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Career Opportunities

What We Look For

While no direct industry experience is required, our ideal candidates tend to be quick thinking, good with numbers and able to quickly build relationships through strong communication and an engaging approach. We are always looking for self-starters with a degree of ambition, grit and determination. We look forward to meeting you.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Olympic Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, and discharge, are based on competences, qualifications, merits, and business needs.

Accounting & Office Assistant: January 2023 Co-op

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. Our office is located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay

 

Opportunity

Olympic Industries is excited to offer a highly motivated and detail-orientated student the opportunity to join our growth-oriented team for a 4-month contract as an Accounting & Office Assistant Co-op!

Working closely with the Accounts Payable Coordinator, the Accounting & Office Assistant will support the accounts payable function in the day-to-day operations along with providing office support to the operations team.

 

Specific Responsibilities

The Accounting & Office Assistant will be responsible for the following, in collaboration with other team members, as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the company:

  • Review & sort new invoices and calculate payment dates for correct processing times.
  • Match invoices to appropriate order number or GL, and post accordingly.
  • Print cheques and initiate electronic payments.
  • Process customer invoices daily.
  • Resolve supplier and customer enquiries.
  • Enter debit & credit notes as necessary.
  • Enter adjustments as required.
  • Assist in the month-end closing procedures.
  • Provide other backup support as required including, but not limited to, assisting Reload and Remanufacturing Departments.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Who Were Looking For

Education and Experience

  • Working towards a Diploma or Degree in a related program such as Accounting
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, particularly in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with AS400 and Great Plains considered an asset.

 

Competencies

  • Proven ability to complete work in a timely manner with exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
  • A high degree of initiative, work ethic, integrity, and honesty.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to complete work in a timely manner with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to act with good judgement and discretion, keeping sensitive business data secure.

 

Compensation

  • $38K-45K per annum.
  • On-site kitchen with a Nespresso bar.
  • On-site gym.
  • Invitation to company lunches.

 

Why Join Us?

 

Small Company with Big Perks

  • Olympic is a mid-sized company with an open door/open concept layout where anybody you may need is easily accessible. This layout not only helps to support individuals in their career growth and development but also encourages individuals to interact and be curious about how different departments support each other in their roles.

 

Great Central Location

  • Located in the Lonsdale Quay, Olympic is transit accessible from any location in the lower mainland. There are many great shops, restaurants, and parks within a walking distance and the mountains are just a 10-minute drive away.

 

To apply, please submit a resume in confidence to careers@olympicind.com.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest! However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. At Olympic Industries, we embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives skills, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Commodity Trader Intern: May 2023

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. Our office is located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay

 

Opportunity

Olympic Industries is excited to offer a highly motivated and passionate student the opportunity to join our growth-oriented team for a 4-month contract beginning in May 2023 as a Commodity Trader Intern!

Working closely with Traders, the Commodity Trader Intern contributes to the success of Olympic Industries by seamlessly supporting the logistics department in their day-to-day operations as they oversee the movement of commodities throughout the North American market and through leading market research projects to find new business opportunities.

 

Specific Responsibilities

The Commodity Trader Intern will be responsible for the following as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the company:

1. Establish, maintain, and grow relationships with trading staff to better understand the ins and outs of commodity trading and operational requirements.

  • Developing meaningful relationships with trading and logistics staff to better understand business objectives and transportation lanes.
  • Identify creative business opportunities through market research projects to further career development and provide value to Olympic Industries.

2. Support the logistics operations function of the company:

  • Following up with carriers and brokers for timely receipt of all logistics documentation.
  • Update spot rate information received on an hourly/daily basis.
  • Identifying inefficiencies to support improvement initiatives.
  • Preparing and updating reports and other logistics-related documentation.
  • Ensuring compliance with import/export/customs regulations and other legal requirements.
  • Ensuring all backend paperwork is executed properly and sent to the correct person in a timely manner.

