pressure

  • Dedication to quality assurance and attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality

  • Computer and software literacy

About The Cape Breton Food Hub

The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op is a non-profit organization that strives to create a stronger local food economy in Cape Breton by operating an online marketplace and expanding offerings though its production facility, while also engaging in educational and food security activities.

Our Vision: A healthy food economy that supports a growing diversity of producers and

consumers on Cape Breton Island.

Our Mission: The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op Ltd. provides a distribution linkage between local food producers and consumers, creating a more sustainable food system by increasing the viability of local producers while improving access to high quality local food.


  • Pay: $18-22 per hour, plus free Food Hub membership and discounted purchases

  • Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

  • Workspace: Onsite Bras d’Or

  • Transportation: Own transportation required

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

To Apply

To apply, please tell us a bit about your interest in this role and send a resume to with the subject line: Operations Manager

We sincerely thank all applicants; however, we will only contact those selected for an interview.

The position will be advertised until filled.