Category Analyst - Sysco Grand Rapids

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This is a Merchandising position responsible for analyzing the designated category in order to achieve sustainable and profitable sales growth for locally sourced products.
Essential Skills and Knowledge
Ability to select and apply standard policies and procedures.
Ability to resolve routine problems and questions independently.
Good oral and written communication skills with ability to furnish information to those requesting status of change.
Ability to plan and carry out assigned projects, resolve most of the conflicts, coordinate work with others and interpret policy on own initiative.
Ability to independently and proactively resolve problems within established parameters.
Ability to understands team dynamics and work well within a team structure.
Essential Duties __
Provides support for vendor/broker relationships.
Creates/extends new materials.
Creates/extends new vendors.
Responsible for profitability management, including profit analysis, logistics review, agreement reviews/approvals, PO Cost Monitor and cash discounts.
Requests approval for new item special orders.
Maintains cross dock and pallet forward.
Provides support for vendor returns along with aging, slow, excess and dead items.
Maintains substitution table.
Basic Requirements:
Bachelor''s degree from four-year College or University.
2-5 years of Merchandising experience.
To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate the following competencies:
Negotiation: Effectively explores alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
Decision Making: Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes actions that are consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Communication: Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills. Clearly conveys information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps audiences understand and retain the message.
Follow up: Monitors the results of delegations, assignments, or projects, considering the skills, knowledge, and experience of the assigned individual and the characteristics of the assignment or project.
Build partnerships: Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships across departments or teams to help achieve business goals.
Planning and Organizing: Establishes clear courses of actions for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Effectively communicates changes and progress.
Additional Information
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis without future employment sponsorship.
Sysco is committed to providing comprehensive retirement and benefits programs, a stock purchase plan, product purchase discounts and much more!
Sysco Grand Rapids is a Tobacco Free Facility!
Sysco Grand Rapids is proud to be an EEO/AA employer - M/F/D/V.
All hiring decisions will be made at the sole discretion of Sysco Grand Rapids.
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Job ID: 10398
Location: US-MI-SE Grand Rapids
Category: Merchandising
Type: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Minimum Education: Bachelor''s Degree
Minimum Yrs. Experience: 2
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