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Senior Director, Strategy & Business Development

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior & Expert Level
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Brampton
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Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong Strategy skillset, given their primary responsibilities will be to direct strategy work. An ideal candidate will also have personal attributes such as the confidence and credibility to interact with senior-level business leaders, being self-directed and organized, and showing up authentically.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in Strategy and Business Development, ideally at a top-tier consulting firm, or in Corporate Strategy/Corporate Development at a leading Canadian retail company.
  • 3+ years of direct team leadership experience.
  • Strong financial/business acumen applied to our core businesses, with prior experience in Canadian Retail, Grocery or Healthcare considered an asset.
  • Project management abilities to structure work in executable pieces, support complex projects and lead cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative problem-solving skills to tackle complex projects and deal with unstructured problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective and trustful relationships in complex matrix organizations.
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible, self-directed, and organized.
  • Excellent communication skills to distill key message for senior audiences (including the C-suite and Boards) and effectively and confidently present findings, recommendations, and opinions.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and execute Strategy projects, effectively working with key stakeholders to frame strategic questions, identify creative, impactful, and practical solutions supported by analysis, and lead teams through the execution of these strategies.
  • Partner with the operating businesses by building rapport with key stakeholders across the Loblaw group of companies to effectively and seamlessly work with them on project delivery while acting as an advisor to them on important strategic questions and the annual planning and review cycle.
  • Grow and manage a small team of 3-4 FTE by directing the work of team members while creating appropriate roles for them which align with their personal development goals. Investing in mentoring and coaching to provide opportunities for the team to continue to grow and develop.
  • Act as thought partner to the SVP Strategy & Business Development and Loblaw leadership as well as stakeholders at the Group level (George Weston Limited).

At Loblaw, we're developing innovative products and solutions. Our focus is on empowering Canadians to Live Life Well.

Retail & Consumer Goods
Industry
10,001+
Employees
1919
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Our Purpose – Live Life Well Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada’s food and pharmacy leader, the nation’s largest retailer, and the majority unit holder of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. Loblaw – and its portfolio of grocery, health and beauty, financial services and apparel businesses – provides Canadians with an unparalleled mix of value, assortment and convenience, and offers Canadians two of the country’s most recognized brands – President’s Choice and no name. The acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, along with the powerful Life Brand and Optimum brand, has only served to reinforce our leadership position in the marketplace. As well, our PC Plus program, omni-channel efforts and multicultural merchandising offerings continued to be points of differentiation for our customer experience. In 2019, Loblaw has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc.