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Project Manager



Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Requisition ID: 183150
Career Group: Corporate Office Careers
Job Category: Technology Transformation Management
Travel Requirements: 0 - 10%
Job Type: Full-Time

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

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?

Location: Mississauga, ON; Stellarton, NS; Calgary, AB.

About Sobeys:

Sobeys is embarking on a transformative journey to become the most innovative grocery retailer, driving execution excellence through disciplined processes, systems, and teams. Our Project Horizon initiative is bringing our business plans to life, and we are seeking dynamic individuals to join our team in achieving our ambitious goals.

Role Overview:

As a Project Manager within our Transformation Management Office, reporting to the Director of Technology Transformation Management, you will lead the execution of single projects or workstreams within larger programs that are crucial to Sobeys' strategic objectives. This role requires effective communication at the VP level, strong financial acumen, and a focus on stakeholder accountability and ROI.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

Key Responsibilities:

Project Support Model and Governance:

  • Develop a support model and governance framework for your projects, leveraging your experience and internal best practices to ensure agility, adaptiveness, and alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Create clear and attainable project objectives and build the project requirements; Lead the initiation, planning, controlling, monitoring, execution, and closing of projects.
  • Collaborate with Business Leads to create project charters to obtain a thorough understanding of 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, and within agreed-upon scope.
  • Build activities or work packages by sequence and duration while defining roles and responsibilities.
  • Establish deadlines, build a change management and communication plan, 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 plans and empowering the team to be responsible for delivery.
  • Implement dynamic processes to cater to evolving project needs, fostering efficiency, transparency, and accountability.

Elevate Strategic Business Partnership:

  • Position the TMO as a strategic business partner, deeply integrated into decision-making processes.
  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders, offering tailored project management solutions that drive tangible business results.

Enforce Stakeholder Accountability and ROI Focus:

  • Establish a culture of accountability among stakeholders, rigorously evaluating project business cases and ensuring alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Implement robust tracking mechanisms to monitor project performance against predefined metrics, focusing on driving profitable ROI.


What you have to offer:

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with 5+ years of experience in project management, including overseeing complex, cross-functional projects or workstreams.
  • Proficiency in managing project budgets and strong financial acumen.
  • Experience in managing difficult stakeholders and influencing at the VP level.
  • Agility in problem-solving within project management, utilizing both traditional and innovative methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability in coaching and developing team members.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or MBA preferred.
  • 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.

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 comprehensive Total Rewards package, which varies by role and designed to help our teammates to live better – physically, financially and emotionally.

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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.

Our Total Rewards programs, for full-time teammates, goes well beyond your paycheque:

  • Competitive Benefits Package, tailored to meet your needs, including health and dental coverage, life, short- and long-term disability insurance.
  • Access to Virtual Health Care Platform and Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • A Retirement and Savings Plan that provides you with the opportunity to build and add value to your savings.
  • A 10% in-store discount at our participating banners and access to a wide range of other discount programs, making your purchases more affordable.
  • Learning and Development Resources to fuel your professional growth.
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Paid Vacation and Days-off

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.