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Sr. Manager, Strategy & Business Development

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
    Sales & Business Development
  • Brampton
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  • You must have a strong Strategy background, 5-8 years experience in Strategy/Business Development, excellent communication skills, creative problem-solving abilities, and financial acumen in Retail/Food. Ability to manage multiple priorities and build relationships across levels is a must.
  • You will drive strategic plans, evaluate projects, consult with business units, communicate findings to executives, build relationships, and lead cross-functional teams to execute projects and achieve goals.


  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant field (e.g., business, economics, finance) from a university.
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience in Strategy and Business Development, ideally at a consulting firm, or in Corporate Strategy/Corporate Development at a leading Canadian retail company.
  • Strong financial/business acumen applied to our core businesses with a good understanding of Retail, Food or Consumer Goods.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and time-manage to deliver across a variety of priorities.
  • Creative problem-solving skills to tackle complex projects and deal with unstructured problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective and trustful relationships across varying levels in complex matrix organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills to help distill key message for senior audiences (including the C-suite and Boards), verbally and in writing.
  • Strong willingness to learn and ability to be flexible, self-directed, and organized in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, especially PowerPoint and Excel.


  • Drive the development and evaluation of compelling strategic plans and high-priority projects for the operating businesses, from analysis, research, financial to operational modeling and presentations.
  • Act as internal consultant and advisor for various operating businesses and initiatives.
  • Communicate succinctly and confidently any analyses and project findings to senior business professionals.
  • Interact effectively with internal business managers and partners across the group of companies, building strong relationships with peers across the enterprise.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to execute on project plans and drive projects to completion. Manage stakeholder communications and relationships as well as project timelines.


What qualifications are required for the Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Development position?

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in strategy, exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, and strong communication skills.

What kind of projects will the Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Development be leading?

The candidate should have a proven track record of leading important projects and building effective relationships with people at varying levels of complex organizations.

What kind of interpersonal skills are required for this position?

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to proactively engage and build relationships across varying levels of the organization.

What kind of responsibilities does the Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Development have?

The responsibilities include developing and implementing business strategies, leading important projects, and building effective relationships within the organization.

How should applicants demonstrate their qualifications for the Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Development role?

Applicants should showcase their experience with strategy, project leadership, and relationship building in their application.

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

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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.