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Sysco Transportation Supervisor in Peterborough, Ontario

Transportation Supervisor

Reports To

Transportation Manager


Peterborough, ON


Full-time, salary

Closing Date

May 24, 2024

Company Overview

Sysco connects the world to share food and care for one another. Sysco leads from the heart of food and service to deliver the freshest of foods and ideas to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Our customers can count on us to deliver on-point products and solutions since only Sysco is the global leader, sitting at the heart of innovation supply, delivery, culinary and more.

With over 57,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2022 that ended July 2, 2022, the company generated sales of more than $68 billion USD.

Sysco, one of Canada’s Best Employers 2023, as listed by Forbes, is dedicated to our global corporate social responsibility goals and to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. 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.

Sysco is more than just a place to work. Our passion for food and our customers has made us the industry leader. To remain on top, we will continue to think bigger, work harder and never give up. Are you ready to drive success?

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The purpose of this job is to oversee, coordinate and ensure the efficient and timely delivery of Sysco products to customers by Sysco Delivery Colleagues (DAs), or Contractors (where applicable).

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage Delivery Colleagues. Assign, schedule, and coordinate staff. Train, resolve problems, and provide open communication. Assist in the hiring of DAs as required. Facilitate regular communication meetings and problem-solving sessions. Maintain positive and supportive relations with DAs.

  • Oversee and ensure compliance with all government regulations relating to transportation and safety including MTO, OHS and EPA requirements.

  • Coordinate training and orientation for new Drivers.

  • Communicate and administer Company programs, policies and procedures.

  • Track and monitor the results of DA’s performance versus established metrics.

  • Investigate accidents/damages.

  • Participate in trouble shooting and problem-solving issues related to DA questions and product deliveries.

  • Ensure the safety and quality of all products both inbound and outbound as they relate to HAACP requirements.

  • Work with Sales to identify customer requirements, including addressing delivery concerns, customer special needs such as night drops, vehicle constraints, dock issues, etc.

  • Conducting regular audits and review adherence to established requirements.

  • Work closely with Warehouse operations with regards to safe loading requirements, safe transportation of goods, etc.

  • Assist in maximizing efficiencies of Roadnet routing system.

  • Accountable for the accuracy of timecards, approvals and scheduling of direct reports.

  • If applicable, understand and interpret the CBA, participate in grievance, mediation, arbitration procedures at unionized facilities.

  • Complies with Sysco’s Food Safety Policy and procedures to ensure food safety, quality and legality requirements are met.

  • Understands that their role is critical in creating a safe organization with minimal environmental impact and the value that brings to the organization.

  • Is willing to drive Environmental, Health and Safety performance by acting as an example and holding their team accountable to complying with EHS programs, policies, and requirements.

  • Enable, champion and embrace an inclusive culture

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills/Job Requirements:

  • Minimum three (3) years of work experience is required.

  • 3+ years of experience working in a transportation or distribution role with supervisory experience is preferred.

  • A High School Diploma is required.

  • Any relevant training in the transportation and distribution profession along with any additional continuing education in industry topics is a plus.

  • Preferred training and certifications are; Class 1 (AZ Ontario) Driver’s license, HAACP, MOT, TDG, WHMIS, Health and Safety, PDIC, Smith system defensive driving.

  • Travel (overnight and single day) to certain locations within the company’s service area will be required. Overnight travel would be required on an infrequent basis. Frequent local travel same day trips.

Internal candidates apply via the Career Centre on your HR Portal / ADP Workforce Now.

External candidates submit cover letter & resume via

Our Purpose:

Connecting the world to share food and care for one another

Our Mission:

Delivering success for our customers through industry-leading people, products and solutions

Our Identity:

Together we define our future of foodservice and supply chain

Sysco is committed to Employment Equity. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities.

Here’s a sample of the many benefits Sysco colleagues enjoy:

Comprehensive Flexible Benefits including Health and Dental, Health Care Spending and Wellness Accounts • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability • Life Insurance • Voluntary Optional Insurance • Parental Leave Plan • Company Pension Plan • Group RRSP & TFSA • Employee and Family Assistance • Stock Purchase Plan • Maple Virtual Care • Unlimited on-line learning • Sysco product discounts • Preferred vendor discounts • Associate Resource Groups

(*benefits may vary based on location or bargaining unit)