Business Improvement Specialist

Job Locations CA-NB-Saint John
Posted Date 4 days ago(6/28/2022 2:29 PM)
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Cooke Aquaculture

Business Improvement Specialist


Cooke is a global seafood company with operations in North America, Europe, and South America. Our company’s success is driven by our dynamic, highly-skilled, and innovative management team, supported by dedicated employees who live in coastal communities and contribute to the local area’s economy and sense of community.


The Role: 

As a result of continued robust growth, we are seeking Business Improvement Specialists to join our team of professionals. Successful candidacy are those who are confident, independent self-starters with competitive drive to support our intra-group of companies as an active member of the Global Business Performance | Improvement Team.


The ideal candidate will possess familiarity | verifiable experience with key concepts as per the following:


  • Project Management, Planning techniques
  • Key performance indicator(s) framework
  • Solutions-based enabler savings | tracking
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • Planning & monitoring
  • Financial modelling & reporting
  • Variance Analysis
  • Change Management Structure
  • Continuous Improvement methodology & governance,
  • Knowledge with the filters of cash | cost | volume
  • Lean Manufacturing | 6-Sigma
  • ERP, TQM, JIT, MRP, TPS, OEE, integrated supply chain management,


Additional brief:

  • Partner with senior leadership to assess and prioritize business improvement initiatives in alignment with the strategic roadmap
  • Lead business improvement initiatives, systems transformations, or revenue/savings generating projects
  • Develop business processes | standards to drive sales workstreams, operational efficiency.
  • Analyze existing standards, metrics in order to provide solutions for improvements.
  • Perform data gathering, root cause analysis and performance trending in order to develop appropriate control changes.
  • Coordinate with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to develop project milestones, touch points, determine fiscal requirements and resources required. Design, manage and communicate project documentation to achieve objectives, including formal chartering, corrective action plans.
  • Ensure sustained rigor for process reporting, target setting, adverse trends
  • Prioritize and implement business process change requirements based on the critical project needs.
  • Coach | guide resources as needed.
  • Defining business requirements and reporting them back to stakeholders
  • Update and maintain documentation on performance.



  • Undergraduate Degree (BBA preferred)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple duties concurrently
  • Energetic communication and influencing skills across the organization
  • Demonstrated project management experience in Sales, distribution and inventory management considered an asset


To excel in this role, one should be prepared to work in a progressive learning environment with a high degree of autonomy, have a strong desire to succeed, demonstrate keen problem solving savvy and have the organizational agility to work cross functionally with business partners.


Note: the organization is targeting prospective candidates with 2-5 years of relevant work experience though a combination of education, experience will be considered.


The Opportunity

The role description is just one part of the story.  This is an opportunity to grow, to stretch, to work within the parameters of the role but stretch to your fullest potential. We are a team that counts performance, we reward contribution, and we recognize talent.  It is about being at the center of one of the fastest growing Atlantic Canada based companies and knowing you are part of that growth.  The ability to bring your passion for learning, desire for growth, and energy for moving your career forward is what we offer.  


The Why

Why Cooke…simple because we are a company that rewards initiative, resourcefulness, and work ethic.  We will champion your growth and provide you with the platform to create your path, your career, and your future.


NOTE: The recruiter is reviewing and interviewing eligible applicants for this position as they are received. If you are interested in this posting, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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