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GS1 Canada is always ready to consider candidates interested in taking a leading role in assisting Canadian business achieve the benefits of the burgeoning e-commerce revolution.

Bilingual Sales Account Manager – 1116 – Toronto

Position:

Bilingual Sales Account Manager

Reports To:

Manager, Industry Engagement

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Industry Engagement

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full-time, Permanent

Job Number:

1116

Internal Title:

Bilingual Industry Engagement Advisor

Key Role

The incumbent in this role is responsible for their allocated Tier 2 accounts and an audience of data providers (manufacturers). This role is a key contributor to delivering critical mass adoption for a specific IMS or data recipient. The incumbent is responsible for increasing adoption of GS1 Canada standards and Industry Managed Services (IMS) by outbound calls, collaborating with the Industry Relations team to support specific data recipients or Service Leads to actively engage and support non-subscribers through the complete IMS implementation. 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 target, Data provider engagement targets, Service adoption targets, Retention targets, Campaign effectiveness, CRM Updates.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop matrix coverage models for each T2 account and ensure relationships are established and maintained across all departments and levels of the subscriber’s organization, for all standards and IMS;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with specific business process users to effectively promote, convert and implement identified IMS for their Trading Partners;
  • Liaises with distributors, manufacturers, category managers and buyers within an assigned category, data recipient or service;
  • Drives completion IMS including New Item Introduction, Marketing Content, eCommerce Content, Shelf Management Content or Product Recall for example;
  • Based on specific project objectives and business drivers, uses business process and services knowledge to influence industry adoption of specific IMS;
  • Contacts and builds relationships with target data providers to convey value, features and benefits of GS1 Canada’s IMS;
  • Collaborates with defined audience of data providers to ensure they meet their Trading Partner or IMS requirements;
  • Sets appropriate expectations with data providers regarding cost, timelines and work efforts to complete IMS required by Trading Partners;
  • Creates and leverages tools to increase the pace to IMS completion such as implementation checklists.
  • Secure subscription renewals for assigned data providers;
  • Actively monitors and acts on reports to progress data providers through the IMS implementation process;
  • Contributes to reporting of project deliverables for leadership meetings and updates.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Completion of recognized College Diploma in a related field (i.e. Business, Retail Commerce, Supply Chain Management);
  • A minimum of 2-3 year’s work experience, preferably in a customer service and/administrative capacity within the supply chain industry;
  • Bilingualism (French/English) language skills are required for this role;
  • Knowledge of GS1 Canada, Barcoding Standards, GTIN Allocation Rules, and ECCnet Registry an asset;
  • Demonstrated proven high level of proficiency with MS Office suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint;
  • Excellent communication and persuasive skills to interact with internal peers, and external stakeholders;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to set priorities and manage many projects simultaneously;
  • Creative problem solver with business acumen and an aptitude for process management;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, exhibiting a consistent, positive and approachable manner;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for past-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.

Business Analyst – 1114 – Toronto

Position:

Business Analyst

Reports To:

Director, Business Analysis & PMO

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Business Analysis & PMO

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full-time, Contract (12 months)

Job Number:

1114

Key Role

The Business Analyst will be primarily responsible for partnering with Product Management, IT, QA, and Project Sponsors to assess, research, analyse and document business and systems needs in order to resolve business issues by recommending business solutions that meet sponsor/stakeholder needs

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with Lead BA on detailed business requirements, identifying, planning, tracking and resolving business issues
  • Assess, research, analyse and document sponsor/stakeholder needs in accordance with the Project Life Cycle and CMM deliverables utilizing reporting tools, requirements gathering methodologies, process models, data models and prototypes
  • Recommend business solutions that satisfy sponsor/stakeholder needs continually exploring and assessing options for value-add for subscribers
  • Review and approve QA test plans, develop UAT test plans and conduct UAT testing while ensuring acceptance criteria is met prior to releasing to our members/partners
  • Provide project planning input, leadership and expertise for the development, testing and implementation of GS1 CA products and services through demonstration of working knowledge of SDLC and Agile Methodologies
  • Complete end-user documentation and training material
  • Facilitates small group meetings and one-on-one interviews
  • Resolves minor conflict/issues using different tactics prior to escalation

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • High School diploma with preference given to those with post-secondary education in a related subject (i.e. business at college or university level);
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferable in Business Administration or Information Technology;
  • IIBA Certification or PMP Preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Business Analysis and Systems Design
  • Proficient in MS Suite Software including MS Project and MS Visio
  • Experience in Supply Chain as Asset
  • Requirements methods: Interviewing, data modeling, business process modeling, business object modeling and user interface design
  • Different requirement methodologies: methodology of object orientation, use cases, unified modeling language, iterative methodologies like RUP and traditional waterfall approach
  • Conflicts and issues resolution and escalation
  • Business Line(s) business applications/processes
  • End User Reporting Tools (e.g., Gemini)
  • IT Standards, Methodologies, CMM & Audit Requirements

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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.

