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Operations Manager

Location: Trail, BC
Category: Management
Type: Full Time
Pay: TBD
Hours: TBD


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Our client, Benson Oil (www.bensonoil.ca), is currently looking for an Operations Manager who will report to the President, and be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the fuel distribution activities, and provide supervision and support to procurement, safety, and warehouse/inventory functions.

Benson Oil (aka ‘Benson’) has been supplying the Southern Interior with full-service fuel distribution, lubricants, tanks, pumps, and equipment since 1946 from their Trail, BC terminal, as well as retail operations in Grand Forks and bulk sites in Salmo and Nelson. The current posting is for their Trail, BC location.


  • Supervise day-to-day operations of Benson’s locations to ensure all tasks are conducted correctly and efficiently (e.g. fuel delivery, cardlock systems, daily reports, procurement, etc.)
  • Monitor and oversee the maintenance of grounds and buildings, and ensure all equipment is kept in good working order
  • Assist in developing operational budgets while managing monthly expenses and revenues to meet budget and profit goals
  • Identify and address performance/business opportunities and challenges
  • Assist in developing and analyzing monthly sales reports
  • Assist the Procurement Manager in managing all facets of fuel, lubricant, and related product inventory requirements (e.g. purchase, receiving, delivery, quality, documentation, etc.)
  • Review existing and/or develop and implement operational policies and procedures
  • Identify ways to increase quality of customer experience
  • Coordinate truck maintenance to ensure the fleet is in compliance with provincial regulations
  • Work with Dispatcher to ensure the safe, efficient, and timely delivery of fuel and lubricant products and services to customers, as well as the efficient operation, utilization, and allocation of transportation resources
  • Coordinate and conduct safety meetings and emergency response training, and develop procedures for handling and transporting fuel products in compliance with provincial and federal regulations
  • Ensure a good work environment for employees and coordinate and manage training, work schedules, vacation, and onboarding activities


  • University degree/diploma in business and/or high school diploma and 5+ years progressive experience with a focus in operations management and distribution
  • Industry knowledge relating to the distribution of fuel products and services would be an asset
  • Sound technical knowledge of operations, repairs and maintenance of work-related equipment
  • Solid understanding of general finance and budgeting, including profit and loss, balance sheet and cash-flow management.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • Good organizational, analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven leadership ability
  • Ability to manage people effectively using good listening, motivation and communication skills
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability
  • Proven track record of recognizing and providing good customer service.
  • Good computer skills utilizing Microsoft Suite of products
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license with a clean driver abstract

Our client offers a competitive salary, health and dental benefits, pension matching and more.

Apply in confidence to HR Manager at Okanagan Staffing Services Inc. at:  jobs@okanaganstaffing.com.