Who We’re Looking For

Education and Experience

To be successful as a Commodity Trader Intern, an individual must be committed to developing, maintaining, and demonstrating the following:

  • Previous experience in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Working towards a Degree or Diploma in a related program.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, particularly Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in competitive sports or other highly competitive roles is considered an asset.

Competencies

  • High-energy with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to go above and beyond in a professional environment.
  • A high degree of integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to problem solve and think outside of the box.
  • Ability to complete work in a timely manner with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to act with good judgement and discretion, keeping sensitive business data secure.

Why Join Us?

Small Company with Big Perks

  • Olympic is a mid-sized company with an open door/open concept layout where anybody you may need is easily accessible. This layout not only helps to support individuals in their career growth and development but also encourages individuals to interact and be curious about how different departments support each other in their roles.

 

Great Central Location

  • Located in the Lonsdale Quay, Olympic is transit accessible from any location in the lower mainland. There are many great shops, restaurants, and parks within a walking distance and the mountains are just a 10-minute drive away.

 

Compensation & More

  • Salary range: $40,000-$45,000 per annum.
  • On-site kitchen with Nespresso bar.
  • On-site gym.

 

To apply, please submit a resume in confidence to careers@olympicind.com. 

We thank all applicants for their interest! However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. At Olympic Industries, we embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives skills, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Commodity Trader Trainee

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. Our office is located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay.

 

Opportunity

Olympic Industries is currently searching for a highly passionate and customer-focused Trader Trainee to join our growth-oriented team and contribute to the company’s success through buying and selling forest products.

Reporting to the President, the Trader Trainee will work both in individual and team capacity to build sustainable businesses by developing long-term mutually beneficial trading partnerships.

 

Training Program for Trader Trainees

Successful candidates will be hired on Trader Trainees and will actively participate in an 8-12 month training program to develop an in-depth understanding of the lumber trading industry by:

  • Working with the logistics team to manage lumber distribution by growing Olympics’ transportation network and negotiating overland freight costs with various stakeholders.
  • Communicating and collaborating with Olympic Industries’ Commodity Traders to resolve challenges in the distribution of forest products.
  • Building and fostering professional relationships with Olympic Industries’ Commodity Traders to learn about the company’s business model.
  • Monitoring and analyzing market trends within the forest product trading industry.
  • Developing and presenting a personal business plan before transitioning to the trading floor.

 

Specific Responsibilities of a Commodity Trader

  • Building and maintaining professional relationships with external stakeholders, including cold-calling, and qualifying prospects.
  • Leading, developing, and supporting trading activities.
  • Negotiating prices and sales with producers and consumers.
  • Continuously generating new trading ideas by identifying arbitrage opportunities.
  • Keeping a constant up-to-date knowledge of the markets.
  • Managing trading positions while balancing risk and financing.
  • Communicating and collaborating with the operations team to ensure smooth transactions.

Who We’re Looking For

Education and Experience

  • Degree or Diploma in a related program such as Business or equivalent experience considered an asset.
  • Fluent in Spanish and/or French considered an asset.
  • Previous experience in a meritocratic role where there is a requirement to influence other’s decisions and actions considered an asset. For example: sales, account management and business development.
  • Experience in competitive sports or other highly competitive roles is considered an asset.
  • Background in forestry or lumber is considered an asset.

 

Competencies

  • High-energy with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to go above and beyond in a professional environment.
  • A high degree of integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to complete work in a timely manner with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to act with good judgement and discretion, keeping sensitive business data secure.

Why Join Us?

  • Unlimited earning potential with a highly competitive compensation model.
  • Work hard, play hard company culture.
  • Employee stock ownership plan.
  • RRSP Contribution Plan.
  • Extended health benefits.
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • Employee assistance and scholarship programs.
  • On-site gym and showers.
  • On-site kitchen with a Nespresso coffee bar.
  • Easy access to the mountains and oceans!

 

Apply Now!

