Specialist, Category Innovation
Mississauga, ON, CA
14d ago

A proudly Canadian retail company, Sobeys began in 1907 as a small meat delivery business in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Today, Sobeys Inc.

serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as in-

store pharmacies, liquor and more than 350 retail fuel locations.

Together with our 125,000 employees and franchise affiliates and a collective passion for delivering exceptional food and shopping experiences, Sobeys’ purpose is to improve the lives of Canadians by helping them Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better. .

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

Job Description

Lead Category Innovation for assigned categories / innovations

  • Guide the innovation project throughout the lifecycle; represent the voice of the stores in cross-functional innovation process (led by Merchandising)
  • Build relationship with relevant Managers of Retail Operations; solicit input on category innovation at appropriate intervals
  • Evaluate viability of new innovation in stores and provide input on operational feasibility
  • Work cross-functionally to define pilot criteria and guidelines for go / no decision
  • Coordinate training material creation with Operations Learning & Development, conduct the train-the-trainers and support rollout
  • Provide the content and timing for store communications (objectives and reason for innovation) and support Store Communications to deliver the messages on timely basis
  • Work with Construction & Engineering Design and Operations Continuous Improvement on equipment choices, department layout, process, etc.
  • Influence the Key Performance Indicators (contribution margin, labour costs, sales, and Good Not For Resale) for relevant category innovations in collaboration with Merchandising
  • Assist in the development and update of store standards for assigned categories / innovations

  • Own the creation / maintenance of the store standards
  • Manage deployment, communication and compliance measurement of the standards : business tools, process, audits
  • Job Requirements

  • Strong ability to communicate (oral and written)
  • Ability to navigate within the organization
  • Ability to be innovative and creative
  • Knowledge of organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • 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.

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