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Project Manager, Brand Innovation

About VEGA

Vega is a premium, award-winning brand at the forefront of the plant-based, whole food revolution. We are committed to bringing sustainable plant-based nutrition to the world and we’re proud to be part of the B Corp™ movement; a commitment to meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Vega has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada and has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Women. We honor a triple bottom line approach to business placing emphasis on people, planet and performance. Join a great team atmosphere with a driven, vivacious group of people.


An exciting and challenging position exists as a Project Manager, Brand Innovation at Vega. Reporting to the Senior Manager, PMO, you will be responsible for leading a variety of progressive brand product innovation projects which are critical for Vega achieving year over year goals. Day to day, you will drive the successful planning, execution and evaluation of complex product development and business transformation projects according to established time, budget and scope parameters and work with cross functional teams and business partners such as Marketing, R&I, Operations and Quality. As an inspiring, pro-active leader, you will challenge the status-quo and motivate teams to ensure projects are successfully executed through the stage gate process. Your project expertise will promote continuous improvement as you bring thought leadership and best practices to the Vega team.

This position is located at Vega’s HQ in Burnaby, BC. During the exceptional circumstances due to COVID-19, we are currently working virtually while our office remains open for access.

Key Responsibilities

Plan the project

  • Build comprehensive project timelines in consideration of unique project requirements and complexities using the stage gate process
  • Be accountable for project timelines, financials, action plans and risks of the projects
  • Assess project resourcing requirements and assemble a team
  • Manage cross-functional teams ensuring project teams have the right skills and experience to meet the objectives in a complex environment (high number of projects interacting together)
  • Develop and implement a project communication plan appropriate for the project and business needs

Execute the project

  • Articulate the project vision and empower the team to deliver against the associated objectives
  • Drive the on-time execution of detailed project timelines and tasks
  • Be autonomous in managing decisions and be accountable for timely project delivery
  • Acquire, digest and redistribute relevant project information to stakeholders across the organization to promote seamless communication
  • Organize, and communicate project updates to the Senior Leadership team
  • Lead engaging and productive project meetings which are future focused, foster team discussion on risks/issues and spur action

Evaluate the project

  • Execute the project close out process with the analysis of key wins, challenges and opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure the implementation of operational changes based on the learnings gained from the evaluation

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business-related concentration
  • 5 Years’ experience as a Project Manager working with a portfolio of projects with a focus brand product innovation
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a strong asset
  • Six Sigma certification is a strong asset
  • Experience in the CPG manufacturing food industry is preferred
  • Solid understanding of Project Management framework and the development of project management documentation (e.g., project charter, communication plans, RACI chart, risk mitigation, and change management plans, and project closure report)
  • Deep understanding of business processes with the ability to challenge cross-functional operational teams
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex projects with tight timelines
  • Critical, detail-oriented thinker – confident in challenging the status quo and able to think outside of the box to solve problems
  • Exemplary organizational and time management skills
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills both in-person and virtually
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to work with key stakeholders across multi-functional teams (Operations, R&I, Marketing, Quality), as well as with Senior Leadership
  • Ability to work and succeed in a highly complex, changing environment with many suppliers, productions sites, complex logistics, high number of parallel projects impacting the same projects

VEGA “Must Haves”

  • You have an unrelenting desire to achieve
  • The outdoors isn’t just the place between your car and house
  • You have a sense of humor and passion for health and wellness
  • You love to have fun, but take your responsibilities seriously
  • You live the Vega brand

Benefits of Working for Vega

  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Vega product to try so that you can perform at your best and promote the Vegatopian lifestyle
  • Extended Health Plan
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employer matching RRSP Program 
  • Flexible unlimited time off
  • Parental Leave top-up
  • Referral bonus program incentive
  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community
  • Friends of Vega discount program
  • Fitness Subsidy
  • Education Fund
  • Virtual daily fitness classes
  • Access to Vega’s Online Learning Library
  • Dogs in the office (virtually on video calls) – Woof!
  • On-site kitchen with in-house Vegan Chef offering plant-based food and snacks*
  • On-site gym with daily classes*
  • Green Transit incentives*
  • Alternative refreshment options that go beyond coffee*

Let your journey begin!

If you smiled and are motivated by this posting, we want to hear from you. Send your resume to careers@myvega.com with “Project Manager” on the subject line and let your journey begin!

Vega is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer reasonable accommodations to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We thank all candidates for their time and interest in working at Vega, however, only candidates under consideration for opportunities with Vega will be contacted to participate further in this process. If you are contacted and you require any accommodation in the recruitment process due to a disability, please indicate this and we will work with you to meet your reasonable accessibility needs.