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Category Assistant, eCommerce

Location BRAMPTON , Ontario , Canada
Category Merchandising
Job Opened April 16th, 2019
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 190002PU
Job Type Full Time

job description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.

Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.

Our leading banners across North America include Hudson�s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Saks OFF 5TH.

We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment

What This Position Is All About:

Reporting to the Category Manager, the Category Assistant is responsible for coordinating and supporting the day to day performance and merchandising of the total category to deliver sales and profit objectives on  Primary contact with Assistant Buyers, Site Merchandising & Marketing teams on execution of business strategies.

Who You Are:

  • Action-oriented with the ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills
  • Customer-focused to meet deadlines 
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and follow-through
  • The willingness and ability to adapt to new business practices 
  • Creative with excellent writing, speaking, and presentation skills
  • Strong aptitude to work within deadlines, both independently and as part of a team
  • Post-secondary degree in Business or related field 
  • Have an understanding of and passion for digital retail landscape
  • Working knowledge of platform systems and site analytics tools (ex: Google Analytics and Adobe Omniture) 
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Power Point) and the ability to quickly learn internal systems, processes and additional software/web-based applications
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Support Category Manager to achieve the sales and margin plans in the given area of business
  • Report and identify opportunities on category performance online 
  • Prepare materials for regular update meetings, including web analytics, updates on sale information, upcoming launches and promotions, corrective actions, etc.
  • Partner with Associate Category Manager and Category Manager to provide site navigation and customer experience recommendations based on analytics
  • Under direction of the Category Manager, help support the conceptualization, prioritization and calendarization of digital editorial for an assigned area of business
  • Populate creative briefs for weekly editorial and vendor boutiques
  • Perform turn-in activities for editorial content
  • Help partner with vendors to bring merchandising vision to life onsite
  • Clearly communicate sample timelines to merchants.  Secure all samples with strict adherence to due dates.  Organize and present all samples to Category Manger for final review.  Tag and pack all samples and ships to studio in NY. Return samples to Merchants if applicable.
  • Work with vendors and buyers to secure vendor assets for category pages, editorial projects, brand shops, & emails. Track assets against creative briefs to ensure all are delivered complete and on time.  
  • Support key milestone meetings such as Quarterly Strategy Meeting and Digital Turn-In by making copies of meeting documents.  Take accurate notes and publish to the group as warranted.  Follow-up as needed on outstanding issues
  • 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, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
  • An amazing employee discount

You also have:

As the Category Assistant, you will:

Your Life and Career at HBC:

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.


HBC 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, HBC 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.


HBC 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.

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