Assistant Category Manager
Toronto, Ontario, CA
5d ago

Position Title : Assistant Category Manager Requisition ID : 28378 Career Group (ADSP) : Administrative Division : Fresh & Meat Merchandising (80156532) Department : Merchandising Work Location : METRO ON - 25 VICKERS ROAD BUILDING C (#A-VICC) Province : Canada : Ontario Position Type : Permanent


The Assistant Category Manager is responsible for providing support to the assigned category by utilizing both internal (BW) and external (AC Nielsen) data to assist the Category Manager to achieve performance targets and strategy-related activities including product assortment, promotion, pricing and planograms

Specific Responsibilities :

  • Assist the Category Manager in developing overall category objectives, financial goals, market penetration and leadership positioning strategy for assigned categories.
  • Assist in the development of sales and promotional plans including advertising layouts, theme events, season opportunities and in-store activity in order to achieve category targets.
  • Assist in maintaining promotional calendar to maximize sales and profits in the assigned categories.
  • Working with the Category Manager, recommend new items and items to be discontinued, utilizing existing analyzing technologies to maximize SKU and assortment mix, space allocation, sales, profits and advertising effectiveness.
  • Implement pricing strategies for categories and make recommendations in setting retail prices for individual items, in accordance with corporate guidelines for pricing.
  • Assist the Category Manager in the development of total category planograms (POGs) based on such factors as long-term strategic profitability, customer satisfaction and weekly sales plans, along with input from business partners.
  • Define space allocation based on targeted revenue and profit contributions.
  • Work with Planogram Specialist to ensure that all POG’s are current and use correct data for size, shape and shelf space consideration.
  • Complete scheduled category reviews in assigned categories.
  • Conduct analyses of retail history, advertising success, product movement and overall category management.
  • Modify category plans and objectives accordingly to meet overall sales and profit targets.
  • Monitor all competitive and industry activities regarding merchandising, marketing, assortment, pricing and promotions.
  • Conduct bi-monthly competitive store visits to gain first hand insight in all regions where they have responsibility.
  • Qualifications :

  • College Diploma or University studies in a Business or related field required.
  • Strong knowledge of meat cutting, balancing cuts and merchandising fresh, processed and frozen meats.
  • Experience with creation of meat and deli counter layouts
  • 3 - 5 years experience in a merchandising and / or inventory management role.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel is required to produce effective, spreadsheets, reports, documents and presentations, as required.
  • Proficiency with Category Management Tools such as : SAP, AC Nielsen's and Dunnhumby would be an asset.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail, creative thinking, ability to manage change, strong communication skills and customer focused.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Metro values, respects and leverages the differences and competences of all employees from a variety of different backgrounds.

    We will consider all qualified applicants for employment. Metro is committed to accommodating applicants and employees with disabilities.

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