Senior Manager, Merchandising Analytics

March 7, 2024

Job Description

Senior Manager, Merchandising Analytics

Loblaw Companies Limited Logo

1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, ON
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Full time
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Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.


Come make your difference in communities across Canada, where authenticity, trust and making connections is valued – as we shape the future of Canadian retail, together. Our unique position as one of the country’s largest employers, coupled with our commitment to positively impact the lives of all Canadians, provides our colleagues a range of opportunities and experiences to help Canadians Live Life Well®.

At Loblaw Companies Limited, we succeed through collaboration and commitment and set a high bar for ourselves and those around us. Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong.


At Discount, our purpose is to Feed Everyone. With more than 500 Real Canadian Superstore, Maxi and No Frills locations across the country and over 70,000 colleagues, we provide Canadians with easy access to life’s necessities. In Discount, customers find outstanding freshness, great value and a broad assortment of products that will meet their needs, whatever their budget or tastes. To Feed Everyone, we need to Be Everyone and as one of Canada’s Most Diverse Employers, we’re committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


We promote leaders at every level and support our people to follow their passion. We have so much to offer, including a hybrid working model, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, on-site gym facility, Colleague Discount Program, Investment Savings programs and much more!

Don’t wait, join our Discount team today and help feed Everyone!


As the Sr. Manager of Discount Merchandising Analytics, you will be joining the discount organization as a team leader to help integrate data driven insights for the discount merchandising team. This role offers the opportunity to present up, build, design and deploy solutions around optimization of promotions while delivering meaningful value to our customers and to the business. You’ll take on a manager role within our team and others; helping to bridge the gaps of Promotional Optimization, DI&A, Category Merchandising, and Finance/LE teams in order to help deliver our business’ objectives.




Reporting to the Director of Discount Merchandising Analytics, this role is responsible for managing the integration of promotion & shelf optimization within Discount. You will be the senior lead and instrumental in supporting, influencing, and recommending promo optimization with the category teams. You will have support to help facilitate as you build confidence and trust with leadership in the concepts of; data as an asset, promo & shelf optimization tools, and CSD metrics within the merchandising teams.


What you’ll do:

  • Be the voice of the Discount Division when working with DI&A teams to build business centric tools for the division. Tools include: ABI, Promo Optimization workflow, rollup files, Ad planners, collective planning and others.
  • Work cross-functionally with Discount Merchandising Teams with DI&A and P&P to give meaningful recommendations on promo optimization to the leadership team.
  • Become fluent and educate the concepts of CSD, (Cost per sales dollar) as it related to promotional planning.
  • Help drive meaningful adoption throughout the discount division of Promo/Shelf Price Optimization and CSD through training and feedback
  • Lead and inform leadership while providing central reporting and analysis of our key business metrics (Sales, Margin, Tonnage) along with ad hoc reporting in order to provide better promotional insights.


Does this sound like you?

  • 2-4 years’ experience in Loblaw preferably in merchandising or merchant supporting roles.
  • In-depth understanding of promotion tactics would be an asset.
  • Post-secondary degree or a related technical field/experience.
  • Creative problem solver, resourceful in getting things done, productive working independently or collaboratively, and general project management skills.
  • You enjoy the data-centric parts of solving problem and have strong presentation skills.
  • Experience with Excel, and presenting you own PowerPoint content




Our commitment to Sustainability and Social Impact is an essential part of the way we do business, and we focus our attention on areas where we can have the greatest impact. Our approach to sustainability and social impact is based on three pillars – Environment, Sourcing and Community – and we are constantly looking for ways to demonstrate leadership in these important areas. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Canada’s Greenest Employers & Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.


If you are unsure whether your experience matches every requirement above, we encourage you to apply anyway. We are looking for varied perspectives which include diverse experiences that we can add to our team.

We have a long-standing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion because we know it will make our company a better place to work and shop. We are committed to creating accessible environments for our colleagues, candidates and customers. Requests for accommodation due to a disability (which may be visible or invisible, temporary or permanent) can be made at any stage of application and employment. We encourage candidates to make their accommodation needs known so that we can provide equitable opportunities.

Please Note:
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.