Junior Associate – Administration

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 19 May 2017
Job Type: Full Time

We are based in the heart of the Silicon Valley and combine ideas from the epicenter of tech innovation with Sri Lankan engineering brilliance.

Our cutting edge end-to-end restaurant technology platform is distributed nationwide in the US via our parent company Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY): the world’s largest food services company.  As Sysco’s key technology partner, we also provide the technical innovation necessary for Sysco to stay on the leading edge; the Sysco Innovation center at Sysco LABS undertakes the most significant technology initiatives with the aim of retaining Sysco’s competitive edge in the food-tech industry.

We are currently on the lookout for a Junior Associate – Administration (on a fixed term contract of 9 months’ duration) to join our team.


What you will be responsible for:

  • Coordination of administration tasks across facilities.
  • Liaise with government agencies, vendors, suppliers, embassies, industry bodies and other third parties to expedite timely completion of tasks and initiatives.
  • Assist in office refurbishment and fit-out projects.
  • Assist in the implementation and ongoing maintenance of infrastructure, utilities and related external and internal systems.
  • Contribute with new ideas that will enhance the office environment in partnership with other internal stakeholders.
  • Assist the marketing team in event management.
  • Proper documentation and filing of all related activities.
  • Assist in providing a high quality of service to all stakeholders.


What you need to have to apply for this position:

  • Any previous administration experience is preferable.
  • Be highly organized with a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to establish priorities and have excellent time management skills.
  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized local or foreign university is an added advantage.
  • Potentially, a good cultural fit across all Sysco LABS departments.


Why you should join Sysco LABS:

  • A very attractive base compensation and benefits package which is comfortably above market rates.
  • The opportunity to work with high caliber individuals across the organization.
  • Training and career development programs.
  • Fast career growth, recognition and leadership opportunities for good performers.
  • A flexible, diverse, entrepreneurial work environment with a fun work culture that celebrates success.

Why Join?

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.