Executive Assistant, Industry Relations – 1115 – Toronto

Position:

Executive Assistant, Industry Relations

Reports To:

Senior Vice President, Industry Relations

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Industry Relations – Grocery, Foodservice, GM & Hardlines

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full-time

Job Number:

1115

Key Role

The Executive Assistant is a key member of GS1 Canada’s Grocery, Foodservice, GM & Hardlines Industry Relations team and provides full executive and administrative support to optimize the efficiency of the team. The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of activities (planning and execution) across the team and will liaise with both internal colleagues and external stakeholders (board members and their staff, association partners, government officials, and GS1 subscribers).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive efficient day-to-day operation of the office of the Executive, including the organization and administration of all activities and functions and all this encompasses;
  • Provide first level assessment of requests and queries, resolving general issues and keeping Executive apprised;
  • Review and assess priorities, proactively advising on concerns, activities and schedules and resolving scheduling conflicts;
  • Serve as an important reference point/customer service contact for Board, association and stakeholder executives, and others as needed;
  • Provide communication support by developing and/or proofreading high-quality presentations, collateral, FAQs, letters and briefing notes;
  • Manage internal and external meetings and communications such as correspondence, minutes, agendas, follow-ups, action items, meeting briefs, request letters, information packages and thank-you letters;
  • Anticipate the Executive’s needs and proactively bring together appropriate people and resources to support the Executive in addressing issues;
  • Understand organizational policies and procedures necessary to ensure appropriate decision-making protocols are followed;
  • Manage calendar and ensures appropriate lead times and reminders are provided;
  • Prepare purchase orders and expense reports as required;
  • Coordinates travel arrangement following policy;
  • Provide departmental meeting/scheduling support as required;
  • Provide vacation/absence support to other Executives;
  • Perform various other duties as delegated or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Post Secondary education in the area of Administration Support an asset;
  • Minimum of 3 years of executive administrative experience supporting an executive in a medium to large organization;
  • Exceptionally high level of proficiency with the MS Office Suite, particularly Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel (i.e.: pivot tables, v-lookups etc);
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment with emphasis on tight and changing timelines with the ability to multitask and prioritize multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines on a proactive and re-active basis;
  • Consistently demonstrates a positive, team-spirited attitude, with strong interpersonal skills with a desire to maintain collaborative working relationships with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and a proven ability to be an effective gatekeeper with internal and external constituents;
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage critical thinking and creative problem solving skills, as well as strong analytical skills;
  • Strong personal effectiveness and organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple projects/deliverables and meet deadlines with quality output;
  • Proven ability to interact with senior level executives in a professional and efficient manner;
  • Ability to effectively influence others without seniority or position;
  • Above average proofing reading and grammatical ability with the capacity to comprehend and manipulate complex concepts and documents;
  • Ability to screen and prioritize communications from internal and external sources;
  • Bilingual (French and English) considered an asset;
  • Proven initiative competencies, using common sense and good judgment.
  • Ability to drive efficiency in ways of working.

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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.

Help Desk Support Analyst – 1107 – Toronto

Position:

Help Desk Support Analyst

Reports To:

Manager, Implementation Services

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Operations

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Contract (12 months)

Job Number:

1107

Internal Title:

Implementation Services Analyst

Key Role

The incumbent in this role supports GS1 Canada initiatives with outbound/inbound account activity to subscribers and prospects and is responsible for ensuring the highest standards of efficient and professional service is delivered.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides day-to-day technical implementation support for GS1 Canada initiatives (i.e. phone, email, face-to-face);
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with contacts within key organizations to ensure support efforts are effectively promoted and supported;
  • Develops subject matter expertise of primary GS1 Canada products and services;
  • Assists in developing a customer centric organization and providing customer value through effective and efficient support, management and tracking of subscriber activities;
  • Provides assistance and guidance for data analysis and reporting to support the implementation process;
  • Leads training sessions or presentations on GS1 Canada tools and services;
  • Participates in intra-departmental or cross-departmental special projects;
  • Creates and updates user documentation and standard operation procedural documents;
  • Provides technical/business support for retailer/vendor account management e.g. ad hoc analysis and reporting;
  • Assists in the user acceptance testing and deployment of GS1 Canada service enhancements or new implementations;
  • Supports and drives all data integrity initiatives through the certification and discrepancy processes;
  • Researches and recommends efficiencies and process modifications that will assist in providing customer value and improving departmental efficiencies;
  • Provides support for all inbound and outbound calls related to ECCnet Implementation services including but not limited to:
    • Certification (ECCnet, 1SYNC etc)
    • GTIN Discrepency Error reporting
  • Performs administrative support for team;
  • Liaises with other internal departments as required;
  • Performs various other duties, special projects as delegated or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Post secondary education in a related subject (i.e. business at college or university level);
  • Minimum 2 - 3 years of customer service and technical support (i.e. help desk) experience preferably within a technical support centre;
  • 1 – 2 years experience in a merchandising management environment (i.e. UPC Coordinator, Catalogue Captain, Category Coordinator);
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint) is required;
  • Advanced skills with Excel, Access and SAS is an asset
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and take responsibility for timely and accurate completion of tasks assigned;
  • Proven organizational and communication skills, possessing a high level of problem solving and analytical abilities;
  • Team player who enjoys a fast-paced environment;
  • Bilingual (French/English) language skills are an asset;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for fast paced, results based environment and requiring 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.