To apply, please submit a resume in confidence to careers@olympicind.com. 

We thank all applicants for their interest! However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. At Olympic Industries, we embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Data Developer: May 2023 Co-op

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. Our office is located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay.

 

Opportunity

Olympic Industries ULC is currently searching for a highly motivated and passionate Data Developer to join our team from May through August. Working alongside the derivatives & data team, the Data Developer will gain hands-on experience upkeeping, designing, and implementing analytical models and software.

 

Responsibilities

The Data Developer is responsible for the following as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the company:

  1. Collaborating with the team in the design and implementation of analytical software:
  • Develop API endpoints on Flask with SQL database.
  • Develop dashboard UI on React with Material UI and chart libraries.
  • Analyze data for various departments and communicate findings to relevant stakeholders.

 

  1. Building and upkeeping analytical models to provide a dynamic analysis of the business:
  • Perform code optimization in existing data projects.
  • Create statistical and forecasting models on complex inventory and trading data.
  • Create and improve automation processes for routine data processing tasks.
  • Testing and debugging programs.

Who We’re Looking For

Education and Experience

  • Working towards a degree or diploma in a related program such as Computer Science, Statistics, and Software/Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience in scripting languages, preferably Python.
  • Experience in web frameworks such as Node, Django and/or Flask.
  • Experience or knowledge in writing SQL queries and data pipeline.
  • Experience or knowledge in basic JavaScript, CSS, HTML, or frontend development.
  • Experience or knowledge in react.js, chart.js, recharts, and/or jQuery.js.
  • Basic understanding or interests in learning Material UI and Bootstrap.
  • Familiarity with good practices, programming patterns, and algorithm complexities.
  • Experience or knowledge in machine learning, data mining, statistical modelling and forecasting considered an asset.

 

Competencies

  • Proven ability to complete work in a timely manner with exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
  • Ability to use strong judgement in analyzing, troubleshooting, and evaluating problems.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks based on communicated expectations.
  • A high degree of initiative, work ethic, integrity, and honesty.
  • Ability to listen and understand instructions and work independently or with others to complete tasks.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to act with good judgement and discretion: keeping sensitive business data secure.
  • Desire and capacity to acquire new knowledge and develop new skills, specifically in the commodities trading industry.
  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues as required.
  • High-energy with an entrepreneurial spirit.

 

Compensation

  • $45K-50K per annum.
  • On-site kitchen with a Nespresso bar.
  • On-site gym.
  • Invitation to company lunches.

 

Why Join Us?

 

Small Company with Big Perks

  • Olympic is a mid-sized company with an open door/open concept layout where anybody you may need is easily accessible. This layout not only helps to support individuals in their career growth and development but also encourages individuals to interact and be curious about how different departments support each other in their roles.

 

Great Central Location

  • Located in the Lonsdale Quay, Olympic is transit accessible from any location in the lower mainland. There are many great shops, restaurants, and parks within a walking distance and the mountains are just a 10-minute drive away.

 

To apply, please submit a resume in confidence to careers@olympicind.com.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest! However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. At Olympic Industries, we embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives skills, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Data Engineer/Developer

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. Our office is located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay.

 

Opportunity

Olympic Industries is currently searching for a highly motivated and passionate Data Engineer/Developer to join our team!

Reporting to the Head of Derivatives and Data, the Data Engineer/Developer will work in an individual and team capacity to extract, store, and transform internal data, ensure data integrity, and develop the backend of internal dashboards.

 

Specific Responsibilities

The Data Engineer/Developer is responsible for the following as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the company:

  • Develop, construct, test, and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements including re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, optimizing data delivery, and automating manual processes.
  • Develop and manage well-functioning databases and applications.
  • Assist in code optimization in data science and trading projects.
  • Trouble shoot and debug automation and scraping program code.
  • Assist Full-Stack Data Developer with backend development.
  • Work with the Data Team and the Traders to improve in-house web solutions.

