Buyer, Equipment and Store Layout

Buyer, Equipment and Store Layout


Job Position: Buyer, Equipment and Store Layout

Company: Rona

Expected salary:

Location: Boucherville, QC – Faro, YT

Buyer, Equipment and Store Layout Job Details:


Please note that:

  • Our Hybrid Workplace Policy establishes that associates need to have a reliable transportation to and from our corporate head office located in Boucherville (Quebec), to come to the office on a regular basis.
  • We require all our head office associates to be proficient in French, spoken and written.

At RONA, over 26,000 employees let their passion blossom every day. Our teams are driven by the desire to help people bring their projects to life and are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.

We operate or service some 450 corporate and affiliated dealer stores. With a distinctive product and service offering and complementary store formats ranging from neighbourhood hardware stores to big box stores, our RONA, Lowe’s, Reno-Depot, and Dick’s Lumber banners are always looking for dedicated employees to help meet the needs of all DIYers and contractors.

You’ve got the talent? We’ve got the tools! Here, your work and ideas will contribute to building a flourishing organization. Your voice will always be heard and valued. You’ll find career opportunities that live up to your ambitions and be able to further develop your unique set of skills.

So if you’re looking to do what you love, we could be perfect for each other.

Our expectations

Our team takes care of the purchase of the products and equipment necessary for the layout and maintenance of our Rona, Reno-Depot and Lowe’s stores.

Your involvement in this role includes development, preparation of cost estimates, and deployment to our stores across Canada.

The impact of your team makes it much easier to execute our projects. You must have very strong coordination, communication, and project management skills.

We are pleased to mention that this team is very positive and dynamic while approaching its projects with great enthusiasm.

Your role

  • Determine equipment needs based on demand for openings, renovations or category reviews
  • Work in collaboration with the merchandiser and/or supplier for the development of new unique and innovative equipment
  • Develop prototypes to perform tests at CPOG to validate equipment compliance and safety
  • Work in collaboration with the planography teams, plan to ensure that the equipment developed or purchased is adequate for the different store formats
  • Work in collaboration with the Marketing team to ensure that the equipment and display developed are compatible
  • Work collaboratively with the Reset team to ensure that deadlines are met and that all work steps are validated.
  • Establish budgets based on solicitations received from suppliers.
  • Negotiate with manufacturers and suppliers in order to obtain the best market conditions taking into account volume, quality and delivery times
  • Act as RONA Inc.’s main representative to manufacturers and suppliers
  • Present budgets to the Merchandising Directors of the impacted categories.
  • Work in collaboration with other support teams (Mktg, IT, Execution, etc.) to obtain total project costs in order to prepare the budget authorization request.
  • Confirm budget forecasts as projects progress.
  • Confirm that invoices are all received and paid in order to close the project budget.
  • Responsible for all stages of production: development, prototype approval, equipment counting, PO production, schedule, distribution, delivery and installation in store.
  • Place the POs of all ordered equipment, send them to suppliers and confirm the delivery date
  • Ensure quality control of equipment with suppliers to ensure that it complies with established standards
  • Work in collaboration with the planographic team to establish the list of equipment to be ordered according to the planograms and the warehouse assignment and analyze the results to create the count of equipment to be ordered.
  • Develop in-store installation guides to facilitate in-store installation.
  • Ensure that the new equipment developed is updated in the price list as well as in the supplier catalog.
  • Research and identify areas for improvement in existing processes as well as ensure that existing equipment is the most efficient to meet the needs of the company.
  • Research new products and suppliers to stay on top of new equipment trends and standards

The qualifications we are looking for

  • Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of computer software (e.g., Excel and Word)
  • Ability to communicate with suppliers
  • Client-driven approach
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Capacité de respecter les échéanciers
  • Capacité de travailler sur plusieurs projets à la fois
  • Connaissance du domaine des équipements et des fournitures, un atout
  • Expérience en magasin, un atout important
  • Our Hybrid Workplace Policy establishes that associates need to have a reliable transportation to and from our corporate head office located in Boucherville (Quebec), to come to the office on a regular basis.
  • We require all our head office associates to be proficient in French, spoken and written.

By joining the RONA family, you’ll enjoy many benefits, such as:

  • A fitness centre, sports activities, and showers
  • A childcare centre that can accommodate up to 78 children
  • A cafeteria with a delicious menu prepared by a dedicated chef, healthy options, as well as FARO Roasting Houses and Tim Hortons coffee stations
  • Exclusive employee discounts, plus a 10% discount on store merchandise (at all RONA Inc. locations)
  • Benefits: retirement savings plan, annual bonuses, student incentive program, etc.
  • Electric car charging stations
  • Career growth opportunities within the company
  • An inclusive and safe working environment
  • Promotion of work-life balance
  • An employer that’s involved in the community
  • And much more!

The masculine generic is used without discrimination and only in order to simplify the text. RONA is committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.

How to Apply?

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