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Associate Merchant

  • Job
    Full-time
    Junior & Mid Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Brampton
  • Quick Apply

Requirements

  • A curious, creative and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Experience in Retail, Sales, Merchandising or knowledge of retail, financial or business processes preferred
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience.
  • Ability influence without authority and collaborate productively with many diverse teams.
  • Experience using data and analytical skills to drive innovative insights.
  • Working experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Teams and comfort working with various software platforms.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with various business units including Merchandising, Operations, Finance, Control Brands, Supply Chain, Loyalty, E-commerce, Marketing, Media and other divisions to achieve category objectives.
  • Build trusted relationships with category vendors and external partners.
  • Provide support to your Merchant(s) in promotional program execution, including data-entry, data-integrity management, flyer/digital/instore advertising accuracy, vendor income collection, inventory management, store communications and retail pricing.
  • Use data and analytics to provide your Merchant(s)and Category Director with insights on category performance and other ad-hoc inquiries as requested in a timely manner.
  • Support your Merchant(s) and/or Category Director in product assortment planning and coordinating seasonal planogram executions: including data-entry, data integrity management and ad-hoc reporting.
  • Support the Category Director in managing the financial activity of the category and collaborate with the Merchant(s), vendor(s) and finance team to investigate and resolve income inquiries.
  • Support vendors in navigating our onboarding, vendor transition and/or cost change processes.
  • Attend and participate in vendor program meetings and costing negotiations as well as participate in evaluating new private label products and/or platform innovations as requested.

At Loblaw, we're developing innovative products and solutions. Our focus is on empowering Canadians to Live Life Well.

Retail & Consumer Goods
Industry
10,001+
Employees
1919
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Our Purpose – Live Life Well Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada’s food and pharmacy leader, the nation’s largest retailer, and the majority unit holder of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. Loblaw – and its portfolio of grocery, health and beauty, financial services and apparel businesses – provides Canadians with an unparalleled mix of value, assortment and convenience, and offers Canadians two of the country’s most recognized brands – President’s Choice and no name. The acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, along with the powerful Life Brand and Optimum brand, has only served to reinforce our leadership position in the marketplace. As well, our PC Plus program, omni-channel efforts and multicultural merchandising offerings continued to be points of differentiation for our customer experience. In 2019, Loblaw has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc.