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Barentz – Operations Coordinator

By October 20, 2021November 25th, 2021Job Postings

Company: Barentz Canada
Position Title:
Operations Coordinator
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Office Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm,

Type of Position:
Permanent Full-time

If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your resume and cover letter to,
Attn: Operations Coordinator

General Summary

The primary role of the Operations Coordinator, is to provide ongoing support to the Director of  Operations with departmental tasks and responsibilities. The goal of the Operations  Coordinator, is to engage in day-to-day problem solving by utilizing the knowledge obtained of  the company’s supply chain and distribution processes, procedures, and regulations. Main  duties include maintaining existing relationships with contract third party carriers and  warehouses, finding corrective actions for Non-Conformances, and supporting internal  departments in resolving outstanding supply chain challenges.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

Transportation System

  • Maintain existing relationships with third party carriers and ensure compliance with  Cambrian’s Responsible Distribution™ quality management system 
  • Obtain freight quotes as required for all modes of transportation including air, road, rail,  and ocean. 
  • Assist SCM in the development and administration of Cambrian’s transportation system  including database updates for changes and additions to freight rates 
  • Place third party carrier freight claims and facilitate service improvements Conduct market research for potential third-party carriers  
  • Focus on understanding the applicable transportation regulations 

Non-Conformance Program

  • Identify, document, and analyze non-conformances to prevent reoccurrence Conduct non-conformance investigations, identify root causes, and apply corrective  action and preventative action as needed  
  • Ensure completion of system entries and the collection of documentation prior to  closing the non-conformance

ERP/System Control – Ensures data integrity in ERP system, and with supplier communications

  • Enters, updates, and receives orders in the ERP System
  • Processes warehouse and intercompany transfers
  • Report non-conformance trends to commercial business divisions along with recommendations for improvement


  • Maintain existing relationships with third party warehouses and ensure compliance with  Cambrian’s Responsible Distribution™ quality management system 
  • Attend warehouse visits to meet with warehouse representatives and management to  resolve outstanding issues and address process improvements 
  • Conduct monthly stock reconciliation for all third-party warehouse facilities  Attend customer audits and quality management systems audits 
  • Support internal departments and commercial business divisions with warehouse  costing  
  • Inspect various products at warehouse facilities as required  
  • Generate warehouse work order requests and ensure completion

Responsible Distribution Canada

  • Follow RDC email updates to obtain news on chemical and ingredient distribution industry and operations/logistics information
  • Potential for future involvement on RDC Committee

Other Responsibilities

  • Conduct operational analysis for new business opportunities, identify distribution challenges and suggest solutions to business problems
  • Provide training to employees regarding company Standard Operating Procedures • Assist co-workers with various ad-hoc projects as required
  • Support and lead by example, Barentz’ culture, strategies, pillars, and fundamentals
  • Participate in ongoing personal development opportunities
  • Perform other duties as requested

Education, Experience, Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in Business
  • 1-2 years of industry experiences in an Operations role, would be an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Understanding of quality management system procedures and requirements • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle and prioritize many tasks as well as understand their wider business context
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to adapt communication style to the audience as needed
  • Software knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,  and Teams 
  • Act legally and ethically in all professional relationships in adherence with Barentz’  values and fundamentals 
  • Ability to travel 10% 

About Barentz

Barentz is a world class supplier of life science ingredients and specialty chemicals focused on improving the quality and length of life. We provide products that help our customers meet their formulary needs and achieve sustainability goals. We strive to change the conversation by creating value for our customers in a diverse range of end markets by providing technical and regulatory support and offering unique and creative solutions.

Our business leverages an infrastructure of industry leading technology, value-add services, global sourcing & logistics network, and a commitment to creating customer success. This philosophy has enabled Barentz to offer its customers and principal partners with North American capabilities while maintaining a local focus. Every day, we strive to deliver fantastic customer experiences.

This position is currently performed Remote but could move to a Hybrid work environment (remote and in-person)

Barentz offers a competitive salary in addition to a positive and collaborative corporate culture. We believe in developing people as well as growing our business and make this philosophy a priority. Please visit our website at to learn more about us.



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