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Sysco Communications Manager (Change Management) - Corporate - US in West University Place, 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:

5 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:


Position Summary

  • Serve as the communications lead for the assigned function(s) and the respective leadership, supporting both internal- and external-facing needs. Design and execute communication strategies, plans and approaches for the assigned function(s), associated programs and initiatives. Deliver compelling and aligned messaging and ensure stakeholders are informed, inspired and engaged.

  • Manage all related communications channels, including portal, video, social media, SharePoint and email as it relates to the assigned organization(s). Drive continuous improvement in all functional communications processes. Work closely with function’s leadership to develop communication approach and execute upon it for their various stakeholders.

  • Work and coordinate cross-functionally to support the strategic communications and change management needs of assigned organizations and leadership.

  • Support major project initiatives from both a strategic communications and tactical implementation perspective.

  • Engage as member of the Corporate Communications team to support aligned and coordinated targeted and enterprise-wide communications. Contribute to the overall team through best practice-sharing and ideas for continuous improvement. Participate in department meetings and support various events and activities.

Essential Functions/Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop communication strategies and approaches that reach targeted internal and external stakeholder(s).

  • Drive associate awareness, alignment and action to support functional goals and priorities as well as company vision, values, strategy and initiatives.

  • Support desired business outcomes through message development, appropriate channel mix and creative. Leverage change management tools as appropriate or necessary.

  • Build engagement among associates and leaders in a manner that builds trust, inspires teamwork and gets business results.

  • Build appropriate Sysco business acumen to be able to develop appropriate approaches and counsel.

  • Find and share relevant news on The Dish and all appropriate channels.

  • Ensure message alignment with overall Sysco strategy and culture.

  • Support leaders (with speeches, talking points, email messages, etc.) to communicate internally and externally through effective storytelling.

  • Provide support to communicate Sysco Speaks results and action plans to internal stakeholders.

  • Develop communication messages and approach for significant organizational changes and appointments.

  • Support significant meetings and events; drive communications planning and content as required for functional activities and events.

  • Drive and share stories that celebrate associates and recognize team accomplishments.

People/Relationship Management

  • Serve as a trusted advisor and business partner for assigned functional leadership and their respective organizations.

  • Demonstrate a strong customer and service mindset

  • Establish a level of trust and credibility to be able to influence and coach leaders

  • Always demonstrate a high degree of diplomacy and professionalism, especially in high-pressure situations or regarding confidential or sensitive information.

  • Be skilled in active listening and be highly perceptive of situational awareness.

  • Build and manage relationships with Communications team members, business and functional leads and other critical stakeholders to promote the strategic agenda, identify communications opportunities, and foster collaboration and mutual support.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with across multiple organizational and geographical lines.

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently, manage up as appropriate and engage resources as required.

  • Manage outside vendors as required (for graphics, video and event production, etc.)

  • Demonstrate and role model the Sysco Values.

Required Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Communications

  • BA or BS in Communications, Journalism, English. Marketing or another applicable field

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, presentation development, editing and proofreading skills

  • Ability to learn/build necessary Sysco business acumen

  • Ability to learn/build competencies with Sysco technology tools

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments from conception to completion on deadline with minimal supervision; excellent attention to detail

  • Experience with internal and/or external communications program including planning, execution and measurement

  • Experience with creative process and applicable tools to design appropriate visuals and collateral (presentations, graphics, videos, etc.) for effective message delivery

  • Able to define success criteria, identify project risks, opportunities and core stakeholders

  • Ability to work cross functionally to drive consensus and alignment

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a focused listener able to work quickly, thoughtfully and collaboratively with different personalities

Physical Demands

  • 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 must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • This position can be performed from the corporate facility.

  • Must be able to do limited travel to Sysco facilities or operating companies.


  • Based in Houston


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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.