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Merchandising Analyst

Requisition ID:  170360 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Replenishment Grocery - Atlantic 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta  

City: Calgary

Location: Calgary Office, Bureau de Montréal-Nord, Foord St. Office, King St. Office, Tahoe Office 

Postal Code: T2E 7V8 


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, Lawton’s 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.


Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have a full-time opportunity for an Analyst I Merchandising to join our Replenishment team.

Job Description

In this role, you will :


  • Deliver against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure success based on maximization of seasonal service levels, reduction of seasonal overstock, table deliveries accuracy (minimize store returns)
  • Manage Allocation tables
  • Own the end to end allocation table process
  • Executes allocation tables to manage new item distributions, manual forecasts, cycle bookings and seasonal bookings
  • Coordinate the seasonal booking process (ensure timelines are by Category, Replenishment and suppliers) Collaborate with replenishment to track inbound inventory related to allocation tables
  • Provide Seasonal rollup to CM, replenishment and suppliers
  • Analyze situations of under shipments or over shipments stemming from and allocation table and adjust allocation release table based on stock availability, store changes etc.
  • Manage rekeys on short shipments
  • Provide reporting on allocation table response rate and service level
  • Track store deliveries against booked quantities to ensure accuracy and completeness of shipments
  • Track overstock inventory related to allocation tables and collaborate with Store Operations, Replenishment and Category Management to deplete inventory
  • Own and manage customized allocation rule
  • Work with Distribution to provide them with accurate information on upcoming table releases and expected shipments associated with allocation tables
  • Identify and implement improvement opportunities for the allocation table management process and create ad hoc reports as necessary

Personal Development

  • Engage and maintain interest in personal growth and/or career development
  • Work closely with Replenishment to manage inbounds for stock related to allocation tables
  • Work with Replenishment, Category Management, Store Operations to maximize service levels for allocation table release and minimize overstock situations

Job Requirements

  • Deep understanding of the supply chain and our business Excellent communication skills
  • 1-3 years relevant experience in replenishment or logistics Extensive knowledge of Excel (intermediate)
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Fresh or Grocery experience (as applicable)

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.