Java/J2EE Application Developer – 1101 – Toronto

Position:

Java/J2EE Application Developer

Reports To:

Senior Director, Software Development

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Technology

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Contract 12 months

Job Number:

1101

Key Role

As the Java/J2EE Application developer, the incumbent will be performing all phases of the software development of an enterprise grade application.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaises with Business Analysts and Managers in understanding technical requirements;
  • Prepares detailed design specifications based on business requirement specifications;
  • Conducts code-implementation and unit testing of requirements based on business requirements;
  • Provides post release support for GS1 software product releases;
  • Develops a deep understanding of customer requirements and is able to provide input to the product planning / design process;
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current & future technologies;
  • Performs various other duties as delegated or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • University Degree/College Diploma in either computer science or engineering;
  • At least six years of Java and Object-oriented programming experience developing Enterprise level applications;
  • Thorough understanding of the complete stack of Java Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technologies;
  • Experience with disciplined methodologies that emphasize design driven development using UML;
  • Strong MS SQL Server database knowledge including triggers and stored procedures, along with experience using JDBC and SQL;
  • Proven ability to work independently or in teams;
  • Good Internet-application support skills;
  • Strong technical skills, and the desire / aptitude for continuous learning;

In addition, experience with the following will be an asset:

  • Familiarity with Liferay portal and single sign on concept and technologies;

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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.

Product Manager – 1102 – Toronto

Position:

Product Manager

Reports To:

Director, Product Management

Tier:

Manager

Department:

Product Integration

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Permanent

Job Number:

1102

Key Role

The primary focus of this position is to plan, introduce and manage multiple products and services to meet industry and community needs, meet corporate objectives, and ensure that strategic timelines and revenue targets are met. The Product Manager fully manages the product lifecycle, including gathering and prioritizing market and stakeholder needs, defining the product vision, and working closely with other internal functional areas to ensure stakeholder goals are met.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages products from ‘cradle to grave’, defining product roadmaps and release plans, conducting needs assessment and setting and measuring product performance KPIs;
  • Acts as the subject matter expert on assigned portfolio, leveraging research, analysis and market data, customer site visits, interviews and surveys;
  • Ensures industry requirements are captured by reviewing feedback from focus groups, customer interviews and workshops, the standards development processes, as well as testing and pilot programs;
  • Develops business cases, project(s) scope, product definition, including benefits, features and attributes;
  • Oversees concept testing, and documents and coordinates feedback from internal and external stakeholders;
  • Develops strategies for new and existing products, including planning and communicating operational rollout;
  • Manages complex stakeholder relationships, both internally and externally, ensuring all industry partners and stakeholders are appropriately engaged and updated on all relevant product plans;
  • Facilitates establishment of product priorities and communicates to solution providers as required;
  • Reviews and analyses product performance metrics to ensure successful execution;
  • Provides leadership to team members, through workload prioritization, support, coaching, development and performance management;
  • Prepares high level sales presentations to stakeholders as required;
  • Performs various other duties as delegated or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Arts program; MBA an asset
  • Minimum three years’ software product management experience, ideally delivering Software as a service (SaaS) in a B2B environment;
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority;
  • Proven relationship builder both with internal & external stakeholders;
  • Ability to facilitate diverse customer discussions and negotiate true business needs vs. wants;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong problem-solving and proven, superior teamwork competencies;
  • Proven high level of proficiency in MS Office is required (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio);
  • Pragmatic Marketing or Sequent Learning Networks Certification would be considered an asset;
  • 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.

Quality Assurance Analyst – 1113 – Toronto

Position:

Quality Assurance Analyst

Reports To:

Manager, Quality Assurance

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Technology

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Permanent

Job Number:

1113

Key Role

The QA Analyst will perform all aspects of the testing and quality assurance activities for each software release including developing test strategies, defining test cases, developing & executing tests cases and tracking results. The successful candidate will bring a breadth of prior experience to the role with a desire to focus on QA core competencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop test strategy for each software release based on the business requirements and system design specifications;
  • Create specific test plans and test cases, test data and acceptance criteria;
  • Perform sanity, functional, regression and load tests using SDLC and QA standards to ensure product meets design specifications and quality objectives;
  • Record test results, analyse errors, summarize defects and provide feedback to developers;
  • Track and maintains defect logs, QA metrics and regression test results;
  • Provide regular status reports to management to help monitor testing progress, and quality of the product;
  • Design, implement and execute automated testing as appropriate;
  • Participate in Release Design reviews;
  • Verify test results using SQL tools;
  • Maintain QA knowledge base;
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current & future QA best practices, tools and software;
  • Perform various other duties as delegated or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • University Degree/College Diploma in either computer science or engineering or equivalent;
  • 2 - 3 years of practical and related experience required;
  • Working knowledge of SQL, database design, XML;
  • Familiarity with programming techniques and languages;
  • Strong knowledge of Internet protocols, web services;
  • Knowledge of various testing methodologies;
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision on simple to moderately complex tasks;
  • Understanding and experience in working within an Agile development environment;
  • Proven ability to work independently;
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills, and the desire / aptitude for continuous learning;
  • Knowledge of various testing methodologies;
  • Knowledge and experience with Automated testing and associated tools;
  • Understanding and experience in working within an Agile development environment;
  • Bilingualism (French & English) considered 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.

