Supervisor, Marketing & Advertising
at The North West Company

Date Posted 2019-04-18

Job Description

In your role as the Supervisor, Marketing Advertising at The North West Company (NWC), you will take ownership of our advertising campaigns and manage the planning, trafficking and reporting process to ensure outstanding results. If you excel at being part of an innovative and fast-paced team focused on new and emerging ideas to improve marketing and advertising; then you are the right fit to join our team in Winnipeg.

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information.

Your Role:

• Understand the complexities of NWC pricing methods and ensure that all promotional pricing operates in partnership with these methods;
• Manage and understand the promotional inputs into Power HQ/ AS400 and promotional planning software or templates;
• Provide data updates to Information Services or Pricing departments;
• Manage the creation of product traits and promotion information in Retek for promotional processing;
• Monitor the flow of promotional planning materials, item selection, promotional Advance Ordering process, data deliverables needed for reporting, and scanback processing;
• Ensure the Promotional Coordinators are adequately cross trained to ensure coverage at all times;
• Assist in all promotional planning meetings and monitor the program plans and milestones;
• Improve the accuracy of the flyer processing to reduce errors or changes;
• Collect competitive flyer information for the category teams;
• Troubleshoot flyer delivery in cooperation with supply chain or printer when needed; and
• Monitor the process of collecting pricing from stores and category teams;
• Ensure submissions from the category teams will achieve financial targets or content requirements for promotions;
• Measure and report on promotions and improve performance metrics;
• Independently manage the Managers Price Cut program;
• Manage and update the Marketing and Event Calendar; and
• Compile store trade show rebate information to Finance.

Desired Skills Experience:

• Minimum 2-3 years related retail marketing experience;
• Minimum 2-3 years experience in managing a team;
• Post-secondary education with a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Marketing, or a combination of education and training in a related field;
• Proven organizational, planning, and prioritizing skills;
• Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, and assignments while adhering to very strict timelines;
• Work exceptionally well independently and able to foster collaboration across a diverse team;
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills;
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office;
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills with strong attention to detail;
• Must possess strong customer service skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships within the organization; and
• Must work well in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.


Location: Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB


Reports to: Marketing Manager

You may include your resume and cover letter together as a single document. A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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About Us

Looking for a Rewarding Career Opportunity?

The North West Company (NWC) has a rich enterprising legacy as one of the longest continuing retail enterprises in the world and we can trace our roots back to 1668 with many of our store locations in Northern Canada and Alaska having been in operation for over 200 years. If you’re looking for a new career, consider NWC as we’re proud to offer a broad range of rewarding opportunities that will allow you to develop and contribute to the growth of our organization.

At NWC, our mission is to be a trusted provider of goods and services within hard-to-reach, underserved and less-developed markets throughout Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean. While our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food, we strive to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Our stores include; Northern, North Mart, Giant Tiger junior discount store, AC Value Center and Cost-U-Less, Inc.

Between our Canadian and International Operations, we offer a variety of career opportunities across a geographically diverse area. From our Corporate roles, Distribution, Canadian Retail to International opportunities, we provide challenge and meaningful work, growth and development and competitive pay and benefits packages.

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