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Assistant Manager, Product

  • Job
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Toronto
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  • Well developed project management skills are essential
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize effectively and work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Strong time management skills and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong work ethic with a passion for detail and accuracy
  • Draws on a number of known options to solve problems and to develop improvements
  • Computer skills to produce effective spreadsheets, reports, documents, and presentations, as required.
  • Database management
  • Knowledge of category management and merchandising practices and principles.
  • Curiosity about the Beauty industry and key trends.
  • Post secondary education
  • Experience in project management is an asset


  • Monitor the development and execution process with PM/PD to ensure on-time and on-strategy delivery of new products and updates to existing products
  • Develop project timelines and assign tasks to team members
  • Responsible for the listing of all approved projects, obtain UPC’s and provide to vendors
  • Support the PM in chairing design kick-off meetings to ensure team alignment to the project strategy by gathering information and samples
  • Support the PM in chairing project kick-off meetings with the vendor. Develop vendor-specific timelines and communicate all of the information a vendor will require in order to support the on-time delivery of a project, as well as understand SDM critical path milestones
  • Manage the critical path for all active projects and report on project status
  • Chair weekly team meetings with the team (PM/PD) to review the status of projects and help develop solutions to barriers/project delays
  • Systems support SAP, CPMS, AWF
  • Support and liaise with marketing and PR team
  • Ecomm support for asset uploaded and timeline management
  • Inventor management, liability tracking and reporting
  • Act as a liaison between the PM/PD and design; facilitate the approval of artwork
  • Support the PM in the development of a strategic product plan reflecting business priorities which meet or exceed category financial objectives
  • Assist and capture meeting minutes during bi-weekly category management meetings
  • Assist the PM, when required, in preparing for Quarterly Strategy Sessions using SDM business initiatives, Mintel, category reviews and AC Nielsen as support information
  • Create and analyze reports from Microstrategy and build weekly sales reports for PM & Director
  • Responsible for master label copy creation/circulation and artwork circulation to team and vendor
  • Enters, maintains and monitors all critical information including key sales and financial data to prepare and analyze weekly sales reports.
  • Completes all required forms including product information form and vendor profile form to ensure all required documentation is complete and accurate.
  • Enters, maintains and monitors all critical products listing information to ensure details are accurate and updated as necessary.
  • Provides support to Marketing Call Centre to resolve issues or concerns in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Monitors and liaises with relevant departments including, Planogram, Logistics, Inventory and Promotions to resolve issues or concerns in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Gathers and compiles data/info from multiple vendors to prepare worksheets for submission for all seasonal/food programs

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Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is a licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart® (Pharmaprix® in Québec). Founded in 1962 by Toronto pharmacist Murray Koffler, we have grown to a national network of more than 1,300 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada.