Produce Category Operations Manager - Area

US Foods, Inc. Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 2 weeks ago

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop implementation plan for produce category andoperational strategy customized for multiple Distribution Centers. Ensureimplementation is in alignment with overall US Foods category strategy andgoals and defined Area needs.

Responsible for Area product assortment. Reviewassortment and gauge product penetration, noting slow or dead SKUs. Request exceptionSKUs, determine DWOs, and create conversion plans. Ensure Area productassortment is in alignment with US Foods category strategy and work to reduceSKU duplication.

Responsible for gathering local market data (includingtrends) through feedback and intelligence from culinary team, sales staff, specialists,and vendor partners. Report new productopportunities and provide data on competitors. Align Rosemont pricingrecommendations with Area strategy in partnership with Area Pricing manager.

Responsible for managing the quality assurance team toensure Produce quality, by maintaining load quality integrity, conductingquality inspections and providing feedback to vendors.

Partner with Operations to develop produce strategy thatensure quality and integrity.

Ensure weekly communication with Specialists, Sellers,and QA.

Facilitate product training and new product introductions,with DSS, ASM, Specialists and sales staff. Ensure product/brand message is inalignment with overall USF strategy.

Work closely with the ASM, Specialist, and culinary team,conducting planning meetings to identify accounts and categories and theirpotential opportunities. Work with sellers and specialists to develop customerprograms.

Support and facilitate all FSQA inquiries for theassigned Area through appropriate procedures and work closely with the Regionteam on any national or regional vendor issues. Support major Area-specificaccount bids through thorough analysis, coordinate customer on-boarding, andkeep sales staff informed of ongoing category strategy.

Other duties assigned by manager.

  • EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*

  • Education/Training:

  • Four year college degree in business or related field, or equivalent field experience required.

Related Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years category management experiencepreferred, with some project management experience preferred, ideally this experiencewill derive from the food service or food manufacturing industries.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Mustpossess the ability to operate successfully within a matrix organization,working effectively with multiple groups.

  • Must be able to work in a teamsetting, drive organizational transformations and support change managementwithin the organization.

  • Must be able to provide fact-based recommendationsacross a variety of management levels resulting in buy-in and improvement incategory performance.

  • Must be self-directed and highly motivated, possessing astrong business acumen, sound interpersonal skills, and excellent presentationskills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required; working knowledge ofPowerPoint is required.

MOS Code: Culinary Specialist

Military Skills and Experience Crosswalk

Visit O*Net to see how your service aligns with US Foods roles: www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/MOC/


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Produce Category Operations Manager - Area

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