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Logistics Manager

LOCATION: Tofino, British Columbia

Creative Salmon is Canada’s first certified organic farm salmon producer, operating in Tla-o-qui-aht traditional territory, Tofino B.C.

In this Tofino-based role, you will report to the Biology and Operations Director, and be responsible for managing the town/yard land-based operations including the wastewater treatment plant; silage; yard and warehouse; alarms and security; and trucking and transport (including vessels used for harvesting and supply, necessitating continual coordination with farm-based staff).

This role also oversees and manages feed inventory.


The Logistics Manager supports operations and logistics through the following responsibilities:

Overall Management & Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Effectively leads and manages direct reports, providing ongoing performance management, orientation, training, and guidance to set them up for success and productivity
  • Coordinates with Human Resources as applicable to hire and onboard staff
  • Carries out and/or ensures effective onboarding and training of staff
  • Supports the Biology and Operations Director with relevant goals/strategies, standard operating procedures, and supports/monitors associated performance
  • Supports the Biology and Operations Director as needed with financial oversight of land-based operations and logistics, identifying and implementing cost-effective measures

Yard & Warehouse Management

  • Manages all yard/warehouse functions; ensures provision of materials, equipment, and supplies to sites and departments through ordering, receiving, warehousing, and distribution services
  • Manages yard and warehouse staff (scheduling, orientation, training, associated HR)
  • Coordinates warehouse, storage, silage, and yard activities and ensures clean-up and maintenance
  • Oversees and ensures safety and maintenance checks are conducted on all equipment
  • Handles and/or oversees ordering, receipt/pick-up, and delivery to sites
  • Develops and maintains associated records and tracking
  • Monitors yard activity (i.e. deliveries, contractors, public, etc.) and security cameras, and reports and/or responds to security alarms as needed
  • Ensures visiting contractors are properly oriented and adhere to safety requirements
  • Manages feed with respect to receipt, storage, inventory oversight, and delivery
  • Performs Warehouse and Yard Coordinator position on a fill-in basis as needed

Wastewater Treatment Plant Management

  • Ensures the safe and efficient operation of the wastewater (effluent) treatment facility following all company, regulatory, certification, and health and safety policies and procedures
  • Manages wastewater treatment plant staff (scheduling, orientation, training, associated HR)
  • Coordinates and oversees data collection/sampling, record keeping, and treatment
  • Ensures ongoing and as-needed maintenance, repairs, installations, and cleaning
  • Performs Wastewater Operator position on a fill-in basis as needed

Trucking & Transport Management  

  • Manages transportation and trucking services, monitoring shipment schedules, tracking, and resolving issues
  • Schedules and coordinates large vessels’ activities and crewing (i.e. Harvest King for supply and Tamanawas for harvest)
  • Coordinates, as needed, with the Maintenance department with respect to shifting and moving small vessels
  • Stays informed about industry regulations, licenses, and permits related to transportation
  • In coordination with the Health and Safety Manager, communicates with Transport Canada on compliance issues; reports any vessel incidents. Ensures follow-up tasks/requirements are completed
  • Coordinates contract barge as needed (when the supply vessel is out of service)

Staff Housing (Tofino and Ucluelet)

  • Coordinate and perform routine inspections (interior) ensuring appropriate notice to tenants
  • Establish a maintenance schedule for buildings and properties; perform basic tasks and/or assign with internal Maintenance Manager support and/or bring in contractors

Other Responsibilities

  • Coordinates regularly with the Health and Safety Manager and Occupational Health & Safety Committee
  • Coordinates with Lions Gate Fisheries, Tofino, on issues involving shared property and overlapping workflow
  • Collaborates with suppliers and vendors to ensure timely receipt of necessary materials and services; works with Biology and Operations Director to negotiate contracts
  • Responds to/addresses issues and emergencies when required
  • Supports the Biology and Operations Director and carries out any other duties as necessary to ensure the scope of the role is met


Education &/or Experience

  • Proven experience in logistics, supply chain management, warehouse/yard management
  • Familiarity with aquaculture operations
  • Demonstrated experience as a supervisor/manager of a team
  • OR Equivalent combination of knowledge, education, training, and experience

Competencies: Skills, Knowledge & Personal Characteristics  

  • Hands-on operational knowledge and ability to perform basic maintenance
  • Strong knowledge of transportation regulations, permits, and compliance requirements
  • Effective supervisory and team management skills; ability to effectively train, orient and performance manage a diverse crew
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed with the ability to organize, establish, and manage priorities and workflow, problem-solve, and deliver results
  • Ticketed/licensed for, or willing to be trained to operate, small vessels, pick-up truck, forklift, crane, propane filling


  • Requires residency in (or within 20 km of) the District of Tofino
  • Requires varying hours as needed and ability to be on call during evenings and/or weekends
  • Requires occasional boat travel to farm sites
  • Working in an outdoor environment as well as desk-based

This job profile outlines the key responsibilities/accountabilities for the role and is not meant to be exhaustive. The activities, responsibilities and obligations of this position may be modified from time to time, through discussion between the Biology and Operations Director and the employee in order to effectively meet the requirements of Creative Salmon overall.


Salary Range

$75,000-$85,000/year (commensurate with experience)

Benefits (after 90-day wait period)

  • Company paid benefits (extended health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability)
  • Annual safety gear allowance
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Lifestyle/Healthcare Spending Account
  • 3 weeks annual vacation
  • After one year of employment, company matching RRSP program

Staff housing in Tofino may be available for the right candidate.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume to by Feb 2, 2024.