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Director, Replenishment - Grocery - Atlantic

Requisition ID:  163674 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Approvisionnement pour l'Ouest et QC 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Québec; Alberta; British Columbia; Nova Scotia; Ontario  

City: Montréal-Nord

Location: Bureau de Montréal-Nord, Belmont Office, Bureau de Moncton / Moncton Office, Bureau de Québec, Calgary Office, Dartmouth Office, Edmonton Office, Foord St. Office, Tahoe Office, Victoria Office, Winnipeg Office 

Postal Code: H1G 3J5 


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.



Please note that this is a 1 year contract position. 

Job Description

Under the leadership of the VP, the person will have the following responsabilities:


  • Manage the activities of Demand Planners and their interaction with the Category Managers; 
  • Coordinate the timing of in-bound freight loads with the RSC’s to ensure optimum utilization of the receiving docks and RSC capacity;
  • Manage overstock and coordinate its sell through to the stores to minimize RSC shrink;
  • Ensure that the replenishment team meets budget financial targets and contributes to the region thought leadership on strategies;
  • Oversee vendor performance with respect to order-fill (service levels) and on-time delivery to the RSCs;
  • Identify and communicate business development opportunities to vendors and category managers, including: freight management, new/emerging products, extension of seasonal availabilities, new sourcing geographies;
  • Develop and implement continuous process improvement program with the help of the Director of Process Optimization (Grocery);
  • Work with the Logistics team to share best practice related to: cold chain, product handling procedures, inventory handling costs;
  • Work with Food Safety to optimize product quality during transportation to the RSCs, within the RSCs and from the RSCs to the stores;
  • Work with Finance and Category Management to optimize inventory turns and the associated cash flow;  
  • Participate with Category Managers and Finance in the analysis related to large opportunity buys;
  • Work closely with Demand Planning to ensure forecasts are effectively translated into accurate purchase orders;
  • Work closely with Director of Replenishment Process Optimization to identify opportunities to improve process and track vendor compliance with fill-rate (Grocery);
  • Work with the Vendors, Category Management and Sobeys Logistic teams to minimize freight costs;
  • Establish a Demand Planning team that will work with the Buyers and Category;
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the replenishment team in the development and management of best-practice inventory management processes that will meet or exceed benchmarks for customer order-fill, freshness and inventory turns;
  • Create opportunities for skill development and career progression to develop talent.


Job Requirements

  •  An Undergraduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; 
  • Extensive experience in the retail grocery business, specifically category management, logistics, and/or store operations;
  • Experience working in replenishment, including inventory leadership roles;
  • Ability to collaborate and influence internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Ability to drive results and performance within team;
  • Ability to communicate and work in cross functional team with all levels of the organization; 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and employ resources efficiently;
  • Bilingual French and English (written and spoken).

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.