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Bilingual Industry Engagement Manager – 1180 – Toronto

Position:

Bilingual Industry Engagement Manager

Reports To:

Senior Manager, Industry Engagement

Tier:

Management

Department:

Industry Managed Services

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Permanent

Job Number:

1180

Key Role

The Industry Engagement Manager is responsible for increasing adoption of GS1 Canada Standards and Industry Managed Services (IMS) by identifying opportunities to promote and convert additional IMS and/or cost recovery within a strategic account. This role ensures Tier 1 and Tier 2 Data providers (manufacturers, distributors - subscribers or non-subscribers) achieve all of their Trading Partner requirements for protocol/agreement adoption across multiple sectors.This position is a key contributor to delivering data integrity by enabling data providers to implement the IMS required by their trading partners. Key metrics for this role may include: cost recovery targets, service adoption targets, retention targets (% TBI), conduct BR & QBR (minimum of 2 /year), Data provider Engagement targets (2 to 3 engagement per week), CRM updates.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop matrix coverage models for each Tier 1 and Tier 2 account and ensure relationships are established and maintained across all departments and levels of the subscriber’s organization, for all standards and Industry Managed Services (IMS);
  • Collaborate with Industry Relations, IMS, Subscriber Experience and Corporate Services teams to achieve multi-sector board deliverables;
  • Contact assigned subscribers on a frequent basis to ensure they understand their Trading Partner’s requirements and complete all required standards and IMS;
  • Cross promote all IMS including the explanation of connections and dependencies between standards and IMS, ensuring all contracts and user agreements are in place;
  • Ensure standards and IMS are fully implemented and completed to standard in a timely and accurate manner, meeting established targets; 
  • Accountable for securing orders and achieving quarterly IMS adoption targets;
  • Share information relating to GS1 Canada standards and IMS, their value and pricing, and handle objections in order to meet cost recovery targets;
  • Plan, manage and negotiate subscription renewals for non-board level Data providers to ensure growth of service/cost recovery;
  • Obtain feedback from subscribers regarding potential service enhancements and share with relevant internal teams;
  • Participate in subscriber meetings or industry events as required;
  • Maintain and develop reports designed to support IMS KPI’s;
  • Partner with Industry Relations to implement plans to increase adoption by Strategic account and report progress.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Completion of a university degree in a related field (i.e. B. Comm., Marketing etc.);
  • Minimum 3 to 5 year’s experience in a sales account management role or business development capacity, preferably within an associated industry (i.e.: Retail, Foodservice, Distribution, etc.);
  • Bilingualism (French/English) language skills are required for this role;
  • High level of proficiency using MS Office skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook;
  • Must have a strong understanding of products and services provided by GS1 Canada;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to set priorities and manage many projects simultaneously;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Bilingualism (English / French) considered an asset;
  • Proven ability to multi-task given incomplete and conflicting knowledge, and prioritize multiple projects/initiatives in a deadline driven environment;
  • Project Management skills an asset;
  • Demonstrable experience in working autonomously and effectively while in the GS1 Canada office and telecommuting;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for fast-paced, ever-changing environment with flexibility to changing needs.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Corporate Controller – 1183 – Toronto

Position:

Corporate Controller

Reports To:

VP, Finance

Tier:

Director

Department:

Finance

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Permanent

Job Number:

1183

Key Role

As a key member of the Senior Management team, the Corporate Controller will direct the day-to-day management of the financial operations. The incumbent will also on a leadership role helping to guide Audit, Taxes, and Compliance, Board Reporting, Control of Assets, Treasury Management, Finance Policy development, modelling, planning and forecasting and overseeing other activities, including the month end cycle, financial reports, budgets and controls. Aside from strong technical accounting requirements, this role will manage and facilitate budgets and forecasts along with enhanced reporting.

