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Sysco Senior Manager, Business Growth in Houston, Texas


US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Master's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

10+ Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Up to 25%

Job Summary:

The Senior Manager of Business Growth -Sysco Brands will be a key contributor to the design and execution of long-term strategies to drive profitable growth of Sysco's Own Brand product portfolio. Working with the Own Brand Center of Excellence and across business units, the Senior Manager of Business Growth-Sysco Brands will conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis to evaluate growth channels, both within existing customers and in new markets. The associate will research emerging solutions and work with internal stakeholders to determine business rationale for adoption, potential value, and tradeoffs associated with implementation. In addition, they will play a critical role in shaping the process and leading the global, cross-company deployment of key growth strategies with partnership from various stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Sr. Director & Director with deep data and analytics, creativity, and structured thinking / decision making to develop business cases to support Own Brand portfolio growth.

  • Support Director in identifying, researching and defining future growth strategies across existing customers and/or in new markets; leveraging current capabilities or through the creation of new ones.

  • Support Director in cultivating key messages and communications for varying audiences, including progress updates for executive audiences.

  • Own the program management for all workstreams needed to execute against aligned upon growth strategy(ies) including defining workstreams, identifying timelines, sequencing work, capturing dependencies, managing issue resolution and trading off priorities as needed to execute the business strategy.

Education Required:

Bachelor's degree

Education Preferred:

MBA preferred

Experience Required:

  • 8-10+ years of experience in an analytical and strategic business role, with escalating levels of leadership and responsibility

  • Must have skillset with modeling, strategic thinking and growth planning experience, including program management experience

Experience Preferred:

Experience in food service and B2B industries preferred but not required

Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, communication, and presentation skills

  • Proven experience to get work done in a complex matrix organization

  • Ability to think strategically and tactically from customer perspective

  • Ability to structure unique problems and lead cross-functional teams in a way that enables the organization to make significant progress quickly

  • Strong ability to manage ambiguity and guide the organization through it towards clear and decisive action plans

  • Ability to understand P&L

  • Strong project leadership and management background

  • Experience with change management

  • Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills

  • Proven ability to establish credibility and influence executive-level stakeholders as well as the ability to work across boundaries and lead through influence

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Leader/doer with the ability to operate effectively and influence others in a matrix organization

  • Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills

  • Self-starter with a strong ability to lead and develop a new team

  • Experience in a startup-like environment and ability to foresee the needs of the organization, plan accordingly and direct the team to achieve quick wins and long term success

  • Professional attitude, service orientation, strong work ethic; superb team player

  • Excels in nebulous environments where the path to address a problem is not always clear or direct

  • Approaches every problem with an outside-in perspective first and does not allow the status quo to influence your analysis

  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Physical Demands:

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

Travel Requirements:

Up to 25%

Work Environment:

Houston-based role with a combination of in-office, work-from-home and travel time for team connectivity or to support growth initiative execution. Fun, energized, results-driven team.


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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.