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Merchant, Soft Goods + Home Decor

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 2, 2020.

Location:

500 Lakeshore Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1A5

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:

  • Analyze and recommend new NG items and items to discontinue
  • Conduct post-mortem review of category performance
  • Work with toolbox and vendors to build planograms
  • SAP Pricing, Costing, and Assortment and Article Creation

Promotional Planning and Execution

  • Receive flyer schedule and discuss planned promotional details
  • Select ad items, perform flyer proof and execute ad changes
  • Create forecasts for ad items
  • Recommend promotional pricing for ad items
  • Conduct post ad performance analysis
  • Off Shore Planning & Forecasting

Pricing Strategy and Management

  • Analyze and determine regular shelf price
  • Review competitive pricing
  • Conduct pricing research to ensure alignment with category strategy, including control brands
  • Perform costing analysis
  • Support negotiations with vendors for in-line business
  • Maintain promotional price at store level to ensure store profitability

Store Communication

  • Work with Merchandising Operations on store merchandising plans
  • Prepare and send out store communications ( store merchandising standards)
  • Vendor and Inventory Management (where required)
  • Screen and review vendor submissions
  • Conduct vendor meetings to discuss assortment, planning and store visits

What You’ll Need:

  • Post secondary education or equivalent experience
  • 1 to 3 years merchandising experience
  • Proven ability to contribute to category plans in-line with corporate strategies
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to price, cost, assort items, create articles and upload templates in SAP
  • Proven analytical experience
  • Proficient with MS Office (specifically Excel)

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:

Regular

Type of Contract:

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.