Strategist, Supply Chain Systems
City : Brampton, Ontario
Category : Full time
Industry : Technology
Employer : Shoppers Drug Mart®
Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.
All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.
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Strategist, Supply Chain Systems, Loblaw Technology & Analytics
Reports to: Director, Supply Chain Systems, Loblaw Technology & Analytics
At Loblaw Technology & Analytics, we connect Canadians through Technology to the things that matter most. Food, Health, Money and Time, so they can live their life well. We enable our business strategy with world-class products and services. We are nimble, agile and collaborative solving complex problems at pace. We run as one team, value diversity and dig deep to always know more.
Working closing with the Sr. Director and Director, the Strategist, will be supporting with development of strategic plans, delivery of key strategic programs and overall financial and initiative governance. In collaboration with the product family owners, architects, finance and project delivery, this role will be responsible for ensuring plans are well structured, inclusive of industry standard processes, financially comprehensive and enable the desired outcomes.
As Strategist, Supply Chain Systems, you will work to understand, influence, and enable projects and link to overall strategy. Ultimately, the successful candidate will define the big picture, integrate product roadmaps, and develop and enact recommendations that materialize and shape the path forward.
What You'll Do:
Build partnerships with product owners across technology to develop strategy documentation (i.e. roadmaps) and recommendations, as well as align internal and vendor strategies.
Lead and coordinate meetings, discussions, and workshop sessions internally within Loblaw Technology & Analytics and with business partners to help drive the optimization, modernization and simplifications of the application landscape.
Own the planning cycle, including the definition of overall portfolio strategies and routine monitoring and adjustment through the year.
Enable and empower leaders to make informed decisions through well-researched and structured recommendations and analysis that take on the Store & Colleague Solutions team's most challenging problems.
Support with vendor performance and negotiation strategies for our most critical vendor partnerships.
Support with innovation plans and strategy to enable business to think differently and bring in additional ways to solve gaps. Purposeful innovation and well-planned pilots will enable success.
Build positive relationship with technology leaders and business collaborators
Support with build of governance model of annual and multiyear plans and tangible measures of success to monitor progress
Provide executive level updates on annual and multiyear plans as required
Lead and support with collection and analysis of market and industry insight
Design, structure and ensure completion of analytics to allow for effective decision making and support adoption of new business strategies
Collaborate across the business to find opportunities to develop and implement improved strategies, on an ongoing basis
Support with management of overall budget
What You Bring:
You are an experienced strategy professional, consultant, or business generalist that sees themselves as dynamic, adaptable, self-starting, curious, willing to take action, and excited by ambiguity.
An ability to influence without authority and provide insights and well thought out messages that resonate with the team
Strong written and oral communications skills that showcase your ability to synthesize complexity into a concise, compelling, and cohesive story.
Strong ability with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.
Be confident, resilient and persistent
Nice to haves include experience with retail technology (i.e. supply chain and information technology) and/or an MBA or similar degree.
At Loblaw, we respect the environment, source products with integrity and make a positive difference in the community. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers.
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.
Our commitment to Sustainability and Social Impact is an essential part of the way we do business, and we focus our attention on areas where we can have the greatest impact. Our approach to sustainability and social impact is based on three pillars – Environment, Sourcing and Community – and we are constantly looking for ways to demonstrate leadership in these important areas. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Canada’s Greenest Employers & Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.
If you are unsure whether your experience matches every requirement above, we encourage you to apply anyway. We are looking for varied perspectives which include diverse experiences that we can add to our team.
We have a long-standing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion because we know it will make our company a better place to work and shop. We are committed to creating accessible environments for our colleagues, candidates and customers. Requests for accommodation due to a disability (which may be visible or invisible, temporary or permanent) can be made at any stage of application and employment. We encourage candidates to make their accommodation needs known so that we can provide equitable opportunities.
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.