Job Overview

Location
Multiple Locations, Across Canada
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
2 months ago

Additional Details

Experience
Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

Responsible for the portfolio of private label brands from the inception of new products to transitions and updates of existing assortment and packaging to managing product exits. Leads the budget and timeline planning and manages relationships internally and externally to ensure alignment and execution is timely and effective.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead, execute and drive new product introductions (NPI), including being the project owner of stage gate presentations, timeline, and milestone management,
  • Work cross functionally to coordinate and manage artwork, packaging, production, and product flow.
  • Lead the transitions and exit of current products through managing end of life (EOL) and transitions cross-functional work including obsolesces for finished goods, packaging, and other materials.
  • Support in the management of partner relationships and act as the primary contact for cross-functional teams, and US counterparts; including contractual governance and compliance, internal and external communication, partner satisfaction, and key delivery and profitability metrics (# of items, volume, revenue, margin, delivery, forecast and fulfillment rates, etc.).
  • Lead the activation of partner brand plans by developing an integrated project milestones and timelines and communicate it effectively to cross functional teams and acting as project owner
  • Support the Development of the partner brands annual brand plan and manages the strategy for all their product forms and channels; prioritization based on consumer and market needs/insights.
  • Participate and support in partnership discussions and negotiations with new and existing brand partners from initial conversations through business case and deal closure.
  • Collaborate with US R&D and regulatory teams to develop and adapt product for the Canadian market
  • Build strong relationships with demand planning, supply chain, sales, finance and other teams to ensure partner strategy is being executed in order to achieve our business objectives
  • Track projects against set objectives, analyze and evaluate success of the projects, and pursue path to optimization
  • Responsible for P&L / budget planning process and the execution for its client/partner portfolio
  • Compile and analyze sales report and market data (Nielson) to provide recommendations on product portfolio.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required,
  • Project Management and/or Six Sigma Certifications are key assets.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Ideally, 3 years of experience in client management
  • Solid understanding of new product launches, transitions and exits.
  • Outstanding project management and organizational skills to ensure tight deadlines are met both internally and externally.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and presentation skills.
  • Takes initiative with enthusiasm for acquiring new skills and knowledge.
  • Highly developed analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong in building relationships cross-functionally internally and with customers externally.

COMPETENCIES

  • Bilingual (French/English)
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Work station Plus de Nielsen.
  • MS Project
  • Capacity to travel in Canada and US (5%-10% of time)
  • Capacity to work in collaborative environment
  • Capacity to work in a constant evolution and fast paste environment

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