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Sysco Manager, Merchandising - Meat & Seafood - Manufacturing Plant in Fremont, California


US1224 Newport Meat Northern California, Inc.

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

3 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:



Assist in leading a team of category merchandisers who are responsible for the growth of revenue and margin in specific product categories. The Merchandising Manager will assist in the development and execution of strategy for each category through:Vendor/Supplier management – builds relationships and conducts financial negotiations with suppliersProduct Mix – develops and manages the vendors, suppliers, and products availablePricing – maintains competitive and relevant pricingLogistics - works with logistics to optimize supplier shipping performanceMarketing – positions products through web placement, categorization, and marketing effortsReporting – makes decisions based on reporting and provides status and timelines merchandising team members.


  • SIGN ON BONUS (If offered)

  • Monday – Friday schedules available

  • Competitive pay

  • Ongoing job skills training, leadership development training

  • Career growth opportunities – we promote from within!

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits

  • Generous retirement benefits

  • Employee discount programs

  • Referral Bonus

  • Safety programs

  • Service recognitions and employee rewards

  • Cross training opportunities

  • More benefits, too many to name


  • Leads and inspires the team to deliver high-quality Seafood category strategies

  • Make recommendations to management on Seafood category improvements

  • Manage Seafood category management activities and projects

  • Transfers knowledge from Seafood category management initiatives to the organization to improve the sales and profitability of the company

  • Works to foster teamwork within the department and to cultivate a team environment

  • Assists in strategy development and category financial forecasting with Category Merchandisers for each category

  • Provide analytics and reporting on the Top 10 suppliers

  • Participates in “Strategic” supplier meetings with Category Merchandisers when available and/or necessary

  • Assists in providing input for marketing, communication, and promotional activities

  • Assists in category management activities and projects

  • Works closely with the Admin/Project Manager to set priorities, timelines, and results reporting

  • Develops SOPS and training materials for merchandising

  • Manages the supplier rebate table and meets with accounting to forecast

  • Coordinates the Merchandising training programs for the organization

  • Handles Customer Service/sales issues where and when appropriate

  • Keep updated on all contracts and well versed on competitive programs and changes within the supply base

  • Works cross-functionally with sales, marketing, logistics, IT and accounting to support company goals

  • Other duties as assigned


Undergraduate degree in business


  • 3 years’ experience in online merchandising

  • Leadership qualities and ability to coach and supervise

  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills

  • Negotiation skills

  • 3 years of planning and/or management experience

  • Intermediate to Microsoft skills: Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project management software

Professional Skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Strong communication skills: written and verbal

  • Independent thinker

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent people skills and the ability to establish a rapport with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds

  • Ability to write short correspondence

  • Ability to speak and write English in a clear, understandable manner

  • Ability to accurately follow detailed procedures and processes

  • Ability to work accurately in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people

  • Ability to work comfortably under pressure

  • Ability to prioritize and work multiple tasks and exceeds deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and with a group on various on-going projects simultaneously

  • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers (management, co-workers, vendors, and customers.)

  • Must be able to perform basic arithmetic calculations (e.g., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentage functions.)

  • Ability to concentrate for extended periods of time

  • Must have the ability to carry out instructions furnished in both oral and written form

  • Ability to act in an ethical, honest and professional manner at all times

  • Desire to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Maintain discretion with all company information regarding customers, pricing, products, and procedures

Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time

  • Must be able to bend, reach and stoop occasionally to reach file cabinets, boxes, etc

  • Must be able to look at a computer screen for prolonged periods of time and type

  • Requires the ability to read written instructions, reports and other documentation

  • The employee must occasionally lift, carry and/or move up to 30 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • The employee frequently is required to talk or hear

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate

Working ConditionsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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


In the coming weeks, you will receive information in the mail confirming your benefits eligibility and the enrollment process. In the meantime, you may visit to learn more.


COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

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 Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


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

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider 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.