Sales Account Manager – 1108 – Toronto

Position:

Sales Account Manager

Reports To:

Manager, Industry Engagement

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Industry Engagement

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full-time, Contract ( 12 months )

Job Number:

1108

Internal Title:

Industry Engagement Advisor

Key Role

The incumbent in this role is responsible for their allocated Tier 2 accounts and an audience of data providers (manufacturers). This role is a key contributor to delivering critical mass adoption for a specific IMS or data recipient. The incumbent is responsible for increasing adoption of GS1 Canada standards and Industry Managed Services (IMS) by outbound calls, collaborating with the Industry Relations team to support specific data recipients or Service Leads to actively engage and support non-subscribers through the complete IMS implementation. 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 target, Data provider engagement targets, Service adoption targets, Retention targets, Campaign effectiveness, CRM Updates.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop matrix coverage models for each T2 account and ensure relationships are established and maintained across all departments and levels of the subscriber’s organization, for all standards and IMS;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with specific business process users to effectively promote, convert and implement identified IMS for their Trading Partners;
  • Liaises with distributors, manufacturers, category managers and buyers within an assigned category, data recipient or service;
  • Drives completion IMS including New Item Introduction, Marketing Content, eCommerce Content, Shelf Management Content or Product Recall for example;
  • Based on specific project objectives and business drivers, uses business process and services knowledge to influence industry adoption of specific IMS;
  • Contacts and builds relationships with target data providers to convey value, features and benefits of GS1 Canada’s IMS;
  • Collaborates with defined audience of data providers to ensure they meet their Trading Partner or IMS requirements;
  • Sets appropriate expectations with data providers regarding cost, timelines and work efforts to complete IMS required by Trading Partners;
  • Creates and leverages tools to increase the pace to IMS completion such as implementation checklists.
  • Secure subscription renewals for assigned data providers;
  • Actively monitors and acts on reports to progress data providers through the IMS implementation process;
  • Contributes to reporting of project deliverables for leadership meetings and updates.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Completion of recognized College Diploma in a related field (i.e. Business, Retail Commerce, Supply Chain Management);
  • A minimum of 2-3 year’s work experience, preferably in a customer service and/administrative capacity within the supply chain industry;
  • Preference given to candidates with Bilingual (French/English) language skills;
  • Knowledge of GS1 Canada, Barcoding Standards, GTIN Allocation Rules, and ECCnet Registry an asset;
  • Demonstrated proven high level of proficiency with MS Office suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint;
  • Excellent communication and persuasive skills to interact with internal peers, and external stakeholders;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to set priorities and manage many projects simultaneously;
  • Creative problem solver with business acumen and an aptitude for process management;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, exhibiting a consistent, positive and approachable manner;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for past-paced, results-based environment, requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs.

Click here to apply online.

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.

Sales Account Manager – 1112 – Toronto

Position:

Sales Account Manager

Reports To:

Manager, Industry Engagement

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Industry Engagement

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full-time, Permanent

Job Number:

1112

Internal Title:

Industry Engagement Advisor

Key Role

The incumbent in this role is responsible for their allocated Tier 2 accounts and an audience of data providers (manufacturers). This role is a key contributor to delivering critical mass adoption for a specific IMS or data recipient. The incumbent is responsible for increasing adoption of GS1 Canada standards and Industry Managed Services (IMS) by outbound calls, collaborating with the Industry Relations team to support specific data recipients or Service Leads to actively engage and support non-subscribers through the complete IMS implementation. 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 target, Data provider engagement targets, Service adoption targets, Retention targets, Campaign effectiveness, CRM Updates.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop matrix coverage models for each T2 account and ensure relationships are established and maintained across all departments and levels of the subscriber’s organization, for all standards and IMS;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with specific business process users to effectively promote, convert and implement identified IMS for their Trading Partners;
  • Liaises with distributors, manufacturers, category managers and buyers within an assigned category, data recipient or service;
  • Drives completion IMS including New Item Introduction, Marketing Content, eCommerce Content, Shelf Management Content or Product Recall for example;
  • Based on specific project objectives and business drivers, uses business process and services knowledge to influence industry adoption of specific IMS;
  • Contacts and builds relationships with target data providers to convey value, features and benefits of GS1 Canada’s IMS;
  • Collaborates with defined audience of data providers to ensure they meet their Trading Partner or IMS requirements;
  • Sets appropriate expectations with data providers regarding cost, timelines and work efforts to complete IMS required by Trading Partners;
  • Creates and leverages tools to increase the pace to IMS completion such as implementation checklists.
  • Secure subscription renewals for assigned data providers;
  • Actively monitors and acts on reports to progress data providers through the IMS implementation process;
  • Contributes to reporting of project deliverables for leadership meetings and updates.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Completion of recognized College Diploma in a related field (i.e. Business, Retail Commerce, Supply Chain Management);
  • A minimum of 2-3 year’s work experience, preferably in a customer service and/administrative capacity within the supply chain industry;
  • Knowledge of GS1 Canada, Barcoding Standards, GTIN Allocation Rules, and ECCnet Registry an asset;
  • Demonstrated proven high level of proficiency with MS Office suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint;
  • Excellent communication and persuasive skills to interact with internal peers, and external stakeholders;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to set priorities and manage many projects simultaneously;
  • Creative problem solver with business acumen and an aptitude for process management;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, exhibiting a consistent, positive and approachable manner;
  • Preference given to candidates with Bilingual (French/English) language skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for past-paced, results-based environment, requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs.

