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Working at Olympic

At Olympic Industries, we recognize that our success as a lumber wholesaler in Vancouver is intricately tied to the growth of our team members. Our collaborative and innovative workspace is designed to inspire and cultivate your professional journey. Join a team where the distinctive blend of our corporate culture, unparalleled dedication to customer service, and a robust training and development program create an environment that seamlessly integrates with your professional aspirations.

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At Olympic Industries, we aspire to lead the wood supply industry with unwavering integrity, superior quality, and global connectivity. We envision a culture of innovation, collaboration, and sustainability, setting industry benchmarks and fostering a workplace that values diversity and professional growth. Join us in redefining excellence in wood supply and reshaping the lumber industry.

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Current Opportunities

Commodity Trader Intern/Co-op

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with our annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products from the comfort of our office located in the heart of the vibrant and beautiful Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, BC.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. With over 30 active Commodity Traders, we are proud to have a corporate culture that rewards hard work, entrepreneurship, and team collaboration.

The Opportunity

Olympic Industries is excited to offer a highly motivated and passionate individual the opportunity to join our growth-oriented team as a Commodity Trader Intern for a 4-month contract beginning January 2024!

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

 

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 

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 or completion of a Degree/Diploma in a related program such as Business.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, particularly Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.
  • High-energy with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of an organization.
  • Experience in competitive sports or other highly competitive roles is considered an asset.

 

What We Offer

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.

Additional Details

  • Salary range: $40,000-$45,000 per annum.
  • This position is 100% in office, located in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver.

 

Apply Now!

To apply, please submit a resume to our job board at https://olympicindustriesulc.easyapply.co/.

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 our annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products from the comfort of our office located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, BC.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. With over 30 active Commodity Traders in house and over 20 Operations Employees, we are proud to have a corporate culture that rewards hard work, entrepreneurship, and team collaboration.

 

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 to our job board at https://olympicindustriesulc.easyapply.co/.

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 Analyst

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with our annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products from the comfort of our office located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, BC.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. With a team of over 65 individuals, we are proud to have a corporate culture that rewards hard work, entrepreneurship, and team collaboration.

The Opportunity

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading forest products trading firm that leverages data-driven insights to make predictions and mitigate risk in our business. Join our dynamic team as a Data Analyst and become the driving force behind our data-driven success!  You’ll lead statistical analysis on market data, actively contribute to cross-departmental meetings to optimize operations, construct and manage analytical models for real-time business insights, and play a pivotal role in automation projects.

Specific Responsibilities

The Data Analyst will be responsible for the below, as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the company:

  • Acting as the in-house expert on data analysis, documentation, and strategy implementation.
  • Performing statistical analysis on market data, such as regressions and variance analysis.
  • Participating in regular meetings with each department to assess and address issues to identify and implement improvements toward efficient operations.
  • Building and maintaining analytical models to provide a dynamic analysis of the business.
  • Preparing, analyzing, and summarizing various daily and monthly operational reports.
  • Assist in automation projects.
  • QA on data projects.

 

Who We’re Looking For

  • Degree or diploma in a related program such as Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science or Actuarial Science.
  • Minimum 1+ years of experience in a similar position.
  • 2+ years of SQL programming skills.
  • 1+ years of experience in Power BI.
  • 1+ years of experience in Python programming.
  • Experience or knowledge in capital markets and commodity trading considered an asset.
  • Experience or knowledge in big data technologies and data engineering processes considered an asset.
  • Be familiar with MS SQL Server BI Stack tools and technologies, such Power Query, MDX, and DAX

What We Offer

  • Salary Range $60,000 to $70,000 pending relevant experience.
  • Work hard, play hard company culture.
  • Extended health benefits.
  • Employee Wellness Spending Account.
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Educational assistance and scholarship programs.
  • Employee stock ownership plan.
  • RRSP Contribution Plan.
  • 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 to our job board at https://easyapply.co/a/1b5e92d8-d340-4dd0-ac59-bd39a03c4050.

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 Intern/Co-op

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with our annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products from the comfort of our office located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, BC.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. With over 30 active Commodity Traders in house, we are proud to have a corporate culture that rewards hard work, entrepreneurship, and team collaboration.

 

Opportunity

Olympic Industries ULC is currently searching for a highly motivated and passionate Data Developer to join our team from May through August 2024. 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.

