Manager, Strategic Projects
Canada Goose Inc
4d ago

Position Overview :

The purpose of this role and team is to deliver cross functional strategic and business transformational initiatives as it relates to Operations, and to act as the PMO for the Global Supply Chain team.

These projects fall primarily into two groups :

1)Global cross-functional strategic projects which require complex project management and coordination. Examples of these projects include launching & moving distribution sites, global footprint expansion, and large process & system developments / deployments (e.

g., RFID, WMS, Omni-fulfillment, etc.).

2)Stand-alone Operations initiatives which require problem-solving skills to realize operational improvements and support the business as it grows.

Examples of these projects include operational efficiency / process improvements, and productivity initiatives & deployments.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Participate in short and long range project planning (i.e., strategic planning and project roadmap), considering impact on various Operations departments.
  • Lead business case analysis for strategic initiatives as required by Operations leadership.
  • Develop the project charter, integrated project plan, staffing resource plan, contingency plan and other project management artifacts.
  • Lead project stakeholders such as sponsors, vendors, outsourcers / offshore resources (where applicable) and project team members to accomplish project objectives.
  • Manage scope to ensure that the solutions implemented fully meet the requirements, costs, time, quality and quantifiable business benefit expectations.
  • Act as a champion of change management with the Supply Chain team and all other teams affected by cross-functional projects.
  • Within projects, drive relevant analysis and decision-making whether part of a broader program or a stand-alone initiative.
  • Report on projects and develop project status communications to Operations management team.
  • Track project expenses and validate financial forecasts.
  • Field requests from the business to address process gaps or improvements as it impacts Operations.
  • Act as main client point of contact for special projects consultants as applicable. Work to help solidify project objectives and connect them with the right business process owners.
  • Manage, train, and develop a team of project-specific resources
  • Expected Outcomes :

  • Ongoing SC strategy updates with best practices + roadmap to service Omni channel needs
  • Priority projects delivered on time + on budget
  • Effective execution, communication, and change management of all projects
  • Annual Plans, budgets completed
  • Exceptional relationships with internal & external stakeholders
  • Experience, Education and Designations :

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience managing cross functional projects.
  • Strong computer competence in Visio, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attributes :

  • Exceptional influencing and leadership skills able to inspire others to action at all levels
  • Technically saavy; knowledge of how ERP, BI and Supply Chain systems operate, up to date on new technologies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong strategic thinker and a strong ability to convey new concepts
  • Agile learner and ability to operate & balance risk in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Ability to translate a best practice into practical use for Canada Goose
  • Ability to translate data into information for those who will rely on it
  • Exceptional relationship builder and skilled at negotiating and resolving conflict
  • Active problem solver
  • Demonstrated ability to identify risk and find practical ways to mitigate
  • Consistently exhibits Canada Goose Values, taking pride in being innovative, respectful, passionate, accountable and entrepreneurial while exhibiting personal commitment
  • Working Conditions :

  • Most work will take place at CG headquarters in an office environment
  • Warehouse and manufacturing site visits are required
  • Global travel required
  • We truly thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Goose Team, but only those candidates considered for an initial interview will be contacted.

    Canada Goose Inc. is committed to delivering and improving accessibility in employment for all persons with disabilities.

    Accommodation is available, upon request, in the application and interview process and in the course of all other methods of selection of employees.

    Successful candidates for employment will be introduced to and trained in respect of all of Canada Goose Inc.’s human rights, accommodation and accessibility polices.

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