Buyer II
Safeway - Calgary, AB

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The Produce Department has an opening for a Produce Buyer lI. This is a newly created position in the Produce Department.

Qualifications: The following are preferred or desired unless specifically stated:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent business experience
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience procuring produce related items for a retail or wholesale operation or similar experience
  • Experience in category management, replenishment, logistics, and/or store operations
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of principles of demand forecasting and inventory planning
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the development and execution of best-practice inventory management processes that will meet or exceed benchmarks for customer order fill, freshness, shrink ,and inventory turns
  • Liaise with Inbound Logistics on developing cold chain/ supply chain opportunities
  • Ensure that the replenishment function meets budgeted financial targets and contributes to the respective region and banner strategies
  • Monitor and take appropriate action on vendor performance with respect to order fill and on time delivery
  • Identify and communicate opportunities with vendors, Category Management, Merchandising, Replenishment, and Logistics on areas for improvement
  • Responsible to ensure effective operation of the business to achieve all financial targets and contribute to budgeted KPI’s
  • Follow up on-set policies and procedures for auditing the supply chain/ cold chain as outlined by the Region
  • Perform replenishment process for regular turns, promotional, and investment buy
  • Buy to support profit and sales objectives
  • Support first to market strategy
  • Work closely with the Category Management team on weekly ad forecasts
  • Analyze data using system driven historical information and calculations
  • Significant travel to Edmonton – greater than 50%

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