Director, Project Management Office

Loblaw Companies Limited - Brampton, ON (4 months ago)

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1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

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Director, Project Management Office (Head of Project Management)

About Loblaw

Our Purpose – Live Life Well

Loblaw is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, and the nation's largest retailer. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, financial services and wireless mobile products and services. With more than 2,400 corporate, franchised and Associate-owned locations, Loblaw, its franchisees and Associate-owners employ approximately 200,000 full- and part-time employees, making it one of Canada's largest private sector employers.

Loblaw's purpose – Live Life Well® – puts first the needs and well-being of Canadians who make one billion transactions annually in the company's stores. Loblaw is positioned to meet and exceed those needs in many ways: convenient locations; more than 1,050 grocery stores that span the value spectrum from discount to specialty; full-service pharmacies at nearly 1,400 Shoppers Drug Mart® and Pharmaprix® locations and close to 500 Loblaw locations; PC Financial® services; affordable Joe Fresh® fashion and family apparel; and a couple of Canada's top brands in President’s Choice and no name®.

The Director, PMO will:
The Director, PMO (Head of Project Management) will be the most senior project manager in the marketing organization. Leading a team of 8 people (4 project managers and 4 project coordinators) the incumbent will plan for, forecast and determine PM staffing for all marketing initiatives requiring project management. Along with counterparts (Director, Strategy and Resource Manager) reporting into the Marketing Strategy and PMO lead, this role will represent the perspective of the PMO in key enterprise support decisions, in establishing process and/or workflow norms and overall input to optimize the effectiveness of the department. As the subject matter expert in project management (from Waterfall to Scrum), the incumbent will lead and inform the most efficient ways to advance key marketing initiatives, outcomes and campaigns, imparting them upon the team. Responsibility for measurement of PM efficiency and effectiveness across different campaigns will reside with this role.

Role responsibilities include:
PMO Champion

Educate team members on the most effective PM strategies
Establish key tenets and process norms for PMO
Support/advise team members as needed

Planning and Forecasting

Guide planning for project management resourcing across enterprise marketing
Identify and assign all PMs/PCs to projects as required.
Managing risk and resource challenges

Project Management

Staffing selective projects/outcomes/campaigns as most Senior PM.
Advice or support major marketing outcomes from SME perspective as required

Team Status and PMO leadership

Manage team with connections points for all PMs at a regular cadence.
Represent PMO agenda among Strategy and PMO department leads meetings

Best in class

Stay up to date on key advancements in project management
Obtain key accreditation as necessary

Desired Skills & Experience:
Be a strong leader
Have PMP or CAPM designation, and ideally be trained in Scrum
Be comfortable working within and implementing an agile process methodology
Ideal candidate will have had experience working within a marketing, advertising or communications organization
An effective educator in training the team
A good team player who can reinforce the value of her function, but contextualize it in the bigger picture.
Be a structured, methodical, organized thinker who can forecast and plan with confidence
A strong troubleshooter who can absorb curveballs and build strategies to get back on track
Be confident to challenge people where needed
University degree
7-10 years’ experience

How You’ll Succeed:
At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.

If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.

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.

Employment Type:
Full time

Type of Role:

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.

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