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1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5
The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.
Why is this role important?
Are you at the top of your game? Bring your expertise and knowledge to Canada’s largest retailer. We are looking for smart, nice and curious team members to help bring our Data & Analytics game to the next level. This is an exciting time to join our team – we are changing the game in a big way!
If you are looking to join a company that offers unlimited opportunity, excellent leadership, world-class training and makes a big impact on the community – this is the role you’ve been waiting for!
The Data Science Health team is hiring a Director of Research & Development (R&D). The R&D team pursues longer term projects that seek to improve health and wellness of our customers. The team aims to achieve this by developing health-related data products or components that will be eventually integrated into customer or business facing solutions. This role is accountable for establishing a technical program management track and managing partnerships with health business teams and related external partnerships.
The successful candidate must be a proven people lead who is also able to effectively communicate across domain boundaries and build trust with a variety of stakeholders including health business partners, data scientists, engineers and developers.
Refine high level intake and development processes in collaboration with Sr. Director of R&D for delivery of data projects.
Mentor team members on adoption of the above processes and best practices.
Oversea distribution of resources across all active projects.
Foster the development and sustaining of a top performing R&D team through weekly one-on-one sessions with direct reports.
Help team members thrive in their roles by mentoring them and help establish & track their respective development goals.
Establish a Technical Program Management stream within R&D and develop this sub-group by promoting and/or hiring into this role.
Mentor the adoption of project management and reporting practices across the R&D team.
Manage interaction with health partners and ensure all projects are initiated with appropriate problem and scope definition.
Act as a communication bridge between health teams and data science pods to ensure constant alignment of projects with business needs.
Work closely with Sr. Director of R&D to regularly review R&D strategy and maintain alignment with overall business direction.
Work in collaboration Sr. Director of R&D and Data Science Lead to maintain competitive intelligence and identify IP value creation opportunities.
5 or more years of experience leading teams developing health or medical solutions.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Design thinking evangelist.
Track record of supporting establishment and leading execution of R&D processes.
Proven track record of transferring technology from research to production.
Passion for the health businesses within Loblaw.
Strong organizational and leadership skills.
Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external partners using their prior appreciation for the value of “bedside manner.”
Background in data science, machine learning would be considered an asset.
Good financial and business acumen is considered an asset.
How You’ll Succeed:
At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.
If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.
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.
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