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Analyst, Seasonal Quantification

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted April 5, 2021.

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role. All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.


600-500 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2V9

The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.

Why is this role important?

Reporting to the Sr. Manager – Seasonal Quantification, this role will support quantifying the seasonal buy for multiple categories within the Home & Entertainment group. In alignment with the budgetary targets the Analyst is required to support accurately quantifying the forecasted demand for all items in the assortment plan.


•    Support the Sr. Manager to determine accurate seasonal quantification to achieve divisional seasonal budgetary targets
•    Provide the analyses that supports promotional buys to accurately determine incremental quantity required for promotional activities
•    Support a buy plan that accounts for multiple merchandising locations
•    Analyze and report buy variance to budget and post-mortem findings while reporting on KPI’s
•    Manage the Layout Module and Assortment Integrity process for all seasonal buys
•    Review and ensure planning and allocations are absent of seasonal anomalies
•    Select like items and needs variables (allocation algorithm) that optimize seasonal allocations 
•    Support inventory tracking to ensure inbound and outbound inventory support category objectives
•    Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to mitigate financial risk from delayed inventory, including contingency planning
•    Review allocations from JDA Dynamic Allocation to ensure supply meets demand, and allocations are conducive to category objectives
•    Align with category on needs to drive inventory scaling to support divisional or promotional needs


•    Post-secondary education in Finance, Business or Economics
•    Superior analytical, problem solving and judgment skills
•    Detail oriented and strong time management skills
•    Ability to adhere to internal processes
•    Ability to analyze large amounts of data
•    Strong Excel fundaments is required
•    Experience with MicroStrategy and SAP preferred
•    Retail experience is an asset

How You’ll Succeed: 

At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture.  We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections. 

If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.

In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing.  Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

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.

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