Buyer, Menswear

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.
 

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch the lives of 30 million Canadians every month!

 

Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at www.allinforequity.ca.

 

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.
 

Are you up for the challenge and the fun?  If so, consider the following opportunity!

 

Todays Shopping Choice is a leading interactive, multi-channel retailer, offering a vast assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. As one of Canada's most innovative and diversified retailers, The Shopping Channel incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry leaders to provide a unique shopping experience, where customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewellery, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics.


Your primary responsibility will be to develop a clear strategy for your area of responsibility that is aligned to the overall business strategy in conjunction with an executable business plan. You will utilize your well-developed skills to work with your established vendor relationships, and work to develop and nurture new relationships, and all internal departments, to ensure that your strategies are executed. You will ensure that you are constantly ahead of all marketplace trends and innovations so that your items demonstrate obvious value and that they reflect the company's vision of a "Customer First Attitude".


What you will do...

  • Use your experience and vendor network, to develop and execute of the assigned categories strategy
  • Align with Director, Merchandising to develop programs and strategies to meet or exceed all KPI’s (i.e. sales, gross profit, inventory and including launching new sub-categories and brands)
  • Work closely with the all key stakeholders (Associate Buyer, Merchandise Assistant, Merchandise Programmer, Digital Merchant and Show Execution Coordinator etc…) to flawlessly execute shows
  • Watch and monitor shows to maximize sales performance (including shows outside of regular business hours)
  • Build assortments that focus on product excellence and fulfill TSC’s overall strategy to provide meaningful value to our Customers.
  • Provide guidance and training to help develop the skill set of the Associate Buyers and Merchandise Assistants
  • Ensure all programs uphold the high standards set out in TSC's "Customer First Attitude" program.
  • Initiate and plan marketing and promotional calendar for the Department by working closely with Web, Marketing and
  • Promotions teams on an ongoing basis; plan and execute promotional/marketing calendar to ensure support for new brands, new items and initiatives.
  • Monitor all Canadian competitor/marketplace activity to ensure that TSC is at the forefront of all new trends and/or innovations. Be aware of QVC/HSN/Evine and other appropriate omni channel retailers.
  • Negotiate Vendor Agreements to ensure that TSC’s standard Terms and Conditions are met.
  • Manage product life cycles and inventory management to ensure that all key performance indicators are met.
  • Adhere to all applicable Health and Safety Regulations, legislatively mandated and as outlined in the company policy.
  • Other duties as required


What you will bring...

  • Post-Secondary Education.
  • 5+ years Buying/Business Development/Product Development – previous experience in menswear would be considered an asset.
  • Specific experience developing Private Label programs within the Category would be an asset.
  • Proven success in the Development and Implementation of new Business Strategies and Initiatives.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with considerable autonomy
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Must have excellent organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Advanced experience with budget processes and strong knowledge of financial systems.
  • Technical skills- proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Build and maintain effective relationships
  • Change Management Leadership: understand of the dynamics of change management and how to foster buy-in across the team
  • Team Leadership: strong understanding of team building and ability to foster credibility as a leader by acting as a role model and inspire others to high levels of performance.
  • Sound analytical and problem solving skills with an ability to understand broad complex business issues
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, coupled with exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills to gain buy in and build consensus across the organization
  • 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”  
  • 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 

 

As a condition of hire, all new employees will be required to provide proof of vaccinations against COVID 19. Any request for an exception under Human Rights legislation must be supported by evidence to be considered by Rogers on a case by case basis.

 

Please click here to review conditions that may qualify for medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

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: Administration & Merchandise Administration
Requisition ID: 252614
 
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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