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Associate Merchant, Bakery

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted May 2, 2022.

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

Inspired by food? Committed to excellent service? So are we. 
At Loblaw, we are Food Lovers!
We are committed to our Colleagues and Customers and work hard to create a culture that allows us to be our authentic selves while working as a Team. We know that clear communication, collaboration and teamwork is the key to having a successful workplace.  

We're looking for talented colleagues who are excited about providing an exceptional shopping experience for customers and delighting them every step of the way!

Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. 

Why is this role important?

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, dataintegrity 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 dataentry, 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. 

At Loblaw, we respect the environment, source products with integrity and make 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.

Employment Type:

Full time

Type of Role:


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. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.   

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.