Category Assistant

  • Category
    Office, clerical & administrative - Buyer / Purchasing
  • Job type
  • Location
    North York, Ontario

Adecco is currently looking for a Category Assistant in North York, ON. Our client is Canada's largest food and pharmacy retailer and they require a subject expert to assist with the general administration and management of categories and suppliers. This is a temporary to permanent opportunity working Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm with a pay rate of $21/hr + 4% vacation pay.

Category Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the data for the flyers and all supporting documents, data retrieval and analysis for planograms, reviews and supplier meetings
  • Enter, maintain and monitor all critical information including key sales and financial data to prepare and analyze weekly sales reports
  • Complete all required forms including product information form and vendor profile form to ensure all required documentation is complete and accurate
  • Enter, maintain and monitor all critical products listing information to ensure details are accurate and updated as necessary
  • Prepare and submit worksheets for flyers, various merchandising plans and seasonal spreadsheets to include accurate estimates, sales, deal and retail information
  • Proof and edit flyer and other seasonal marketing initiatives to ensure accuracy and make adjustments as required
  • Provide support to Marketing Call Centre to resolve issues or concerns in a timely and efficient manner
  • Prepare and distribute communications for stores to ensure category information or updates are provided in a timely manner
  • Monitor and liaise with relevant departments including, Planogram, Logistics, Inventory and Promotions to resolve issues or concerns in an efficient and timely manner
  • Gather and compile data/info from multiple vendors to prepare worksheets for submission for all seasonal/food programs
Category Assistant Qualifications:
  • Advanced level of initiative and judgment in order to organize and prioritize tasks, workload and projects
  • Courtesy, tact and diplomacy are required in dealing with colleagues in every day working relationships
  • Require an understanding of interrelated work processes to be able to adapt to differing assignments
  • Provide routine information to coordinate the assignments and work procedures of others
  • Professional manner, tact, diplomacy and discretion in dealing with vendors and colleagues including senior management
  • Draw on a number of known options to solve problems and to develop improvements
  • Computer skills to produce effective spreadsheets, reports, documents, and presentations, as required
  • Database management
  • Adaptable to set and prioritize work with varying exceptions
  • Able to work with diverse personalities and styles
  • Communicate with clarity, verbally and in one on one or group situations, or over the telephone
  • Communicate well in writing by composing clear documents; facility with editing and/or proofreading is required
  • Knowledge of category management and merchandising practices and principles
Why Work for Adecco?
  • Great pay + 4% vacation pay
  • Paid weekly & accurate and on time
  • Medical and dental benefits once qualified
  • Strong health and safety programs
  • Flexible shifts
  • Generous referral bonuses
  • Free training programs
If you are interested in this Category Assistant position in North York, ON, please click "Apply" now or call our GTA East office at 416-296-0822 to learn more!


  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number CA_EN_1_026659_12312099

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Adecco’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants will need to make their needs known in advance to their Adecco representative.

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