15 Apr 2024

Project Manager – Full-Time

POSITION: Project Manager
STATUS: Full-Time
LOCATION: Kohl & Frisch Limited (Concord, ON)
REPORTS TO: Director, Project Delivery
DEPARTMENT: Project Management Office

Founded in 1916, Kohl & Frisch Limited has a solid reputation in the healthcare industry that distinguishes it as the only national, Canadian-owned and operated wholesale distributor. A family-owned company, it is one of Canada’s leading national distributors and is the essential link between pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. Kohl & Frisch is fully equipped to service large chain retailers, independent pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals for all their Rx, OTC, home healthcare, and front shop needs.

Primary Role of This Position
The Project Manager is responsible for managing multiple projects from inception to implementation. The focus is to implement solutions to benefit Kohl & Frisch customers and suppliers as well as improve our internal operational efficiency. The Project Manager will be expected to use industry-standard processes to initialize, plan, execute, control, monitor and close projects. They must be proficient in managing the complexities associated with large, enterprise-wide strategic initiatives and must be able to communicate effectively with executive-level staff.

Major Responsibilities
+ Use project management skills, experience, and methodologies to lead/manage projects via effective planning, resource procurement, meeting planning/facilitation, conflict resolution, risk mitigation, status reporting, etc.
+ Manage multiple projects concurrently that are at various stages in the project life cycle
+ Engage effectively with project sponsors to reach a mutually acceptable agreement on project objective, scope, deliverables, timeframes, resources, and outcomes
+ Drive and maintain the process for initiating new project requests and prioritization
+ Ability to work collaboratively at all levels to drive ideas, projects, and deliver results
+ Provide motivation, direction, guidance and priority setting at team level
+ Write project documents including charters, business requirements, project plan, training, policy and procedures, etc. using the company adopted documentation templates
+ Determine quality standards and oversee the execution/production of project deliverables and management documents
+ Drive the decision-making process related to business processes or deliverables within the project context
+ Facilitate and/or participate in process improvement brainstorming sessions
+ Provide timely updates to appropriate stakeholders regarding project delivery progress, issues and barriers, developing risks and current timeline status
+ Conduct post-implementation review and ensure learnings incorporated into future projects
+ Engage with 3rd party vendors as required
+ Mentor team members in all aspects of project management

Education and Experience
+ Undergraduate degree in business or a related discipline preferred
+ A minimum of 10 years of experience as a project manager
+ Pharmaceutical industry and/or functional Supply Chain experience is an asset (i.e., operations, planning, logistics, distribution and warehousing, etc.)

+ PMP and/or Six Sigma Belt certification preferred. Knowledge of formal business process improvement.
+ Strong understanding of SDLC
+ PC/MS Office skills (Visio, Project, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
+ Strong analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, and collaboration skills. Business Analyst experience a plus.
+ Demonstrated track record of leading change management initiatives, with a heavy emphasis on teamwork, engagement, and inclusion of stakeholders that are meaningfully impacted by the change
+ Ability to travel (up to 25%)

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and a résumé by April 26, 2024, to: recruitment@kohlandfrisch.com.

Please ensure you specify the job title, Project Manager, in the subject line of your email.

Kohl & Frisch would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Kohl & Frisch Limited welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and provides accommodations upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

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