Retail Store Improvement Project Manager, Store Operations

BC Liquor Distribution Branch - Burnaby, BC (30+ days ago)

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Regular, Full-Time – Burnaby

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The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of two branches of Government responsible for the wholesale distribution and retail sale of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis. In 2018/19 the LDB recorded gross sales of $3.6 billion, generating a net income of $1.104 billion that supported vital public services including health care and education. It has a workforce of approximately 4600 full- and part-time employees working across 197 BC Liquor Stores, 6 BC Cannabis Stores (online and stand alone), a Head Office, three Wholesale Customer Centres and three Distribution Centres. The LDB is led by a General Manager and CEO who is responsible for administering the Liquor Distribution Act and the Cannabis Distribution Act, subject to direction from the Minister. As part of BC’s mixed-model retail system for liquor and non-medical cannabis, the LDB is committed to providing customers with an enhanced shopping environment, an expansive product selection and a high level of service.

The Retail Store Improvement Project Manager fulfils a critical role, as Store Operations’ senior project lead on all aspects of the planning and implementation of store set ups, including new stores and the renovation of existing stores.

The Retail Store Improvement Project Manager works with a wide network of contacts and uses project management techniques to lead and manage multiple simultaneous store set up projects and to ensure that outcomes are consistent with project quality, timeline and budget parameters.

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications, and competencies. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Please note that a cover letter is a requirement for this competition. A criminal record check is required. An eligibility list for future temporary or regular opportunities may be established.

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Education and Experience:
Degree or Diploma in business administration, operations management, or equivalent discipline.
Minimum of 2 (4 without a related Degree or Diploma) years’ recent experience leading multiple projects* or leading a component (i.e. sub-project) of a major project*.
Experience managing relationships and communications with senior level stakeholders
Experience in directing the work for other project managers, professional employees and/or consultants.

  • Projects related to physical changes to retail store(s)or commercial spaces including but not limited to; set up, tenant improvement, renovations, facilities or construction, preferred.
Experience leading and coordinating projects in a large distributed retail operations environment, preferred.
A combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Knowledge of:
Project management theories, policies, practices, techniques and technologies.
Operations management and risk management.

Superior written and oral communication skills and attention to detail when communicating.
Superior interpersonal/organizational/analytical skills.
Excellent stakeholder management skills.
Ability to achieve deadlines within tight timelines while managing multiple priorities.
Ability to communicate complex information in a manner than can be understood by the audience.