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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?
Loblaw Technology & Analytics (LTA) is hiring a Senior Technical Project Manager to deliver major changes to the way Loblaw manages data. Reporting to the Director, Project Management Office, the incumbent will have the opportunity to lead various unique AI/BI/ML enterprise-wide analytical initiatives.
You think Gantt charts are High Art. You make your family & pets attend daily Scrum stand-ups. You manage your grocery shopping list as an agile backlog. You’re positively evangelical about working agreements, the definition of ‘done’ and stakeholder management. You love creating project metrics & project that are elegant & reusable. You are completely undaunted by a blank canvas and brief requirements, and ambitious deadlines make you exclaim “Challenge Accepted!”. You are always the consummate professional but take your project successes and failures personally.
Does all that sound like you? If so, read on!
The role will require top-flight project management know-how, as well as excellent stakeholder, change management and transformation skills. Expertise in agile delivery is a must. As a key plank in the company’s data strategy with heavy inter-dependency with other skill areas and disciplines such as Data Engineering, Data Governance, Data Management, Data Sciences, Customer Insights & Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Privacy & Consent management, so you will need superior cross-functional coordination skills.
The successful candidate will be a creative problem-solver with a passion for using data to solve business problems.
What You'll Do:
Lead a portfolio of highly technical projects, ensuring delivery on plan and on budget
Negotiate with business partners regarding projects plans for applications / technology products including planning, scheduling, resourcing, risk assessment, cost/benefit analysis and milestone establishment.
Provide direction and leadership to project teams & team members (i.e. vendors, architecture, engineering, QA, business and system analysts, technical specialists, other project leaders).
Create and maintain reporting and metrics around projects and portfolios of work
Coaching and guidance of junior TPMs
What You'll Bring:
Creative, original thinking and can-do mindset – be our secret weapon of positive brilliance!
Experience in working with dynamic, complex data supply chains in business environments a plus
A minimum 10+ years of progressive Project Management experience delivering large scale projects impacting multiple teams
Formal project management training, PMI/PMP, Agile certifications
Conflict management – specialized interpersonal skills to resolve situations with colleagues where they may be some level of conflict, stress or uncertainty
Ability to manage ambiguity, uncertainty and changing priorities
Use of formalized methodology and project tracking tools, forecasting, planning, financial controls, budgeting, risk management, issue management and organizational change management techniques
Experience working in a matrix environment on-prem and virtual teams
Track record of building strong partnerships with internal and external partners, team members and vendors
Post-secondary degree in Information Technology, Business or equivalent
Experience communicating with non-IT professionals and assessing needs / facilitating alternative solution definition
Strong knowledge of project management methodology and best practices (e.g. PMI, Agile/Scrum/Kanban), proficiency using Project Management Tools including MS Office products (Excel, Work, PowerPoint), JIRA, Confluence and MS Project and strong understanding of Product/Project/Software Development Life Cycle
End to end project facilitation expertise, from issue presentation to business case articulation and business solution(s) recommendation
Ability to report and present accurately, confidently and enthusiastically
Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
Current knowledge and experience with regards to BI/AI/IT, ETL tools, Solutions and Cloud Platform environment knowledge would be an asset
Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) frameworks a plus
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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.
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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.
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.