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Senior Manager, Control Brand Sourcing

Loblaw Companies Ltd Head Office

This is a Full-time position in Nepean, ON posted May 29, 2021.

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.

Location: 1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5 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?

This role is responsible for working closely with the Director of Control Brand Sourcing in the successful execution of sourcing strategies that will reduce cost, maximize sales and profitability of our Control Brand products while supporting LBL execution of initiatives.

This key role is responsible for identifying any and all initiatives that will reduce cost.

What You’ll Do: Work with Category and Product Manager to prepare detailed analysis and reporting to ensure that control brand sourcing delivers anticipated financial benefits Negotiate costing with suppliers to meet financial targets Develop strong working relationships with Category, Supply Chain, LBL Product Development teams, while ensuring effective collaboration and representation of recommendations brought forward Work with LBL Product team to determine the appropriate categories to execute RFP / RFQ / RFI resulting with a formal presentation to the business supported with options and recommendations Define buying timelines and communicate with Supply Chain, Category and LBL Product Teams Assist in communicating forecasts developed by Category Teams to new and existing suppliers Works closely with Category and LBL Product teams to identify market trends and brings forward opportunities for cost effective products, supplier relationships and sourcing opportunities.

Support Director of Control Brand Sourcing in the execution of effective control brand sourcing strategies, projects and initiatives as required Overall Supplier management, ensuring thorough understanding / communication of control brand standards and guardrails for existing, new and prospective suppliers Support LBL Product Development and Category Teams to address vendor compliance issues pertaining to supply and contractual obligations.

Continually review our vendor landscape including identifying gaps in vendors for driving innovation, alternative sources of supply, and back up sources of supply Work collaboratively with internal partners to ensure integration, planning and optimization of control brand product sourcing and flow What You’ll Need: Post-secondary education with a background in retail, merchandising, buying Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Retail/Merchandising/Buying Advanced Microsoft Office skills, specifically in Excel.

Strong financial acumen Strong negotiation skills Exceptional interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), problem solving skills, & influencing skills Capable of working in a fast paced environment and managing challenging situations Strategic thinker with the ability to develop strategies to achieve organizational goals Identifies opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions Customer focused and able to nurture positive customer relationships Highly organized and has a high degree of attention to detail Must be able to work independently Naturally proactive with a high degree of self-discipline, drive and organizational skills Highly collaborative with the ability work with and foster great working relationships with various teams within the Company 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 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.