Job title: Category Portfolio Manager

Company: Sobeys

Job description: Voila.ca 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.™Ready to Make an impact?We are currently looking for a Category Portfolio Manager for Voila who will handle a large national desk, including Impulse, Frozen, Dairy, Confectionery and Commercial Bakery. You will also manage the category plans for our customer fulfillment centres and lead a team of category managers, assistant category managers, and administrators.Here’s where you’ll be focusing:Lead Category Managers, Assistant Category Managers, and Administrators

  • Coach, develop and empower the Category Managers, Assistant Category Managers, and Category Admins
  • Deliver against KPIs to measure success based on category targets

Manage Category Plans

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  • Develop Category Plans that support the applicable banner’s strategy focused on generating sales and improved category performance relative to the market.
  • Communicate category plans to all applicable stakeholders including leadership, other functional areas and vendor partners.
  • Execute category plans by successfully delivering against the category pricing, promotion, assortment, and merchandising plans that support our strategies and financial requirements.
  • Identify new opportunities from whatever source available including field merchandising, operations, vendor partners, market visits, etc.
  • Manage for an optimal mix of margin within your respective categories.
  • Manage performance targets for categories.
  • Manage category plans for CFC1 (Vaughan), CFC2 (Pointe-Claire) and CFC3 (Calgary).

Manage Category Performance

  • Track, know and communicate actual category performance versus budget, target and/or forecast
  • Oversee action plans to meet forecasted financials

Manage the Execution of Merchandising Categories

  • Build vendor relationships to enable effective negotiations .
  • Manage the category promotion-pricing strategies and ad planning process delivering optimal customer value and margin performance for categories.
  • Manage interactions with Quebec and Related Businesses (RB).
  • Build relationships with store operations/franchisees.
  • Build relationships with other functional areas (i.e., Merchandising Support Services, Operations, Finance, Replenishment, Marketing, etc.).

Commissary (as applicable)

  • Support the Director on leading and planning the weekly profitability of the Voilà retail business.
  • Own the relationship between the retail media and marketing team with Merchandising.
  • Actively research and identify innovation within the food service and retail industry and communicate key findings to Category Management and other functional areas as appropriate.
  • Define the Local strategy approach among the Voilà business.

What you have to offer:

  • 5+ years experience in category management
  • Experience in purchasing, merchandising, retail, e-commerce, or manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and foster collaboration.
  • Strong skills in negotiating contracts and terms with suppliers.
  • Ability to make data-driven decisions to optimize category performance.
  • Bilingual in English and French is an asset as the candidate will be expected to work with peers in other provinces in the development and implementation of tools and processes across Canada, as well as provide support to Sobeys employees across Canada.

#LI-Hybrid #LI-LM1We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.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.

Location: Montreal, QC

Job date: Wed, 20 Mar 2024 02:39:00 GMT