Sysco Corp Category Planner II in Lewisville, Texas
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At Sysco, 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 are looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why good things really do come from Sysco.
Responsible for managing complex categories in relation to inventory management, quality management, PO placement, and providing local market intelligence to the planning organization.
Monitor DPR scorecards, dashboards and the associated metrics.
Train and support the merchandising functions assortment and demand changes with appropriate forecast management.
Primary areas of responsibility
Take strategic action to maintain local inventory levels while maximizing customer service levels
Manage and train the procurement process in compliance with corporate guidelines
Designated DPR Super User responsibilities to include monitoring DPR scorecards, dashboards and the associated metrics as required
Work with logistics team to maximize supply chain efficiencies
Collaborate/strategize with Operations to develop programs to maximize efficiencies of receiving and warehousing
Manage OpCo level SKU count and resolve replenishment issues
Execute purchasing of new items and demand changes timely for customer events, business shifts, and seasonality changes
Manage returns to suppliers and supplier inventory allowances
Follow and react to market conditions within established corporate and market guidelines
Manage Inventory DSO, aged inventory, obsolete inventory, and discontinued items to achieve corporate goals
Manage forecasting and demand planning
Manage and understand commodity purchasing
Manage to reduce spoilage and shrink inventory
Execute and support product recalls as required
Responsibility for facilitating specific initiatives as required such as beverage QB and HACCP Coordinator
Planner 2 Vendor direct 2300 lines RDC 3500 lines
Planner 2 Super Users 1800 lines in additional to super user activities
High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of degree sufficient to successfully perform essential job functions required
Bachelor's degree preferred
3+ years' experience
Purchasing/merchandising experience required
Experience working within a retail, wholesale or distribution environment required
Strong communication skills with sales on any gaps in product service level
Ability to work with multiple stakeholders across the enterprise
Ability to understand and execute the standard replenishment processes and best practices
Strong tactical replenishment execution skills
Ability to negotiate with suppliers to execute the inventory depletion process
Strong attention to details and follow up
Strong understanding of product forecasting
Strong Excel skills preferred
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers 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.