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Director Finance Strategic Cost Mgmt

Requisition ID:  166156 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Finance Strategic Cost Mgmt 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario; Alberta; British Columbia; Nova Scotia; Québec  

City: Mississauga / Stellarton / Dartmouth / Montreal / Calgary / Victoria

Location: Tahoe Office, Bureau de Montréal-Nord, Calgary Office, Dartmouth Office, King St. Office, Victoria Office 

Postal Code:  


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.


Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have an opportunity for an 18 month term as Director Finance – Strategic Cost Management to join our Finance team.

Job Description

Strategic Sourcing & Cost Reduction
•    Support the Strategic Sourcing team on appropriate financial analysis of initiatives
•    Monitor and hold the business accountable to the benefits of all initiatives
•    Catalogue and prioritize cost savings measures and work with business and finance partners to build initiatives to deliver savings. 
•    Build regular reporting on key initiatives and work closely with the budgeting teams to ensure savings are embedded to achieve annualized benefits.
•    Build a zero-based budgeting program that aligns to the company’s strategy
•    Provide appropriate review, analysis and support to Shared Services in support of the accuracy, completeness and efficiency of period end close
•    Head office SG&A reporting, forecasting and budgeting
•     Ownership of FTE reporting, budgeting, forecasting
•     Provide direction, leadership and process control for budgeting and forecasting for all expense and recovery lines
•    Develop strategic department plans to obtain achievement of goals
•    Optimize allocation of resources to maximize productivity and results
•    Execute standards to ensure good corporate governance
•    Develop action plans for general efficiencies and required improvements


People Leadership
•    Participate in the recruiting, interviewing and selection process of new employees
•    Provide leadership, coaching, development, training and career planning to direct reports
•    Ensure direct report roles and capabilities are optimally aligned with the department’s strategic direction providing advice for continuous improvement to direct reports
•    Manage direct reports including: selection, orientation, training and development, performance management, succession planning and compensation

Job Requirements

What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:
•    An Undergraduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience and a professional designation (CMA, CA, CGA)
•    Three years experience leading a team(s)
•    Aptitude for project work and detailed analytics
•    Experience with Zero Based Budgeting
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
•    Ability to influence others
•    Experience creating a team working environment
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office 

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application.  Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.


Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as:
•    Growing organization
•    Competitive salary
•    Profit Sharing Plan (based on company performance)
•    Pension plan (eligible employees)
•    Flexible health and dental benefits plan (eligible employees)
•    Ongoing Training & Development
•    Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)



Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



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