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Sysco Manager, Strategic Cost - Corporate - US-3 in Houston, Texas


US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

4 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:


The Strategic Cost Manager is responsible for controlling costs and enhancing profitability by managing net cost and earned income programs for all corporate-billed, non-category managed items.


  • Effectively manages all Supplier initiated price changes by performing complex cost analyses that leverage industry/market data, clean sheet cost build-ups, specific cost component indices, and internal stakeholders to effectively manage Sysco's product costs.

  • Generates required approval form(s) that contain detailed analysis and appropriate levels of supporting data to obtain leadership approval.

  • Manages the implementation of cost changes by working cross-functionally with the Costing Team and Supplier to ensure correct pricing is loaded.

  • Reviews variance reports and resolves any exceptions with suppliers.

  • Works cross-functionally with the Category Director/Manager and Transfer Price Team, as required, to ensure transfer pricing is set for all net cost items.

  • Ensures proper notice of cost adjustments is received by Supplier and provided to Operating Companies

  • Manages the effective use of the database of Supplier's price increases and seeks opportunities for price decreases.

  • Negotiates new programs with suppliers, using market data and established programs for comparable items to set acceptable earned income rates.

  • Re-negotiates expiring and/or expired program agreements to maintain or enhance profitability.

  • Negotiates program agreements to cover supplier payments for product purchased through DOT (department of transportation)

  • Negotiates the centralization and standardization of Local programs into Corporate program for all corporately managed suppliers

  • Generates required agreement form(s) and obtains leadership approval.

  • Works cross-functionally with Agreements Team and Costing to ensure any new or renewed rates match Supplier's system pricing

  • Ensures all agreements for Corporate managed Suppliers are loaded into Ariba database

  • Contacts suppliers regarding delinquent monthly earned income payments; communicates updates to A/R (accounts receivable) team and escalates issues to appropriate Strategic Sourcing leadership

  • Resolves pricing inaccuracies and AR/AP (accounts payable/accounts receivable) issues as needed.

  • Additional tasks as required to achieve business results.



  • Bachelor's degree preferred or applicable experience in merchandising, pricing and/or customer service,


  • 4 years Sysco merchandising, pricing and/or customer service experience or equivalent combination of education and industry (food service or retail) experience.

  • Requires excellent Microsoft Excel skill sets, specifically V lookups, manipulating pivot tables, filtering and sorting functions as well as knowledge of internal systems such as AS240, RME, Sysco Intranet, and Business Objects.

  • Knowledge of product and production processes

  • Track record of fact-based negotiation skills

  • Highly skilled in data analysis

  • Understanding of supply chain principals and dynamics

  • Understanding of the dynamics of supply and demand

  • Ability to effectively collect and use market data to efficiently manage the cost

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Professional Skills

  • Analytical thinker who can pull disparate pieces of data together to form a coherent story

  • Ability to balance relationships with suppliers and internal organization.

  • Collaborative team player who can work across functions (e.g., Analytics, Category Leadership, Supply Chain, etc.).

  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, adapt to shifting priorities, and be very detail-oriented.

  • Knowledge-driven individual who can quickly build product and manufacturing process understanding.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.

  • The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment

  • This position will be performed from the corporate facility.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Candidates who start work in the months of May, June, July, August and September 2021 may be eligible for medical and prescription drug plan coverage effective on their date of hire*. Standard eligibility rules and timelines apply to all other Sysco benefits, including additional healthcare benefits options, retirement benefits, vacation, and paid sick leave. Please visit to view additional benefits information. *Exceptions/exclusions may apply


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.