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Assistant Buyer

Dollarama

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted June 4, 2021.

Dollarama is Canada’s leading national operator of dollar discount stores and has grown to become a Canadian success story.

Dollarama employs approximately 20,000 retail employees, including full-time, part-time, and temporary employees.

In addition, Dollarama employs approximately 350 head office employees housed in an eco-friendly headquarters located in Montreal, with annual sales of more than 3 billion dollars.

Dollarama is committed to meeting and exceeding its customers’ needs through providing a comfortable and convenient shopping experience with the right merchandise at an affordable price that will keep its customers coming back.

Position Summary Reporting to the Buyer, the Assistant Buyer will be accountable in assisting, maintaining and developing the assigned product categories.

The person will gather and analyze information for merchandising plans, improve product offerings, prepare various reports and maintain relationships with vendors.

Key Accountabilities Identify new opportunities, such as new items presented by key vendors, sourcing items from other retailers, analyzing the market in identifying retail opportunities, and maximizing trends; Maintain and analyze product categories and ensure the correct cost; Visit competing retailers and identify product and retail pricing opportunities; Identify and propose new product selection by spending time in our stores; Find new suppliers by attending Trade Shows in Asia; Understand vendors’ strengths and weaknesses to limit risk; Ensure the quality of goods through supervision of approval samples; Assist in the completion and tracking of purchase orders; and Attend buyer meetings, seasonal presentations and travel with the Buyer as needed.

International travel is expected in this role, pending COVID-19 restrictions Job Requirements Diploma, DEC or AEC in Supply Chain or relevant field; Two (2) to five (5) years of buying experience in the retail or import industry; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with a keen attention to detail; Strong decision-making skills with the ability to handle tight deadlines and many competing priorities; Ability to work in a fast-paced and high volume environment; Strong communication and collaboration skills with ability to build working relationships; Knowledge of MS Office is required with proven Excel ability; Knowledge of SAP, an asset; Flexible and available to travel when necessary; and Bilingual (English and French).

If you are excited by the opportunity to join a dynamic team and work for a highly successful and growing Canadian company, please apply online.

We thank all candidates for their interest.

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.