The Corporate Controller is a key contributor for increasing the efficiency and accuracy of the Finance department’s deliverables by performing process re-engineering, initiating and supporting process automation, integrating new process and services within existing Finance processes and coordinating system enhancements in partnership with PMO or otherwise. This incumbent will partner with Finance staff to improve operational effectiveness, act as a change agent to drive risk management and sustainable improvement initiatives across the Finance function, identifying opportunities for improvements. The incumbent successfully liaises with operating units throughout the organization and is empowered to ensure that Finance is a true business partner. Key metrics for the role may include: team leadership & engagement, timely executive reporting, strategic support, audit committee feedback.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership to a team of finance professionals that delivers cyclical activities such as preparing the monthly General Ledger, reconciliations, Accounts Receivable (A/R), Accounts Payable (A/P), Payroll, Tax Remittances as well as Collections efforts in accordance with company policy & GAAP;
  • Acts as a leadership role model, through coaching, feedback, development and performance management of direct and indirect reports;
  • Partners with VP, Finance to drive and enhance cost recovery and expense monitoring & controls;
  • Provides ad hoc reporting and Executive briefs for colleagues to facilitate decision making;
  • Contributes to strategic planning, supports organizational initiatives and keeps abreast of critical issues;
  • Develops and executes on cash management, investment and collections strategies;
  • Leads tax compliance and audit reporting;
  • Creates and manages budgets for the organization and provides regular reporting on cost recovery targets;
  • Continuously seeks opportunities for business process improvement;
  • Implements appropriate controls to safeguard assets and mitigate risks;
  • Leads the financial auditing processes, including review of document preparation and schedules for the annual financial audit and intermittent audits pertaining to government funding and year-end closing processes. Ensures all recommendations from audits are implemented as needed ensuring audit compliance, and systems and data integrity;
  • Develops efficient and effective financial policies and procedures and ensures adherence to support internal controls;
  • Seeks opportunities to evaluate, design, implement, improve and further automate the finance systems and functions;
  • Supports departmental participation in cross functional projects.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Professional accounting designation, such as CPA, is required;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in finance, with at least 5 years’ experience leading a finance function at a management level;
  • In-depth understanding of the key business drivers and Finance Operations that enhance performance, planning, analysis, and financial operations services;
  • Superior analytical and reporting skills combined with strong collaboration and influencing abilities;
  • Proven organizational abilities with strong attention to detail as well as effective analytical and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Previous proven successes working in a fast-paced, multi-level, project-based environment with emphasis on tight timelines and delivery;
  • Capacity to manage and deliver multiple priorities to competing and sometimes conflicting commitments quickly and effectively;
  • Excellent communication skills, oral, written and presentation;
  • Proven strong systems skills and knowledge of Great Plains or a similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system;
  • Proven superior MS Office skills;
  • Not for Profit experience and Bilingualism (French & English) an asset.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Corporate Collections Associate – 1184 – Toronto

Position:

Corporate Collections Associate

Reports To:

Billing & Collections Supervisor

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Finance

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Contract (12 months)

Job Number:

1184

Key Role

The incumbent is responsible for contacting Subscribers and attempting to collect amounts that are outstanding and are now past due. This role contributes to GS1 Canada’s success by ensuring that capital (Funding/Money) resources are available and collected in a timely period. Success in this role is measured through the effectiveness of the collection efforts on the old outstanding amounts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Calling and following up with Subscribers to collect amounts that are past due;
  • Prepare Subscriber account reconciliations analysis and resolve issues as they arise;
  • Assist the Collections team with making collection calls and answering incoming calls as required;
  • Respond to internal A/R requests, from other departments as required;
  • Liaise with third party collections agency as needed;
  • Investigate account disputes and billing discrepancies;
  • Prepare ad hoc A/R and Collections reports as required;
  • The incumbent in this role works with other departments within GS1 Canada on a regular basis, including Industry Support Services, OSG, Industry Relations and Technology;
  • This role could communicate with external parties outside of GS1 including Third Party Collection Agencies.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • University degree or college diploma in business administration, economics, or a related field;
  • At least 5 years of extensive experience in Credit, Collections and Accounts Receivable, preferably within industry;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, possessing a high level of problem solving and analytical abilities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to interact with all levels of staff professionally and efficiently.
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office Suite is required (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc) and knowledge/familiarity of computerized financial systems, with preference given to working knowledge of Great Plains;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and take responsibility for timely and accurate completion of tasks assigned;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to set priorities and manage many projects simultaneously;
  • Self starter, team player who enjoys a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and understands when to work with a sense of urgency to resolve issues with subscriber accounts.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Director, Industry Relations - Retail Pharmacy (Bilingual) – 1153 – Toronto

Position:

Director, Industry Relations - Retail Pharmacy (Bilingual)

Reports To:

Vice President, Industry Relations

Tier:

Director

Department:

Industry Relations

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time (Permanent)

