My background was at large, national advertising agencies. Here at Safeway I've broadened the scope of my responsibilities, managing all broadcast projects across the country, including media and budget planning. The work is challenging, detailed and always exciting. One of the definite advantages is working with people from so many different backgrounds bringing their unique strengths together. It is far more than just a grocery chain. Safeway is an innovative, forward-looking company that is always updating the shopping experience.
Joe Broadcast Advertising Manager Safeway Division
Become Part of Our Coporate Team
This is an exciting time to join Safeway Operations. As a company with over 29,000 employees, we are continually expanding the wide range of opportunities we offer to help our teams build and advance their careers. From Marketing to Finance, from IT to Operations, from Human Resources to Quality Control, Safeway is where your career accelerates. We have Corporate offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Vancouver.
Safeway provides its employees with the knowledge base and skill set to succeed personally and professionally, encouraging them to maximize their potential through diversity network groups, succession planning and ongoing development opportunities.
Safeway's commitment to diversity and inclusion is a longstanding, core element of our company philosophy.
Effective, efficient and with a strong eye for detail, the Accounting staff at Safeway handles all accounts receivable and accounts payable functions across Safeway Operations.
You will be relied on to process payroll, check authorizations, billing, accounts payable and receivable, and all general accounting functions.
The clerical and administrative teams play a key role in the success of our company. They provide the resources and support to management of all levels and are vital for our departments to continually achieve high-quality results.
We offer a number of great opportunities for individuals to build a solid career as an Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant and Clerical Support Professional. Often referred to as the"glue" to the organization, our administrative teams play a key role in the continued success of Safeway.
Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) supports the Safeway Merchandising, Consumer Brands and Supply Chain organizations by providing consumer-based strategic and core business analyses to drive business decisions that maximize shareholder value.
These analyses often focus on specific category performance measurements incorporating financial and non-financial metrics such as market share, household penetration and basket size. Responsibilities also include annual and periodic planning, forecasting, and reporting.
Human Resources is the growing, fast-paced center of talent acquisition, employee/leadership development, compensation, benefits, talent management, and other HR Services.
With an eye for potential talent, the department selects, trains and advances our employees to ensure success in their business unit. Along with helping employees achieve their career goals, the team is also an instrumental force in facilitating strategic and organizational change. Safeway offers a wide range of opportunities for individuals to join and advance their careers within our Human Resources Department.
The Information Technology (IT) department offers state-of-the art, enterprise-wide solutions to ensure that the right information is available to the right people at the right times.
The Safeway IT department supports the business objectives of increasing sales, reducing costs and providing superior customer service.
Legal / Public Affairs / Government Relations
Corporate Legal attorneys are responsible, either directly or through the supervision of retained outside law firms, for protecting the company's legal interests and advising management in regard to a wide range of laws and legal subject areas.
The Consumer Marketing, Advertising and Marketing Strategies Department focuses on developing a deep understanding of consumer behavior to drive brand strategy and marketing execution.
The team works in disciplines including project management, account services, consumer segmentation, analysis and research, strategic brand planning and media strategy. The department has consistently delivered consumer-centric brand strategies that resonate with consumers and further differentiate Safeway from its competitors. We continually offer a number of competitive opportunities for individuals to join this exciting, fast-paced department.
Merchandising - Non-Perishables
The non-perishable consumer demand groups are in charge of determining item mix within a category, and how a category will be promoted. Our decisions are based on a consumer centric model, determining how we merchandise our stores and the items chosen for promotion. Non-perishable business groups includes the following business units:
Home Care/General Merchandise
Merchandising - Perishables
Our perishable merchandising groups hone in on the needs and wants of our customers. Their research provides us with the insight necessary to make innovations that reflect the changing dynamics of our markets. Perishable merchandising groups also determine the item mix within their business units and strategize promotional tools and tactics for given categories. Such business units include:
Bakery/Deli/Food Service/Starbucks/Tim Hortons
Consumer Brands operates as the leaders of our extensive portfolio of world class brands with the Safeway organization. Some of our key focus areas are innovation, product development, brand management and category development. We are a group that unites the best of retail with the best of Consumer Packaged Goods to create proprietary products and brands for our shoppers with the goals of building loyalty and showing value to our shoppers.
Quality Assurance / Food Science
Safeway differentiates itself from competitors by providing the highest quality products to its customers at the best price available.
To maintain our competitive advantage, we rely on the support of our Quality Assurance & Consumer Protection team to implement key company initiatives. Their work ensures that our products are safe, wholesome, accurately measured, properly labeled and correctly priced. The QACP team also works closely with many other Safeway divisions, including internal and external manufacturing, field operations, procurement, product development, distribution and marketing, as well as our retail stores.
Our Retail Operations department connects our corporate headquarters to our retail stores.
The department serves as the source of most corporate communication to our in-store employees, while also brainstorming and implementing the measures that keep our company in the forefront of the retail grocery sector. Typically working three to five years ahead of the company, the Retail Operations department focuses on "big picture" goals - increasing the efficiency of our company and keeping our customers happy and returning to our stores. The team also plays an active role researching, organizing and preparing materials for the Senior Management Meetings, Division President Meetings, annual Store Manager Meetings and the annual Investor Conference.
Supply Chain / Strategic Sourcing
The Supply Chain team touches every part of our business, ensuring that products move promptly from our suppliers, manufacturing plants, distribution Centre and retail stores.
With responsibilities including the sourcing, procurement and coordination of deliveries, this group is the driving force of managing a product's lifecycle. If you want to advance your skills in strategic sourcing, the art of negotiation, demand planning, inventory management and supply planning, a position on our Supply Chain team may be just the challenge that you are looking for.