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Sysco Manager - US Sustainability Activation & Engagement in Houston, Texas


US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

2 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Up to 25%


The pay range provided is not indicative of Sysco's actual pay range but is merely algorithmic and provided for generalized comparison. Factors that may be used to determine rate of pay include specific skills, work location, work experience and other individualized factors

Our Global Support Center/ Corporate is located in the Energy Corridor- off I10 and N Eldridge. Address: 1390 Enclave Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077

Hybrid Role: In-office Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Work from home on Thursday and Friday.

Job Summary:

This role will support the USFS Director of Sustainability to execute sustainability programs, including:

  • Support customer engagement on sustainability: Develop standard materials and resources for customers on Sysco's sustainability program; support proactive engagement on sustainability including regular customer meetings and follow-ups on partnership opportunities. Support communications to national customers about new sustainability initiatives and programs.

  • Oversee the launch and ongoing management of internal Sustainability Champions Network: Manage membership, coordinate regular meetings and initiatives for the network to support the execution of sustainability across Sysco's USFS sites.

  • Manage Sysco's Volunteer Program with oversight from department leadership: Responsible for managing the quarterly volunteer program, organizing Global Support Center volunteer events, supporting Purpose Month, and growing volunteerism at Sysco.

  • Oversee progress against Global Good goals, with a focus on food waste/donations: Develop regular progress tracking and reporting cadence against the global good goals, escalate issues as they arise, and identify opportunities for improvement across sites.

  • Support best practice sharing across USFS operations: Deploy program consistency across all business units (e.g., share best practices identified in food donations in specialty vs. other business units)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Customer Engagement on Sustainability

  • Champions Network Management

  • Volunteer Program Management

  • Global Good / Food Waste Measurement

  • Best practice identification and sharing

Education Required:

Bachelor's Degree (preference for degree in sustainability)

Experience Required:

  • 4 or more years' experience in project/program management, communications, analytics

  • 4 years relevant business and/or sustainability related experience

  • Solid PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Tableau knowledge and skills

  • Strategic thinker with ability to work in a matrixed organization

  • Ability to work productively on independent research, data collection and analysis assignments and as part of a team

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, as well as attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an outstanding ability to communicate with others at all levels of the organization

  • Energetic, efficient and resourceful team player

Experience Preferred:

  • Knowledge of food service distribution and associated supply chains preferred

  • 2 years or more of experience in corporate social responsibility or sustainability positions for a public company, a consulting agency or relevant experience preferred

  • Good understanding of various sustainable certification programs, e.g. MSC, Certified Humane, etc. as well as relevant global sustainability existing issues and emerging issues

Technical Skills and Abilities:

Time management, project management, strong attention to detail.

Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.

Knowledge of foodservice preferred.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Travel Requirements:

Less than 10% of the type. Occasional travel to customers and/or conferences.

Work Environment:

Typical office environment. This role will be in the GSC.


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Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues 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.