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Buyer - Produce - 12 Month Contract

Requisition ID:  74162 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Merchandising Replenishment 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta (CA-AB) 

City: Calgary

Location: Calgary Office 

Postal Code: T2E 7V8 


A proudly Canadian retail company, Sobeys began in 1907 as a small meat delivery business in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Today, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as in-store pharmacies, liquor and more than 350 retail fuel locations.


Together with our 123,000 employees and franchise affiliates and a collective passion for delivering exceptional food and shopping experiences, Sobeys’ purpose is to improve the lives of Canadians by helping them Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better.



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



We're looking for a Buyer to join our produce replenishment team in Calgary on a 12 month contract.  We are looking for someone with fresh buying experience who is driven, adaptable, organized, and thrives in a fast paced environment.  If this is something you are interested in, and your skills and experience match the requirments below, apply now!  

Job Description


  • Deliver against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure success based on service level, inventory turns and shrink (fresh)


Manage service level and inventory performance for respective categories

  • Perform replenishment process, to include purchase order execution for regular turns, promotional, and investment buying
  • Accountable for service level and inventory turns
  • Support the development and execution of best-practice inventory management processes that will meet or exceed benchmarks for customer order fill, freshness, shrink and inventory turns
  • Ensure that the replenishment function meets budgeted financial targets and contributes to the respective region and banner strategies
  • Monitor and take appropriate action on vendor performance with respect to order fill and on time delivery
  • Identify and communicate opportunities with vendors, Category Management, Merchandising, Replenishment, and Logistics on areas for improvement
  • Ensure that system maintenance (AWR,WDFR)  is performed based on ABC classification
  • Allocation table manitenance 
  • Accountable for service levels and turns
  • Personal Development

  • Engage and maintain interest in personal growth and/or career development




Job Requirements
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in inventory management,  replenishment, logistics and/or store operations
  • Knowledge of principles of demand forecasting and inventory planning
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel (intermediate)
  • Fresh experience 


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application.  Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.

Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as:

  • Growing organization
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Flexible health and dental benefits plan (eligible employees)
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)

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.