Vice President, Merchandising

Job Description

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Company: Sysco Doerle
Location: US-LA-Broussard
Zip Code: 70518
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 7
Position Type: Exempt
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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.



Leads group of Product Support Advisors, Category Planners, Director/s and/or Manager/s, and local Merchandising Admins; number of direct reports varies by Opco size Accountable for the overall performance, management and development of the OpCo merchandising department. Drive achievement of department and company goals which includes but is not limited to: exemplary customer order fulfillment while managing inventory to the lowest possible DSO, supporting OpCo profitability through product cost and equity management, participate in and support sales growth strategies, deploy inbound logistic strategies, drive replenishment strategy that contributes to warehouse operational efficiencies. Drive execution of corporate strategies such as Category Management and Product Assortment Management consisting of both national and local assortments to meet sales demands.



  • Build, manage and develop OpCo merchandising team through regular department meetings; on-going interaction & communication; monitoring associate morale; and responding to ideas to improve associate engagement and enablement
  • Interprets, trains and consistently reinforces Company policies and procedures
  • Maintain OpCo Inventory Management Service Level, and DSO goals while maximizing operational efficiencies
  • Lead and support the implementation of corporate and market initiatives (ex.Category Management, National Assortment, etc.) through all OpCo functions in order to achieve/exceed Annual Operating Plan
  • Drive cross functional strategies to achieve Post-Ship Service Level Goals
  • Manage sales support activities within the local merchandising organization
  • Perform supplier and broker reviews to evaluate sales and gross profit growth opportunities
  • Accountable for item cost (product and freight) accuracy
  • Responsible for item equity and realized equity management,
  • Manage earned income components; negotiate local earned income programs
  • Provide field feedback to the market and corporate teams for action and/or alignment
  • Direct local merchandising, supplier, and broker resources in conjunction with Dir. of Bus. Resources
  • Collaborate with Sales and Revenue Management on Sysco funded customer deviations
  • Engage in the Deal Manager ROI Review process.
  • Drive cross functional item assortment management process
  • Drive activities that grow company gross margin and earned income
  • Support & participate in customer and sales meetings/events to support sales
  • Approve product returns per company policy as required


Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years management/professional experience. Significant 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Strong excel skills

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to build high-performing teams & enable a culture of best practices
  • Ability to manage conflict and reach quick resolutions with facts and dialogue
  • Ability to work cross functionally and build relationships across the organization/enterprise
  • Effectively communicate with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and to lead change
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Proactive attitude of identifying and addressing issues as they arise Strong written & verbal communications skills
  • Ability to develop & implement innovative strategies to maximize sales & gross profit potential while driving customer loyalty & Marketing Associate engagement


Working Conditions:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.
  • Travel 10%


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.

EEO/AA Employer


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

Sysco Doerle 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