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Finance Transformation Manager-ERP ( 3 years contract )



Accounting & Finance
Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Requisition ID: 183791
Career Group: Corporate Office Careers
Job Category: Finance Transformation
Travel Requirements: 0 - 10%
Job Type: Full-Time

Country: Canada (CA)
Province: Ontario; Alberta; Nova Scotia
City: Mississauga / Calgary / Stellarton

Embark on a rewarding career with Sobeys Inc., celebrated among Canada’s Top 100 employers, where your talents contribute to our commitment to excellence and community impact.

Our family of 131,000 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 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.

Ready to Make an impact?

Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have a contract opportunity for a Manager Finance Transformation. This role can be based out of one our main offices including: Stellarton, NS; Mississauga, ON; Calgary; AB.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

As a Manager Finance Transformation with Sobeys you will:

  • Lead the implementation in one or more of the Finance areas of the ERP Program as part of the investment in analytics and technology.
  • Use your subject matter expertise coupled with passion for excellence, to delivery high quality solutions for the Finance function(s).
  • Collaborate with business stakeholder and subject matter experts to gather and analyze requirements translating into functional design for the solution working with internal technology and external consulting teams.
  • Develop and execute test plans to validate the functionality and performance of the solution that adheres to quality standards.
  • Co-create training plans and materials to deliver and support end user training and facilitate adoption and sustainability of the solution.
  • Identify change impacts and work with key stakeholders in managing the change process.
  • Identify risks and develop mitigation plans.
  • Support Finance Transformation Leaders with reporting required for senior stakeholders and other key deliverables.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of organization, project teams and external partners.
  • Conduct ad hoc queries and analysis to support business functions and teams as required using advance tools (SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office, Tableau or Query tools)
  • Analyze/interpret periodic financial results and communicate insights.


What you have to offer:

Your experience and resume will show us:

  • An Undergraduate Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or Information technology related is required; a professional accounting designation (CPA) is preferred.
  • Strong process knowledge in finance in a retail environment and understanding the finance impacts of end-to-end processes (e.g., Procure to Pay, Order to Cash and Record to report) will be critical for this position.
  • Knowledge of best practices in one or more areas of Financial Reporting, General Accounting, Period End Close, Fixed Assets, Consolidation and Intercompany will be an asset.
  • You are a problem solver that applies principles, such as design thinking, to understand and solve complex problems and improve processes in both creative and innovative way.
  • Business acumen to identify relevant risks and plan mitigation.
  • Working experience preferably in SAP environments (or similar ERP) is preferred with specific experience in one or more of SAP S/4HANA, SAP CAR, SAP ARIBA, or SAP BW.
  • Bilingualism in English and French would be an asset.
  • The candidate will be expected to work with peers in other provinces in the development, development and implementation of tools and processes across Canada, as well as provide support to Sobeys employees across Canada.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office and experience with KPIs (metrics) preferably dealing with large data sets.
  • Involvement in delivery of projects, preferably for full project life cycle.
  • Knowledge of working with disciplined and agile approaches to obtain desired outcome.
  • Project management skills to plan, monitor, manage and report on workstream work.

At Sobeys we require our teammates to have the ability to adhere to a hybrid work model that requires your presence at one of our office locations at least three days per week. This requirement is integral to our commitment to team collaboration and the overall success of our office culture.

We offer a competitive compensation package, which varies by role. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by our organization nor monitored for accuracy.

We will consider factors such as your working location, work experience and skills as well as internal equity, and market conditions to ensure the selected candidate is paid fairly and competitively. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

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