(CAN) Manager, Private Brands Food Sourcing
City : Mississauga
Category : Regular/Permanent Merchandising
Industry : Retail
Employer : Walmart Canada
Position Summary...This role is responsible for executing Private Brand Food sourcing strategies including direct imports for Private Brand and National Brand items that maximize margin and profitable sales for the Grocery, Fresh, Consumables and Health and Wellness Departments.
What you'll do...
- Work with the Walmart Private Brand Product team to determine the appropriate categories to execute RFP / RFQ / RFI resulting with a formal presentation to the business supported with options and recommendations.
- Diversify supplies of existing items from local and worldwide sources.
- Negotiate the products with the approved Private Brand product specifications.
- Manage the overall Supplier communication, ensuring thorough understanding of Private Brand standards and guardrails for existing, new and prospective suppliers.
- Develop and execute plans to drive savings opportunities and cost mitigation strategies.
- Define buying timelines and communicate with Supply Chain, Category Managers and the Walmart Private Brand Product Teams.
- Maintain and strengthen vendor relations through regular communications (i.e., traveling and attending selected trade shows).
- Develop strong working relationships with Category Managers, Supply Chain, Walmart Private Brands Product Development teams, while ensuring effective collaboration and representation of recommendations brought forward.
- Manage and execute Vendor transition to reduce risk of product being unavailable at store.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 6 to 8 years of experience in a similar role
- Knowledge of supply chain logistics and deep understanding of internal and external process flow, sensitivities, and cost drivers.
- Experience with SAP considered an asset
- Strong verbal and written communication skills – experience negotiating with vendors
- Understanding of commodities required
Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.Age - 16 or older
Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.
Walmart will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants and associates as required by law.
Primary Location…1940 ARGENTIA RD, MISSISSAUGA, ON L5N 1P9, Canada