Click here to apply online.

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.

Senior Financial Analyst – 1105 – Toronto

Position:

Senior Financial Analyst

Reports To:

Corporate Controller

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Finance

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full-time, Contract 12 months

Job Number:

1105

Key Role

This role is accountable for financial reporting within GS1 Canada with the objective of obtaining complete and accurate financial information or month end reporting and strategic decision making. This role will enable the GS1 Canada finance team to partner with the business to streamline and improve operational and financial processes. They will also work with the operational teams to solve various operation/financial issues on a day-to-day basis, while taking on additional projects that improve business decision making / financial statements integrity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day general ledger accounting, financial reporting and analysis;
  • Review and ensure that all revenue/cost recovery is recorded on a monthly basis and that it is complete and accurate;
  • Responsible for balance sheet account reconciliations, account analysis, accrual calculations, and other related accounting documents/schedules;
  • Prepare journal entries related to assigned functional responsibilities;
  • Prepare all Financial Reporting requirements packages;
  • Responsible for assisting with month-end and year-end close;
  • Research and prepare variance analysis and explanations (year over year, actual vs budget, etc.) on a monthly basis;
  • Responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to the monthly latest estimates (LE’s) and forecast;
  • Routine communication with the Controller relating to financial close, issues and deliverables;
  • Responsible for assisting in the year-end external audit and preparing audit schedules as requested;
  • Research and resolve any accounting related business inquiries, including complex or unusual issues, using judgement to reach a resolution;
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations and schedules for Sector Board Meetings, Audit Committee Meetings, Board of Governor’s Meetings, etc.;
  • Complete and submit Consolidation & Reporting deliverables.
  • Responsible for the preparation and analysis of the periodic management reporting of financial results for different Sectors/Industry Managed Services/Departments as required;
  • Prepare foreign currency transactions analysis and determine its impact on financial results;
  • Responsible for performing special projects to improve process efficiency and performance;
  • Responsible for ensuring that all Finance and Accounting Financial Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are up to date and accurate, making recommendations for improvements to methods and procedures;
  • Cross train as back-ups for other staff in the case of emergencies;
  • Review and research accounting transactions and make recommendations as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Completion of recognized College Diploma in a related field (i.e. Business, Retail Commerce, Supply Chain Management);
  • A minimum of 5-6 years of related experience, preference given to candidates with an Accounting designation – CA, CGA, CMA, CPA);
  • Understanding of accounting processes, procedure and internal controls.
  • Demonstrated proven high level of proficiency with MS Office suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint;
  • Excellent communication (Written & Verbal) skills to interact with all levels of staff, and external stakeholders, both professionally and efficiently;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to set priorities and manage many projects simultaneously;
  • Customer service oriented along with strong research and analytical experience;
  • Ability to succeed both independently, and within team environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, with a proven ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks.
  • Ability to generate bold, creative ideas to improve performance

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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.

Team Lead, Data Analysis – 1100 – Toronto

Position:

Team Lead, Data Analysis

Reports To:

Senior Data Governance Manager

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Industry Managed Services

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time

Job Number:

