Garden Protein International Inc.

Garden Protein International Inc.

September 28, 2009 10:00 ET

Garden Protein International, Inc.: Love Food? And, Want to Work for a Company that Believes that Plant-based Foods are a Solution to Feeding Our Growing Global Population?

Garden Protein International is Preparing for Tremendous Growth and Looking for Passionate People to Fill a Variety of Positions at the Company's Headquarters in Vancouver, B.C.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2009) - Garden Protein International, Inc. (GPI), a leader in wholesome plant-based foods and maker of gardein(TM), is expanding its business and looking to fill a variety of across several departments to support the company's growth.

Founded in 2006, by Yves Potvin-the innovator behind Yves Veggie Cuisine-GPI was created to offer consumers better plant-based food choices: great tasting and healthier meat-alternatives that can be used as a "centre of the plate" protein. The company is well-positioned to capitalize on people's growing desire for healthy food and healthy living.

GPI's culture is innovative, fast-paced and entrepreneurial minded. Today, the company employs more than 150 talented individuals. Positions currently available include:

- R&D Chef/Manager - responsible for new recipe and product development; will augment and support sales initiatives including product preparation, presentations and support for marketing and sales initiatives.

- R&D Food Scientist - responsible for managing the development of GPI's branded and private label products including innovation, ongoing product improvements and maintenance. Activities include bench top prototype development, scaling up from bench top to full production, conducting organoleptic evaluations, assessing product performance and quality attributes, scheduling and leading product team evaluations, providing objective feedback to the teams, documenting product evaluations and providing technical guidance to internal and external users.

- Process Improvement Manager - responsible for coordinating the development, supervision and implementation of incremental operations improvement initiatives and acts as a resource and team leader with assigned responsibility for specific improvement targets outlined by the director.

- Payroll/Benefits Manager - responsible for managing the payroll function, employee benefits program, and will assist in management of employee information and services; works collaboratively with human resources.

- Sanitation Supervisor - position is accountable for managing the sanitation crew to make sure GPI's facilities meet the high-standards of cleanliness and meet all regulatory requirements.

- Quality Assurance Technicians - responsible for implementation, follow-up, testing, control, and record keeping of all Quality Assurance.

- Customer Service Representative - responsible for supporting GPI's sales team to improve the customer experience and to maximize revenue growth of GPI's products.

- Supply Chain Clerk - responsible for building vendor relationships and entering customer orders and generating the associated shipping documents; involves notifying customers and vendors of possible delays, requires strong problem-solving skills.

- Regulatory Affairs Coordinator - responsible for management of the Quality Assurance procedures and supports the Technical Manager with administrative issues, as needed.

- Receptionist/Administrator - serves as the first line of contact and communication to our stakeholders and is responsible for administrative duties.

- Sanitation Associates - multiple positions; responsible for daily cleaning and sanitation of all food processing and manufacturing equipment; evening shifts.

- Production Associates - multiple positions; responsible for material handling, clean-up, packaging and other routine activities related to food processing and manufacturing and for assisting machine operators, assemblers and other workers as required.

- Warehouse Associates - multiple positions; begins by selecting orders and building them on pallets in one of GPI's three warehouse environments (dry, cooler and freezer); requires the ability to lift up to 60 lbs.

- Machine Operators - responsible for set up/assembly of the machine, management of the product through the machine, and shut down preparations of the production line.

GPI offers competitive salaries and employee benefits packages. To apply, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to

To learn more about the company, please visit

About gardein

gardein(TM) is a tasty blend of plant-based proteins, veggies and grains with a meaty-texture made by Vancouver, B.C.-based Garden Protein International, Inc. gardein foods are high in protein, contain no saturated or trans fats and are cholesterol free. The majority of gardein foods are high in fiber and low in fat too. Today, gardein is available in the fresh sections of grocery and supermarkets in the United States and Canada and soon in the frozen sections of grocery stores in the United States. To learn more, visit

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