Sysco Corp Merchandising Coordinator in Des Plaines, Illinois

Company: Sysco Chicago

Location: US-IL-Des Plaines

Zip Code: 60016-3192

Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience: 1

Position Type: Non-Exempt

Travel Percentage: 0

More information about this job:


At Sysco, 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 are looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why good things really do come from Sysco.


Assists merchandising department with transactional activities where needed and works closely with the OpCo departments Assist in supporting OpCo sales by addressing and resolving questions and requests in a timely manner utilizing detailed knowledge of products, systems and tools Acts as liaison between OpCo Sales, Planners, Product Support Advisors and Planners/Advisors as related to merchandising activities


  • Merchandising point of contact for sales, national accounts and health care account inquiries (communication router)

  • Provides tracking and updates as needed for department events – new customer on/off boarding, merchandising metrics, company metrics, etc.

  • As requested organizes and publishes merchandising and marketing information to sales (market conditions, promotions, product information, urgent updates etc.) Track and trace special orders, Demand Status late inbound trucks, and other operational requests for the sales team

  • Assist sales on basic product inquiries

  • Monitor the drop-ship process by confirming orders are shipped and invoiced in a timely manner

  • Process special orders (Non-Stock items)

  • Process Demand status orders and ensure timely execution of related activities (Confirmations, Receiving, and Allocation)

  • Manage the process flow for new item stocking request to ensure timely completion and maintain documentation

  • Create and/or maintain proprietary charting per manager/director/vp approval

  • Process all merchandising related scripts including price management and market costs

  • Handle overflow sales support

  • Execute enterprise purchasing initiatives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong excel skills

  • Experience working within a retail, wholesale or distribution environment

  • Bachelor's degree

Education and / or Experience:

  • 1+ year experience. Purchasing/merchandising experience.

  • Experience in purchasing, merchandising, sales and/or customer service.

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of degree sufficient to successfully perform essential job functions.

Professional Skills:

  • Strong communicator with excellent relationship-building skills across a variety of stakeholders

  • Ability to resolve conflicts quickly, research issues, and follow up with timely communication to all key stake holders

  • Ability to quickly learn understand systems to answer basic inquires without escalating

  • Strong attention to details and follow up

  • Ability to perform in a fast paced environment

  • Strong organizational and planning skills required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Physical Demands:

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

  • Travel 5%

Working Conditions:

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.

To 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.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. The associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and is subject to changes of business necessity. EEO/AA Employer

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

Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers 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.