Wednesday , September 27 2023

Sobeys Canada Careers – Director, Replenishment

Website Sobeys

Job Description:

Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish a Demand Planning team that will work with the Buyers and Category;
  • Oversee vendor performance with respect to order-fill (service levels) and on-time delivery to the RSCs;
  • Work with Finance and Category Management to optimize inventory turns and the associated cash flow;
  • Work with the Logistics team to share best practice related to: cold chain, product handling procedures, inventory handling costs;
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the replenishment team in the development and management of best-practice inventory management processes that will meet or exceed benchmarks for customer order-fill, freshness and inventory turns;
  • Ensure that the replenishment team meets budget financial targets and contributes to the region thought leadership on strategies;
  • Manage overstock and coordinate its sell through to the stores to minimize RSC shrink;
  • Develop and implement continuous process improvement program with the help of the Director of Process Optimization (Grocery);
  • Manage the activities of Demand Planners and their interaction with the Category Managers;
  • Work with Food Safety to optimize product quality during transportation to the RSCs, within the RSCs and from the RSCs to the stores;
  • Identify and communicate business development opportunities to vendors and category managers, including: freight management, new/emerging products, extension of seasonal availabilities, new sourcing geographies;
  • Work closely with Demand Planning to ensure forecasts are effectively translated into accurate purchase orders;
  • Work with the Vendors, Category Management and Sobeys Logistic teams to minimize freight costs;
  • Coordinate the timing of in-bound freight loads with the RSC’s to ensure optimum utilization of the receiving docks and RSC capacity;
  • Participate with Category Managers and Finance in the analysis related to large opportunity buys;
  • Work closely with Director of Replenishment Process Optimization to identify opportunities to improve process and track vendor compliance with fill-rate (Grocery);

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate and work in cross functional team with all levels of the organization;
  • Experience working in replenishment, including inventory leadership roles;
  • Ability to collaborate and influence internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to drive results and performance within team;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and employ resources efficiently;
  • Bilingual French and English (written and spoken).
  • An Undergraduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience;
  • Extensive experience in the retail grocery business, specifically category management, logistics, and/or store operations;

Job Details:

Company: Sobeys

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Montreal, QC, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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