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Category Manager E-commerce







Requisition ID:  160231 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  E-commerce Merchandising 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario 

City: Toronto

Location: Sobeys Innovation Hub 

Postal Code: M5V 1X6 is a new team dedicated to launching and scaling Sobeys new e-commerce grocery home delivery business. This is a rare opportunity to join a start-up within a larger organization. You will help launch and operate a new brand in the Ontario and Quebec markets powered by Ocado Group’s world-leading e-commerce grocery platform. We are looking for experienced, passionate, curious, customer-obsessed, and entrepreneurial individuals to join a diverse and driven team whose mission is to help Canadians stay one step ahead of their busy lives. Voila by Sobeys and Voila par IGA will be the most reliable and convenient way for Canadians to shop for groceries. Your groceries delivered. Just like that.™ 


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



The Category Manager, E-Commerce will be accountable for building, leading and implementing category strategies in support of the overall e-commerce merchandising strategy, through effective assortment, pricing, promotions, and placements.

Job Description

•    Manage e-commerce merchandising plan for multiple categories – Experience with a focus on Fresh/Produce is preferred
•    Category management background; experience with buying and/or pricing.
•    E-Commerce experience is a plus; particularly within grocery or managing extended aisle categories for retailers in other industry
•    Account management or relationship management experience (previous work with suppliers, vendors, agencies, etc.)
•    Analytical background (sales, business analyst type role) or content related background (enrichment, onboarding items, article set-up etc.)
•    Experience building or working in a start-up type business
•    Utilize market research (including category, competitor and customer information) to create the e-commerce assortment strategy to deliver the e-commerce P&L.
•    Support the development of e-commerce category playbooks in collaboration with merchandising / category management team, including defining category roles and intents, product range, key suppliers, pricing and promotions, mix and margins, substitutions, and sourcing strategy / supply chain approach
•    Translate e-commerce category playbooks into SKU-level assortment, including shared national SKUs and online-only extended aisle SKUs.
•    Work with merchandising / category management teams on supplier standards and on boarding, leveraging national scale in buying and negotiations.
•    Work with merchandising services team on SKU-level data requirements.
•    Work with forecasting, replenishment team on category budgets and forecasts
•    Work with marketing team on promotions strategy, ad planning process, and site / app placements (including supplier-funded promotions)
•    Manage own category management budget
•    Responsible for management of own category performance to deliver the e-commerce P&L, including sales, margin, profit, inventory and market share
•    Conduct post-buy analysis to inform future buying decisions
•    Communicate and report e-commerce category performance and financial results

Job Requirements

•    Technical - high level of comfort/familiarity with MS Excel is a must
•    Analytical - someone with analytical background, not afraid of dealing with large sets of data and unpack insights really quickly.
•    Experience developing and executing category strategies in Fresh or Produce would be preferred
•    Ability to analyze category data and determine trends and opportunities
•    Ability to build relationships with internal teams and external suppliers
•    Ability to partner with leadership team on e-commerce strategies 
•    Collaborative with logical thinking and problem solving capability
•    Resilient and adaptable to fast-paced environment
•    3 to 5 years experience in senior merchandising role in e-commerce or retail
•    Strategic thinking with deep understanding of e-commerce and retail industry
•    Solid organizational, interpersonal, time management and problem solving skills
•    Experience using SAP beneficial but not required
•    Bachelors Degree or a combination of relevant work experience

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.



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