Specialist, Store Systems

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

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Location:
601 Consortium Court, London, Ontario, N6E 2S8

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?

Primary Responsibilities

Performs store visitations to develop and implement training programs for store administrators and accountants to ensure all policies and procedures are delivered and duties are performed effectively and timely.

Audits, monitors and reviews systems and inventory control procedures and investigates variances between Materials Management System (MMS) and Lawson to improve shrink control and effect bottom line results.

Reviews financial data and reports for each period end to disseminate information to appropriate regional offices.

Attends new store inventories to assist Associates determine inventory cut off and balance inventory counts. Reviews all MMS reports to ensure accuracy.

Liaises with Retail Accounting Department and District Managers to report on store visitations, shrink, damages, cycle counts, margins for postal and lotteries and to resolve any inquiries from the stores.

Provides support during acquisitions and Associate turnovers to ensure inventory counts are accurate and all systems, including accounting and inventory, are installed correctly.

Attends high shrink inventories to investigate any potential issues and explore opportunities to minimise risks.

Provides assistance to Associates to hire store accounting staff, complete initial training, monitor performance and provide further training as required.

Performs audit service follow ups to ensure stores have implemented audit recommendations .

Skills, Experience & Education

Skills

This position requires a demonstrated level of initiative and judgment in order to organize and prioritize tasks, workload and projects. Courtesy, tact and diplomacy are required in dealing with colleagues in every day working relationships.

Requires the ability to improve work processes and teams.

Supervises related processes and people by leading work or project teams.

Requires specialized interpersonal skills to resolve situations with colleagues where there may be some level of conflict, stress or uncertainty.

Provides solutions by using imaginative approaches where constructive thinking and innovation are required.

Utilizes decision making skills to determine the best use of resources and operational processes.

Adaptable to set and prioritize work with varying exceptions. Able to work with diverse personalities and styles.

Communicates with clarity, verbally and in one on one or group situations, or over the telephone.

Communicates well in writing by composing clear documents; facility with editing and/or proof-reading is required.

Computer skills to produce and interpret reports, documents and presentations. Knowledge of inventory management and accounting software.

Business acumen - advanced understanding of quality standards relative to inventory management and accounting procedures.

Professional manner, tact, diplomacy and discretion in dealing with associates and colleagues including senior management.

Experience

Greater than three years, but less than or equal to five years of inventory management/accouting or equivalent experience.

Education

Post secondary courses in, or knowledge of, inventory management and accounting systems equivalent to a college diploma in Business, Inventory Management, Accounting, or equivalent.

Certificates, Licenses or Registration

Must possess a valid driver's license.

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:
Temporary with Benefits (Fixed Term)

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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