Associate Merchant Natural Food Conventional

Province Ontario

Employment Type Contract

City Brampton

Job Description The Associate Merchant supports the attainment of category objectives by providing a wide range of activities focusing on the execution of promotional plans and pricing, inventory management, O & A activities and reporting.


Assortment and Promotional Execution
. Execute and complete new item set-up and item discontinuation process
. Work with Space planning team and CM to compile assortment template and submit APT template for Live Planograms
. Run and action all SIVs associated with Planogram releases and Merchandising programs
. Review and action all SAP data cleansing reports
. Action all bi-weekly McKesson DNO reports

Pricing and Inventory Management
. Resolve scan log and error log issues; action code-dated items
. Work with McKesson and Supply Chain for distribution of replacement products (ie code flips, or item transitions)
. Work with pricing teams to price all new items for planograms and make any price adjustments to existing products
. Work with Vendors to confirm all DNO products carried at McKesson

. Prepare for and attend internal Over & Above (O&A) meetings. Make entries for promo and deal summaries
. Input and track regular O&As into systems
. Follow up with vendors on auto and manual O&As; review vendor audits

Reporting and Analysis
. Run pre-existing reports, review and action gross profit exception report
. Provide analysis upon request from core category management (CM) group and / or from cross-functional teams
. Review prior week’s performance
. Run weekly sales in Microstrategy for week and YTD

Job Qualifications Post secondary education or equivalent experience
Proven ability to contribute to category plans in-line with corporate strategies
Ability to gather and synthesize customer and market insight
Good communication skills
Strong attention to detail and organization skills
Proficient with MS Office (specifically Excel)
Previous retail experience is preferred
Basic SAP knowledge