1100

Key Role

The Team Lead, Data Analysis participates in leading and coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Data Analysis team, executing sector and service-specific data management, analysis and reporting. The incumbent exhibits a thorough understanding of data content available in GS1 Canada’s CRM system, ECCnet Registry and other related databases, and coaches the team and leads by example to ensure relevance, accuracy and timeliness of required reporting. Key metrics for this role may include: Timeliness of reporting, data quality and integrity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with team members and the Senior Director, SESO, to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact analysis and reporting across GS1 Canada’s core business areas;
  • Directs team’s work efforts to support scheduled, ad hoc and monthly analyses. Working independently or through work assigned to the team, presents findings, maintains dashboards and identifies deficiencies and potential areas for improvement;
  • Supports data integrity through report generation and analysis from various internal databases as required (i.e. CRM, ECCnet Registry and Item Centre);
  • Responsible for importing, cleaning, transforming, validating and modeling data as needed, with the purpose of understanding and drawing conclusions from the data;
  • Identifies data quality issues and contacts data source to resolve in a timely manner;
  • Works with management and department leads, to derive business reporting requirements, identify criteria and develop report logic to create analysis as new analytic requests arise;
  • Collaborates with Technology’s Business Intelligence (BI) reporting group to request new reports and data extracts, and to optimize and improve existing reports;
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of the BI suite, data structure and available query tools;
  • Responsible for standardizing reports; by documenting criteria and application, and implementing consistent format and data integrity methodologies;
  • Documents and maintains procedures for data management and cyclic reporting;
  • Ensures ongoing understanding of relevant emerging technologies and services provided by GS1 Canada.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • University degree in business or a related area of study, with a focus on problem solving, analytics/mathematics and critical thinking;
  • A minimum of 3-5 year’s work experience, preferably in data management/analysis, with 1-2 years in a lead/specialist role with informal team management;
  • Strong background in business intelligence (BI) and familiarity with master data management;
  • Ability to analyze, understand and effectively communicate/confirm business reporting requirements, technical design and implementation;
  • Proven leadership and coaching abilities, displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; exhibits confidence in self and others;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with external and internal contacts in a professional and efficient manner;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to positively influence others to promote engagement and commitment;
  • Strong organizational focus, with demonstrated analytical, problem solving and planning skills;
  • Ability to work at a detailed level and quickly learn business application-specific details;
  • Demonstrated and proven high level of proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint) with preference given to those with advanced expertise in Excel and familiarity with MS Access;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamic CRM would be an asset;
  • Exposure to MSSQL database and familiarity with SQL programs would also be beneficial;
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects, multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment;
  • 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.

Vice President, Finance – 1111 – Toronto

Position:

Vice President, Finance

Reports To:

Senior Vice President, Corporate Services

Tier:

Vice President

Department:

Finance

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Permanent

Job Number:

1111

Key Role

The Vice President, Finance is accountable for all aspects of the Finance function at GS1 Canada. This includes budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, financial controls and pricing and business modelling. Specifically, the incumbent will develop a financial and operational strategy in alignment with the overall GS1 Canada strategy and provide value to the GS1 Canada subscriber community. The incumbent will create metrics tied to that strategy and ensure the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve the organization assets and report accurate financial results. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Senior Leadership

  • Demonstrates enterprise-wide leadership and collaboration;
  • Interacts effectively with management and staff across all parts of the organization and is viewed as a trusted business advisor;
  • Exhibits and instils a culture of accountability in managing all aspects of the organization;
  • Demonstrates and exhibits the GS1 Canada values;
  • Makes decisions and takes actions that ensures the long-term health and viability of the organization;
  • Talent champion who consistently role models our Culture in order to develop talent and build an engaging, high performance, matrix organization that delivers to subscriber needs.

Functional Centre of Excellence

Strategy

  • Responsible for developing a comprehensive Finance strategy that aligns with the GS1 Canada strategy;
  • Collaborates with President, CEO and Executive Team on strategic business issues and makes recommendations to improve productivity and profitability to ensure long term financial health and viability of GS1 Canada;
  • Responsible for creating and executing ongoing pricing strategy.

Execution

  • Responsible for both strategic and tactical operational planning, development, evaluation, coordination and implementation of all Finance activities.
  • Oversees all areas within the Finance department including:
    • Corporate Controller function (including Accounts Receivable and collections, Accounts Payable and disbursements, and Payroll
    • Financial Projects
    • Pricing
    • Business modelling
  • Oversees and directs the legal, insurance and risk management aspects of GS1 Canada including contracts management;
  • Develops an in-depth understanding of key business drivers and proactively provides ideas and solutions within GS1 Canada’s financial performance through improved stakeholder service delivery:
    • Consults collaboratively with other department leaders as required to deliver stakeholder requirements;
    • Communicates projected costs and timelines for all budgeted initiatives to ensure execution of projects are on time and within budget to senior executive;
    • Effectively manages external outsource resources in order to align with GS1 Canada commitments and budgets.
  • Provides operational direction to executive with regard to management of risk of company funds, appropriate collection and disbursement of funds,
  • Oversees the accurate and timely reporting of monthly, quarterly and annual financial results to management.
  • Manages, monitors, updates and delivers GS1 Canada Collection Strategy and invoicing processes/tactics;
  • Manages and directs the organization’s Cash Flow management including the treasury operations, lending, debt management and banking relationships;
  • Monitors and reviews the cost and organizational commitments for employee benefits and pension obligations;
  • Reviews, monitors and approves GS1 Canada’s capital expenditures and any related capitalization;
  • Provides multiple Board reporting packages and requisite meetings and fulfills requirements for the Audit Committee of the Board, the Board of Governors, and other Board committees;
  • Provides financial advice with regard to research, development and feasibility of new services and process efficiencies.