Job Number:

1153

Key Role

The Director, Industry Relations (IR) Retail Pharmacy positions GS1 Canada to meet sector and community needs for the Retail Pharmacy sector, as well as meet corporate strategic objectives. The incumbent is mandated to build and expand the industry sector, through service delivery and integration. The incumbent will collaborate with and influence key stakeholders to advance GS1 Canada’s Retail Pharmacy penetration. Key metrics for the role may include: increased community knowledge/education, effective campaign design delivery, effective project delivery, sector penetration, stakeholder development, delivery of initiatives aligned with GS1 Canada’s strategic plan, and cost recovery expectations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports the Vice President and Senior Vice President, Industry Relations in identifying opportunity and building the Retail Pharmacy strategy;
  • Establishes, builds, and manages relationships with prospects and existing stakeholders including the various sector board leads (Grocery, Healthcare, Pharmacy) to identify and drive new opportunities as well as engage in incremental services;
  • Secures and executes contract negotiations with existing and potential stakeholders;
  • Collaborates with Industry Engagement team providing strategies and plans to engage vendor community;
  • Participates in preparation for and participates in Pharmacy Sector Board semi annual Board meetings (Back of store categories);
  • Participates in preparation for and participates in the GM/Hardlines Sector Board semi annual Board meetings (Front of store categories);
  • Ensures ongoing understanding of all emerging technologies and services provided by GS1 Canada and elsewhere;
  • Participates in industry and government events associated with related sectors and provides strategic insight to internal stakeholders to deliver and maximize value;
  • Defines strategy for service adoption to reflect product roadmaps by working with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ensures all project deliverables and milestones are met through collaboration with PMO and internal stakeholders;
  • Assists with the assessment of potential technical partners and assists with a partnership strategies and contracts;
  • Analyses progress against cost recovery targets, updates key stakeholders and influences action as required;
  • Performs various other duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • BA or BSc in Business or related degree with post graduate studies (i.e. MBA) an asset;
  • At least ten (7) years’ experience with a Retail Pharmacy vendor with demonstrated success defining and launching initiatives within a fast-paced, environment;
  • Bilingualism (French & English) required;
  • Experience in business development and account management with large retail partners including contract negotiation experience;
  • Passionate driver with proven influencing skills with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of people at all levels to advance business priorities;
  • Proven leadership skills and achievements that will effectively gain the confidence and support of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Proven organizational abilities with strong attention to detail as well as effective analytical and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Ability to build credibility through experience and a consensus driven approach;
  • Possesses superior communication skills to facilitate discussions with a diverse stakeholder group, influence and negotiate requirements;
  • Knowledge of GS1 Canada’s products and services (gained through internal networks or from a stakeholder environment) an asset.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Graphic Editing Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist – 1165 – Montreal

Position:

Graphic Editing Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

Reports To:

Team Lead, Graphic Editing QA

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Image & Validation Graphic Editing

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Montreal

Status:

Full time, Contract (12 months)

Job Number:

1165

Key Role

The Graphic Editing QA Specialist will be responsible for the quality assurance of product images in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Key metrics for this role may include: image quality, quality knowledge levels, productivity levels, and subscriber satisfaction.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for graphic editing quality assurance by reviewing and approving images edited by our in-house or outsource teams, ensuring the following against image standards;
    • scanned QA attributes are verified within workflow application,
    • image editing quality,
    • image attributes are compliant with service types for final delivery,
  • Assists the e-submission team to validate or complete editing on images provided by subscribers;
  • Understands the workflow of the studio in order to ensure that deadlines are met;
  • Retouches images ensuring a professional result according to standard studio procedures for rush purposes or when required based on volumes;
  • Retouches images captured by Photographer ensuring a professional look result according to standard studio procedures using Photoshop;
  • Collaborates with peers, to identify and solve product imagery issues;
  • Ensures timely completion of all images by volume targets while maintaining high image quality, so that deadlines are met;
  • Constantly tries to find new ways of ensuring quality is balanced with production deadlines and volume;
  • Transfers images for loading to Online system;
  • Resolves editing challenges or communicate issues encountered during e-submission images evaluation process to team lead and deliver to meet deadlines;
  • Reviews and understands Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • College diploma or degree in Graphic Design and/or Photography;
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in photo retouching and pre-impressions;
  • Proven high level of proficiency in Photoshop in a professional environment;
  • Proven experience using color and aesthetic correction on images;
  • French/English bilingualism an asset;
  • Proven organizational skills, possessing a high level of attention to detail;
  • Strong time management skills with the proven ability to work under pressure with tight and changing deadlines;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for fast-paced, results-based environment, requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Project Manager – 1186 – Toronto

