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Sysco Principal Enterprise Architect - Supply Chain in Bellaire, Texas


US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Brief description: As a Supply Chain and Merchandising Enterprise Solution Architect you will be part of the Supply Chain and Merchandising Technology team under Sysco’s Business Technology organization. Sysco’s Business Technology department brings together technology and process expertise into one streamlined, consumer and business-oriented team. Our focus is to provide innovative business solutions that eliminate waste, maximize customer satisfaction and improve business productivity. As Enterprise Solution Architect – Supply Chain & Merchandising, you will be the “go-to” Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Sysco’s Supply Chain and Warehouse Operations technical solutions and merchandising capabilities across multiple technologies/platforms. You will help define the future technology footprint and solutions roadmap that will enable Sysco to achieve strategic business objectives within this functional area. You will solve complex technical challenges and provide guidance and technical oversight to various product/implementation initiatives. In addition, you will partner with the Technology Strategy Director to communicate the solutions and roadmap to business as well as technology leaders, achieve buy-in from all stakeholders and ensure that solutions achieve Sysco’s business goals and adhere to enterprise architecture standards.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Create the “to-be” technology footprint, develop solutions roadmap and phased implementation approach to achieve strategic business objectives within Supply Chain Ops and Merchandising.

  • Analyze existing technology issues and propose short, mid and long-term solutions.

  • Evangelize the “to-be” technology stack with relevant business and technology stakeholders.

  • Transform requirements into detailed solution architecture deliverables for strategic initiatives within the assigned functional area.

  • Define and incorporate non-functional and cross-functional requirements into proposed solutions.

  • Lead development of patterns, tools and frameworks to improve security, reliability, maintainability, availability and performance of technical solutions

  • Actively participate as a member of the delivery team to ensure the optimal design solution is understood and adopted

  • Lead and facilitate solution design discussions with business analysts, developers and engineers

  • Represent project teams at architecture and security review boards and assist in securing required technical approvals.

  • Work with Solutions Architects (including Data, Infrastructure, Application and Security architects) and Tech Leads to ensure that application and integration architecture aligns with system design guidelines and enterprise architecture standards.

  • Participate in business, data, application and infrastructure planning, providing insight into the future of the technology footprint within the assigned functional area.

  • Evaluate new technologies and create proposals for their adoption based on business goals, investments, benefits and risks

  • Foster innovation and implement creative out-of-the-box ideas by conducting brainstorming sessions, hackathons and other innovation events

  • Perform hands-on coding for POCs and prototypes to prove out design concepts

  • Coach, mentor and guide solution delivery and operations teams to effectively leverage the technology footprint.

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with business and technical leaders

Minimum Educational requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Experience and Skills:

  • 12+ years of cumulative work experience

  • 5+ years of relevant architecture experience

  • 5+ years of hands-on technical experience

  • Broad and deep experience in Supply Chain, Warehouse Operations, Costing and Procurement business processes and related technical solutions

  • Broad and deep experience with technologies like Manhattan suite (DPR, WMS, TMS, etc.) and/or Vistex DMR, Blue Yonder, EWM, etc.

  • Experience working with RF equipment/networks and mobile computing in the context of a warehouse.

  • Experience with AS400 technologies, routing technologies (Ex: Roadnet), onboarding computing (Ex: Telogis or XATA), driver systems (Ex: SAE Driver Pro)

  • Familiarity with application integration technologies

  • Experience with Agile and DevOps environments strongly preferred.


Candidates who start work in the months of May, June, July, August and September 2021 may be eligible for medical and prescription drug plan coverage effective on their date of hire*. Standard eligibility rules and timelines apply to all other Sysco benefits, including additional healthcare benefits options, retirement benefits, vacation, and paid sick leave. Please visit to view additional benefits information. *Exceptions/exclusions may apply


COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider 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.