Director of Operations

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada | PocketPills BC | Full-time

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The Company:

PocketPills is Canada’s fastest-growing online pharmacy startup looking to disrupt the traditional retail pharmacy business in Canada (TAM $30B). PocketPills is redefining the pharmacy experience for consumers and automates pharmacy operations in unprecedented ways. We pack medications by dose and time into “PocketPacks” and deliver them to your doorstep for free.

Our innovative, online pharmacy platform is aimed at significantly reducing cost, improving medication adherence, and providing easy access to pharmacists. With direct access to patients’ medication history and using other healthcare information, we will predict medication adherence, medication efficacy, disease progression, and incidence of new diseases by leveraging machine learning. We are known as the Uber of pharmacies.

Here’s what the media is saying about PocketPills:

  • “Makes medication management easy”- CTV News Vancouver.
  • “Reinvent the pharmacy experience”- Vancouver Sun.
  • “PocketPills takes the hassle out of going to the pharmacy”- National Post.
  • “PocketPills aims to be the Uber of the pharmacies”- Winnipeg Free Press.

 The Role:

The role of Site Director of Operations requires the proven ability to drive process improvements and the ability to keep pace with our explosive growth while motivating others to meet the challenges of an extremely deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities:

  1. Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of pharmacy operations to ensure smooth delivery of medications
  2. Evaluate regularly the efficiency of business procedures and come up with new workflows as well as improvements
  3. Revise and/or formulate policies and drive their implementation
  4. Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data and metrics
  5. Ensure that the company operations conform to established pharmacy regulations
  6. Ensure customer happiness even if it means thinking outside the box and not following established processes on occasions
  7. Recommend software changes needed to achieve the above objectives
  8. Help drive strategy for growing revenues from the province
  9. Lead a team of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, shippers, and delivery drivers.

Must Haves:

  1. Minimum 3 years of experience working for consulting firms such as Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, etc.
  2. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in healthcare, engineering, or business administration.
  3. Proven experience as Manager/ Director of Operations or Customer Success in an eCommerce company. Start-up experience is a plus.
  4. Detail-oriented and structured thinker
  5. Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  6. Outstanding communication and people skills
  7. Ability to work in new areas, including picking up knowledge of the industry’s legal rules and guidelines
  8. Excellent knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  9. Experience with Google docs, Excel and Powerpoint

Why you NEED to be here:

  • Become part of an incredibly talented, passionate, and driven team focused on building the #1 online pharmacy of Canada.
  • Join one of the fastest-growing healthcare companies and find opportunities to grow in your career.
  • Make a difference with your work; each person has an equal opportunity to contribute to our goal of becoming the #1 digital pharmacy in Canada.
  • Competitive base salary and expenses with variable bonus components tied to defined sales and service objectives following orientation period.
  • Travel compensated
  • Training & Tools to support the success 
  • Casual dress code and flexible hours.
  • Full health benefits including access to Virtual Doctors 24/7.
  • Paid vacation.
  • Free food and drinks.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.