Job Details

Vendor Analyst, MMG

CategoryThe Bay Buying
Job OpenedMay 18th, 2022
EducationBachelor's Degree
Job Number22000206
Job TypeFull-Time

job description

About The Bay:

As North America’s oldest startup and Canada’s purpose-driven digital marketplace, The Bay is on a high-growth mission to rewrite the rules of retail to help Canadians live a colourful life. If you believe in the power of our iconic brand and thrive on problem solving at scale, we want you to join our team.

At The Bay, smart, high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value ambitious work and great ideas grounded in data and insights. We are looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment, embrace change and are looking to make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.

We are building a digital-first company and brand for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to reach our potential. We strongly encourage applications from everyone to come and join a winning team that supports diverse thinking and demonstrates innovation, energy, creativity and vision every day.

Day in the Life:


The Vendor Analyst provides analytical support to ensure in stock of merchandise -- “right quantity and right place” – and contribute to overall departmental financial objectives. 

 What You Will Do:

  • Manage Vendor Relationships
    • Work closely with the vendor ensuring the vendor strategy for regular business, launches, gwp and holiday boost as applicable/needed
    • Have weekly communication with the vendor to ensure the level of stock and react when needed.  Review any opportunity and upcoming promotions.
    • Provide the vendor with any analysis needed for the business (BIS)
    • Work with vendor and prepare & review allocation for all promotions
  • Analyze of flow product, purchase orders, sales, etc. in order to improve replenishment allocations
  • Develop strategies relating to flow of product
  • Adhere to business processes related to the position and offer suggestions for improvement where possible including analysis of store and sku productivity and any +/- recommendations.
  • Partner with Buyer to develop assortment plan, reconciling top down / bottom up financial plans across all categories
  • Partner with Buyer to execute merchandise financial plan
  • Own post-season analysis and drafts learnings with Buyer
  •  Review items exceptions with Buyer
  • Co-own in-season course correction
  • Partner with Buyer to manage store returns
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


What You Will Need:


  • Post-Secondary education in Business or a related field of study; or equivalent
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in retail analysis and/or merchant support preferred
  • Business Skills
    • Financial Acumen – understanding how the factors impact profit and turnover
    • Analysis and Decision Making – Identify problems/opportunities, generate timely solutions, and timely decisions, evaluate risk and financial implications
    • Good knowledge of supply and inventory management
  • Technical Skills
    • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel)
    • Ability to learn and master technology/systems quickly and thoroughly
  • Communication Skills
    • Answering E-mails daily and accurately
    • Thorough communication with all departments in the division: Buying, Planning, Marketing
    • Providing accurate, concise and up to date information to Manager/Leader professionally
    • Communicate information throughout the division
  • Organizational Skills
    • Coming to meetings prepared and on time
    • Recording accurate notes during meetings
  • Motivational Skills
    • Focus energy on getting things done
    • Focus energy on taking initiative
    • Offer solutions to issues
    • Working as part of a team by forming partnerships with appropriate internal and external resources and accomplishes goals using these relationships
    • A willingness to initiate change as the company grows in order to streamline processes, improve efficiency and facilitate the growth of the company
  • Professional Behavior and Work Ethic
    • Arriving to work on time
    • Arriving to meetings on time
    • Demonstrating respect towards your Manager/Leader
    • Demonstrating respect towards your team members


 Your Life and Career at THE BAY: 

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities. 
  • A culture that promotes wellness through a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance 
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental). 
  • An amazing employee discount 



Thank you for your interest In The Bay. We look forward to reviewing your application.


The Bay provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Bay complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


The Bay welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.