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Assistant Category Manager



10d ago

  • Job
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Calgary, +2


  • Ability to leverage technology (SAP, Microsoft Office suite, etc.) to review and analyze large volumes of data
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the business (oral and written)
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to negotiate and influence others
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Post-secondary education required; Business/Management preferred
  • Previous experience working in the retail industry; grocery industry preferred


  • Ability to develop a deep understanding of designated categories, market trends and consumer behaviors
  • Be accountable for the product, placement, pricing and promotion for items within their categories, consistent with each banner strategy
  • Respond to customer needs in their category, and is responsible for developing and executing customer-relevant strategies
  • Review and analyze margins, deals, retail savings, pricing reference article, forecasts, units of measure, cost, pages and sales sets for accuracy
  • Review Agency Business report daily and review discrepancies with Category Manager
  • Communicate with Replenishment Team with respect to inventory management
  • Review competitive price check and take appropriate action on weekly price change report
  • Assist with the resolution of pricing issues
  • Review vendor submissions and new article listing reports
  • Assist in ad creation and ad proofing processes
  • Respond to requests to meet customer needs
  • Identify opportunities and expedite category plans with operational support
  • Review underperforming categories

Retail & Consumer Goods
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

As one of only two national grocery retailers in Canada, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with more than 1,500 stores in 10 provinces with retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper, Thrifty Foods and Lawtons Drugs, as well as more than 330 retail fuel locations. Our five core retail food formats are designed to ensure that we have the right offering in the right-sized stores for each individual market we serve — from our full service format to the convenience format, each tailored to satisfy the unique occasion-based food shopping needs of our customers. Our 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates are committed to building sustainable worth for each of our customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders through our focus on food, innovation and superior customer service.