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Assortment Specialist

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted January 24, 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.

Job Profile:      Floor Planning Analyst

Reports to:       Senior Manager, Floor Planning


Reporting to the Senior Manager of Floor Planning, the Floor Planning Analyst serves as the primary owner of accurate planogram to floor plan assignments, which have a direct impact on our in-store customers. This position plays a key role in the Supply Chain organization, most closely with Space Planning, ensuring that all stores have a current floor plan, with relevant assortment, all times throughout the year.  This ensures that, stores receive accurate and timely inventory shipments, maintaining in stock availability of store products, for our customers. Additionally, this position coordinates the resolution of errors or corrections that are required to maintain up to date floor plans. This person will be a business partner expert of the floor planning system and work closely with the space planning team daily.

What you will do:

  • Manage assignments of planograms to store floor plans with accuracy and accountability
  • Maintain floor plan versions throughout the floor plan lifecycle to drive accurate and , timely updates to support our supply chain network, stores and customers
  • Assist with issue resolution, updates, and changes to store floor plans, always with the customer impact in mind
  • Track and monitor changes to floor plan statuses, ensuring that stores have updated floor plans consistently
  • Partner with Space Planning Managers, to drive co-ordination of floor planning changes as part of category strategy changes and project work
  • Execute store requests for new set sizes communicated by the Planogram Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Proactively identify potential issues and define and implement solutions to prevent the issue from occurring going forward
  • Analyze sales information and provide feedback to the business to assist in making fact-based floor plan changes that are right for our stores and customers
  • Partner with Floor Planning Managers to ensure accurate analysis on recommendations
  • maintain relationships with operations/Category via project meetings, and/or store visits
  • Audit, build and merchandise stores in Floor planning as requested
  • Adhere to Loblaw space planning and category policies, processes, and procedures relating to the execution of Floor Planning updates
  • Provide reporting based on the requirements of the business as needed
  • Be a Culture ambassador, promoting trust, authenticity, and connections in everything we do and living our CORE values

What you will need:

  • Post-Secondary education in Business, Accounting, or merchandising
  • Two plus years’ experience in a visual merchandising, store operations, a retail environment, or planogram design/implementation environment
  • Must have strong analytical skills, be detail oriented and be able to handle multiple priorities in a faced-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • A strong and passionate team player
  • Must have strong computer skills, especially with Excel, preferably Microsoft Access or other database experience (i.e., SAP/SAS/Business Objects)
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, required for communicating to multiple levels within the organization
  • Experience using JDA software preferred. Experience with other planogram software also accepted

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.