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ASSISTANT MERCHANT

 

Kent is the largest retail building supply chain in Atlantic Canada.  Our mission is to be the best source of home improvement products through superior service, quality products and everyday great prices. We protect our customers and staff by hiring and training associates committed to our safety values.


We employ over 3700 people and work hard to increase our market share through strategic investment in training and technology. In addition to our retail stores, we operate truss manufacturing facilities and a wholesale drywall company. We are a member of Independent Lumber Dealers Co-operative which ensures our great product selection and pricing.


The Kent Purchasing Department has an immediate career opportunity available for an Assistant Merchant.


Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Merchant with the day to day operation of the business
  • Provide store associates with service and information
  • Assist in sourcing new products and vendors
  • Assist in negotiating vendor agreements
  • Forecast sales and purchases 
  • Assist in creating flyers 
  • Analysis of product and category performance
  • General administrative duties

Skill Requirements:

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-Starter
  • Driven to achieve results
  • Systematic thinker
  • Energetic & well organized
  • Strong computer skills
  • Innovative
  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Previous experience in the lumber and building materials industry

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

 

Please apply online.  

 

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

To learn more about our products and services, click here

 

  

 

Kent Building Supplies is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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