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Vice President, Merchandising Effectiveness

Company: US Foods, Inc.
Location: Rosemont, Illinois
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Job Description:

Job Duties:

Collaborate in the development of strategies and goals for the
Merchandising organization, design and implement category management
disciplines of assortment review, vendor management, and private label
effectiveness. Leading the corporate programs function within
merchandising creating cross functional alignment both within merchandising
and across the company. Establish category disciplines to optimize
merchandising effectiveness. Guide core teams in designing and implementing
category management disciplines of assortment review, vendor management,
and private label success. Provide guidance to the Corporate Strategy and
Corporate Program teams in the development of strategies and goals for the
merchandising organization. Partner with senior merchandising leadership
and cross functional teams to develop and implement merchandising strategy
and annual plans aimed at supporting long range plans, corporate goals and
objectives. Establish and review category strategy, ensure alignment with
corporate goals, and oversee a training initiative which will ensure
strategic alignment across the Merchandising organization. Provide
guidance and a roadmap for the processes used to manage vendor contractual
relationships including processes used to RFP private label agreements and
strategy applied to contract renegotiation. Consult with Category
Management to establish category savings targets and identifying
prioritized partnerships. Establish and drive timelines for negotiations
and identify "vendor asks" to meet projected goals. Consult with the
analytics function, working in collaboration with Category Management to
determine business objectives. Advise and guide on the selection of
category management tools, for both internal and external users. Define
data integrity targets and initiatives, prioritizing the Product Set-up
team in executing against those goals, measuring performance against
established metrics. Develop and syndicate detailed work plans for each of
the major cross-functional Merchandising programs. Select and roll out new pr
processes and project management tools/capabilities. Monitor program pe
performance and develop post mortem analysis while overseeing best practice de
development and sharing across initiatives and teams.

Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Business
Administration or closely related (willing to accept foreign education
equivalent) plus Ten (10) years of experience in corporate strategy
planning with product marketing, merchandising or branding. Experience
must include at least three (3) years in merchandising strategy development
and project management within consumer goods distribution, foodservice and
food manufacturing with brand management; three (3) years implementing
Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and food retail principles into food
distribution to identify how to help vendors be successful and satisfy
customer need and demand; three (3) years in design and implementation of
business process improvement and change management with a focus on standard
processes, data backed analytics and customer-centric merchandising within
food service, manufacturing and distribution. Demonstrated success leading
merchandise process transformation in a matrix environment collaborating
across cross-functional teams in developing new process and programs aimed at
at driving successful merchandising outcomes and transforming merchandising pr
processes through implementation of rigor and data analytics, and st
standardized processes taking products and services to market.

Interested candidates should e-mail resumes with job reference code
(SS0036) in the subject line to

Keywords: US Foods, Inc. , Des Plaines , Vice President, Merchandising Effectiveness, Management & Business , Rosemont, Illinois , Illinois

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