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Associate Merchant

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted March 16, 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.

Join us at Loblaw Companies Limited as an Associate Merchant in our Discount Division to deliver extraordinary products and customer programs to 400 grocery retail stores across Canada, including No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore & Maxi. Reporting to the Category Director and working closely with the Merchant(s) you will a member of a diverse and dynamic team that are data-driven and customer centric with a passion for food! Are you exhilarated by the opportunity to sell for one of Canada’s leading retailers? Apply today!

What You'll Do:

  • Join forces with various business units including Merchandising, Operations, Finance, Control Brands, Supply Chain, loyalty, e-commerce, marketing, media and other divisions to achieve category objectives.
  • Build positive 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 insights on category performance and other ad-hoc inquiries as requested in a timely manner.
  • Support through product assortment planning and coordinating seasonal planogram executions: including data-entry, data integrity management and ad-hoc reporting.
  • Provide support by handling the financial activity of the category and collaborate with 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.
  • Attend and participate in vendor program meetings and costing debates as well as participate in evaluating new private label products and/or platform innovations as requested.

What You'll Need:

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience.
  • A curious, creative, and ambitious mentality.
  • Experience in Retail, Sales, Merchandising or knowledge of retail, financial or business processes preferred
  • Ability influence without authority and collaborate efficiently with many complementary teams.
  • Experience using data and analytical skills to drive innovative insights.
  • Working experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Teams and confidence 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.

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.