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Director product management, loblaw brands

Loblaw Companies Ltd Head Office

This is a Full-time position in Hamilton, ON posted August 2, 2022.

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.

Location: 1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5 Inspired by food?

Committed to excellent service?

So are we.

At Loblaw, we are Food Lovers We are committed to our Colleagues and Customers and work hard to create a culture that allows us to be our authentic selves while working as a Team.

We know that clear communication, collaboration and teamwork is the key to having a successful workplace.

We’re looking for talented colleagues who are excited about providing an exceptional shopping experience for customers and delighting them every step of the way Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong.

Why is this role important?

Would you like to be a part of the top brands in Canada?

You will develop and drive business strategies for control brands (including President’s Choice and no name) within assigned product categories; ensuring that the business needs of Loblaw Brands retail customers continue to be met while maintaining the integrity of our brands.

Spanning a broad portfolio of categories this role provides the autonomy to inspire and coach colleagues into discovering the new, the next and the never been done before from a product development standpoint.

Though innovation is a key piece of our business, a stable and steady base is equally important.

Reporting into the Sr.

Director Loblaw Brands, the successful candidate has the responsibility of maintaining a framework that enables the individual product managers to effectively articulate their strategies to ensure a stable base business.

This role is a great mix of core business acumen, strategy and creativity with the opportunity to coach and develop an ambitious and talented group of colleagues.

Accountabilities: Demonstrates a thorough understanding of existing category portfolio.

This includes a detailed understanding of sales performance of the current offering and a detailed understanding of key branded competition and competitive CL developments.

Has a thorough understanding of current consumer trends generally and specifically within the category.

Partners with Category Directors and Sr.

Category Directors in driving the category growth Oversees project management working closely with Product Managers and other team members to ensure strategies are executed and projects are delivered on time and within the guardrails.

Evaluates in-market initiatives and the status of the current portfolio to determine business building and product opportunities to ensure the maximization of Control Brand sales, profitability, and a consistent customer experience Drives exposure and understanding of the market place through regular retail visits.

Attends relevant training and courses to drive deep understanding of the consumer and the category to ensure the most relevant product opportunities are developed and pursued.

Prepare weekly market control brand sales and margin reports Establish tools and processes to aid Product Managers on maintaining a healthy base business, and work closely with Enablement Team to drive the continuous evolution of the resources and reports required to regularly track and strategically evaluate this space Leveraging established tools to influence decision making among category directors to ensure strong base business.

Strong focus on colleague development through coaching and robust IDP focus Role Requirements: 7-10 years’ related experience (preferably in a corporate food, packaged goods environment).

Exceptional analytical skills used to assess current Control Brand performance as well as forecast sales, penetration, etc.

Naturally proactive with a high degree of self-discipline and organization skills in order to manage numerous overlapping projects and deadlines.

Superior interpersonal and formal presentation skills to persuade suppliers, customers, senior management, and colleagues to accept business recommendations.

Lateral thinker who considers financial, technical, and marketing parameters in order to introduce innovative products to the marketplace.

Experienced in vendor management determining vendor capabilities to handle capacity, volume, demand, quality issues etc.

Creative and strong negotiation skills are required with increased knowledge of the market and financial analysis to support the claims.

Sound business acumen Key Measures (Performance indicators): On time management of product management control points Category growth, penetration and profitability objectives.

Base Business Health COVID-19 is a serious condition and has had a devastating impact on Canadians and others across the globe.

As a leading Health and Wellness provider for millions of Canadians, our goal is to help all Canadians “Live Life Well”.

​ In support of this goal, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health and well-being of our employees as we continue our phased approach of office reopening.

Employees will be required either to be fully vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening in order to access the workplace.

​ At Loblaw, we respect the environment, source products with integrity and make a positive difference in the community.

Our CORE Values
– Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence
– guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture.

We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits
– these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers.

Employment Type: Full time Type of Role: Regular 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.

Please Note: Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check.

Details will be provided through the application process.