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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.
Join us as an Associate Merchant in Loblaw’s Market Division to deliver great 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, and working closely with the Merchant(s), 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:
Work collaboratively with various colleagues in merchandising, operations, finance, control brands, supply chain, loyalty, e-commerce, marketing, media and other divisions to achieve category objectives.
Build trusted relationships with category vendors and external partners.
Provide support to your Merchant(s) in promotional program execution: including data-entry, data-integrity management, flyer/digital/instore advertising accuracy, vendor income collection, inventory management, store communications and retail pricing.
Use data and analytics to provide your Merchant(s) and Category Director with timely insights on category performance and other ad-hoc inquiries as requested.
Support your Merchant(s) and/or Category Director in product assortment planning and coordinating seasonal planogram executions: including data-entry, data integrity management and ad-hoc reporting.
Support the Category Director in managing the financial activity of the category and collaborate with the Merchant(s), vendor(s) and finance team to investigate and resolve income inquiries.
Support vendors in navigating our onboarding, vendor transition and/or cost change processes.
You may also have opportunity to:
Attend and participate in vendor program meetings and costing negotiations
Participate in evaluating new private label products and/or platform innovations
What You'll Need:
A curious and entrepreneurial mindset.
Experience in retail sales, or merchandising.
Post-secondary education or equivalent experience.
Ability influence without authority and collaborate productively with many diverse teams.
Experience using data and analytics to derive insights.
Financial, business and retail knowledge.
Skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Teams and comfort 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.