Sysco

Buyer

3+ months agoSaint Paul, MN

Company:  

US0103 Sysco Asian Foods, Inc.

Sales Territory:  

None

Zip Code:

55117

Travel Percentage:  

0

JOB SUMMARY

This Merchandising position is responsible for inventory management, pricing, PO (purchase order) accuracy, minimal spoilage and shrink. Executes a replenishment strategy that supports supply chain efficiencies and performs other related duties as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, plan and organize work activities, analyze and disseminate information, and manage work time efficiently.
  • Ability to manage the pressures and stress associated with a deadline-oriented atmosphere and customer service issues.
  • Excellent computer skills and have a working knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Considerable working knowledge merchandising principles, and term negotiation techniques; product lines sold by SYSCO and the foodservice market/industry; program development and management; management principles including developing objectives, projecting and managing under a budget, evaluation department operations, and supervising and motivating employees; practices associated with inventory control; necessary inter-department communications related to certain promotion and vendor term negotiation activities; SYSCO credit terms and general finance terminology and concepts; basic account principles and book-keeping activities.
  • Profitability management, including margin management, logistic reviews, agreement reviews, and approvals.
  • Manage inventory, obsolete inventory, DSO (day sales outstanding), PO (purchase order) creation and documentation, settlements, and spoilage and shrink to achieve Sysco goals.
  • Negotiating pricing and programs with new and current vendors on items and earned income to maximize customer satisfaction and inventory needs.
  • Review current vendors and/or search for new vendors to ensure product needs and competitive pricing.
  • Works with the Sales team to determine the product needs of customers to help sustain and grow new business.
  • Trains Sales team on product details and pricing.
  • Facilitates samples and manages promotions.
  • Market knowledge of the cost of products and sets our costs.
  • Assist with sales cost determination and communicates pricing to Sales management and VP (vice president) of Merchandising.
  • Aids in maintaining vendor master files by attaining HHA and COI forms to compile with policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University.

Experience

  • 2-5 years of Merchandising experience.

Professional Skills

  • Effectively explores alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities
  • Compares data from different sources to draw conclusions
  • Uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes actions that are consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
  • Conveys information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps audiences understand and retain the message.
  • Monitors the results of delegations, assignments, or projects, considering the skills, knowledge, and experience of the assigned individual and the characteristics of the assignment or project.
  • Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships across departments or teams to help achieve business goals.
  • Establishes clear courses of actions for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Effectively communicates changes and progress.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear.
  • The employee may have to lift to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities that may be required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Environment

  • The work environment varies between office, warehouse, and field locations.  This includes, but is not limited to: various outdoor and indoor climates and driving conditions. 
  • Primarily in an office environment.

BENEFITS INFORMATION:

Candidates who start work in the months of May and June 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

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided  

  • Temperature screenings  

  • Social distancing guidelines in place  

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place 

OVERVIEW:

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.

Client-provided location(s): 1300 L'Orient St, St Paul, MN 55117, USA
Job ID: 6091425b0f820d41ce52a5aa74991dd35aa861422d017e3de5316166ea385e72