Position:

Project Manager

Reports To:

Director, Project Management Office

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Product Management

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full-time

Job Number:

1186

Key Role

Key Role Working as part of the Project Management Office (PMO) team, this role leads and oversees activities of the CRM, Ecommerce, Supply Chain, Data Governance, Portal, etc. projects to ensure organizational program/project strategic goals and objectives are achieved within approved timeframes, scope and budget.

The incumbent is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of their projects and ultimately responsible for managing scope definition, development of project charters, team development, communication plans, development of budget, schedule and timelines, and, ensuring the project is fully documented and understood by all stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for guiding the organization’s data governance and CRM projects
  • Liaises with senior leaders, data manager, data stewards, solution and data architects, business stakeholders and business analysts (process and product) to appropriately align data and information needs to support organizational CRM and data governance goals and objectives, and to establish standards for measurable data quality
  • Plans, schedules and tracks projects, with related cost estimation amp
  • Scope control responsibilities
  • Understands what constitutes an end-to-end, thorough cross-functional schedule
  • Facilitates schedule development by building / leveraging a straw-man plan based on experience
  • Effectively discusses risk areas and conveys impacts and suggestions regarding scope and schedule
  • Integrates information from multiple sources in order to anticipate issues and develops solutions to resolve problems; Identifies, prioritizes and mitigates project risks
  • Manages project-chartering, setup and initiation process
  • Manages the project team, driving motivation, collaboration and performance
  • Tracks short-term project metrics (i.e., schedule variances and customer satisfaction)
  • Provides oversight and control of any external resources contracted to the project;
  • Reviews the projects medium-term benefits (i.e., to support business-case process improvement)
  • Contributes to GS1 Canada’s PMO methodology and efficiency by developing and leading knowledge sharing activities throughout the organization
  • Implements the right-sized Project Management processes for each assigned project
  • Assesses Project Plans with stakeholders to determine resource requirements and delegation of assignments on projects
  • Provides weekly status reports and post-event follow-up
  • Identifies risk and escalates project issues to PMO and Project Owner as required to meet project objectives
  • Ensures a balanced approach is achieved by considering the needs of all stakeholders affected by the project
  • Schedules and oversees projects including all documentation, specifications, and vendor/retailer relations; and sign-offs
  • Ensures that projects are effectively integrated across the organization
  • Monitors quality assurance, customer satisfaction and communicates important issues to Project Management Office management
  • Ensures delivery of projects on time and on budget
  • Conducts project post-mortems for key learning opportunities
  • Creates recommendations from key learning’s and documents into Standard Operating Procedures for PMO
  • Performs various other duties as delegated or assigned by the Senior Director, PMO

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Minimum five years’ experience in a project management role with preference given to those with data management, Ecommerce, SCM and CRM experience
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field of study (i.e. business, computer science, communications, etc.)
  • Membership in PMI and PMP certification actively in progress
  • Solid understanding of relational databases, design structure, migration, optimization and governance
  • Working knowledge of the Project Management body of knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Proven solid understanding of Project Management and SDLC methodologies with hands on proficiency with MS project and scheduling capabilities
  • Superior analytical and technical ability with strong organizational skills, ability to set priorities and manage many projects simultaneously with competing deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism to establish maintain and influence collaborative working relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Proven oral and written communications skills
  • Positive can-do and take-charge attitude capable of working as part of a team as well as independently
  • Proven ability to influence and lead others in a matrix organization
  • Proven ability to quickly become a subject matter expert and work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Knowledge of current and emerging supply chain technologies and trends
  • The successful candidate will be a natural Project Manager and Leader with the proven ability to learn quickly, and is delivery, deadline and detail oriented, as well as someone who takes ownership for project(s)/programs and is results driven to succeed
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suitable for fast-paced, results-based environment requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation during the interview and assessment process.

