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Project Manager (12 month term) #JoinOurFamily

Requisition ID:  135707 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  National Strategy Execution & PMO 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Part Time or Full Time:  Full Time 


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario (CA-ON) 

City: Mississauga

Location: Tahoe Office 

Postal Code:  


Our family of 127,000 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. 




At Sobeys, we are fostering our deep capabilities and capacity to successfully lead and execute strategic projects across the organization.
Through Project Horizon, we have seen our business plans and goals coming to life in meaningful ways, leading us to where we are today.
As we embark on our ambitious journey to become the most innovative grocery retailer, building a strong governance framework of disciplined processes, systems, and teams that drives execution excellence is paramount to our success going forward.
We currently have an opportunity for a Project Manager - Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) Delivery for a 12 (twelve)-month salaried role, reporting to the Director, EPMO.

Job Description

What you will get to do in this fast paced role: 

•    Collaborate with Business Lead to create project charter to obtain a thorough understanding of the business objectives and define and agree on project scope with all stakeholders
•    Agree on Critical Success Factors with key stakeholders to deliver projects on time, on budget within agreed upon scope, quality and user/store centric focus
•    Collaboratively build activities or work packages by sequence and duration while defining roles and responsibilities
•    Realistically establish deadlines, build a change management and communication plan to be followed and manage the project financial status through day-to-day cost tracking
•    Define success and manage milestone deliverables as scheduled by controlling deadlines with clear straightforward plans and empowering the team to be responsible for delivery
•    Frequently update all project related documentation, status reports and stakeholder management throughout the lifecycle of the project
•    Provide regular, clear and concise visibility to project status (key decisions, dependencies, issues, risks, metrics) on a standard cadence through status reporting and project/resource reviews
•    Demonstrate the ability to foresee, plan and self-correct any pending project risks which may impede progress or budget. Determine and take corrective and appropriate action.
•    Manage and appropriately escalate project issues and key decision points (KDPs). Facilitate solutions to technical, functional, process and business problems
•    Effectively manage third-party vendors against the agreement and ensure the delivery of the vendor solution is acceptable to all stakeholders.
•    Be open to new ways of achieving results with resistance to change that could impact project timelines through strong negotiation and influencing skills.
•    Build a “learning community” of practice within the project delivery discipline in continuous improvement through practical lessons learned to achieve higher maturity in project management

Job Requirements

Your experience and resume will show us:

•    Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a project manager - managing complex multi-faceted cross functional programs, working grocery retail, merchandising, store operations, IT technologies, managing global projects and continuously driving and delivering initiatives.
•    Tenacious and willing to support the team during peak volumes and workloads with various activities.
•    Strong in process management and controls to minimize risks exposure 
•    Experience in budget management and reforecasting to support annual planning and lead monthly reforecasting for project budgets
•    Extensive experience with traditional and innovative project management processes, techniques, tools across agile, waterfall, iterative methods associated tools
•    Strong Proficiency in MS Office specifically MS Excel
•    Sound organizational, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem solving
•    Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills for the development of strategy, guidelines, policies, standards, and best practices
•    Knowledge of large ERP systems (i.e. SAP) is preferred
•    University undergraduate degree in related discipline or equivalent
•    PMP (required) or PgMP (nice to have) designation
•    MBA (nice to have)
•    Bilingualism in English and French is an asset


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
•    Pension plan
•    Flexible health and dental benefits plan (eligible employees)
•    Flexible working arrangements
•    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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