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Sysco VP, Global Distribution Operations - HYBRID in Somerset, New Jersey


US2160 Sysco Guest Supply, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

10+ Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Compensation Range:

$163,200.00 - $272,000.00

The compensation range provided is in compliance with state specific laws. Factors that may be used to determine your actual rate of pay include your specific skills, years of experience and other factors.


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Guest Worldwide is a global collective of dynamic, industry-leading companies with more than 40 years of unparalleled experience serving the unique needs of diverse markets in every corner of the world. From providing full-spectrum hospitality and distribution solutions at Guest Supply® and manufacturing award-winning personal care amenities at Gilchrist & Soames, to manufacturing versatile and innovative product assortments that create smarter textile solutions at Manchester Mills, we're proud to provide products to more than 25,000 hotels in over 100 countries. Guest Worldwide is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco - an industry leading, global food and beverage distribution company, employing thousands of employees worldwide and home to the 13th largest sales organization in the world. Learn more by visiting


The Vice President of Global Distribution Operations is responsible for all aspects of long-range strategic planning for the Company's Distribution Centers, Re-Distribution Centers, and third-party logistics providers (3PL's) domestic and internationally, incorporating the latest software and technology for the management of warehouse services, inventory, transportation and logistics in support of the Company's strategic, operational and annual growth plans.

This role will develop and monitor a dashboard of key performance metrics measuring all aspects of its high-traffic and fast-moving operations to optimize efficiencies and ensure on-time and on-target performance of the distribution and transportation operations. In addition, this role will hire (as needed), develop and lead a team of global leaders to ensure the day-to-day effective management of the facilities and other related operations.

General areas of responsibility include strategic planning, financial planning, warehouse layout and utilization, systems integration and design, transportation, for inbound and outbound logistics planning and output, personnel development and leadership, executive communications and information flow to subordinate leaders, performance metrics, facility security and maintenance, freight management, and budget management


  • Set overall strategy for multiple Distribution Centers (company leased and 3PL's) domestic and internationally; develop and implement specific short- and long-term plans and programs in order to support the operational goals and annual growth plans. Oversee the development and implementation of strategies, including but not limited to performance metrics; technology, systems, equipment and facilities; continuous improvements evaluation, logistics planning and output; policies & procedures; organizational development, workforce planning and training efforts.

  • Manage relationships with key business partners, including internal stakeholders, owned & integrated system developers, parcel and freight carriers, 3PL providers and retail sale partners.

  • Closely partner with manufacturing, supply chain, sales and procurement/operations planning in order to ensure consistent and smooth inbound and outbound operations.

  • Partner with Marketing, Customer Experience and technology organizations in order to leverage distribution performance as a competitive tool.

  • Provide leadership and direction to achieve best in class safety, quality, productivity, and cost performance.

  • Develop Transportation short- and long-term strategies with global partners to handle current and future business requirements to internal and external customers.

  • Analyze growth of operating company against each Distribution Center's facility size and location to accommodate and maintain proper storage, receiving, and shipping capabilities for present and future business. Recommend and implement changes as needed.

  • Responsible for the P&L of all Distribution Center locations; oversee the development of annual budgets to ensure facilities are executed to minimize expenses. Review performance metrics against operating plans and standards; provide reports to direct reports on interpretation of results and provide direction to address issues. Diagnose operational issues and assist Managers in the development of solutions, action plans and communication to resolve issues.

  • Ensure that all Distribution Centers are in compliance with local, regional, and federal laws and required documentation.

  • Proactively manage safety; immediately respond to any concerns and conduct proper follow up to ensure the issue was addressed.

  • Direct planning and development of Distribution Operations team and establishment of goals for their performance. Monitor, evaluate and provide feedback to managers on progress towards goals. Coach and develop management in balancing the delivery of high productivity, quality and customer service. Counsel and direct management on handling employee relations, staffing, disciplinary actions and maintaining a positive work environment. Conduct regular department meetings to foster employee engagement, communicate any changes to company policies and procedures, address employee concerns, foster idea sharing and suggestions for improvement. Participate in staff selection, performance and compensation evaluations, corrective action and terminations, as necessary. Promote continuous training and development of associates. Lead and facilitate change management in support of organizational goals.



  • Bachelor's degree with concentration in Business Management, Logistics Management or Supply Chain. MBA a plus.


  • 15 years' distribution, supply chain, transportation, and logistics experience, including operational management required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Global Management of multiple Distribution Centers and 3PL's preferred.

  • Global Operational experiences in Europe, Asia preferred.

  • Global Transportation Governance (i.e., in USA DOT and OSHA) knowledge required.

  • Working Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean methodologies

Professional Skills

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and professional interactive skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, associates, other business areas and government agencies as required.

  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to build, grow and inspire individuals and teams and manage effectively up, down and across an organization. Collaborative management style. Work alongside individual team members as a day-to-day partner in moving the business forward, holding teams accountable for forecasts and other sales objectives. Delegates responsibilities effectively. Recognizes and acknowledges the value others bring to the organization. Exhibits a high level of trust and accountability.

  • Well-developed strategic planning, business, and financial management skills (i.e., pricing, forecasting, budget planning, etc.).

  • Strong analytical and technology skills in using productivity, performance, and other related data.

  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills.

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of P&L and key components to drive and sustain positive financial results.

  • Fact-based decision-making style and the type of senior executive who comes to the table with a pragmatic view of the marketplace and the opportunities within it, but who also recommends solutions at both a strategic and functional level.

  • A mastery of organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, prioritize and execute multiple initiatives/deadlines autonomously and shift priorities as necessary. Able to manage large, complex projects and coordinate workload around multiple assignments. Uses time effectively.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions.

  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Makes timely decisions.

  • 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.

  • Proficient use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook).

  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft, Hi Jump, Box or other ERP business application software preferred.

Physical Demand & Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  • While this position will primarily work in an office environment, this position requires frequent travel (approx. 50%) to and from customer locations, staff meetings, company events, training sessions, and key customer tradeshows that may require standing for long periods of time. Must possess a valid passport for international travel, as needed.

  • May be required to utilize personal vehicle for business travel that may result in long periods of sitting.

  • If working remote, must have required software to ensure timely communications and have a dedicated workspace free of any distractions and participate in customer or conference calls in a business-friendly environment.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • This position may require evening and weekend work depending on business needs.

This job description indicates in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of employees in this classification. The duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee. Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Company and its employees. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions.


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.