Project Manager – 1187 – Toronto

Position:

Project Manager

Reports To:

Director, Project Management Office

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Product Management

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full-time, Contract (12 Months)

Job Number:

1187

Key Role

Key Role Working as part of the Project Management Office (PMO) team, this role leads and oversees activities of the CRM, Ecommerce, Supply Chain, Data Governance, Portal, etc. projects to ensure organizational program/project strategic goals and objectives are achieved within approved timeframes, scope and budget.

The incumbent is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of their projects and ultimately responsible for managing scope definition, development of project charters, team development, communication plans, development of budget, schedule and timelines, and, ensuring the project is fully documented and understood by all stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for guiding the organization’s data governance and CRM projects
  • Liaises with senior leaders, data manager, data stewards, solution and data architects, business stakeholders and business analysts (process and product) to appropriately align data and information needs to support organizational CRM and data governance goals and objectives, and to establish standards for measurable data quality
  • Plans, schedules and tracks projects, with related cost estimation amp
  • Scope control responsibilities
  • Understands what constitutes an end-to-end, thorough cross-functional schedule
  • Facilitates schedule development by building / leveraging a straw-man plan based on experience
  • Effectively discusses risk areas and conveys impacts and suggestions regarding scope and schedule
  • Integrates information from multiple sources in order to anticipate issues and develops solutions to resolve problems; Identifies, prioritizes and mitigates project risks
  • Manages project-chartering, setup and initiation process
  • Manages the project team, driving motivation, collaboration and performance
  • Tracks short-term project metrics (i.e., schedule variances and customer satisfaction)
  • Provides oversight and control of any external resources contracted to the project;
  • Reviews the projects medium-term benefits (i.e., to support business-case process improvement)
  • Contributes to GS1 Canada’s PMO methodology and efficiency by developing and leading knowledge sharing activities throughout the organization
  • Implements the right-sized Project Management processes for each assigned project
  • Assesses Project Plans with stakeholders to determine resource requirements and delegation of assignments on projects
  • Provides weekly status reports and post-event follow-up
  • Identifies risk and escalates project issues to PMO and Project Owner as required to meet project objectives
  • Ensures a balanced approach is achieved by considering the needs of all stakeholders affected by the project
  • Schedules and oversees projects including all documentation, specifications, and vendor/retailer relations; and sign-offs
  • Ensures that projects are effectively integrated across the organization
  • Monitors quality assurance, customer satisfaction and communicates important issues to Project Management Office management
  • Ensures delivery of projects on time and on budget
  • Conducts project post-mortems for key learning opportunities
  • Creates recommendations from key learning’s and documents into Standard Operating Procedures for PMO
  • Performs various other duties as delegated or assigned by the Senior Director, PMO

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Minimum five years’ experience in a project management role with preference given to those with data management, Ecommerce, SCM and CRM experience
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field of study (i.e. business, computer science, communications, etc.)
  • Membership in PMI and PMP certification actively in progress
  • Solid understanding of relational databases, design structure, migration, optimization and governance
  • Working knowledge of the Project Management body of knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Proven solid understanding of Project Management and SDLC methodologies with hands on proficiency with MS project and scheduling capabilities
  • Superior analytical and technical ability with strong organizational skills, ability to set priorities and manage many projects simultaneously with competing deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism to establish maintain and influence collaborative working relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Proven oral and written communications skills
  • Positive can-do and take-charge attitude capable of working as part of a team as well as independently
  • Proven ability to influence and lead others in a matrix organization
  • Proven ability to quickly become a subject matter expert and work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Knowledge of current and emerging supply chain technologies and trends
  • The successful candidate will be a natural Project Manager and Leader with the proven ability to learn quickly, and is delivery, deadline and detail oriented, as well as someone who takes ownership for project(s)/programs and is results driven to succeed
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suitable for fast-paced, results-based environment requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation during the interview and assessment process.

Software Developer, Business Intelligence – 1185 – Toronto

Position:

Software Developer, Business Intelligence

Reports To:

Manager, Software Development

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Technology

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Contract 12 months

Job Number:

