While our stores across Canada are the public face of Lowe's, what's behind it is just as important. Supporting our retail and distribution operations is an entire team of dedicated and driven corporate professionals. Consistently ranked among the most admired and successful companies, Lowe's offers a wide variety of professional career opportunities within our Customer Support Centre in Toronto.
Our Canadian Merchandising team drives the overall success of Lowe's by exploring new ways to bring customers the best home improvement products available at the most affordable prices. Combining strategic planning, an analytical orientation, a collaborative style and innovative problem solving skills, our Merchandising professionals determine which products to carry that will appeal the most to our current customers, as well as help attract new shoppers to our stores.
The Lowe's appeal to consumers is built upon the solid relationships and trust we have with our customers. But before they enter our stores, our message of exceptional selection and service needs to be clearly and effectively communicated to consumers. This is achieved through world-class Consumer & Product Marketing, and Trend Forecasting & Design. From original strategic thinking to the development of engaging marketing plans and programs, our Marketing department is responsible for building and strengthening the Lowe's brand as the leader in the Canadian home improvement marketplace.
As a business, our success hinges on properly defining, analyzing and allocating financial resources to accomplish our mission of providing exceptional service and consistent performance. Our Finance team is involved in affect every aspect of our organization, from our corporate offices to our numerous retail and distribution locations, and from Senior Management to our thousands of valued employees and stakeholders.
Lowe's has long recognized the importance of technology to maximize our competitiveness in the retail marketplace. That's why we continually invest in the very best hardware, software, telecommunications, and application development tools. But ultimately, the effectiveness of all this technology comes down to the knowledge and capabilities of our I.T. professionals.
At Lowe's we are dedicated to helping talented and committed individuals build rewarding careers. Nowhere is this dedication more readily apparent than within our Human Resources department. From attracting the very best talent and providing a smooth transition into our culture of excellence, to offering all of the information, resources and support our people need to achieve their full potential, our Human Resources team is vital in assembling and retaining our world-class customer-focused family of employees.
With millions of square feet of products in our distribution centre and stores throughout Canada, keeping everything organized and moving is no easy task. That's where our supply chain plays a leading role. As a respected FORTUNE 500® company, Lowe's has one of the most efficient and effective supply chain operations in the industry. It's a complex and challenging area, but our supply chain professionals have limitless opportunities to make the most of their strong organizational, analytical and strategic thinking skills.
There are Lowe's retail locations nationwide, and in every single one of them, our customers and employees know exactly what to expect. Our ability to deliver exceptional service, consistency and value is a testament to the skills and energy of the professionals within our Merchandising & Store Operations Support Organization. Constantly working to streamline processes and systems while providing training and guidance to our Merchandising and Store operations teams, these professionals enable us to provide the best shopping experience in the home improvement industry.