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Associate Buyer

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted March 6, 2023.

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.

You’ll recognize Loblaw as the leader in food and pharmacy across Canada, with stores located within 10 minutes of 90% of Canadians. With a team of 190,000 colleagues, we serve Canadians with a dedicated focus on our purpose: helping Canadians to Live Life Well®.

Loblaw 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. At Loblaw, we celebrate diversity and strive to build a culture of inclusion where differences are embraced, valued and supported. We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer and encourage people from all backgrounds and identities to apply to our jobs. Accommodation in the recruitment, assessment, and hiring process is available upon request for applicants with disabilities.

As an Associate Buyer, you’ll join Loblaw’s Business Enablement & Enterprise Procurement (BEEP) Team, a group of outstanding procurement professions accountable for purchasing goods for our retail divisions which represent more than 3,000 stores from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Reporting to our Director, Procurement you’ll work alongside the Buyer(s) to support every aspect of category procurement including domestic and offshore sourcing, vendor relationship and performance management, RFPs, costing, supply risk management, quality management, vendor onboarding and much more.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support the Director and Buyer(s) with vendor performance management, generating data, conducting analysis, and preparing presentation material.
  • Maintain all system data for the category, ensuring we have end-to-end accuracy in all aspects of our product portfolio, including vendor costing.
  • Facilitate vendor onboarding activities and provide administrative ownership of new product creation in collaboration with our Vendor Onboarding and Data Operations teams.
  • Collaborate with our supply chain, merchandising, private label, and international sourcing teams to resolve product availability and fulfilment challenges.
  • Support the Director and Buyer(s) with other ad-hoc administrative activities as assigned.
  • Proudly represent your category with the BEEP Team.

What You’ll Need:

  • A curious mentality and positive, self-motivated demeanor.
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience.
  • 1+ years in a procurement, supply chain or retail merchandising role.
  • Confident, with an ability to prioritize many projects at the same time and collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Financial, business and retail knowledge.
  • Strong relationship-management skills and a winsome communication style.
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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.

Employment Type:

Full time

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.    

Please Note:
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.