Who We’re Looking For:

Education and Experience

  • An academic background in Computer Science, Software/Computer Engineering, or related technical field.
  • 1+ years of experience in writing SQL queries and working with databases, such as MSSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL and MongoDB.
  • Strong programming skills in Python.
  • Elementary knowledge of JavaScript.
  • Experience in back-end web frameworks such as Node, Express, Django and/or Flask.
  • Knowledge of Google Sheets and Script.
  • Working knowledge of basic data structures and algorithms.
  • Prior experience in building web-based applications considered an asset.
  • Knowledge in machine learning, data mining, statistical modelling, and forecasting considered an asset.
  • Knowledge or experience in working with REST API and Web Socket to extract, manipulate, and automate data considered an asset.
  • Experience in front-end development with React, Angular, HTML, and/or CSS considered an asset.

 

Competencies

  • Proven ability to complete work in a timely manner with exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding verbal, written and visual communication skills.
  • A high degree of initiative, work ethic, integrity, and honesty.
  • Ability to listen and understand instructions and work independently or with others to complete tasks.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to use strong judgement in analyzing, troubleshooting, and evaluating problems.
  • Ability to act with good judgement and discretion: keeping sensitive business data secure.
  • Desire and capacity to acquire new knowledge and develop new skills, specifically in the commodities trading industry.
  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues as required.
  • High-energy with an entrepreneurial spirit.

 

Why Join Us?

  • Work hard, play hard company culture.
  • Employee stock ownership plan.
  • RRSP Contribution Plan.
  • Extended health benefits.
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • Employee assistance and scholarship programs.
  • On-site gym and showers.
  • On-site kitchen with a Nespresso coffee bar.
  • Easy access to the mountains and oceans.

 

Apply Now!

To apply, please submit a resume in confidence to careers@olympicind.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest! However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. At Olympic Industries, we embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Marketing Coordinator: January 2023 Co-op

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. Our office is located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay.

 

Opportunity

Olympic Industries is excited to offer a highly motivated and creative student to join our growth orientated team for a 4-month contract as a Marketing Coordinator Co-op.

Working closely with the People & Culture Team, the Marketing Coordinator will assist to develop and implement a social media strategy and have the opportunity to lead various internal branding projects.

 

Specific Responsibilities

The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for the following as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the company:

  • Create and implement a social media strategy across all relevant social media pages.
  • Plan, design, and execute a monthly social media content calendar.
  • Assist in managing social presence including posting, replying, and engaging with our audience.
  • Present new ideas to enhance our online presence and to meet our goals of each platform.
  • Analyze social media performance reports and identify areas of improvement.
  • Conduct market research when required.
  • Assist in creating internal marketing materials such as presentation slides, product brochures, and branded materials.
  • Assist in creating promotional videos.
  • Develop and implement strategies to build audiences and increase engagement in collaboration with People & Culture team.
  • Additional administrative duties as assigned.

Who We’re Looking For

Education and Experience

  • Working towards a degree or diploma in a related program such as Marketing.
  • Previous experience working with Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, and/or other relevant design platforms.
  • Familiarity with social scheduling and monitoring software (i.e. Canva, Hootsuite, etc.).
  • Thorough knowledge of social media platforms.

 

Competencies 

  • Outstanding verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.
  • A high degree of initiative, work ethic, integrity, and honesty.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to act with good judgement and discretion, keeping sensitive business data secure.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

 

Compensation

  • $38K-45K per annum.
  • On-site kitchen with a Nespresso bar.
  • On-site gym.
  • Invitation to company lunches.

 

Why Join Us?

 

Small Company with Big Perks

  • Olympic is a mid-sized company with an open door/open concept layout where anybody you may need is easily accessible. This layout not only helps to support individuals in their career growth and development but also encourages individuals to interact and be curious about how different departments support each other in their roles.

