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1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5
At Loblaw, we help millions of Canadians get through their best days, worst days, celebration days, and every day. Through our innovation and quality products, we’re here for our friends, neighbours, family members and colleagues.
We succeed through collaboration and commitment and set a high bar for ourselves and those around us.
We’re looking for adaptable people who are thrilled to join us in our goal of helping Canadians Live Life Well®. Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. We promote leaders at every level and support our people to follow their passion.
Why is this role important?
Calling all food lovers! The Assistant Product Manager works in a fast-paced environment to support the product development journey to bring our beloved brands including President’s Choice and no name to life. The successful candidate will liaise with our supplier base ensuring their contributions to the project are complete and on time. They are also responsible for leading weekly meetings with internal stakeholders to update progress and meet target launch dates. Working alongside a Product Manager, the Assistant Product Manager will support with sales analysis, competitive shop reviews and category strategies.
What You'll Do:
Monitor the development and execution process with PM/PD/QAS/RA/PT to ensure on-time and on-strategy delivery of new products and updates to existing products
Develop project timelines and assign tasks to team members within SAP
Responsible for the listing of all approved projects in the internal LBL PLM as well as ensuring new GTINs are given to CBST/Category to list in SAP
Support the PM in chairing design kick-off meetings to ensure team alignment to the project strategy by gathering information and samples
Support the PM in chairing project kick-off meetings with the vendor. Develop vendor-specific timelines and communicate all of the information a vendor will require in order to support the on-time delivery of a project, as well as understand LCL critical path milestones
Manage the critical path for all active projects and report on project status
Chair weekly team meetings with the team (PM/PD/QA/RA/PT) to review the status of projects and help develop solutions to barriers/project delays
Act as a liaison between the project team and the in-house editorial, design, and production team
Responsible for ensuring artwork quotations are signed off by vendors
Support the PM in the development of a strategic product plan and SAP product briefs reflecting business priorities which meet or exceed category financial objectives
Assist and capture meeting minutes during bi-weekly category management meetings
Assist the PM, when required, in preparing for Quarterly Strategy Sessions using LBL business initiatives, Mintel, category reviews and AC Nielsen as support information
Create and analyze reports from Microstrategy and SAP retail and builds weekly sales reports for PM & Director
Responsible for master label copy creation/circulation and artwork circulation to team and vendor
What You'll Need:
Well developed project management skills are essential
Highly organized, able to prioritize effectively and work independently in a fast paced environment
Strong time management skills and problem solving skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
Strong work ethic with a passion for detail and accuracy
Experience in project management is an asset
Key Measures (Performance indicators):
On time delivery of product plans that deliver to approved strategies
Contribute to the achievement of defined sales objectives
Loblaw is committed to sustainability by sourcing products with integrity and making 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, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Canada’s Greenest Employers & Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.
Type of Role:
We have a long-standing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion because we know it will make our company a better place to work and shop. We are committed to creating accessible environments for our colleagues, candidates and customers. Requests for accommodation due to a disability (which may be visible or invisible, temporary or permanent) can be made at any stage of application and employment. We encourage candidates to make their accommodation needs known so that we can provide equitable opportunities.
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.