Work Processes: Accountable for continued improvement of organizational capability, functional systems, work processes, policies and governance relating

  • Ongoing improvements to internal controls established to provide accurate financial reporting and the safeguarding of assets;
  • Optimization and implementation of financial systems;
  • Developing and maintaining reports on monthly, quarterly and annual operating and capital budgets for company consistent with established financial guidelines;
  • Overseeing financial records and preparation of all government reports and tax returns in accordance with standards and the Not-for-Profit Government guidelines;
  • Ensures that detailed policies, procedures, goals and milestones are effectively managing service levels and resources.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Brings 15+ years’ experience in relevant industries in a senior Finance leadership role;
  • Accounting designation of CPA, CA or CMA;
  • Experience implementing and improving financial systems
  • Proven ability to build and maintain C-level relationships;
  • Innovative and strategic process and systems thinker who can to make recommendations and decisions necessary for long-range plans based on analysis of highly uncertain input or outcomes and operationalize abstract concepts;
  • Proven functional leadership experience leading other leaders, coaching and developing teams to deliver high performance;
  • Excellent judgment, sound decision-making, and the ability to articulate and resolve complex problems and execute innovative solutions;
  • Capacity to assign priorities to multiple competing and important activities quickly and effectively;
  • Ability to effectively manage through complexity and ambiguity;
  • Strong collaborator with the ability to influence persuasively;
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills to interact with internal peers, solution providers and stakeholder communities;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suitable for fast-paced, results-based environment requiring adaptability to changing needs;
  • Capacity to make decisions necessary for long-range plans based on analysis of uncertain input or outcomes; anticipating potential obstacles and future trends.

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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 Managed Services – 1098 – Toronto

Position:

Vice President, Industry Managed Services

Reports To:

SVP, Industry Managed Services

Tier:

Vice President

Department:

Industry Managed Services

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time

Job Number:

1098

Key Role

The Vice President, Industry Managed Services (IMS) is responsible for Service Strategies for GS1 Canada’s subscribers. Working closely with the Industry Engagement, Technology, Product Management and Industry Relations teams, VP IMS is responsible for the enterprise wide strategy for each IMS area, creating and sustaining services to support industry identified business process. The focus is on ensuring existing and future services meet subscriber needs. This position will spearhead initiatives, creating and delivering services and solutions that benefit customers, subscribers, industries and sectors, along with the business processes & use cases that support them.

Duties and Responsibilities

Senior Leadership

  • Represents the voice of the customer and brings a customer-centric focus, driving services success;
  • Responsible for collaborating with Executive team to create 3-year enterprise-wide strategy that ensures sustained success of GS1 Canada and its subscribers;
  • Demonstrates enterprise-wide leadership and collaboration;
  • Makes decisions and takes actions that ensures the long-term health and viability of the organization;
  • Talent champion who consistently role models our Culture and Values in order to develop talent and build an engaging, high performance, matrix organization that delivers to subscriber needs;
  • Contributes, adds value, and fulfils obligations and expectations as a member of the Senior Leadership Team as outlined in the Executive Charter;
  • Builds global GS1 partnerships and relationships to share and leverage best practices, drive opportunities, and optimize strategic outcomes; and
  • Shares strategies, provides relevant updates, and brings required subject matter expertise to the Board of Governors.

Functional Centre of Excellence
Strategy: Accountable for developing a comprehensive Industry Managed Services strategy for each service area and building a matrix team that aligns with the GS1 Canada strategy;

    • Acts as an ambassador for GS1 Canada, an external market facing thought leader and senior leadership contact to ensure value of service and ongoing innovation;
    • Manages relationships, business building opportunities, and outcomes for solution providers and partners;
    • Understand existing and future market ecosystems and positions GS1 Canada within them;
    • Assesses the impact of other service providers in the space and incorporates collaboration or competitive strategies as required.

Execution: Participates in organizational strategic planning, translates vision, mission and strategic objectives into major functional goals and objectives, while ensuring successful integration with other major functional areas;
Responsible for leading the following areas:

  • Responsible for the Profit and Loss as related to each Industry Managed Services area;
  • Ensures programs are executed appropriately and in alignment with the strategy;
  • Coordinate and audit Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure we are delivering promised services to subscribers;
  • Shares best practices and be consultative to project team throughout duration of respective projects;
  • Identifies key stakeholders for User Testing efforts;
  • Participates in training and marketing message design, documentation and delivery efforts in concert with the Industry Relations engagement manager and the Product Manager;
  • Participates and leads, when needed, project & relationship engagement meetings with the customer;
  • Participates in internal projects and stakeholder relations as required;
  • Facilitates the collaboration of internal and external stakeholders in the design, planning and execution of creating, delivering and continuous improvement of GS1 Canada Industry Managed Services.

Work Processes: Accountable for continued improvement of organizational capability, functional systems, work processes, policies and governance:

  • Drives project success through delivery of budgets for multi-year funding and expenditure within the context of long term strategic priorities;
  • Establishes and maintains detailed policies and procedures, goals and milestones to effectively manage operating budgets and resources; and
  • Ensuring that the industry management process delivers stakeholder requirements to develop and continually enhance products and services.