What We Offer

  • $60K-65K per annum.
  • On-site kitchen with a Nespresso bar.
  • On-site gym.

 

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.

 

Apply Now!

To apply, please submit a resume to our job board at https://olympicindustriesulc.easyapply.co/.

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 Intern/Co-op

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with our annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products from the comfort of our office located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, BC.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. With over 30 active Commodity Traders in house, we are proud to have a corporate culture that rewards hard work, entrepreneurship, and team collaboration.

 

Opportunity

Olympic Industries ULC is currently searching for a highly motivated and innovative Data Engineer Intern to join our team from May through August 2024. Working alongside the Derivatives & Data Team, the Data Engineer will gain hands-on experience in constructing and maintaining data pipelines, optimizing infrastructure for scalability, and assisting on various AI and ML projects.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Derivatives Data Engineer and Data Scientist, 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 and ETL process.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshoot and debug automation and scraping program code.
  • Provide data analysis and data sourcing responsibilities.
  • Assist in AI, ML projects.

 

 

Who We’re Looking For

Education and Experience

  • An academic background in Computer Science, Software/Computer Engineering, or a 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.
  • Familiar with data manipulation libraries such as Pandas, NumPy, Seaborn, and Matplotlib.
  • Working knowledge of basic data structures and algorithms.
  • Knowledge/Experience in Google Sheets and App Script.
  • Knowledge/Experience in machine learning, data mining, statistical modeling, and forecasting.
  • Familiar with machine learning and data mining libraries (e.g. TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, XGBoost).
  • Knowledge/Experience in working with REST API and Web Socket to extract, manipulate, and automate data considered an asset.
  • Knowledge/Experience in front-end development with React, Angular, HTML, and/or CSS considered an asset.
  • Knowledge/Experience in back-end web frameworks such as Node, Express, Django, and/or Flask considered an asset.

 

What We Offer

  • $60K-65K per annum.
  • Nespresso coffee & tea bar.
  • On-site gym & showers.

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.

 

Apply Now!

To apply, please submit a resume to our job board at https://olympicindustriesulc.easyapply.co/.

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.

Machine Learning Engineer Intern/Co-op

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with our annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products from the comfort of our office located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, BC.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. With over 30 active Commodity Traders in house, we are proud to have a corporate culture that rewards hard work, entrepreneurship, and team collaboration.

 

Opportunity

Olympic Industries ULC is currently searching for a highly motivated and passionate Machine Learning Engineer to join our team from May through August 2024. Working alongside the Derivatives & Data team, the Machine Learning Engineer will be responsible for developing and implementing machine learning models, algorithms, and data processing pipelines. You will work closely with our Data Team to deliver high-quality solutions that meet business requirements.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop, test, and implement machine learning models using Python and other relevant tools and technologies.
  • Analyze and interpret data to identify trends, patterns, and insights that can inform our business decisions.
  • Work closely with our data engineering team to ensure that our data pipelines are optimized for machine learning applications.
  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to the development of best practices and standards for machine learning development.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in machine learning and related fields, and identify opportunities for applying these advancements to our business.

Examples of Projects

  • Price prediction to analyze historical pricing data and identify patterns that can help predict future prices. This information can be used to optimize buying and selling strategies, as well as to make informed decisions about inventory management.
  • Supply chain optimization to analyze data on supplier performance, shipping times, and other factors that affect the supply chain. This information can be used to optimize inventory levels and reduce lead times.
  • Sales forecasting to analyze historical sales data and identify patterns that can help predict future sales. This information can be used to optimize inventory levels and pricing strategies, as well as to make informed decisions about staffing and resource allocation.
  • Sales lead prioritization to analyze lead data and identify which leads are most likely to result in sales based on the company’s inventory. This information can be used to prioritize sales efforts and allocate resources more effectively.

Who We’re Looking For 

Education and Experience

  • Working towards a Master’s or PhD in a related program such as Computer Science or Statistics.
  • Strong knowledge of machine learning concepts and techniques, and experience with implementing machine learning models using Python.
  • Familiar with machine learning models and deep learning algorithms, e.g. logistic regression, neural network, and data correlation algorithm.
  • Proficiency with relevant machine learning libraries and frameworks such as Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Keras, or PyTorch.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex data and identify trends and patterns.
  • Strong understanding of statistics, linear algebra, discrete math, and probability theory.
  • Strong proficiency in Python.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure.
  • Experience or knowledge in writing SQL queries and data pipeline.
  • Research or industry experience in Reinforcement Learning considered asset.

