Agropur Coopérative jobs
Headquarters: Saint-Hubert, Quebec
Creation year: 1938
Type of business: agricultural cooperative
Business sector: Dairy industry
Agropur, the largest dairy processing cooperative in North America (with 3,290 dairy farmers), is a major dairy processor worldwide. Its production, based on seven product families - milk and cream, butter and culture products, cheese, fine cheese, ice cream, ingredients and yoghurt - is sold under some twenty brands such as Natrel, OKA and iögo.
Agropur employs 8,300 people divided between:
- its distribution centers;
- its 39 factories in North America where operators, material handlers, electromechanical engineers, quality specialists, supervisors and managers work;
- its head office where there are general services such as marketing, research and development, information technology, accounting and finance, operations and legal affairs.
The cooperative is based on solidarity, democracy and pooling of resources. This "unique business model" offers a motivating work environment (initiative, innovation, team spirit, self-help), promoting well-being (gym, yoga, walking path) and support (daycare ...) for everyone.
Agropur invites its employees to take part in fundraising activities, like the company that donates 1% of its pre-tax surplus to donations and which encourages various charities and community organizations (Breakfast Club, OLO Foundation, Fondation Fais- A-Wish Quebec). In addition, Agropur has set up a team dedicated to the environment and works on awareness-raising (reduction of paper and water consumption, management of IT equipment) and the implementation of environmental initiatives (reduction of water consumption and GHG emissions).