Senior Manager, Treasury Process Optimization

George Weston Limited - Toronto, ON (4 months ago)

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Location:
22 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2S7

The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.

George Weston Limited (“GWL”) is a major Canadian public company, representing Canada’s largest food and drug retail businesses through its control of Loblaw Companies Limited (“Loblaw”) and Shoppers Drug Mart. With over 2,300 stores, the retail operations reach most Canadians serving their everyday food, health and wellness needs. Through Weston Foods, GWL is one of Canada’s leading bakers, offering a wide selection of fresh and frozen products to the North American market. GWL also controls one of Canada’s largest REITs, Choice Properties REIT. With over 200,000 employees, GWL is Canada's largest private sector employer. GWL is seeking ambitious self-starter who will play a key role in the management of the Treasury process efficiency initiative. Moreover, this individual will be an integral part in the enhancement of the technology infrastructure. This role will be reporting to the Director, Treasury Risk and Operations.

We are seeking candidates with finance experience along with a strong focus on project management and process improvement.

Responsibilities:
Lead Treasury process improvement initiative for all functions (Treasury operations, liquidity, capital markets, risk management). Manage accompanying budget, timelines, roles and responsibilities and deliverables
Enhance reporting infrastructure within Treasury management system. Align reporting of functional groups to the process improvement initiative
Take leadership role in straight through payments module implementation in treasury management system
Define Treasury technology architecture and design for the GWL ‘World Class Roadmap’
Design end-to-end integration of all Treasury technologies promoting a single interface for all workflow
Independently provide consistent and comprehensive senior stakeholder status reports, provide leadership to project teams and facilitate communication
Manage & coordinate project meetings with various banking partners, internal stakeholders and supported businesses
Be the linking pin between Treasury, IT and external implementation partners to meet business requirements
Organize and host design and training workshops for working groups. Create test cases and program schedules for delivered functionality of technology projects

Qualifications:
A Finance, Accounting or Business degree. Further professional qualification (CPA, CFA) a plus
7+ years of work experience in a Finance environment, preferably managing technology infrastructure
Six Sigma accreditation (yellow, green, black) and/or Project Manager (PMP) coupled with experience in leading process improvement projects
Involvement in managing technology system upgrades, implementations and training is an advantage. Familiarity with a Treasury management system or ERP is an asset (Quantum, Kyriba, SAP)
Proven strong organization and analytical skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills. Able to communicate effectively across all levels within the organization and with external stakeholders
A self-starter who generates unique insights. This individual must take initiative, be proactive, set and drive toward goals
Attention to detail and proven track record of reliability is required
A person that thrives in a fast pace environment with an ability to manage multiple tasks with varying deadlines
Must be very familiar with all Microsoft Office suite products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
Must demonstrate high level of ethical standards, integrity and responsibility

George Weston Limited 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 and colleagues with disabilities.

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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