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Sysco Merchandising Category Manager - SOTF - US in Kennesaw, Georgia



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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

3 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

JOB SUMMARYThe Merchandising Category Manager assists with site merchandising for several site categories on the primary and tertiary domain sites (SOTF, IW, CMU, GPO sites) including homepages, index pages, landing pages, onsite search pages, product pages, cross-sell, up-sell, and new product launches, Google & CSE feeds. This person is responsible for managing the product presentation on-site as well as the financial forecasts for a select product group by working with business analytics and data entry personnel to achieve category goals.


  • Assists in development and execution against the online merchandising strategy, including selecting featured products, suggestive sells, and coordinating items

  • Supports tactics to drive budgeted conversion, sales, and margin

  • Builds relationships and conducts financial negotiations with suppliers

  • Develops and manages the vendors, suppliers, and products available

  • Researches and recommends competitive and relevant pricing

  • Works with logistics to optimize supplier shipping performance

  • Makes decisions based on reporting and provides status and timelines to the key merchandising team members and company management

  • Responsible for being an authority on the competition: Monitors and maintains an archive of the competitors’ online sites

  • Makes recommendations to improve merchandising with a focus on better serving the customer, and beating the competition

  • Uses web analytics and analysis to drive day to day improvements

  • Works with merchandise analytics to assure best sellers are positioned prominently and are in stock.

  • The associate will make changes on the site to optimize sales

  • Works with merchandise and marketing to drive growth for product categories and occasion categories

  • Responsible for day-to-day details of online merchandising and content management

  • Helps develop and train category assistants on category management


EducationUndergraduate degree in business and


  • Undergraduate degree in business and/or minimum 3 years’ experience in online merchandising.

  • Leadership experience with the ability to develop a team

  • Negotiation experience

  • Experience Planning, tracking, and budgeting

  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft skills: Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and project management software


  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Strong communication skills: written and verbal

  • Independent thinker

  • Attention to detail

  • 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.


Candidates who start work in the months of May, June and July 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.