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Associate Buyer, Garden (6 Month Contract)

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted November 23, 2022.

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.

Location:

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.

What You'll Do:

Assortment and Promotional Execution

  • Execute and complete new item set-up process
  • Execute and complete item discontinuation process
  • Key all promos into Item Selection Allocation Tool (ISAT) and run integrity reports
  • Collaborate with Planogram resources to communicate or reinforce specific category goals and to ensure that the overall strategy for the category is reflected in planograms

Pricing and Inventory Management

  • Execute cost and retail price changes in templates/systems
  • Resolve scan log and error log issues
  • Work with Supply Chain for distribution of replacement products
  • Action code-dated items

Billings

  • Prepare for and attend internal Over & Above (O&A) meetings
  • Input regular O&As into systems
  • Track O&As and follow up with vendors on auto and manual O&As
  • Review vendor audits

Reporting and Analysis

  • Run pre-existing reports
  • Create adhoc reports and provide analysis upon request from core category management (CM) group and or from cross-functional teams
  • Review prior week's performance
  • Review and action gross profit exception report

What You'll Need:

  • Post secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to contribute to category plans in-line with corporate strategies
  • Ability to gather and synthesize customer and market insight
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills
  • Proficient with MS Office (specifically Excel)
  • Previous retail experience is preferred

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:

Temporary (Fixed Term)

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.