Project Manager

Vaughan, ON

It starts with the planet and the people that tend and raise the food we eat. It ends on your table, delicious, healthy, cost-effective, and high quality. Our client, a food-tech company, founded on a mission to nourish people at a lower cost, a better value, and a greater selection, has a vision to bring the best to your kitchens. As they scale, they are looking for new team members who share their passion for food and quality.

The opportunity

With a commitment to launching their Canadian operations before year-end, our client is looking for a Project Manager. Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain and Program Delivery, you will prioritize quality and oversee a highly visible project in a pragmatic and cost effective way. The result of your work will mirror the brand's reputation and set them up for success.

What’s in it for you

Exposure. You have experience in complex project management and are looking for an opportunity to apply your insights and increase your impact. You want to take on senior level responsibilities , collaborating with stakeholders, decision-makers, and peers across the organization. And, you would love to do it with a team that has fun and genuinely enjoys working together. 

Stability and flexibility. You want to be part of a smaller team, balancing the startup energy with a resilient foundation. You will be the newest team member at a financially stable, flourishing brand with a robust international presence, embarking on a new launch in Canada. 

Professional development. You will work alongside a leader with expertise in retail, change management, supply chain, and project management. You will be mentored, given the chance to take ownership, and be supported in pursuing diverse opportunities within the organization.

Culinary training - and tasting. This is a company founded on a passion for quality and food. As someone who shares that interest, you will have the chance to participate in two weeks of food-focused training with the corporate head chef. With regular new products created in the test kitchen, there is always something to taste and try out.

What you will do

  • Lead. You will be accountable for end-to-end delivery of projects, with the specified level of quality for the project sponsor, on time and within budget and scope. You will develop project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders, identify critical paths, integrated milestones and ensure feasibility with Go/No-go decision points. You will use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs.
  • Ensure transparent communication. You will prepare and deliver status reports and Executive Level presentations; draft clear communications related to sensitive issues; facilitate workshops and handle complex questions from varied audiences. You will create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Foster positive relationships. You will build and nurture partnerships with stakeholders, management, co-workers, and team members, resolving conflict and providing guidance.
  • Control risk. You will conduct formal risk management sessions, and document and manage risk management plans. You will escalate issues promptly and provide solutions to variances in scope, time or budget. 
  • Allocate resources. You will determine resource availability and coordinate allocating people to projects and tasks to people. You will coordinate the work of internal resources and third parties for the flawless execution of projects.
  • Evaluate. You will measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques.

What you bring:

  • Project experience. Whether you have end-to-end experience managing medium to large complex projects, you take ownership of your projects, meeting expectations and achieving results. You think creatively and have an analytical approach to prioritizing competing projects, problem-solving, and task management. You can seamlessly adapt to changes in timelines, the business, or the industry. You have the confidence to take new ideas forward and the big picture vision to understand when the process works.
  • Determination. You have strong business acumen, exceptional attention to detail and accuracy and hold yourself to high standards of accountability. You work with a sense of urgency, managing risks and navigating barriers, taking on multiple roles to ensure deadlines are met and expectations are exceeded. 
  • Growth mindset. You are open to new ideas and processes and motivated to take on new challenges. You are familiar with different project methodologies and highly proficient with Excel and project management software. You can quickly learn new systems and processes and share your knowledge with your team.
  • Humble. You have effective and flexible communication skills and can build trusting relationships. You work collaboratively and respectfully as part of a team and lead with humility and by example. You listen and act with thoughtfulness, managing conflict and providing guidance and coaching. You respect the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of your team and you prioritize the team over yourself.
  • Ownership. You have a profound commitment to the customer experience, and ability of technology to connect the two. You thrive in an evolving environment and take on different daily challenges enthusiastically. 
  • Passion. You have a love of food. You are excited to be part of a team making an impact on Canadians - and having fun doing it.

Why join

This is a company that respects and cares for their people, the plates in front of customers, and the planet. With strong values prioritizing quality above others, they are transforming the grocery experience. 

If you share a commitment to better food at better prices and want to be part of building a brand and success in Canada, let us know. And, while we can’t promise everyone an interview, if you feel you have 70% of the qualifications and 100% of the passion, express your interest. 

Our client is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you require accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

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