1185

Key Role

The incumbent will work within the Business Intelligence team and is key to the operation of the business. The Business Intelligence team has responsibility for the development, maintenance, integration, analytics and report generation that drives data governance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Modifies and enhances existing databases for applications reporting, data analysis, audits and marketing campaigns;
  • Develops new Queries/Stored Procedures using a variety of databases: MySQL, MSSQL;
  • Supports existing in-house CRM applications by responding to inquiries, investigating, troubleshooting and resolving software support issues;
  • Builds a strong understanding of application and user requirements to provide input into the implementation phases through SDLC methodologies;
  • Contributes to the effective Data Governance of business data. This includes data quality, data management, data policies, business process management, and risk management;
  • Maintains and enhances current .Net applications and procedures;
  • Develops new applications using Object Oriented programming languages such as .Net and/or Java including analysis, design, development and testing as required (i.e. new CRM);
  • Maintains an up-to-date working knowledge of current & future technologies;
  • Conducts analysis and recommends architectural changes to ensure ongoing product scalability and stability;
  • Performs various other duties as delegated or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Relevant University Degree/College Diploma (i.e. Computer Science or Engineering)
  • Solid working background in database analysis and software development including:
    • 3-5 years working experience using Object-oriented programming languages developing Enterprise level applications (3-4 years experience in writing advanced SQL using MS SQL Server and MySQL;
    • Strong MS SQL Server stored procedure experience;
    • Strong experience developing robust large web applications using .Net;
  • Proven technical documentation and application support skills with strong attention to detail;
  • Proven commitment and adherence to customer service excellence as well as interpersonal skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong ability to self-educate, effectively accessing varied learning resources and the desire / aptitude for continuous learning;
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member with limited supervision and as an independent contributor;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suitable for fast-paced, results-based environment requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs.

In addition to the above requirements, experience with the following would be an asset.

  • Data Warehouse development experience
  • Strong unit testing discipline
  • Retail or Logistics application experience

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Technical Support Analyst – 1176 – Toronto

Position:

Technical Support Analyst

Reports To:

Manager, Technical Support

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Technology

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto Office

Status:

Full time, Permanent

Job Number:

1176

Key Role

The Technical Support Analyst provides first and second level support to subscribers with queries related to web-based Data Synchronization software. The position also requires system administration and maintenance for the GS1 Data Centre. The successful candidate will have a solid background in Technical Support and a passion for customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors, maintains and troubleshoots production computer systems, internet based applications, and processes;
  • Develops in depth technical & functional product knowledge of GS1 Canada’s applications and tools;
  • Resolves incidents and service requests where possible and escalates all other issues to the appropriate specialists (Third or Expert Levels);
  • Ensures issues and escalations are seen through to resolution by working closely with the implementation and development teams;
  • Installs and configures new applications and deploys releases and enhancements to production systems;
  • Supports web-based data loading tools supplied to subscribers;
  • Develops and maintains support and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Knowledge Base;
  • Manages the administration, security, troubleshooting and tuning of SQL Server databases;
  • Performs root cause analysis’ and defines actions to eliminate recurrences;
  • Develops scripts to automate processes and generate reports;
  • Resolves IT operations issues related to Windows hardware and web-based software;
  • Performs various other duties as delegated or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • University or college degree in either computer science or engineering;
  • 3 - 4 years’ work experience providing 2nd and 3rd level technical support on internet-based enterprise software applications with the proven ability to learn new applications quickly;
  • Experience with and strong understanding of some or all the following:
    • Experience providing 2nd level support for web based applications
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • SQL queries
    • Scripting /automation scripting using batch scripts
    • Microsoft IIS
    • Windows Operating Systems
  • Attention to detail required, must be methodical and thorough in problem solving;
  • Strong technical skills, and the desire and aptitude for continuous learning;
  • Excellent documentation skills;
  • Must be able to learn new applications quickly;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Experience with the following would be considered an asset:
    • Technical Certifications such as ITIL
    • Knowledge of Internet protocols, such as DNS, FTP, SMTP, AS2
    • Knowledge in hardware (workstation, servers, disk arrays) maintenance
    • EDI and enterprise e-commerce
    • Software development in Java, Visual Basic, or .Net
  • Scripting with Powershell or DOSX.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Vice President, Industry Relations (Grocery) – 1155 – Toronto

Position:

Vice President, Industry Relations (Grocery)

Reports To:

Senior Vice President, Industry Relations

Tier:

Vice President

Department:

Industry Relations

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Permanent

Job Number:

