Merchant, Toys

Loblaw Companies Limited - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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41 Fraser Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 1Y7

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 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

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 (DMAP)
Prepare and send out store communications (store training materials, 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 and category 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)
Proficient in JDA and promotional planning

The primary location will be based out of the new Bathurst & Lakeshore location, however Loblaw encourages an agile work environment therefore flexibility will be provided to work out of other locations as required

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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