Talent Management: Talent champion accountable for:

  • Bringing an enterprise-wide lens to all talent strategies, decisions, and actions;
  • Management of the IMS leads for each service area;
  • Building organizational capability and leading a high performing, matrixed team to drive results through effective engagement, coaching, development, succession management, and performance management;
  • Articulating the broad organizational vision and strategy for the team to meet departmental and organizational objectives, and integrates multiple functions/projects into cohesive, integrated plans to drive results;
  • Provides leadership and role modelling to create a work environment where employees are empowered, engaged and motivated to be superior contributors with the view to GS1 Canada as a career; and
  • Proactively building future leadership bench strength through rigorous career management and succession planning practices.

Leadership Requirements
Influence internally and externally with senior business leaders

    • Build and sustain key relationships
    • Create consensus through collaboration and facilitation
    • Negotiate with sophistication

Drive results through others

    • Align and engage diverse team members
    • Influence staff across functions to deliver
    • Take accountability for generating results against key performance measures

Think and act strategically

    • Anticipate the future direction for the function or sector group
    • Think laterally about the needs of the broader GS1 Canada organization
    • Proactively build plans to create future capacity

Apply a general management mindset and discipline

    • Display entrepreneurial drive to build and create value
    • Demonstrate accountability for setting plans to move opportunities forward
    • Demonstrate financial acumen and use business planning processes
    • P&L Accountability

Create new solutions that add value for subscribers

    • Study sector/subscriber issues to understand root causes
    • Generate creative ideas that address sector/subscriber needs
    • Develop new ideas through consultation with stakeholders
    • Business/Change Management Consulting Skills

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in business, computer science or a related business area with preference given to a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA);
  • 10+ years of Software Service Management experience or related experience in managing several product lines through the entire lifecycle: from idea incubation, requirements gathering through release and rollout.
  • Proven ability to understand business problems and convert into service solutions
  • Prove ability to deliver business results arising from the identification, understanding and communication of business processes.
  • Ability to communicate the value, impact, and architecture of our offerings.
  • Demonstrates a global strategic perspective proactively gathering external perspectives (customers, subscribers, industry, associations, government, GS1 Global & Member Offices etc.) and market drivers to influence Industry Managed Services strategies;
  • Proven track record understanding dynamic markets, making difficult trade off recommendations that generate results, and working across functional groups to align execution to market demand.
  • Demonstrated good judgment and pragmatic approach to delivering a solution that optimizes architecture activities across company needs, business constraints and technological realities;
  • Proven experience with enterprise integration tools;
  • Understanding of development of Cloud based solutions;
  • Should have participated in, and be familiar with SDLC and Agile (Scrum) project methodologies;
  • Experience working in a matrixed, dynamic atmosphere of a technical organization with a rapidly expanding customer base;
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills to interact with internal peers, solution providers and stakeholder communities;
  • Proven solutions consulting experience in large enterprises;
  • Ability to establish trust via authenticity of communications and credibility of experience;
  • Organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment;
  • Proven ability to design and implement a project schedules;
  • 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.

Web Developer (Multimedia) – 1088 – Toronto

Position:

Web Developer (Multimedia)

Reports To:

Senior Manager, Digital and Print Marketing

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Marketing and Communications

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full-time, Permanent

Job Number:

1088

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update front-end properties of the GS1 Canada website
  • Plan, design, and code webpages based on design mock-ups, ensuring compliance with GS1 global style guide and corporate branding guidelines using HTML5, ASP.NET Content Management Systems (CMS), CSS, Visual Basic for Classic ASP, and JavaScript
  • Implement responsive design technologies, such as Bootstrap , ensuring a positive user experience on both web and mobile devices
  • Plan and develop site maps, content inventories, and other diagrams that leverage knowledge of information architecture best practices
  • Troubleshoot, debug, and implement front-end application code, as required
  • Work with the technology team on front-end and back-end systems, as required
  • Monitor and maintain website analytics software (i.e. Google Analytics and CMS-specific analytics), and work with digital marketing team to analyse findings and make enhancements to the website based on data analysis
  • Implement industry best practices to ensure positive Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for the corporate GS1 Canada website
  • Manage and maintain a website production schedule for planned enhancements, monitor, address, and document website bugs and issues

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • University or College in Multimedia Design, Computer Science, or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant multimedia experience in a corporate environment with front-end coding skills and database management
  • Demons trated g raphic d esign and web/m obile p rogramming skills with proven proficiency using design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Demonstrated skills in creative and written content development
  • Must be proficient in front-end technologies such as JavaScript, Ajax, JQuery, HTML, and CSS
  • Comfortable working with Content Management Systems (including theming and customization), backend programming languages (such as ASP, SQL and PHP) and server management (such as MS SQL and IIS)
  • Working knowledge of web (SDLC) and mobile design standards
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Team player with highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, able to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment

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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.