Studio Project Manager
City : Brampton, Ontario
Category : Full time
Industry : Product Development
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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Accountable for managing cross-functional teams to ensure the planning and execution of the workflow and resourcing at a project and day to day level for the LBL Design studio. Project oversight to studio workflow ensuring consistent and timely execution across the studio at all times. This role would identify opportunities as they come up in the process and would manage these with the Senior Studio Manager for prioritization and execution planning.
Attend Product priority meetings to advise and align on studio timelines upstream.
Lead, manage, and advise on resources for studio projects from Kickoff through finalization of Packaging Design to printer.
Manage prioritization of project workflow on a day-to-day and project oversight basis.
Facilitate and advise priorities to all studio teams daily, weekly and monthly.
Maintain and communicate updates to SOPs as they relate to the Packaging Design process.
Manage, track and communicate project plan progression as it relates to packaging design in partnership with Product Managers.
Ensure team members are held accountable for workflow outputs and communicate concerns where necessary to stakeholders.
Real time process and timing decision making on behalf of the project team to align to project commitments.
Negotiation of daily priorities within workstreams to help ensure momentum of project workflow.
Identifying resourcing constraints and making decisions to help optimize current or new resources.
Resourcing Oversight and Management
Provide direction to teams to help them manage the process and leverage the appropriate resource(s) for support.
Collaborate with Studio Management team to leverage the right people at the right time to deliver projects.
Cross functional team partnership and relationship building and sustainment
Ownership of communication to all cross functional teams to ensure timeliness and delivery of studio project milestones.
Primary point of contact for projects as a SME, resource and knowledge expert.
Manage the Kickoff meeting in partnership with the Product Managers.
Manage conflicting timelines and priorities between internal teams. Escalate as required.
Attend meetings and collaborate with cross functional teams to deliver on business requirements (could include attendance at meetings, townhalls, etc)
If the customer is internal, this role is the primary point of contact for project status and management as it relates to workflow and resourcing between the studio and Product teams.
Analysis, Reporting, and Budgeting
Manage execution of speed to market, accuracy and quality through KPI's as they are delivered through required resources.
Responsible for delivering execution of all milestones on budget.
Analyze and make recommendations based on weekly project status and KPIs as a result of design studio reporting and communicate to relevant parties
Responsible for reporting related to project health, resource spend, customer experience, change frequency and speed to market.
3-5 years of related work experience required.
1-3 years of supervisory experience required.
College degree or higher
Project Management Certification an asset
Experience managing complex projects within a dynamic process.
Indirect people leadership through project management a must.
Passion for project governance, performance results, and solution-based thinking is required.
Strong background in building relationships and team.
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills for reporting purposes is an asset.
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.