Sysco Market Director Merchandising - Corporate - US in Skokie, Illinois
US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC
Minimum Level of Education:
Minimum Years of Experience:
Up to 25%
Responsible for market-level performance, leading the management of the market merchandising team, which includes but is not limited to: customer order fulfillment improvement, inventory management with intent to maintain lowest possible DSO, merchandising activities that enhance profitability (realized equity, earned income and overall gross margin), support sales growth, logistics, assist in achieving warehouse operations efficiencies as it relates to inbound product, management and directing/ developing merchandising staff.
Leading and managing implementation and execution of merchandising capabilities and processes across multiple Operating Companies to drive Market-Level goals. Oversee Market-level product assortment and adoption of the national, market and local assortment to meet gross profit expectations and sales targets. Support execution of corporate category growth initiatives and provide field feedback to Corporate.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead a large team (10+) of market planners and market analysts to achieve team goals. Responsible for
Training, developing, managing, and supporting all direct reports to ensure consistency, accuracy, and timeliness of all work products.
Identify and develop top talent within the organization through utilization of Sysco’s established Talent Management programs
Lead in the interviewing and staffing of the team
Conduct comprehensive performance reviews with each associate per Sysco standards
Responsible for market-level inventory metrics and service goals through reporting and collaboration with Opco teams.
Oversee market-level realized equity, earned income and product mix including item equity management and market cost utilization
Manage the steady-state execution of supplier, corporate and Market Merchandising initiatives
Provide necessary feedback to the operating company (OpCo) and corporate teams for action or alignment
Direct Market merchandising and supplier resources
Drive Market results based on operation company (OpCo) needs and support corporate initiatives
Collaborate with operation company (OpCo) within the market to achieve strategic product assortment.
Sponsor supplier and broker engagement for best results in category case conversion and sales growth
Support engagement with all Sysco Specialty Companies including Sysco Specialty Meat Companies, Supplies On The Fly, European Imports and FreshPoint
Collaborate, support and facilitate available resource management in conjunction with Replenishment Services Managers
5+ years of management/professional experience required (7+ years preferred).
Significant category management experience, merchandising and/or operations experience within a retail, wholesale or distribution environment preferred.
3+ years of demonstrated success in leading people or projects (or combination of both) required
Experience in leading virtual teams preferred
Strong written & verbal communications skills required
Strong excel skills preferred
Ability to manage & implement innovative strategies to maximize sales & gross profit potential while driving customer loyalty & MA engagement
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of degree sufficient to successfully perform essential job functions required.
Master’s degree a plus.
Ability to influence and lead virtual teams
Ability to build high performing teams and enable best practice sharing and support culture
Ability to motivate high-performing teams & enable a culture of best practices
Ability to manage conflict and reach quick resolution with facts and dialogue
Ability to work cross-functionally and build relationships across the organization/enterprise
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals of different backgrounds
Collaborative change leader who uses multiple influencing styles to drive change
Analytical thinker who can draw sound business conclusions based on a strong fact base
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Encourage associate engagement/talent development
NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and the level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Candidates who start work in the months of May, June, July, August and September 2021 may be eligible for medical and prescription drug plan coverage effective on their date of hire*. Standard eligibility rules and timelines apply to all other Sysco benefits, including additional healthcare benefits options, retirement benefits, vacation, and paid sick leave. Please visit https://syscobenefits.com/careers to view additional benefits information. *Exceptions/exclusions may apply
HOW WE PROTECT OUR ASSOCIATES
Personal protective equipment and masks provided
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place
Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.
We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.