Buyer Planner

Requisition ID:  178399 

Career Group:  Distribution Centre Careers 

Job Category:  Merchandising HMR & Commissary 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta  

City: Calgary

Location: 80370 Commissary Safeway 

Postal Code: T2C 2C3 


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.

Ready to Make an impact?


Sobeys’ Calgary Refrigerated Warehouse, located at 3440 - 56 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2C 2C3, is now hiring for a BUYER PLANNER. This is an exciting opportunity that brings together the retail grocery sector and an enhanced culinary experience. The successful candidate will require exceptional leadership combined with relentless drive to implement best practices to achieve a wonderful overall customer experience.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:


  • Schedule production, order ingredients, packaging, and supplies;
  • Maintain superior customer service levels with both internal and external customers;
  • Production planning and inventory management, working closely with Managers;
  • Ability to coach and lead work teams to achieve performance, quality, and service goals;
  • Cultivate a positive and innovative work environment;
  • Identify and analyze areas for cost reduction or margin improvement;
  • Ensure adherence to Sobeys policies, procedures, and practices;
  • Strive for continuous improvement;
  • Administrative duties related to production, shipping, and quality performance.

What you have to offer:


  • 4-year business degree or related field and/or 5 years of related job experience in a food manufacturing environment, food service, in restaurants, hotel management, retail or production operations;
  • 1-4 years’ experience in direct supervision and leadership;
  • Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of initiative and flexibility;
  • Experience in production planning, scheduling, purchasing, and cost analysis;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft 365 and production planning software;
  • Resourcefulness and critical thinking skills;
  • Critical thinking, analytical and detail oriented, preferred;
  • Strong knowledge of Accounting Software;
  • Understanding of manufacturing regulations regarding safety, quality, HACCP, BRC, Federal Regulations and GMP’s;
  • Ability to analyze cost performance data to improve operations and reduce costs;
  • Must be comfortable at giving and receiving open feedback.

We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.