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Project Manager, Perpetual Inventory


Toronto, Ontario, CA

Position Title: Project Manager, Perpetual Inventory
Requisition ID: 34130
Career Group (ADSP): Distribution Center
Division: Supply Chain (80190525) 
Department: Logistics and Distribution  
Work Location: METRO ON - 5559 DUNDAS STREET W (#A-DUND) 
Province: Canada : Ontario 
Position Type: Permanent  


Joining our team has its advantages:

•    Flexible schedule to promote work/life balance
•    Telecommuting in hybrid mode
•    Group insurance from the first day
•    Very competitive pension plan
•    Generous holiday policy
•    Personal days
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Free parking
•    Opportunity for professional development


This individual will need to possess strong business partnering skills, as well as strong leadership skills as this is a key position on the Supply Chain management team. The position is responsible for planning and monitoring the perpetual inventory (PI) system.  This position is responsible for data integrity, process re-engineering, training & development, and compliance standards of the PI process.  This role will also be responsible for the strategy and management of cost saving initiatives regarding inventory level and ensuring accurate inventory to support sales and margin requirements. This is achieved by integrating demand and supply core planning functions (merchandising, replenishment, and logistics) creating agreed-upon fulfillment plans and contingencies, and providing end-to-end visibility, through analytics and reporting.  


Specific Responsibilities:
•    Create and maintain accurate Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for all inventory control functions and processes that impact PI.
•    Develop improvement processes and systems to ensure optimal inventory, minimize costs and maximize working capital.
•    Creation and management of KPI's to monitor and identify root cause issues and solutions to ensure accurate PI levels within various areas of the organization.   
•    Partner with leadership team to implement and evaluate business strategies and initiatives that support short term and long-term vision, financial strategy and direction in supply chain.  Collaborative approach to problem solving and the ability to work with cross-functional teams at all levels.
•    Proactively develop and direct the implementation of new tools, processes and best practices to improve business performance.
•    Provide guidance and counsel in the development of plans involving the transformation of supply chain operating models in regards to store inventory.
•    Perform effectiveness evaluation of current control standards; communicate results and develop recommendations for continuous improvement. Support in both analytics & process execution.
•    Work alongside the logistics team to capture and monitor store inventory and identify long, med and short term capacity/supply concerns. Work with both replenishment and logistics teams to develop remediation and contingency plans.
•    Analyze inventory transactions and trending data to identify problem areas and perform variance analysis for unbalanced inventory levels.
•    Identify and execute initiatives to optimize the flow of goods throughout the network from end-to-end, ensuring store service is protected, network capacities are balanced and operational cost optimized.


•    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
•    7-10 years of experience in grocery retail management including supply chain
•    Advanced analytical skills, including database application skills
•    Financial acumen coupled with strong critical thinking
•    Excellent time management and organizational skills
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills




Metro values, respects and leverages the differences and competences of all employees from a variety of different backgrounds. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment.
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Only applicants that meet the qualifications will be contacted.
We respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from agencies.

METRO INC. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, the Corporation operates or services a network of 953 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis and Première Moisson, as well as 648 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment directly or indirectly to almost 90,000 people.

Our five customer promises are simply that... promises to provide our customers with the best shopping experience possible. Under each promise are actions that support it.

Our five customer promises:

  • Great quality fresh products
  • The people are great
  • It's easy to shop
  • Customers get what they want
  • Prices are good

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