Manager, Locational Analysis

Canada Post - Postes Canada - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Requisition Id: 26242
Business Function: Retail
Primary City: Ottawa
Province: Ontario (CA-ON)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Status: Permanent
Language Requirement: English Essential
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA02
Number of Vacancies 1
Job Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy): December 22, 2019

Job Description

The Manager is responsible for the location of all open and closed post offices and all internal and external spatial data linked to Canada Post’s Retail Network. Maintains and develops the internal web-based Geographic Information System platform (Location Analysis Portal). Ensures the Corporation is successful by providing Post Office data to various internal and external stakeholders. The Manager is a key contributor to Retail Network strategy and overall Canada Post corporate strategy.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Manager, Locational Analysis.

Coordinates, liaises and communicates both orally an in writing progress reports on the status of locational analysis work in each geographic area and works closely with appropriate corporate groups i.e. franchising, engineering, operations, marketing, collection and delivery, sales etc.

Administers the evaluation of alternative networks using the Retail Point of Sale (RPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) via the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in order to generate the best network that satisfies service, franchising and operational requirements.

Evaluates proposed network changes initiated by the franchising and divisional operating groups in terms of location, merchandising, facilities and site attractiveness.

Supervises and monitors the field consultants, market surveys, focus groups, and shopping node surveys that are used as input into the simulation model and analysis process.

Based on site visits and results obtained from RPS and GIS, prepares and recommends the best retail networks for the corporation for both the planned and fast track markets. Develops, assesses and recommends a transitional strategy from the present to the proposed network.

Responsible for presenting the results of the network retail analysis to each respective Divisional General Manager and his staff. Presents results of analysis; identifies options and impacts of these options; considers input from division; makes recommendations on the final retail network for executive management consideration. Also assists in the presentation of locational results for union consultation.
Job Responsibilities (continued)
Responsible for presenting the process of analysis, methodology and research data to external groups such as union hearings, could be called in as a witness; attends and assists the director in Union consultations; presents results to interested parties, such as municipalities, associations or other integrated groups.

Forecasts potential retail revenue for each dealership area, along with developing revenue expectations for new and existing network outlets. These figures form the basis of consultation agreements between CPC and the franchisee. If not done properly, CPC could be subject to legal action by the franchisee.

Prepares detailed documentation and recommends alternatives for CPC retail counter services in the matter of corporate outlet phased discontinuance. The analysis and research is used for union consultation, community discussions, executive management decision making process.

Works extensively with field franchising personnel in presenting, explaining or evaluating requests by prospective franchises in matters related to location, revenues, growth expectations and the like.

Ensures, through succession planning and training, a continuing development of competent management staff for Corporate Representation and with potential for other assignments in CPC.



Completed post-secondary, preferably in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) field OR a combination of equivalent professional experience and training


3 to 5 years of relevant functional experience
2 or more years’ experience in Web development
2 or more years’ experience in coding in JavaScript and/or VBA
2 or more years’ experience managing people an asset
2 or more years’ experience at Canada Post an asset
One or more years of experience in a unionized environment an asset
Experience using an ESRI GIS database a strong asset

Other Candidate Requirements

Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs
Excellent team building and leadership skills and experience
Sound organizational, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem solving
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships
Strong oral and written communication skills
Bilingualism in English & French will be considered an asset

Other Information

Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.

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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Our Leadership Behaviours
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.

Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.