Job Vacancy Category Manager – Corrections Performance Food Group

Job title: Category Manager – Corrections

Company: Performance Food Group

Job description: Job Description

The Category Manager for our Corrections channel is responsible for all aspects of product procurement for assigned OpCo’s to include: managing procurement team performance as measured by fill rates, inventory levels, and turns, dead and obsolete inventory, margin and cost of goods, Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) reduction or consolidation and supplier credits. Serve as a liaison to field for support on procurement issues. This role will also manage existing Corrections programs, collaborate with replenishment buyers, determine best possible product for best possible value, and will negotiate program support. Directly responsible for managing several team members. Functions as a team member within the department and organization, as required, and performs any duty assigned to best serve the company.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Supervises associates to include, but not limited to: staffing, training, coaching, performance management and problem resolution.

Demonstrate a strong service quality commitment through personal example, and ensure all associates understand their individual roles in meeting or exceeding internal and external customer’s expectations.

Ensure fill rates of 98.5% or higher while maintaining inventory targets set by the field.

Reduce inventory write off exposure by managing dead, obsolete and overstocked products.

Ensure product costs are correct and consistent.

Maximize margin by managing cost of goods using current tools (i.e., 3% and Purchase Cost Variance reports.)

Assist in purchasing as needed

Maximize turns and fill rates by utilizing inventory / purchasing computer systems completely and accurately

Identifies opportunities and develops local marketing and earned income initiatives in conjunction with the Sales/Marketing Manager.

Responsible for maintaining and collection of local supplier-funded deviations and local earned income programs.

Measures supplier performance, to include supplier scorecarding and supplier reviews.

Seeks out new suppliers, products, and opportunities for innovation.

Works with corporate logistics and local operations to identify and implement backhaul revenue.

Assists in local sourcing and negotiating local programs.

Performs other related duties as assigned

Travel up to 25%. Corrections experience is a plus, but not required.

We are open to candidates in the Reno, NV and Lansing, MI markets.

Req Number



1st Shift

Full Time / Part Time

Full Time

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent

5-6 years experience in Food & Beverage or Corrections Purchasing/Procurement/Category Management

Team lead or supervisory experience




Job Category


Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field

6-10 years experience in Food & Beverage or Corrections Purchasing/Procurement/Category Management

Perishables strongly preferred

Corrections industry experience strongly preferred

Company Description

Vistar customers are everywhere people work, play and shop. Vistar is America’s leading candy, snack and beverage distributor with over 25 distribution centers delivering everything from popcorn to healthy meal replacements anywhere in the United States. Our success is rooted in working closely with our suppliers and customers to stay ahead of the latest snacking trends. Vistar has thrived by innovating, exceeding customer expectations and fostering a collaborative culture built on teamwork, doing what’s right, and giving back to the communities we do business in.

Eby-Brown is a leading national distributor to the convenience industry, delivering award-winning foodservice and merchandising, valuable technology, and indispensable insight to more than 10,000 c-store retailers across North America. At Eby-Brown, convenience distribution isn’t just what we do, it’s all we do. Headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, we are one of the largest wholesalers in the industry, wholly-focused on convenience stores. Our service area encompasses 21 states, working from 10 distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.



$80-115k base salary + 30% annual bonus potential

Expected salary: $80000 – 115000 per year

Location: Englewood, CO

Job date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 05:45:35 GMT

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