Replenishment Lead

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US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23 billion in annual revenue. Come join our team where we help you make it!



Responsible for the ensuring the replenishment function at the Market Distribution Center delivers on commitments, including maintaining continuity of product supply, while meeting key performance service indicators (KPI).  The Replenishment Lead is the face in the market working with the VP Sales and VP Operations to ensure any immediate need for product is met. The Replenishment Lead also connects the market to the Replenishment Service Center (RSC) through constant communication, update calls, and collaboration with the RSC on demand changes and special projects. This position also monitors quality of inbound product and executes replenishment functions according with US Foods policies and procedures. The Replenishment Lead is a subject matter expert on the supply chain systems, replenishment policies and procedures.



We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. From using sanitized interview rooms and social distancing to providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. Our safe workplace efforts include COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. We’re also providing robust support to our customers, from webinars and one-on-one consults with our experts to detailed reopening materials. 

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it.  Learn more here.



  • Daily management of all replenishment duties and KPI results for the Market, including management of the Replenishment Assistant. 
  • Market leader and liaison of the replenishment function between the Market sales and operation leaders and the Replenishment Center (RSC) Replenishment.  Works with Market and RSC personnel to execute sales growth initiatives and stocking new items for sales opportunities. Collaborates with RSC to expedite deliveries, costing reconciliation, validate unusual demand, and all other replenishment duties
  • Works directly with the VP Sales and VP Operations to ensure the market delivers on customer commitments.  At times, negotiate with and/or strongly influence the VP Sales and VP Operations on alternative, creative means to meet a customer commitment. 
  • Takes direction from Replenishment Manager for the Area on replenishment strategy, goals and KPI results
  • Monitors inbound product for quality levels and investigates any product concerns and product returned from customer due to quality concerns
  • Manages and executes the removal of slow, dead, excess and obsolete inventory, which may include crafting the strategy to move product in an expedited way
  • Manages, executes and follows up on all inventory management concerns including spoilage, alert date product and suspense inventory
  • Through Market Replenishment Assistant, manages the Credit Debit Memo Request process, drop ship billings, and tracking of beverage / chemical / dishwasher company assets
  • Ensures line of open communication between the RSC and Replenishment Assistant regarding business updates and Market initiatives along with all demand change information
  • Key service levels performance indicators mentioned above include the following:
    • Inventory Loss Minimization
    • Days Inventory on Hand (DIOH)
    • Customer Order Fill Rates
    • Excess and Obsolete Inventory Reserve
    • Managed Cases/Freight Income
    • Inbound Cases/Pallet
    • Slow and Dead Inventory
    • Special Order Response Time



Education/Training:  Four-year college degree in business, operations, or supply chain management, or equivalent food service industry work experience required


Related Experience:  Minimum 5 year of purchasing experience required; proven experience of influencing people / management required; food service purchasing and management experience highly preferred


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrates ability collaborate with off-site personnel.  Ability to handle multiple tasks at once; ability to function autonomously with very little direction or input. Must be able to achieve performance objectives. Possess a high degree of diplomacy, tact, tenacity and persistence to deal effectively with other stakeholders. Must be organized and have strong communication, influencing and follow up skills. Extensive food service knowledge and supply chain experience. Proficient with various Desktop software (e.g., Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint).


Ability to pass a background check, pre-employment drug screen test.


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


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