Cerelia/English Bay Batter Internship Opportunity – Project Assistant – Finance & Operations Internship in Delta, BC

Cerelia/English Bay Batter

Branch Delta BC CA

Internship Opportunity – Project Assistant – Finance & Operations
Delta, BC

Enthusiastic learner and proactive individual with the ability to effectively manage various projects concurrently….

Primary Responsibilities

The position of Project Assistant – Finance & Operations will provide support to the Finance and Operations Department management and production teams in creating, tracking, sharing of operational KPI results, financial modeling and establishing a sound foundation for the implementation of a new ERP. The incumbent will also be required to work on other ad hoc projects and assignments as necessary.


  • Operational KPI (safety, productivity and quality) tracking: issue weekly dashboard and comments
  • Leverage intimate finance knowledge to establish plant level P&Ls
  • Work with plant manager, production manager and supply chain to improve tracking & understanding of our performance
  • Reconciliation with finance to impact transformation costs and raw materials variances
  • Must have advanced working knowledge of pivot tables


  • Establish process standards for 1. Accounting procedures and 2. Ease transition to new ERP 3. Enable forecasting at SKU and raw material level
  • Span of standards might range from labour to productivity and efficiency metrics, routings, etc…
  • Reconciliation between procurement performance and P&L impact
  • Reconciliation between performance improvements and plant and company P&L impact
  • Top line tracking and relationship with sales team
  • Sales quote
  • Contribution margin analysis
  • Monthly reporting comments
  • Reporting of current and expected business results vs budget and 3 years plan

Other duties might include, but are not limited to:

  • Data structure, maintenance and cleansing
  • ERP implementation: process mapping and reengineering, support to Project coordinator to implement new practices, foster learning of new system and structure feedback to system provider
  • Ad hoc projects and assignments

Entrance Qualifications


  • Knowledge of information system tools
  • Superior analytical skills with the ability to provide accurate forecasts and business insights and drive solutions to improve.
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically with Excel (VBA) and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other departments and build strong working relationships, combined with an approachable disposition.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic learner and proactive individual with the ability to effectively manage various projects concurrently.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills. A results-oriented individual with excellent problem solving and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and deliver high-quality results within specified time frames.
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and make judgments, and a sense of urgency will be important to the candidate’s success.
  • Must be comfortable working in an entrepreneurial spirited, fast-paced and changing workplace environment with a desire to make a strong impact on the business.
  • Must have excellent initiative, be a self-starter with a keen attention to details.
  • Must have the ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.


CERELIA– Parent Company Cerelia is a leading producer of rolled dough and pancakes in Europe, bringing over 40+ years of expertise and currently operates in 22 countries, with strong ambitions to further develop and grow its global market footprint.

Cerelia is a major player in the private label segment in Europe and through its own brands such as Croustipate, Pop Bakery, Amicuccina, Jan, Abracadeborah and Creapan. Chilled and frozen home dough includes: pie dough, pizza dough, pastry dough, cookie dough, crepes, pancakes, brick pastry sheets and filo pastry. Cerelia currently operates 11 production plants globally with ~1400+ employees throughout Europe, North America and Asia with products sold in 22 countries.

ENGLISH BAY BATTER English Bay is a beautiful beach located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In 1983, we were one of the popular retail bakery outlets in this lively neighbourhood. From our humble beginnings as a retail bakery café to our commercial manufacturing plants of today, we chose to keep the name as inspiration for the café that started our journey. The same quality ingredients, are found in our unchanged base recipes of today.

In April 2017, English Bay Batter was acquired by Cerelia – the beginnings of our growth and expansion in North America. We are an aggressive, flexible company dedicated to providing quality products that satisfy customer needs and market place demands. To meet the North American demand, our products are now made in larger manufacturing facilities with the same attention to providing superior quality. English Bay currently has 5 manufacturing food plants (1 Delta BC, 3 Mississauga ON, 1 Columbus OH), 1 DC (Mississauga ON) and employs over 400+ people.

For more insight on parent company Cerelia please visit: http://www.cerelia.com/en/groupe.html

For more insight on English Bay Batter please visit: http://www.englishbaycookies.com

Job Types: Full-time, Internship

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Employment Type: Internship
Location: Delta, BC, CA
Posted on: 2018-05-24
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