Who We Are
Peko Produce is on a mission to reduce food waste and promote accessible, affordable food. Every year, $3.1 billion worth of produce is rejected due to cosmetic damage, while Canada is experiencing the highest increase in food costs since 2010. Food waste is also a major contributor to the climate crisis, contributing up to 10% of greenhouse gases every year.
Having just started in June 2021, we’ve already saved over 20,000+ lbs worth of food and saved over $85,000 for our lovely customers. We are backed by TELUS, NEXT Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada, and more. Fun fact: our co-founders, Sang & Arielle, are the youngest players by far to disrupt the archaic produce industry in Vancouver!
Our vision is to become Canada’s leading online grocery for reducing food waste. We’re looking for our first hire, a part-time Operation Supervisor, to shape the future and make a lasting impact on our broken food system.
This role is perfect for you if you are looking to work at the intersection of technology, logistics, environmental and social impact.
What a Good Fit Looks Like:
- The desire to change the way Canadians shop and eat.
- Ideally have 1+ years of experience in a similar position and have sound knowledge of procedures and best practices in the fresh produce supply chain.
- Clever problem-solver with an eye for detail and a positive attitude.
- Strong work ethic and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Available to work weekends and holidays.
- Goal-oriented and owner mindset. We are a young company that is growing rapidly. You’ll be responsible for overseeing the operations and quality control that are detrimental to the company's long-term success.
- Customer-obsessed and passionate about general quality, cleanliness, and organization.
- Previous experience working as or with buyers and suppliers, produce and supply chain experience is very well received.
- Understanding of businesses with recurring revenue models and/or consumer-facing goods and services.
- Must have a valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle.
- Ability to lift 20 pounds.
Day in the Life
- Manage weekly purchases and negotiation with our suppliers to find the best "peculiar" and surplus produce