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Sysco Senior Merchandiser in Hampshire, Illinois


US1292 Buckhead Meat Midwest Inc.-Illinois Division

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Minimum Level of Education:

High School or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience:

3 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Up to 25%


The pay range provided is not indicative of Sysco's actual pay range but is merely algorithmic and provided for generalized comparison. Factors that may be used to determine rate of pay include specific skills, work location, work experience and other individualized factors


This position is responsible for procurement functions associated with the company's product inventory needs. Items are required to be purchased within company cost and quality parameters and delivered at competitive levels consistent with company policy and performance standards. Timely scheduling of pick up and receipt of products. Interacting with suppliers. Interacting with the sales team. Handling of key suppliers and brands. Attending intercompany department meetings. Assisting with department training.


  • Reviews guide daily and place purchase orders (PO) as needed with suppliers.

  • Orders need to be accurate for amount, freight, price, and dates and must be consistent with company policy and performance standards.

  • Negotiating quotes with suppliers as needed.

  • Working with finance and vendors on payment requirements.

  • Reviews and acts as required to ensure proper and correct inventory levels by using the system generated reports and information from internal departments. (i.e. out of stock and over-allocated reports)

  • Daily communication with the sales team.

  • Uses weekly reports and meetings to achieve the best possible inventory levels, dated product, and returns.

  • Confirms all PO's for accurate pricing, quantity, freight, and dates.

  • Works with inland logistics to arrange for on-time product deliveries.

  • Updates all item and vendor information in the system, as required. (pricing, freight, brackets, ship points, etc.)

  • Inter-department training and on-the-floor merchandising support.



  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.


  • 3 years' purchasing experience required.

  • Foodservice distribution preferred.

Professional Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Excellent follow-through and organizational skills required.

  • AS400 experience preferred.


Most important decisions made fully independently:

  • Daily procurement decisions - which items and quantities purchased daily.

  • Supplier decisions - which vendor product is purchased from.

  • Inventory management decisions - product movement and shelf-life management.

  • Occasional price negotiations with vendors.

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

  • Accounting variances - reviewed and approved by the Supervisor or VP of merchandising.

  • Training session - reviewed and approved by the Supervisor or VP of merchandising.


Supervisor Title

  • Merchandising Supervisor


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Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues 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.