1155

Key Role

The Vice President, Industry Relations – Grocery works with the SVP, Industry Relations to create sector strategies that position GS1 Canada to meet sector and community needs, achieve cost recovery objectives, and meet corporate goals. The incumbent will be responsible for managing stakeholders at a senior level, participating in strategic planning activities, managing a team mandated to make an integral contribution, interacting and developing relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, and reporting to the organization’s executive on departmental goals, activities, and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates semi-annual Sector Board meetings;
  • Develops and executes stakeholder initiatives, manages communities and working groups, and directs implementation of plans and projects based on identified industry knowledge;
  • Creates and drives the association strategies for the grocery sector;
  • Builds and manages relationships with potential and existing stakeholders to identify and drive both new and incremental opportunities;
  • Secures and executes contract negotiations with existing and potential stakeholders;
  • Delivers change/action plans to increase value to stakeholders and facilitate cost-recovery
  • Collaborates with Industry Engagement team by providing strategies and plans to engage vendor community;
  • Ensures that corporate strategy is integrated with departmental priorities;
  • Manages revenue and expense budgets in alignment with strategic objectives;
  • Participates in budget planning and day-to-day administration of the departmental budget;
  • Participates in industry and government events associated with Grocery;
  • Provides strategic insight to internal stakeholders to deliver and maximize value;
  • Establishes and maintains policies and procedures and goals to effectively manage departmental operations, deliverables, resources, and budgets;
  • Establishes product strategies/roadmaps by working with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Prepares and leads projects to ensure use of best practices and timely delivery of plans;
  • Provides executive-level reporting to stakeholders both internally and externally as required;
  • Collaborates with internal areas (such as Finance, Operations and Marketing) on positioning and pricing to meet cost-recovery goals;
  • Ensures that departmental resources are managed effectively in their work, are provided skills training and development opportunities, and are given timely performance reviews;
  • Ensures thorough understanding among the team of relevant emerging technologies and services;
  • Models the GS1 Canada values and provides leadership to develop and maintain a culture of engagement; and
  • Performs various other duties as delegated.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a diverse study program (e.g., should also include Business degree Communications, Arts or Computer Science), with post-graduate studies in commerce or business (e.g., MBA) an asset;
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years’ experience in Consumer Packaged Goods experience at a senior level, with specific involvement in sales, category management, retailing, and supply chain;
  • Demonstrated success in defining and launching initiatives in a fast-paced, technology-driven environment;
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet, etc.);
  • Demonstrated experience using Project Management methodologies;
  • Demonstrated achievement, at a strategic level, in both strategic and tactical capabilities;
  • Demonstrated success in performing to a high level of satisfaction in a fast-paced, multi-level, project-based environment in which there were tight timelines;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and achievements in effectively gaining the confidence and support of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop/execute strategic plans to meet budgets and forecasts; and
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and developing a diverse team of professionals.
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention-to detail, and effective analytical and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people at all levels to influence and advance business priorities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate discussions and negotiate with diverse stakeholders and audiences;
  • Clear understanding of existing products offered by GS1 Canada;
  • Bilingualism (French and English) a strong preference;
  • Passionate, flexible, and goal driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit suitable for a fast-paced, results-oriented environment;
  • Able to navigate and manage diverse stakeholder groups.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Vice President, Healthcare – 1169 – Toronto

Position:

Vice President, Healthcare

Reports To:

Senior Vice President, Industry Relations

Tier:

Vice President

Department:

Healthcare

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Permanent

Job Number:

1169

Key Role

As a member of the senior management team with GS1 Canada, the Vice President, Healthcare has demonstrated strengths in developing stakeholder relationships, and advising on strategies to advance the adoption of GS1 Standards in healthcare delivery, medication management and e-health practice.

The mission of GS1 Canada’s healthcare strategy is to speed the adoption of a common system of global standards in health systems in order to improve patient safety, cost efficiency, staff productivity and, ultimately ensure all healthcare trading partners and providers are able to fully operate in an increasingly e-driven reality.

