243 Consumers Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4W8
Take ownership and find more ways to care about our local store owners in a career at Shoppers Drug Mart Central Office / Store Support. Provide great service, specific expertise and actionable advice to support Associate-Owners and their staff in delivering the best health, beauty and convenience services to Canadians.
Why this role is important?
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, completing product briefs and supporting broader department initiatives as required.
Monitor the development and execution process with PM/PD 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
Responsible for the listing of all approved projects, obtain UPC’s and provide to vendors
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 SDM 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) to review the status of projects and help develop solutions to barriers/project delays
Act as a liaison between the PM/PD and design; facilitate the approval of artwork
Support the PM in the development of a strategic product plan 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 SDM business initiatives, Mintel, category reviews and AC Nielsen as support information
Create and analyze reports from Microstrategy and build weekly sales reports for PM & Director
Responsible for master label copy creation/circulation and artwork circulation to team and vendor
Enters, maintains and monitors all critical information including key sales and financial data to prepare and analyze weekly sales reports.
Completes all required forms including product information form and vendor profile form to ensure all required documentation is complete and accurate.
Enters, maintains and monitors all critical products listing information to ensure details are accurate and updated as necessary.
Provides support to Marketing Call Centre to resolve issues or concerns in a timely and efficient manner.
Monitors and liaises with relevant departments including, Planogram, Logistics, Inventory and Promotions to resolve issues or concerns in an efficient and timely manner.
Gathers and compiles data/info from multiple vendors to prepare worksheets for submission for all seasonal/food programs
Skills and Experience:
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
Draws on a number of known options to solve problems and to develop improvements
Computer skills to produce effective spreadsheets, reports, documents, and presentations, as required.
Knowledge of category management and merchandising practices and principles.
Curiosity about the Beauty industry and key trends.
Post secondary education
Experience in project management is an asset
Why work at Shoppers Drug Mart?
Acting as consultants, supporting internal customers and the Associate-Owners, you will get experience unique to the retail industry while working for an award-winning national brand. Benefit from a purchase discount program, competitive pay and online learning through SDMU.
Take ownership of your work and find more ways to care about your work, co-workers, customers and community.
How You’ll Succeed:
At Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. , 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.
Type of Role:
Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. 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.
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.
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