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Director of Merchandising

Houston, Texas

Job Description

Company: Buckhead Meat of Houston
Location: US-TX-Houston
Zip Code: 77038
Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 7
Position Type:
Travel Percentage: 0


Director of Merchandising



Lead Merchandising team, inventory and category management, vendor relations, pricing.  

 Role is Director if oversight of only one species and purchasing volume < $200M



Direct and oversee all aspects and employees within the Merchandising department

Effectively communicate product knowledge to sales team and other groups within SSMC to enhance growth. Manage vendor relationships at a high level and ensure growth and profitability within each category segment.  Work with vendors to enhance product mix through new items or better pricing.  Monitor commodity markets to ensure current purchasing is conducted at competitive and profitable levels. Ensure proper inventory levels and set direction and guidance for product specifications and aging requirements.




Degrees/Certificates       Minimum Required:

Bachelor’s Degree (or business experience equivalent)


Years and type of experience       Minimum Required:

7 Years progressive management experience in purchasing


Minimum Required:

Strong leadership and strategic vision. 



Most important decisions made fully independently:

All day-to-day purchasing decisions for the SSMC.

Inventory levels and mix

Margin management through replacement cost setting

New product lines

Most important decisions made with review and approval of other individuals or supervisors (include the reviews/approvals required):

Stretch buys (such as holiday out front purchasing)

New product lines



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.

Employment Type: Full Time

ReqID: 72882