Careers - HBC Merchandising Senior Manager — Foster's Supermarket
Careers – HBC Merchandising Senior Manager

HBC Merchandising Senior Manager

Foster's Food Fair Ltd.

Job Title: HBC Merchandising Senior Manager
Department: Merchandising- Health and Beauty Care (HBC)
Reports To: Operations Manager and/or Managing Director

Job Summary – The position is responsible for effectively planning, organizing, leading, coordinating and optimizing the materials and human resources in the assigned department.  The position must manage: Daily operations, Department Manager development and customer satisfaction of the Department. The position must ensure variety and high-quality products appealingly displayed to maximize the sales and profits of the department while maintaining great customer service.

Job Duties

  1. Responsible for gross profit & sales budgets as set forth by the company.  
  2. Responsible for maintaining proper warehouse days on hand per company standards.  
  3. Responsible for training & development of department managers and associates in the assigned department(s) and of Buyers in the Purchasing Department.  
  4. Responsible for product selection and ensuring proper product mix is maintained to maximize sales & profit.  
  5. Responsible for overseeing the Purchasing Department and communicating with other Department Senior Mangers. 
  6. Negotiate pricing with suppliers to acquire increased distribution of product in the market. 
  7. Communicate and implement manufacture price changes and communicate with stores. 
  8. Identify and analyze purchasing opportunities – new supplier, new products, and new distribution through liaising with Buyers and suppliers.  
  9. Responsible for accurate recordkeeping and timely submission of reports as required.  
  10. Responsible for monitoring turn buying of all assigned departments.  
  11. Responsible for reviewing and acting on quarterly inventory results performed by external auditing.  
  12. Ability to implement category management as it applies to movement and shelf allocation.  
  13. Ability to properly utilize shelf space and merchandise to maximize sales and profits.  
  14. Ability to write weekly and monthly ads for assigned department to increase sales within department parameters.  
  15. Asset Management – Manage Buyers in achieving days on hand targets as agreed upon and set out within company policy.  
  16. Participate in the conduct of recruitment selection, training, performance appraisal, and employee development according to company policies and procedures.  
  17. Manage and maintain strict compliance with company health and safety programs including sanitation, risk management and asset management programs.  
  18. Assist with development, implementation and updating Department policy and procedure manuals.  
  19. Set and monitor department goals.  
  20. Demonstrate excellent leadership abilities and decision making skills for a team of staff.


  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.  
  • Proven knowledge and experience in using Microsoft Office systems and other industry related programs at an intermediate to high skill level. 
  • Positive interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work varied hours/days as store or department dictates 
  • Ability to make decisions and provide direction. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Industry knowledge of product & processes in the specific departments.  
  • Successful 10-15 years managerial experience in retail operations or related field. 
  • Proven knowledge in specialty and organic items preferred 
  • Verified proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required.

When starting with Foster’s Food Fair, Ltd. as a Department Senior Manager, you’ll start earning between $75,000.00 and $85,000.00 annually, based on experience. As you progress with the company within this role, opportunities for a pay increase will be determined through annual evaluations.

Application Submission Deadline: June 3rd, 2021.