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Assistant Category Manager - 12 Month Contract

Requisition ID:  102301 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Fresh Merchandising 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Part Time or Full Time:  Full Time 


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario (CA-ON) 

City: Mississauga

Location: Tahoe Office 

Postal Code: L4W 0C7 


Our family of 127,000 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.


Job Description

Execute on Category Strategy
•    Ability to develop a deep understanding of designated categories, market trends and consumer behaviors
•    Be accountable for the product, placement, pricing and promotion for items within their categories, consistent with each banner strategy
•    Respond to customer needs in their category, and is responsible for developing and executing customer-relevant strategies
•    Negotiate the lowest cost of goods and meet sales and profit targets
•    Review and analyze margins, deals, retail savings, pricing reference article, forecasts, units of measure, cost, pages and sales sets for accuracy
•    Review Agency Business report daily and review discrepancies with Category Merchant
•    Communicate with Replenishment Team with respect to inventory management 
•    Review competitive price check and take appropriate action on weekly price change report
•    Assist with the resolution of pricing issues
•    Review vendor submissions and new article listing reports 
•    Assist in ad creation and ad proofing processes 
•    Respond to requests to meet customer needs
•    Identify opportunities and expedite category plans with operational support 
•    Review underperforming categories

Job Requirements

•    An Undergraduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience or a DEC and a minimum of 4 years relevant experience
•    Previous experience working in the retail industry;  grocery industry preferred 
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office

•   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


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.