Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.
All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.
1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5
At Loblaw, we help millions of Canadians get through their best days, worst days, celebration days, and every day. Through our innovation and quality products, we’re here for our friends, neighbours, family members and colleagues.
We succeed through collaboration and commitment and set a high bar for ourselves and those around us.
We’re looking for adaptable people who are thrilled to join us in our goal of helping Canadians Live Life Well®. Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. We promote leaders at every level and support our people to follow their passion.
Why is this role important?
Join us as a Merchant in Loblaw’s Market Division to deliver outstanding products and customer programs to more than 400 grocery retail stores across Canada, including Loblaws, Zehrs, Provigo, Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Independent Grocer and Valu Mart. Reporting to the Category Director, you will be part of a diverse and dynamic team that is data-driven, has a passion for customers, and a love for food! If you’re excited by the opportunity to buy and sell for one of Canada’s leading retailers, please consider applying!
What You'll Do:
Set and achieve goals for the category, working in collaboration with various colleagues in merchandising, operations, control brands, supply chain, loyalty, e-commerce, marketing, media and other divisions.
Build positive relationships with category vendors and external partners.
Handle promotional programs from end-to-end, including product selection and forecasting, financial impact analysis, pricing decisions, vendor engagement, flyer and digital content, and evaluate program success.
Use data and analytics to build strategic plans that best serve customers, and that achieve intended financial outcomes.
Support the Category Director in assortment optimization analysis, planograms design and in-store merchandising strategies, working in coordination with Associate Merchants, Space Planners, and Supply Chain colleagues.
Research the competitive landscape of the category and understand industry benchmarking standards on pricing, assortment, merchandising, promotional activity and more.
Assist in managing the financial performance (profit and loss) and competitive health (market share performance) for the category.
Lead and assist vendor program meetings and product costing negotiations. Play an active role in handling vendors’ financial performance and product assortment.
Evaluate new product and/or platform innovation and work with our control brand team on product innovation and program development for our private labels.
What You'll Need:
A curious and entrepreneurial mentality.
At least one year’s experience as a buyer/merchant, in retail sales, or merchandising.
Post-secondary education or equivalent experience.
Ability to innovate, influence others, and collaborate with many diverse teams.
Analytical approach and experience using data to make decisions.
Financial, business and retail knowledge.
Skilled in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Teams and comfortable working with various software platforms
Loblaw is committed to sustainability by sourcing products with integrity and making a positive difference in the community. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Canada’s Greenest Employers & Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.
Type of Role:
We have a long-standing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion because we know it will make our company a better place to work and shop. We are committed to creating accessible environments for our colleagues, candidates and customers. Requests for accommodation due to a disability (which may be visible or invisible, temporary or permanent) can be made at any stage of application and employment. We encourage candidates to make their accommodation needs known so that we can provide equitable opportunities.
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.