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Category Planner II (Sysco Detroit)

Company Name:
Sysco Corp
At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from the home.
POSITION SUMMARY
This is a Merchandising position responsible for managing complex categories in relation to inventory management, quality management, PO placement, and providing local market intelligence to SBS planning organization. This role is also responsible for executing on the category management initiative.
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for taking strategic action for complex lines
Responsible for management of forecasting and planning alerts for highly profitable items
Responsible for replenishment of items assigned to meet service level and inventory expections
Identifies and orders "fill-in" products as needed.
Communicates and collaborates with the SBS planning organization (i.e. local market demand)
Helps maintain purchasing master data quality (lead time, order groups, etc.)
REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree or at least four years equivalent combination of education and business experience
Strong computer skills; specifically in spreadsheet applications (preferable Microsoft Office applications); word processing and strong proficiency with Excel required
Must have excellent communication skills and be able to multi-task and react quickly to an ever changing environment
PREFERED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Experience in procurement, replenishment, or merchandising preferred; ideally in the foodservice industry
Experience working with automated purchasing systems highly preferrred

ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate the following competencies:
Strong understanding of product costing concepts and cost management skills
Aptitude for working in an automated environment with ability to learn Sysco technology software and programs
o Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
o Ability to work independently to determine and apply appropriate policies and procedures and recognize the critical financial impacts to the business
+ Punctuality, flexibility and a strong sense of urgency
+ Ability to plan and carry out projects, resolve conflicts, coordinate work with others and interpret policy on own initiative with minimal supervision
+ Ability to understand team dynamics and work well within a team structure
+ Excellent follow-through
+ Communication: Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills. Clearly 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
+ Decision Making: 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
+ Follow up: 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
+ Planning and Organizing: Establishes clear courses of actions for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Effectively communicates changes and progress
+ Information Monitoring: Establishes ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it
+ To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate all the Individual Contributor Leadership Framework competencies
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
The noise level in the office environment is usually moderate.
NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee 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. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.
This opportunity is available through Sysco Detroit. This is not a Corporate position.
All hiring decisions will be made at the sole discretion of Sysco Detroit.
Sysco is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
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