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Ref ID: 05050-0011766834

Classification: Purchasing Coordinator

Compensation: DOE

OfficeTeam is working closely with their client in the food retail industry, who is seeking for a Buyer to join their team. As the Buyer, you will coordinate activities involving procurement of goods and review purchase orders as well as confirm with vendors on pricing, availability and delivery of products. This great opportunity is in Maple, Ontario and is a full-time role. The responsibilities for the Buyer may include but are not limited to the following:

•      Purchase and manage store inventory to achieve service level goals and store inventory level turns on promotional items in assigned categories

•      Manage and review reports to identify issues on late deliveries, manufacturer outs, and taking appropriate action to maintain high service levels

•      Manage pricing accuracy for frontline and promotional prices, insuring price integrity while achieving gross profit objectives

•      Identify in-bound purchase order cost discrepancies and perform accounting reconciliation on in-bound shipments for assigned categories

•      Develop strategic plans for categories, including category positioning, in-store promotions, plan-o-guides, pricing, service and inventory levels

•      Complete regular reviews with stores with selected categories using various inputs, including consumer insights

•      Oversee the implementation of Grocery initiatives including merchandising strategies, promotions, events, advertising, flyers

•      Build relationships with vendors and negotiate an optimal merchandising mix

•      Develop strong relationships with our store team members to move the company’s strategic initiatives forward. Work in conjunction with store teams regarding merchandising products to optimize sales

•      Develop sales and promotional strategies including advertising, theme events, seasonal opportunities in order to achieve category targets.

•      Responsible for defining product assortment, negotiating terms and conditions of purchase orders.

•      Monitor all competitive and industry activities (including trends, opportunities etc.) regarding merchandising, marketing, assortment, pricing and promotions and use findings to support continuous improvement and innovation in the category.

•      Identify consumer requirements and develop merchandising plans to meet those requirements.

•      Provide feedback on performance reviews for office administrative assistant and/or assistant buyer(s) that indirectly report into you.


•      5+ years of merchandising/management experience within the grocery retail industry

•      University degree in a business-related field or equivalent

•      Ability to develop and implement tactical plans

•      Excellent understanding of vendor and customer relationship management

•      Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with others as well as work independently

•      Strong financial acumen (P& L)

•      Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Products)

•      Strong customer service orientation

•      Strong negotiation & problem-solving skills

•      Strong forecasting experience

•      Strong analytical, and presentation skills

•      Occasional travel will be required

All interested applicants, please apply with your updated resume. We thank you for your application, but at this time we are not able to respond to each applicant.

OfficeTeam, a Robert Half Company, matches professionals in the administrative field with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-full-time basis. Whether you're a seasoned administrative pro or starting your career, we have options for you. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Our parent company, Robert Half International Inc., has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998.

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