Assistant Product Manager
Loblaw Companies Limited
Toronto, ON
Location:
243 Consumers Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4W8
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Why is this role important?

ROLE MANDATE:
This role is to monitor the product development process to ensure the on-strategy and timely delivery of new products and updates to existing products. The APM will also support the development of product plans and completing product briefs.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
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

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION:
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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Post secondary education
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

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.

Employment Type:
Full time

Type of Role:
Regular
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.