The individual performing this role will have exceptional knowledge of the Canadian Healthcare and Pharmacy System from the point of procurement to patient care delivery, including electronic medical record traceability. This individual will report to the Senior Vice President, Industry Relations (Healthcare Sector), and works closely with other department heads to define the healthcare strategy and work collaboratively to execute associated internal and external requirements. This individual also has demonstrated strengths in team development and building organizational capability to achieve strategic goals. Key Metrics can include: achievement of sector board objectives/milestones, development of a health sector deployment strategy, and membership management, cost recovery targets, degree of sector penetration in relation to targets, as well as team development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applies extensive knowledge of the healthcare system and healthcare business operations to develop and implement the healthcare strategy;
  • Engages senior level healthcare trading partners to champion strategy development and implementation roadmaps and guidance support, as well as deployment plans and progress reporting/scorecarding;
  • Facilitates the Carenet Healthcare Sector Board, oversees associated standards and services work groups and committees that deliver board mandates;
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key associations and industry stakeholders and advocates supporting the sector, assesses adoption readiness and deploys effective engagement strategies;
  • Establishes the deployment strategy to advance medication barcoding in healthcare organizations;
  • Establishes relationships and policy recommendations to advance the adoption of GS1 standards within pharmacy practice and governing policies;
    • Align professional practice policy and guidance opportunities through organizations including National Association of Pharmacy Regulators (NAPRA), Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), Canada Health Infoway (CHI), Accreditation Canada and Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), and respective provincial counterparts;
  • Oversees associated standards and services work groups and committees that deliver Board mandates aligned with healthcare administration, supply chain, clinical interoperability, and e-health;
  • Promotes health system quality and patient safety by educating and creating awareness, facilitating members to drive adoption and implementation, gathering metrics and publishing related research;
  • Creates and delivers strategic planning documentation to facilitate leadership and implementation requirements of the Healthcare team;
  • Consults collaboratively with other department leaders required to deliver stakeholder requirements;
  • Manages revenue and expense budgets in alignment with strategic initiatives;
  • Provides leadership, strategic development, coaching and performance support to the Healthcare team to ensure highly effective team performance and skills growth;
  • Fosters a work environment where employees are highly motivated, hard-working, superior contributors and view GS1 Canada as a career destination;
  • Establishes and maintains detailed policies, procedures, goals and milestones to effectively manage service levels and resources consistent with organizational frameworks;
  • Develops an in-depth understanding of key business drivers and proactively provides ideas and solutions within GS1 Canada to enhance performance through improved stakeholder service delivery, processes and policies;
  • Communicates projected costs and timelines for all assigned projects to ensure execution of projects are on time and within budget to senior executive;
  • Communicates, supports and displays teamwork in all phases of the business, team and partners;
  • Negotiates relevant business contracts, soliciting involvement of other management team members as required;
  • Participates in industry events associated with assigned sectors and provides strategic insight to key internal stakeholders in order to deliver and maximize opportunities;
  • Leads and implements the Healthcare strategy according to Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) and protocols, to ensure contracts are signed and delivered upon;
  • Effectively manages external outsource resources in order to align with GS1 Canada commitments and budgets;
  • Performs various other duties as delegated or assigned;

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Preference given to an MHA, MBA or other related post graduate studies;
  • 7 - 10 years related experience within the Healthcare sector, with executive level strategic leadership, stakeholder relationship and direct management experience;
  • In-depth proven working knowledge of the healthcare system with preference given to those within a healthcare institution and/or a shared service (i.e. group purchasing and distribution);
  • Clinical background and/or experience in supply chain is a strong asset;
  • In-depth understanding of the key business drivers that enhance health human performance, patient safety and overall healthcare supply chain and trading partner efficiencies;
  • Proven experience in project management competencies including a high level of working knowledge of project management techniques and methodologies;
  • Ability to articulate and resolve complex project related problems and execute innovative solutions in an environment where multiple and competing priorities are the norm;
  • Proven ability to anticipate potential obstacles and future trends with strategic thinking skills and the ability to put abstract concepts into operational success;
  • Proven ability to interact with and influence the highest levels of management within solution providers, stakeholder communities as well as internal organization;
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form with excellent written, verbal and presentation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment with multi-disciplinary teams required;
  • Professional designations such as Certified Health Executive (CHE) an asset;
  • Bilingualism (French & English) is an asset;

Personal Attributes

  • Innovation and strategic thinking
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Relationship and customer driven
  • Written and verbal communications excellence
  • Commitment to continued education
  • Influence without authority

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.


In addition to a competitive and comprehensive compensation package, GS1 Canada offers the following for permanent full time employees:

  • Formal Performance Management Cycle
  • Performance Incentive
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Group Extended Health and Dental Plan
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (GRRSP)
  • Lifestyle and Wellness Initiatives and Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
  • Employee Recognition Program

GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Please be advised that only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to providing a barrier-free environment to all applicants, including those with disabilities. Throughout the hiring process, we will work with applicants to accommodate accessibility needs.