New Job Junior Buyer In Alberta

Junior Buyer
Junior Buyer

Junior Buyer

Company : Mark's
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Alberta

Full Description

The Junior Buyer designs, develops and executes strategies for one or more product categories, and oversees day to day management of the business. By fully understanding customer needs and operating in a customer-centric manner, they are able to maximize profits and provide a commercially viable assortment. Keeping up to date with market trends, reacting to changes in demand, and collaboration with cross functional teams are key elements of this role.

At Marks we work flexibility embracing ‘Hybrid’ whereby individuals utilize a combination of working at a Marks campus and or virtually in service of outcomes. Determined by managers, decisions around work location will be made based on business and team needs and grounded in a desire to support individual well-being and personal needs. Our goal is to empower teams and individuals to make the right decisions for them, and we expect that to look different for everyone

What you'll do

  • Act as the category subject-matter expert and develop a broad understanding of its relative consumer trends, competitive and market analysis and banner executional nuances and requirements
  • Financial accountability for category performance, to achieve sales, gross margin and invent6ory objectives
  • Collaborate and partner with cross functional teams throughout the business, including but not limited to POD members, Design and Sourcing partners, guiding from analysis through to recommendation
  • Conduct extensive in-season and post season analysis, closely monitoring program performance, identifying opportunities for responsive in-season tactics and informing go-forward strategy
  • Plan, establish, execute & deliver on the full Assortment Plan process
  • Support the end-to-end Product Life Cycle for the owned brand assortment
  • Define and execute seasonal marketing plans for promotional item selection and corresponding offers, to deliver against the plans and financial objectives
  • Partner with the Operations to inform Visual Merchandising strategy and plans, as well as other applicable in-season tactics
  • Support product related content requirements related to Product Knowledge, Digital Channels etc
  • Partake in additional tasks, initiatives and projects as required

What you bring

  • 3+ years category management experience and/or progressive growth in a relevant cross functional role
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute business plans and initiatives that will achieve financial performance and operational targets
  • Strong business acumen skills; demonstrated expertise of retail marketing, consumer trends, and inventory management
  • Absolute commitment to delivering consumer-focused initiatives
  • Leadership skills and presence; highly developed sense of accountability, passion and track record for delivering results
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills; regularly influences and persuades key stakeholders
  • Creative and courageous, with the ability to manage in an environment of change and ambiguity to help us take bold, strategic moves in this rapidly evolving retail environment
  • Action oriented, and comfortable taking calculated risks to better serve our customers and business
  • Outcome focused, critical thinkers with the ability to analyze and visualize, to ensure continuous improvement across our entire business
  • Collaborative team players with superior influencing skills, who build relationships easily across various stakeholder groups to move initiatives forward
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience

About Us

At Marks, we want you to experience an extraordinary career in helping to lead our brand's evolution to be Canada’s number one destination for industrial and casual apparel and footwear. As one of Canada’s leading apparel retailers, and a valued part of the Canadian Tire family of companies, Mark’s stands out for its commitment to comfort, quality and style. Mark’s is a leader in product development, innovation and quality through its assortment of industrial apparel, footwear and accessories, with strong private and exclusive brands. Join us, where there's a place for you here.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to fostering an environment where belonging thrives, and diversity, inclusion and equity are infused into everything we do. We believe in building an organizational culture where people are consistently treated with dignity while respecting individual religion, nationality, gender, race, age, perceived ability, spoken language, sexual orientation, and identification. We are united in our purpose of being here to help make life in Canada better.


We stand firm in our Core Value that inclusion is a must. We welcome and encourage candidates from equity-seeking groups such as people who identify as racialized, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+, women, people with disabilities, and beyond. Should you require any accommodation in applying for this role, or throughout the interview process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to help meet your needs.