Director Replenishment Atlantic and Demand Planning


Job Details

Requisition ID: 182300

Career Group: Corporate Office Careers

Job Category: Replenishment Grocery – Atlantic

Travel Requirements: 0 – 10%

Job Type: Full-Time

Country: Canada (CA)

Province: Ontario; Alberta; Nova Scotia; Québec

City: Mississauga, Calgary, Stellarton, Montréal

Location: Tahoe Office, Calgary Office, Foord St. Office, Bureau de Montréal-Nord

Postal Code:

About Us

Our family of 131,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.

A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.

Position Overview

Ready to Make an impact? This is a contract position covering a Maternity Leave that will start July, 2024 for 14-months. Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

  1. Lead replenishment team for the Atlantic region
  2. Lead a high performance Grocery replenishment team that is focused on service levels, inventory turns and RSC shrink
  3. Oversee vendor performance with respect to order-fill (service levels) and on-time delivery to the RSCs
  4. Set Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure success and define targets
  5. Work with the Vendors, Category Management and Sobeys RSCs and Logistic teams to maximize performance and meet targets
  6. Provide leadership and guidance to the replenishment team in the development and management of best-practice inventory management processes that will meet or exceed benchmarks for customer order-fill, freshness and inventory turns
  7. Manage overstock and coordinate its sell through to the stores to minimize RSC shrink
  8. Partner with Lawton’s merchandising team and RSCs to address service level recovery

Ensure that the replenishment team meets budget financial targets and contributes to the region thought leadership on replenishment strategies. Identify and communicate business development opportunities to vendors and category managers, including: freight management, new/emerging products, extension of seasonal availabilities, new sourcing geographies.


What you have to offer:

  1. An Undergraduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  2. Extensive experience in the retail grocery business, specifically category management, logistics, and/or store operations
  3. Experience working in replenishment, including inventory leadership roles


We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.


Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process. While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged. We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.