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Senior Manager, Strategy – Loblaw Brands

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted September 19, 2022.

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.

Location:

1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

Inspired by food? Committed to excellent service? So are we. 
At Loblaw, we are Food Lovers!
We are committed to our Colleagues and Customers and work hard to create a culture that allows us to be our authentic selves while working as a Team. We know that clear communication, collaboration and teamwork is the key to having a successful workplace.  

We're looking for talented colleagues who are excited about providing an exceptional shopping experience for customers and delighting them every step of the way!

Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. 

Why is this role important?

As a Senior Manager, Strategy within Loblaw Brands, you will have the opportunity to lead and execute strategy and drive to tangible outcomes by collaborating closely with the SVP of Loblaw Brands, and the VPs of Product Management, Product Development, Operations and Enablement. You will learn about our business, our biggest challenges, and assess different options to provide teams with fact-based, data-driven strategic recommendations. You will be working on multiple initiatives with senior leaders and be responsible for sharing your perspectives through a defined set of deliverables (e.g., PowerPoint presentation, Excel analysis, Word memo, etc.).

We are looking for a candidate that is innately driven by problem solving – taking an ambiguous issue, structuring it in a logical way, and working with a team to come to a set of recommendations.  You are good at building a narrative and story around a strategy or business issue.  You will need to manage cross-functional teams across the enterprise and drive towards initiative timelines, which will require a high degree of coordination and planning. You will also need to be able to work independently, be comfortable with shifting priorities, and to be able to think critically and share your thoughts on how we can drive meaningful change for our customers and our business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own the development of our annual strategic plan and oversee execution across Loblaw Brands
  • Lead a wide range of initiatives by structuring complex business problems, organizing stakeholders against a strategic plan, synthesizing relevant data, and delivering actionable recommendations
  • Be a thought leader within Loblaw Brands by articulating a point of view on market trends, competitor activity, and industry innovation
  • Be the ambassador and owner of the strategic narrative for Loblaw Brands and ensure all  presentation content Loblaw Brands issues is in support of that
  • Document and codify key learnings and maintain a central knowledge repository around our strategy for the Strategy team

Role Requirements

  • 5+ years of work experience in a relevant field with demonstrated cross-functional project experience; this is a great opportunity for those with experience in consulting, corporate strategy, or retail
  • Can easily build relationships and have been part of large, cross functional teams that are working to solve complex problems
  • Have the ability to translate a complex issue into a strategy
  • Possess a structured problem-solving approach and strong analytical capabilities to develop thoughtful recommendations
  • Possess the skill to translate thinking into a story narrative both verbal and written
  • Strong competency in presentation development (PowerPoint) and data analysis (Excel), and can synthesize and communicate information in a clear and succinct way

COVID-19 is a serious condition and has had a devastating impact on Canadians and others across the globe. As a leading Health and Wellness provider for millions of Canadians, our goal is to help all Canadians “Live Life Well”.   ​ 

 

In support of this goal, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health and well-being of our employees as we continue our phased approach of office reopening.   Employees will be required either to be fully vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening in order to access the workplace.  ​ 

At Loblaw, we respect the environment, source products with integrity and make a positive difference in the community. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers.

Employment Type:

Full time

Type of Role:

Regular

Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.   

Please Note:
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.