Sysco Corp Senior Manager, Operations in Alachua, Florida

Company: Sysco South RDCLocation: US-FL-AlachuaZip Code: 32615Minimum Level of Education: High School or EquivalentMinimum Years of Experience: 10 +Position Type: Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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Senior Manager, Operations

Summary:The senior manager position is responsible for ensuring all plan goals are met in a timely and consistent manner and leading continuous improvement and process development initiatives within the Operations department at the South RDC.


  • Responsible for targeting completion of process improvement projects within a specified timeframe while achieving a cost reduction goal.

  • Responsibility for ensuring active mentoring and development process for all frontline direct and supervisory roles.

  • Develop and coordinate the performance excellence/performance improvement vision and deployment planning as defined by the Executive Team.

  • Achieve buy-in from all decision makers for the successful application of performance excellence/performance improvement.

  • Create team processes for optimizing results.

  • Actively lead projects and provide individual contributions after key projects have been identified.

  • Provide management with project status updates, feedback, and appropriate reporting on key responsibilities and objectives.

  • Preparation and direct review of monthly project scorecard reports.

  • Develop and manage Operations department training, including supervision of the warehouse shift managers.

  • Implement smooth, speedy and efficient workflow in all areas of the Operations department.

  • Perform special studies and projects to improve Operational efficiencies.

  • Assist in problem-solving on related topics between various departments within the RDC.

  • Work with team to develop accurate plan forecast and goal setting.

  • Achieve all corporate and locally set plan goals and objectives.

Reports to the Director, Operations

Competencies: · Proven process improvement qualifications · Proven experience in process improvement, leading projects with a record of successful implementation · Proven leadership skills and business acumen - performance driven. · Broad strategic thinker, with clear vision and direction of world-class change management. · Excellent presentation skills with solid communication capabilities and practices, both oral and written. · Good project management skills. · Works well in a team environment, with sound negotiation and problem-solving skills. · Strong interpersonal capabilities and ability to work cross-functionally with other leaders.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill set, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. An individual should contact the Human Resource representative or hiring manager if he or she believes that an accommodation is needed.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills between associates, peers, and senior management.

  • Must have the ability to plan and organize work and time, analyze and disseminate numerical data, follow policies and procedures, possess basic math skills, and identify and solve problems.

  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • Must have the ability to handle departmental issues, mitigate differences, and support direct reports.

  • Must have demonstrated the ability to plan and organize work and time, follow policies and procedures, identify and solve problems.

  • Must have the ability to foster a cooperative work environment with business partners and collaborate with multiple teams at multiple levels within the organization to achieve Company objectives.

  • Must have the ability to plan, develop and coordinate multiple projects.

  • Must be able to effectively perform in a multi-tasking environment with frequent interruptions.

  • Must be able to effectively manage confidential information.

  • Must pass a physical assessment test.


High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required. Bachelor’s Degree related to operations systems, business management or related field is preferred. Foodservice knowledge preferred. A minimum of the (10) years of verifiable experience in various management/leadership roles in a distribution related industry or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must have a working knowledge of warehouse management systems to include inbound, outbound and inventory management processes. Conceptual understanding of labor management systems for operations is required. Experience in labor relations relative to the effective management of operations associates is required


Must be articulate and possess effective written and verbal communication skills with individuals of broadly varying backgrounds and educational levels at all levels within the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


It is expected that the incumbent will be able to work proactively, address issues, and solve problems by using previous education and experience in identifying appropriate actions. Problems will vary in complexity, and there will not always be a clearly defined solution. Some solutions may require modifying past applications or creating a solution unique to the current situation but within the regulations that would apply.


Certification on material handling equipment is required, or the ability to become certified.


The working conditions and physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. An individual should contact his or her supervisor or the Human Resources Department if he or she believes that an accommodation is needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk and hear, and to use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse. The associate frequently is required to sit. The associate is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The associate must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Job duties are performed in a warehouse/operations environment with frequent time spent in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently exposed to varying temperatures to include the freezer, cooler, and dry warehouse locations, and exposed to extreme cold or heat. The associate is regularly exposed to fast-moving material handling equipment or other mechanical equipment. The associate may be exposed to wet and humid conditions, vehicle emissions, contained toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the warehouse work environment usually is loud.


This is a full-time position. The incumbent must have the ability to work a varying schedule which might include shift work (days or nights), weekdays or weekends, and some holidays. Work hours may vary or change based on departmental requirements.


The position requires some travel to support the business needs of the RDCs and affiliate locations.

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.

Employment Type: Full Time