243 Consumers Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4W8
Take ownership and find more ways to care about our local store owners in a career at Shoppers Drug Mart Central Office / Store Support. Provide great service, specific expertise and actionable advice to support Associate-Owners and their staff in delivering the best health, beauty and convenience services to Canadians.
Why this role is important?
Reporting directly to the Sr Director, Financial Planning and Forecasting the incumbent will work alongside and directly with the Business Unit team to support in analyzing all facets of the category. This would include mix analysis of categories, promotions, brands, and as to how they are impacting sales, margin, and vendor income. In doing so, the Planner will manage reports and tools to aide in understanding actual performance and measurements vs prior year, vs forecast and vs budget. This will be ultimately utilized to help make decisions on impacting future performance and forecasts.
The Planner will be the key linkage between to the Planning and Forecasting department and the Category Business Unit Teams working directly with VPs, Directors, Managers, and Analysts/Assistants
Manages performance reports, and analyzes results to bring insights on performance gaps vs. expectations to the business unit team.
Analyses future promo and non-promo forecasts by category with the business unit team to identify risks and opportunities with consideration to recent performance trends and assists in any required re-forecasts.
Key support and resource during period reviews and regular budget planning cycle for the following year.
Support additional information and day-to-day reporting when more in-depth analyses are required.
Provides expert advice, on Microstrategy to ensure application is utilized to the fullest extent .
Leverages knowledge of data structures and models to develop & enhance reporting systems to meet user requirements and increase efficiencies
Collaborates with IT as necessary to ensure data availability, integrity and accuracy.
Skills, Experience & Education
This position requires a demonstrated level of initiative and judgment in order to organize and prioritize tasks, workload and projects. Courtesy, tact and diplomacy are required in dealing with colleagues in every day working relationships.
Demonstrated computer and analytical skills to produce and interpret effective spreadsheets, reports, documents and presentations, as required.
Ability to manage, manipulate and analyze data in order to identify and quantify business opportunities.
Advanced skills in MSExcel, MSAccess, SQL, or similar relational databases required
Self-starter: demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills and willingness to learn
Provides solutions by using imaginative approaches where constructive thinking and innovation are required.
Adaptable to set and prioritize work with varying exceptions. Able to work with diverse personalities and styles.
Communicates with clarity, both verbally and in writing
Post secondary education equivalent to a university degree in business, statistics, or engineering.
Ideally some work experience in an analytical (including consulting and banking), or retail setting.
3-5 years business/financial planning and/or equivalent experience
Previous experience in a retail environment is an asset
Post secondary education equivalent to a college diploma in business, computers or equivalent.
Certificates, Licenses or Registration
Why work at Shoppers Drug Mart?
Acting as consultants, supporting internal customers and the Associate-Owners, you will get experience unique to the retail industry while working for an award-winning national brand. Benefit from a purchase discount program, competitive pay and online learning through SDMU.
Take ownership of your work and find more ways to care about your work, co-workers, customers and community.
How You’ll Succeed:
At Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. , we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.
If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.
Type of Role:
Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.
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