Director, EPMO
Mississauga, ON
A proudly Canadian retail company, Sobeys began in 1907 as a small meat delivery business in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Today, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as in-store pharmacies, liquor and more than 350 retail fuel locations.

Together with our 123,000 employees and franchise affiliates and a collective passion for delivering exceptional food and shopping experiences, Sobeys’ purpose is to improve the lives of Canadians by helping them Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better.

All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.


The Opportunity:
At Sobeys, we are fostering our deep capabilities and capacity to successfully lead and execute strategic projects across the organization. Through Project Sunrise, we have seen our business plans and goals coming to life in meaningful ways, leading us to where we are today. As we embark on our ambitious journey to become the most innovative grocery retailer, building a strong governance framework of disciplined processes, systems and teams that drives execution excellence is paramount to our success going forward.

Reporting to the VP, Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), the primary responsibilities of this role is to manage the process methods, practices and governance, required to plan, manage and execute strategic initiative portfolio with excellence. In addition, the EPMO Delivery Director is acting as a business partner to functions or lines or business, supporting prioritization process, building and maintaining 3-year roadmap. Developing high performance talent is at the center of the EPMO Delivery Director role.

This is a highly visible role supporting all levels of stakeholders across the business.

What we have to offer you:
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus. If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application. Please ensure that your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.

Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to Canadian communities
Growing organization
Professional and career development opportunities
Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
Defined Contribution Pension Plan
Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
Employee Assistance Program
Job Description
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:

Ensure adherence to project management, change management, and risk management standards across the entire program/project life cycle to include project management practices, tools and documentation of project artifacts
Promote positive relationships and clear communication on all projects between key business sponsors and stakeholders; represent EPMO on steering committees as needed
Build a “learning community” of practice within the project delivery discipline in establishing a program of continuous improvement through assessment of internal and external best practices and lessons learned to achieve higher maturity in program and project management across the organization
Ensure efficient and effective financial management processes are in place including reporting and control mechanisms sufficient to ensure appropriate stewardship of resources
Collaborate with senior executives and stakeholders in the business to prioritize projects based on company objectives in a dynamic and fast-paced business environmen
Ensure allocation of Project Managers and Project Leadership Team are aligned to the strategic portfolio
Responsible to develop high performance talented Project Managers by working with the EPMO leadership and HR team on the development and implementation of a robust talent management process.
Provide the organization and direct reports with leadership, direction, and coaching to achieve work objectives and improve performance and skills
Provide regular visibility to project status (key decisions, dependencies, issues, risks, metrics) on a standard cadence through status reporting and project/resource reviews
Manage and deliver various internal initiatives and special assignments as assigned by the VP, Enterprise Project Management Office
Job Requirements

What you will bring:
Minimum 7+ years’ experience as a Project Management Office leader, budget management and dashboard reporting; proven record of innovative thinking, and delivering projects with excellence
Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a project manager - managing complex multi-faceted cross functional programs, working grocery retail, merchandising, store operations, IT technologies, managing global projects and continuously driving and delivering initiatives.
Tenacious and willing to support the team during peak volumes and workloads with various activities.
Demonstrated experience creating and institutionalizing an Enterprise PMO function for an organization; a passion for Continuous Improvement
Strong in process management and controls to minimize risks exposure
Interest and passion for people development
Experience in budget management and reforecasting to support annual planning and lead monthly reforecasting for project budgets
Extensive experience with traditional and innovative project management processes, techniques, tools across agile, waterfall, iterative methods associated tools
Strong Proficiency in MS Office specifically MS Excel
Sound organizational, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem solving
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships
Excellent oral and written communication skills for the development of strategy, guidelines, policies, standards, and best practices
Knowledge of large ERP systems (i.e. SAP) is preferred
University undergraduate degree in related discipline or equivalent
PMP (required) or PgMP (nice to have) designation
MBA (nice to have)
Bilingualism in English and French is an asset
Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.

While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

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