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  • 5559 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9B 1B9
  • Administration
  • Full or part time

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    Position Title: Manager Product Development
    Requisition ID: 38570
    Career Group (ADSP): Administrative
    Division: Nat - Marques privées (80069738) 
    Department: Private Label  
    Work Location: METRO ON - 5559 DUNDAS STREET W (#A-DUND) 
    Province: Canada : Ontario 
    Position Type: Temporary  




    The product development manager works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop private label products in accordance with category strategies and ensure product performance and quality adhere to brand standards and expectations.  This position will be responsible for providing technical, sensory, and quality expertise to Metro Inc. teams and vendors, as well as supporting out for bids with product specification creation.


    - Manage the development of corporate brand products from strategy presentation to hand-off, to ensure brand standards are met, preparation / handling instructions are tested, key product attributes are communicated, and specifications are completed.

    - Manage product lifecycle through PLM by maintaining updates throughout the development process and specification creation for product bids.

    - Participate in product sensory evaluations, providing honest feedback in a group setting.

    - Conduct product evaluations of potential alternate suppliers and provide recommendations to the business teams.

    - Collect, review, and approve product specifications for approved product formulations.

    - Resolve formulation related issues that may arise from first production, and/or vendor ingredient/formulation changes. 

    - Provide product/category technical expertise to Corporate Brands, procurement, and vendors as required.

    - Conduct market reviews, product evaluations and make recommendations to align with competitive landscape.

    - Participate in assortment analysis and trend/ product research as required.

    - Other projects as assigned.


    - University degree

    - 5 - 7 years related experience in the food industry

    - Proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook platform, including Teams. 

    - French speaking is an asset.

    - SAP experience would be an asset.

    - PLM/PPM experience would be an asset.

    - Minimal travel


    - Highly organized, meticulous, and able to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.

    - Ability to work both collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, and independently as required.

    - Very good communication and interpersonal skills

    - Analytical, proactive, and solution driven.

    This is a temporary position until January, 2025.

    The responsibilities and relationships assigned to this role may change as is necessary to achieve Metro's business objectives.
    METRO is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that reflects the communities we serve. The company values, respects and relies on the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and points of view because it allows us to innovate, make better decisions and better understand our customers. We will consider qualified applications from all walks of life to build the best team.
    We encourage you to let us know if your current condition requires accommodation in the recruitment process so that we can accommodate you.
    Please note that we will only contact those whose applications are selected.
    We respectfully request that agencies do not contact us or send us unsolicited applications.


    Who we are?

    METRO INC. is a leader in the food and pharmacy sectors in Quebec and Ontario. Through its activities as a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, it operates or supplies 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 pharmacies primarily under the banners Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy, and Food Basics Pharmacy, providing direct or indirect employment to nearly 97,000 people.

    Our 5 customer promises - superior quality and freshness, professional and welcoming employees, pleasant and efficient shopping experience, our customers find what they desire, competitive prices.

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