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Sysco Merchandising Manager in Middleborough, Massachusetts


US0056 Sysco Boston, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

5 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:


This role to be leveraged in regions based on a combination of the following complexity factors: Revenue, Business Mix, Span of control, etc

Manages Merchandising individual contributors as assigned; 3-5 direct reports

Responsible for the overall performance, management and development of the assigned merchandising direct reports

Support all department and company goals.

Drive execution of corporate strategies such as Category Management and Product Assortment Management consisting of both national and local assortments to meet sales demands.

Achieve department and company goals which includes but is not limited to: exemplary customer order fulfillment while managing inventory to the lowest possible DSO (Days Supply On Hand), support Site profitability through product cost and equity management, participate and support sales growth strategies, deploy inbound logistic strategies, drive replenishment strategy that contributes warehouse operational efficiencies


  • Interprets, trains and consistently reinforces Company policies, procedures and tools

  • Manage associates to achieve department KPIs

  • Key contributor supporting corporate and market initiative implementation in order to achieve/exceed Annual Operating Plan

  • Manage PO and market costing for pricing accuracy including freight.

  • Drive activities that grow company gross margin and earned income

  • Manage shrink and approve credits as needed

  • Provide field feedback to the region/market and corporate teams for action and/or alignment

  • Participate in supplier and broker reviews to evaluate sales and gross profit growth opportunities

  • Utilize reporting - ie: NPD, SOLAR (Sysco On-Line Advanced Reporting) - to support opportunities to increase market share

  • Participate in cross functional item assortment management process


  • 3+ years category management, merchandising and/or operations experience within a retail, wholesale or distribution environment preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of degree sufficient to successfully perform essential job functions.


  • Data Analytics

  • Strong excel skills



  • Ability to lead a high-performing team & enable a culture of best practices

  • Ability to successfully perform job requirements in a remote work environment

  • Ability to manage conflict and reach quick resolution with facts and dialogue

  • Ability to work cross functionally and build relationships across the organization/enterprise both on site and remote

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals of different backgrounds

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to and lead change

  • Proactive attitude of identifying and addressing issues as they arise

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong written & verbal communications skills


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.

  • Travel 5%

IMPORTANT: This role is considered a talent pipeline for Region and Market leadership roles. Any individual who is offered and accepts this role must be willing to relocate to be considered for further advancement.

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 associate in this job. The associate 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 is subject to changes of business necessity.


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COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • 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.


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.