Buyer, Home

Today's Shopping Choice (TSC) is both a retailer and a media company, operating a daily live TV home shopping service (available in 10 million households, nationally) and a robust e-commerce storefront (tsc.ca). TSC is poised for exponential growth. As shoppers' behaviours change and the retail industry transforms quickly to adapt, TSC finds itself at the sweet spot of opportunity and ability to change. The desire to shop more easily from home combined with the rise in new  models of  video consumption across digital platforms, presents TSC's unique "story-selling" assets and expertise with a bright future forward.

 

We diligently operate the core business that is, but show up everyday to enthusiastically build the  business that it can be. We are smart, brave, and ambitious. We believe in our growth and work together with a sense of purpose and urgency.

We're building a super star team.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and transformational Merchandising and Revenue Team as a category Buyer. As we continue to operate our core business while also expanding our foray into new strategies for growth, this role will support our existing retail models while also supporting our rapid transformation to the new. In this role, you will be the subject matter expert on your category. You will leverage on customer insights, channel performance, financial considerations, technology and platform capabilities - to adapt and inform your recommendations. You will be responsible for identifying business opportunities, evaluating various partnerships and external considerations, understanding digital marketplace models and driving a Merchandise strategy in your category.

This is an unique opportunity to be at the centre of TSC's bold strategy to transform, and to do it in such  as way that we build upon our TV home shopping roots, observe our future with fresh eyes, innovate courageously, and unequivocally deliver an engaging consumer offering with products that they consider "worth buying".

What you will do...

  • Oversee omni-channel Home sourcing and purchasing
  • Align with Director, Merchandising and / or buying manager to develop and strategies to meet or exceed all KPI’s (i.e. sales, gross profit) 
  • Drive the overall performance of you category, establishing and consistently communicating merchandising department objectives in support of TSC’s overarching merchandising strategy and channel specific strategies 
  • Partner with Merchandise Planning to profitably execute sales and inventory targets. This person will define and develop assortment growth opportunities in alignment with business objectives.
  • Make purchasing decisions including product availability, market trends, alignment with  strategies and financial targets, as well as leverage insights from peers in Trend, Marketing, Digital and Data team
  • Maintain merchandise vendor negotiations and relationships and gain a thorough understanding of partners who can add additional value to our offering (ie. marketing support, celebrity associations, PR opportunities ... etc.)
  • Vendor negotiations, protect TSC’s interest while establishing TSC as a tough but fair partner
  • Establish and manage product life cycles and inventory management to meet all KPIs
  • OTB management with Merchandising planning partner 
  • Align with Buying Director / Buying Manager, Merchandise Planning and Marketing team on promotion strategy and execution
  • Clarity on workflow and process to ensure timing communication of relevant information, samples procurement, and POs to cross functional teams to maximize team efficiency. 
  • Consistently keeping abreast of competitive marketplace from shopping network to multi-category retailers, DTC brands and beyond
  • Other duties as required

Live Broadcast channel (core business):

  • Develop and execute merchandise strategies for Live Broadcast channel
  • Track Financial KPls (Demand Sales, Gross Margins, Inventory)
  • Work collaboratively with the programming team to optimize live show approach, product selection, efficiency, and effectiveness at all times
  • Garner feedback from programming team, planning team to finetune product mix and depth

Digital channel (growth business):

  • Set strategy with digital merchandising team on categorization and attributes.
  • Partner and garner feedback from digital merchandising team on product assortment choice and presentation
  • Leverage digital data to inform assortment and brand choice. 

Leadership:

  • Provide ongoing coaching and development with direct reports
  • Succession planning
  • Perform individual team member annual performance reviews 
  • Follow up and action plans that emerge from performance reviews

What you will bring...

  • Expert knowledge in Canadian retail market
  • Previous Retail merchandise experience with demonstrated financial acumen 
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and collaboration skills with both internal and external clients
  • Equal ability to think and do; proactive
  • Well-developed negotiation and vendor relationship skills
  • Innovative and strong creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with considerable autonomy
  • Results orientated and track record of overachieving
  • Excellent organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Flexibility in hours of work to ensure requirements of team and business are met
  • Passionate, hard-working, dedicated, innovative and forward thinking

Here’s what you can expect in return:

  • A competitive salary and benefits that include access to our Employee Share Accumulation Program, Retirement Benefits and a variety of other perks including 50% off Rogers services and Blue Jays tickets
  • A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at Rogers
  • A team that trusts and wants to win together
  • Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how” 
  • Flexibility to work from home even after the pandemic ends 
  • Your choice of hardware and software (iPhone or Android/Mac or PC etc.) 
  • As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently
 
What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 59 Ambassador Dr (096), Mississauga, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Retail (Store Management / Corporate) & Merchandising
Requisition ID: 237334
 
Posting Notes:  Rogers Sports & Media 

 

 

 

Location: 

Mississauga, ON, CA

Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:

· Health & well-being benefits
· Donation matching
· Paid time off for volunteering
· Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
· Generous employee discounts
· Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

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