 

What We Offer

  • $65K-75K per annum.
  • On-site kitchen with a Nespresso bar.
  • On-site gym.

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.

 

Apply Now!

To apply, please submit a resume to our job board at https://olympicindustriesulc.easyapply.co/.

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.

Plywood Trader - Sales/Business Development Opportunity

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with an annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products from the comfort of our office located in the heart of the vibrant and beautiful Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, BC.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. With over 30 active Traders, we are proud to have a corporate culture that rewards hard work, entrepreneurship, and team collaboration.

 

The Opportunity

Olympic Industries is seeking a highly motivated individual with a background working with plywood products to join our dynamic team. As a Plywood Trader, you will play a pivotal role in expanding our market presence and building a new book of business. Your responsibilities will involve analyzing market trends, negotiating contracts, and ensuring optimal procurement and sales strategies to maximize profitability and minimize risk.

 

Trader Training Program

While the successful candidate should have a background in plywood, they will actively participate in an intensified training program to develop an in-depth understanding of the lumber trading industry by:

 

Specific Responsibilities of a Plywood Trader

  • Identify and target potential customers in need of plywood products in Canada and the USA through market research, lead generation, and networking. 
  • Develop supply partnerships with plywood producers and develop a deep understanding of products offered, including providing expert guidance and recommendations to Olympic Traders and external customers.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with external stakeholders, including cold-calling, and qualifying prospects.
  • Conduct sales negotiations to establish pricing, terms, and contracts that align with company objectives and meet customer needs.
  • Proactively engage with potential and existing clients to understand their requirements, provide product information, and address inquiries.
  • Collaborate with internal teams such as logistics and operations to facilitate smooth transactions.
  • 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.

 

Who We’re Looking For

Education and Experience

Why Join Us?

  • Highly competitive compensation model post training period.
  • Training Salary $50-70k per annum.
  • Work hard, play hard company culture.
  • Employee stock ownership plan.
  • RRSP Contribution Plan.
  • Extended health benefits.
  • Employee Wellness Spending Account.
  • 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 to our job board at https://olympicindustriesulc.easyapply.co/.

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.

Trader - Spanish Fluency

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with our annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes the trading, importing/exporting, and manufacturing of forest products from the comfort of our office located in the heart of the vibrant and beautiful Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, BC.

Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry’s sustainable future. With over 30 active Traders, we are proud to have a corporate culture that rewards hard work, entrepreneurship, and team collaboration.

The Opportunity

Olympic Industries is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual in competitive cross border sales to join our dynamic team. As a Trader, you will be responsible for building relationships with suppliers and customers, identifying customer needs, and how to provide value. This role requires strong negotiation skills, the ability to build rapport, and to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

*Candidates must have a proven track record of success in sales/business development within Mexico and are fluent in the Spanish language. Candidates must be willing to re-locate to North Vancouver, BC, Canada and be eligible to work in Canada.

 

Training Program for Trader Trainees

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

  • Completing Olympics internal 90-module training program to learn about the industry and how to develop a successful personal business plan before transitioning to the trading floor.
  • Working with the logistics team to manage lumber distribution by growing Olympics transportation network and negotiating overland freight costs with various stakeholders.
  • Opportunity to learn and understand all parts of the business including accounting, international compliance, and various operations.
  • Communicating and collaborating with Olympic Industries Commodity Traders to resolve challenges in the distribution/logistics of forest products.
  • Networking with Olympic Industries Traders to learn about the company’s business model.
  • Monitoring and analyzing market trends within the forest product trading industry.

 

Specific Responsibilities of a Trader

  • Identify and develop new sales opportunities in the lumber industry through market research, lead generation, and networking.
  • Building and maintaining professional relationships with external stakeholders, including cold-calling, and qualifying prospects.
  • Conduct sales negotiations to establish pricing, terms, and contracts that align with company objectives and meet customer needs.
  • Proactively engage with potential and existing clients to understand their requirements, provide product information, and address inquiries.
  • Collaborate with internal teams such as logistics and operations to facilitate smooth transactions.
  • 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.

Who We’re Looking For

Education and Experience

What We Offer

  • Highly competitive compensation model.
  • Training Salary of $51-60k.
  • 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 to our job board at https://olympicindustriesulc.easyapply.co/.

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
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Olympic Today

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.

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