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Company: Sysco Jacksonville
Location: US-FL-Jacksonville
Zip Code: 32254
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Position Type: Exempt
Travel Percentage: 0

More information about this job:  

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 we’re at the heart of food and service.



Responsible for achieve company inventory management goals for assigned products which includes but is not limited to: exemplary customer service, PO accuracy (cost, quantity, dates), minimal spoilage and shrink, and managing inventory to the lowest possible DSO

Execute a replenishment strategy that supports supply chain efficiencies


  • Manage Inventory DSO, aged inventory, obsolete inventory, spoilage and shrink to achieve corporate goals
  • Manage and process purchase orders in compliance with corporate guidelines
  • Maintain PO product and freight cost accuracy Manage forecasting and demand planning for customer events, business shifts, and seasonality changes
  • Collaborate with local, market and corporate merchandising teams, suppliers, and other functional areas.
  • Demonstrate an intermediate level of proficiency of the Manhatten inventory planning tool DPR, to drive teams performance as indicated by DPR scorecards, dashboards and merchandising KPIs
  • Work with logistics team to maximize supply chain efficiencies
  • Work with operations to develop programs to maximize efficiencies in receiving and warehousing
  • Manage OpCo level SKU count (min 1,800 ' 2,299 SKUs vendor direct) and resolve replenishment issues as required. Performance to be sustained at this level while meeting established Key Performance Indicators.
  • Follow and react to market conditions within established corporate and market guidelines
  • Manage forecasting and demand planning
  • Support product recalls as required
  • Execute enterprise purchasing initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ year professional business experience. Purchasing/merchandising experience preferred. May substitute a Bachelors degree in lieu of experience.
  • Experience working within a retail, wholesale or distribution environment
  • High school diploma required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong excel skills
  • Inventory Management/Purchasing experience in distributor with 10,000+ SKUs
  • Bachelor's degree

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to work cross functionally across the enterprise
  • Strong attention to details and follow up
  • Proactive attitude to highlight and address issues as they arise
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to understand/execute standard replenishment processes and best practices
  • Strong tactical replenishment execution skills & understanding of product forecasting
  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers to execute the inventory depletion process

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. 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.

Working Conditions:
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 employeewill 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.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Sysco Jacksonville 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.

Employment Type: Full Time