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Associate Merchant, Household (12 month contract)

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted April 23, 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?

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


  • 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

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.

Please Note: If you have Employee Self Service (ESS) on Workday, apply to this job via the Workday application.