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Sr. Manager, Planning Project Strategy

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted September 17, 2022.

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

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


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?

Job summary and mission:

This Role contributes to the success of Loblaw Companies Limited by playing an important role in the design & development of store model layouts that reflect category, banner & corporate strategies. Manager is responsible for managing and supporting multiple project streams and working closely with sr. leadership to develop process, scope, accountabilities and detailed work plans for a variety of store concept initiatives

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Translating complex business strategies into executable initiatives while influencing & managing relationships with sr. leadership and diverse cross functional teams
  • Project scope walk throughs, finalization of project decks that detail (with collaboration): Project scope, important milestones, research to back the project, identifying high & low risk and ways to mitigate, project timeline requirements- final scope alignment & signoff facilitation
  • Project debriefs- after all big projects to review failures & misses & successes – not only from LRE perspective as well as BU- sales impact, profitability, customer feedback etc.
  • Bringing innovation, new ideas & strategies to the for front by working with Business Divisions & strategy teams on new concepts emerging. Research of the industry & new trends through retail insights, competitor tours.
  • Manage continuous process improvement and cross functional collaboration
  • Plan & implement layouts for Major, Minor & seasonal releases, as well as Special Projects as needed.

Project Planning and Execution

  • Coordinate across multiple departments to all ensure all business unit needs are included in capital planning
  • Collaborate with all departments to facilitate the development of designs, requirements & programs to meet the best customer needs
  • Align the strategies & efficiencies of all the different business units under the divisions to move forward with best cohesive projects/rollouts
  • Participate in cross functional initiatives, committees and strategic projects to provide key insights related to LRE
  • Facilitate the management of the overall layout process, managing the communication and tracking of the progression, troubleshooting issues as they arise, straight through to issue resolution.
  • Create standards for layouts to ensure stores optimize productivity, minimize capital, operating costs & enhance customer shopping experience.
  • Set schedules in partnership with Construction and Real Estate. Communicate dates to internal and external team and meets all established deadlines.


  • Post-Secondary University or College in Commerce, Business Administration, Architectural Technology or related field
  • Self-starter with 3 to 5 years of retail & project management experience
  • Agile and innovative individuals, who can manage in an environment of change & ambiguity to help Loblaw take bold & strategic moves in a rapidly evolving retail environment
  • Demonstrated innovative & strategic thinker- willing to challenge the status quo and comfortable working with ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability at building strong internal & external working relationships and superior cross-functional collaboration
  • Energetic individual able to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced sometimes-unpredictable environment
  • Proficient with computers with a solid working knowledge of Windows, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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:


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.