Manager, Business Planning & Insights

Shoppers Drug Mart - Toronto, ON (27 days ago)

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243 Consumers Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4W8

Take ownership and find more ways to care about our local store owners in a career at Shoppers Drug Mart Central Office / Store Support. Provide great service, specific expertise and actionable advice to support Associate-Owners and their staff in delivering the best health, beauty and convenience services to Canadians.

Why this role is important?

Reporting directly to the Director, Business Development, the incumbent is responsible for building predictive models and providing insights on Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart key performance indicators and leading the financial planning processes for the division. The ideal candidate is someone with an analytical mindset and a proven ability to quickly grasp unstructured situations, drive insights from both the quantitative and qualitative information available, and present results and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.

What You'll Do:
Lead the financial planning processes for Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart – including week and period forecasts and analysis of actual results
Lead and play a major role in monitoring weekly performance and measuring key drivers (e.g., sales, promotional activities, customer trends, etc.)
Provide insights and recommendations on the impact to the business of mass and targeted promotions, business changes, new business opportunities through analysis and modeling
Support the financial planning processes for Wellwise – annual and multiyear plans, socialization with Finance and leadership teams, etc.
Synthesize large amounts of complex data from multiple sources, extrapolate appropriate information and develop concise and easy to understand explanations of business results, opportunities and recommendations for senior level stakeholders
Lead and develop complex models to assess Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart performance, promotional, customer and category trends and market share and to assist in strategic business decision making
Collaborates closely with internal departments and subject matter experts to proactively identify & resolve issues, identify opportunities and process improvements

What You'll Need:
Strong analytical skills - the ability to leverage data, experience and industry knowledge to provide actionable insights and recommendations, as well as to identify financial/business implications to senior management
Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
High level of initiative to take projects from start to finish with minimal supervision
Advanced computer skills to produce reports, documents and presentations, as required:
Expert knowledge MS Office software (including Excel and PowerPoint)
Knowledge of relevant database and Business Intelligence software applications (including MS Access, SQL and Microstrategy), programming experience (e.g., VBA macro), and/or experience with statistical software (e.g., R, SAS, etc.) would be an asset
Ability to set and prioritize work amid competing demands
Ability to work with diverse personalities and styles
Greater than five years of business analysis or planning experience, ideally in the retail industry
Post secondary education equivalent to a university degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or similar

Why work at Shoppers Drug Mart?

Acting as consultants, supporting internal customers and the Associate-Owners, you will get experience unique to the retail industry while working for an award-winning national brand. Benefit from a purchase discount program, competitive pay and online learning through SDMU.

Take ownership of your work and find more ways to care about your work, co-workers, customers and community.

How You’ll Succeed:
At Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. , 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.

Employment Type:
Full time

Type of Role:

Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. 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.

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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