Sysco Router in Raleigh, North Carolina


Location North Carolina - Raleigh

Job Code 3583

# of openings 1

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At FreshPoint, we’re all about People. Passion. Produce! F reshPoint is North America’s largest exclusively owned produce distributor. We purchase unique and seasonal products that support local farms and growers. But we’re much more than just produce. As a Sysco owned company, we provide the benefits and resources of a fortune 100 enterprise with a real family feel.

Are you passionate?

If so, apply now for your fresh start with FreshPoint.


This is an Operations position responsible for the daily routing function with the goal of consistent, on time delivery in the most cost effective manner possible and responsible for maintaining the efficiency of the delivery routes, i.e., mileage, caseload, weight and driver overtime.

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Knowledge of D.O.T. regulations.

  • Experience utilizing AS 400 software and on-board data collection systems.

  • Strong written, math and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Windows operations system and utilizing Excel and Word.

Essential Duties:

  • Builds daily load/route to maximize customer service, efficiency, manpower and equipment.

  • Communicates daily with customer service, warehouse and sales personal to achieve company goals related to routing/transportation.

  • Responsible for update and maintenance of AS 400 standard routes and sites.

  • Reviews department performance reports including E-log data to monitor routing efficiency and accuracy.

  • Daily assignment of delivery equipment to customer routes.

  • Daily manpower scheduling to insure route coverage.

  • Communicates routing issues to sales department relative to customer service. Facilitates resolution as it pertains to routing.

  • Facilitates timely resolution of daily delivery issues.

  • Analyzes, identifies and proposes actions in an effort to increase the effectiveness of the Operations Department.

  • Provides environment to successfully obtain safety, productivity and accuracy goals.

  • Ensures compliance with all D.O.T. and state transportation regulations.

  • Meets routinely with all levels of sales to review service situations and to obtain goals set by both the Transportation and Sales Departments.

  • Interacts with drivers to maximize their ABC opportunities and correct any routing shortcomings.

  • Makes provisions for new business that satisfies the customer, transportation and sales.

  • Identifies customer’s primary delivery days and utilize reports to set goals on how to keep customers on their specific delivery days.

  • Maintains the communications and networking of all transportation systems to optimize the reporting and performances of each system and as a whole ( AS 400 and XRS).

  • Interacts with Warehouse supervision on issues that relates to them.

  • Performs all duties as required.

Basic Requirements:

  • High school diploma.

Preferred Requirements:

  • College degree.

  • 3 years distribution/transportation experience in high volume, route delivery operation.


To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.

  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.

  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work environment consists of both office and warehouse environments.