Marketing Associate/Senior Marketing Associate

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 14 June 2018
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco LABS is the innovation arm of Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the world’s largest foodservice company. Sysco is the global leader in marketing, selling and distributing food products as well as equipment and supplies to the hospitality industry. Sysco serves over 500,000 customer locations through its team of over 65,000 associates and operates 300 distribution facilities across the globe.

Sysco is re-imagining the global foodservice industry: our Sysco LABS engineering teams based out of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Redwood City, CA and Austin and Houston TX, will help to drive innovation across the entire supply chain – sourcing of food products, merchandising, storage and warehouse operations, order placement and pricing algorithms, delivery of food and supplies to Sysco’s global network – culminating in the in-restaurant dining experience for the end-customer. Operating with the agility and efficiency of a tech–startup and backed by the domain expertise of the industry leader, Sysco and the Sysco LABS team is poised to revolutionize one of the biggest industries in the world.

We are currently on the lookout for a Marketing Associate/Senior Marketing Associate to join our team.


What you will be responsible for:

  • Lead events end-to-end across Sysco LABS and third-party events. Develop event strategy and vision while ensuring an innovative event experience.
  • Nurture and enrich all internal & external perceptions of the company.
  • Contribute to a team environment, building relationships across the company,
  • Develop successful marketing campaigns and own their implementation from ideation to execution.
  • Analyze online and offline market trends and recommend changes to marketing strategies based on analysis and feedback.
  • Develop content for Sysco LABS blog and social media.
  • Work with third parties to develop marketing material.
  • Strategize and execute comprehensive integrated marketing campaigns and brand building initiatives.
  • Drive internal & external communications including key announcements and initiatives.
  • Implement, track and report on KPIs for all marketing campaigns.


What you need to have to apply for this position:

  • 2+ years of experience in marketing & brand building.
  • Strong project management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Proficiency with multiple Social Media platforms; video creation & graphic design experience a plus.
  • Degree from a recognized foreign or local university is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience at a recognized local or international Marketing Agency will be advantageous.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to follow-up on tasks and drive them through to completion.
  • Attention to detail, multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize work in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Passion, initiative, and the hunger to succeed.
  • Expert level proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe.


Why you should join Sysco LABS:

  • An attractive base compensation and benefits package which is comfortably above market rates.
  • The opportunity to work with high caliber individuals across the organization.
  • Fast career growth, recognition and leadership opportunities within a short period of time.
  • A flexible, diverse and entrepreneurial work environment and a fun work culture that celebrates success regularly.


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Careers at Sysco LABS

At Sysco LABS, we value our entrepreneurial spirit and openness the most. Our culture is non-hierarchical, encourages open communication and the free flow of ideas, and foster learning as an ongoing process.

We are headquartered in Silicon Valley with much of our engineering being carried out by Sysco LABS in Colombo. Although both teams are roughly thirteen hours apart, we coordinate like clockwork to ensure deadlines are met and results delivered.

Teams based in Colombo regularly visit the Redwood City office, giving them an opportunity to experience the Silicon Valley culture first hand and meet the restaurants that use the products we build.