 

Great Central Location

  • Located in the Lonsdale Quay, Olympic is transit accessible from any location in the lower mainland. There are many great shops, restaurants, and parks within a walking distance and the mountains are just a 10-minute drive away.

 

 

To apply, please submit a resume in confidence to careers@olympicind.com.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest! However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. At Olympic Industries, we embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives skills, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Our Commodity Trader Recruitment Process

At Olympic Industries, we strive to build a team with the best cultural fit and make our company the best place employees have ever worked. As one of our top priorities is to develop top talents and create jobs that best fit them (versus moulding them into positions), our recruitment process takes time to complete. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and engagement as we go through the process together. Our recruitment process differs between roles - here are some steps we take to get to know you:
  1. Phone Interview

    After reviewing your job application, our Recruiter will invite you to a phone interview if we think there could be a mutual fit. This is the first step we take to get to know more about your qualification and to find out if your career ambitions align with the position.
  2. First Interview

    A first face-to-face interview with the Recruitment team will help us get to know your professional background and career goals better. This is also the time for us to give you an overview of how the company operates and answer any questions you may have about the job.
  3. Assessments

    We take training and development very seriously, and we want to know how we can help our employees excel. Should you become a member of our team, the Personality Assessment will help us create a customized development plan for you. Meanwhile, the Abilities Assessment will help us predict your ability to learn new skills, understand concepts, and solve problems at work.
  4. Interview with the Traders

    No one knows the Trader’s job more in-depth than our in-house Traders. During the interview, our Traders will share what the dynamic profession entails and learn about your potential to succeed as a Trader Trainee.
  5. Interview with the President

    As you pass the first few interview phases, we will schedule a time for you to meet our President. As the strategic leader of Olympic Industries, our President will use this opportunity to get to know you more and discuss how we can help each other succeed.
  6. Realistic Job Preview

    At Olympic Industries, we take pride in our business transparencies. As we move towards the end of the interview process, we may invite you to spend a day in our office so we can show you the nitty-gritty of how the company operates. As you spend time with our employees, you will be able to learn everything you need to know about the Trader-Trainee job, including its benefits and challenges you may face should you become a member of our team.

Working at Olympic

  1. Company Culture

    With an average tenure of approximately 10 years, Olympic places a strong emphasis on developing a culture of growth, support and mutual success. In such a fast-paced and demanding industry, it is important that we operate as a team and a family. We work hard together, and we play hard together.
  2. Entrepreneurial

    Each of our traders have the opportunity to build and manage their own business, with full autonomy to source, analyze and pursue deals and clients. With no two traders sharing the same approach, each gets to choose how they run their desk—who you sell to, how you sell, what you sell and how much you earn.
  3. Earning Potential

    Once the training program has been completed, business plan developed and the book of business has become sustainable, our traders move from salary to commission-based compensation. Through hard work and commitment, the income potential on our trading floor is limited only to the proficiency and ambition of our traders.
  4. Employee–Owned

    Olympic is part of the Forest City Trading Group, which is comprised of 12 companies read across North America. Employee owned since 2004, each of our employees has the opportunity to invest and earn stock into the parent company each year. They then enjoy returns through both share appreciation and annual dividends.
  5. Training Program

    At Olympic, we have made a radical commitment to search out the most promising emerging talent and nurture their development through a comprehensive and supportive mentoring process. Each successful candidate embarks their career with a salaried, 12-month program of both internal training and external professional development. Before they ever see the trading floor, we ensure that each member of our team has a complete understanding of each of our divisions and business channels
  6. Benefits and Perks

    We strive to create a working environment that is both focused and healthy. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, an RRSP program, wellness initiatives, employee assistance and scholarships to each of our team members. Our location, adjacent to Burrard Inlet on Vancouver’s North Shore provides easy access to the mountains and oceans, as well as world class shops, restaurants and parks within walking distance. Throughout the year, we host a myriad of high quality team building events, getaways and activities
We work hard together and we play hard together ↘

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