Wednesday , September 27 2023

Sobeys Employment – Director, Replenishment

Website Sobeys

Job Description:

A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.

Job Responsibilities:

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

Job Requirements:

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

Job Details:

Company: Sobeys

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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