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Dir, Marketing + Merchandising

Company: Sysco
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Company: US1319 European Imports, Inc.Zip Code:60005Minimum Level of Education:Bachelor's DegreeMinimum Years of Experience:7 YearsEmployment Type:Full TimeTravel Percentage: Up to 25%JOB SUMMARYUnder general supervision, provide direction and take responsibility for current and future marketing and merchandising developments. Oversee and manage the daily performance of Category Specialists, Customs Broker, Buyers, Analysts, and Marketing personnel to meet and exceed company goals. RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage, develop and coach departmental staff. Interpret the organizations' policies and goals clearly and concisely, communicating this information to departmental staff.
  • Maintain the marketing department's profit and loss and monitor department expenses ensuring that they do not exceed the company's plan numbers.
  • Plan and communicate the annual marketing plan for the company.
  • Work with the marketing coordinator to plan, communicate and administer all monthly spiffs and promotions.
  • Oversee the production of all publications and advertising campaigns for the company.
  • Oversee the direct customer promotional program and administration.
  • Assist in the development of quality product training programs for the sales force.
  • Oversee trade shows.
  • Oversee and manage the travel for the category specialists to seek suppliers and products along with support sales based events and activities as determined with sales leadership.
  • Problem-solve and make decisions regarding daily operations for either the cooler, dry, frozen and produce areas of the warehouse. Ex: slotting, special shipping costs, out of stocks, daily spoilage, priority trucks, write-offs, below-cost sales to customers, returns, credits, promotions, obsolescence, street sales by category, etc.
  • Analyze, negotiate, approve and review new/existing suppliers and product lines.
  • Assist buyers daily, providing information where needed. Ex: negotiating the best possible pricing, expedient turns, develop weekly pricing of Hot Sheets, market updates, pricing information, supplier trends, and communication pieces, etc.
  • Oversee the purchase order process ensuring integrity and timeliness.
  • Ensure department purchases designated lines from Sysco approved vendors.
  • Source innovative products under the specialty category, negotiating profitable programs and facilitating an effective introduction to the sales force.
  • Plan and facilitate presentations to customers, salesforce, staff, and conferences as needed.
  • Supervise the team's administration of Hold Harmless Agreements and COI for all suppliers.
  • Regularly review reports, proposals, Earned Income by category, margin components, scheduling, SKU's (stock keeping unit), etc.
  • Oversee Category Management Projects.
  • Review and update departmental processes and procedures to ensure efficiency, productivity and ability to meet merchandising departmental goals.
  • Adhere to all applicable GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), personal hygiene, and SQF (Safe Quality Food) policies and procedures as described in the European Imports - Sysco Food Safety Training Manual.
  • Assist as needed in product recall incidents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONSEducation
    • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is required.Experience
      • 5 - 7 years of previous experience in a purchasing/product management/marketing environment is required.
      • International food supplier/relationship experience is required.Professional Skills
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
        • Ability to work with a variety of people and situations in a fast-paced environment.
        • Intermediate word processing (Microsoft Word preferred), an intermediate spreadsheet application (Microsoft Excel preferred) and beginning presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint) skills are desired.Work Environment
          • General working conditions - exposed to adverse conditions 5% or less of time.BENEFITS INFORMATION:For information on Sysco's Benefits, please visit 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.

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