Product Manager (Closed)

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 2 January 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 Centre within Sysco LABS undertakes the most significant technology initiatives with the aim of retaining Sysco’s competitive edge in the food-tech industry.

We are looking for a highly capable Product Manager with extensive experience in conceptualizing and designing enterprise technology solutions for large corporates. The chosen candidate will be required to mentor a team of experienced Business Analysts/Consultants to ensure full stakeholder satisfaction.


What you will be responsible for:

  • Liaise with onsite product teams to elicit product brief and design primary product specifications.
  • Analyze problems and convert them to business solutions; conduct R&D and analyze competing products to arrive at optimum solutions.
  • Work closely with delivery management and define the strategic product roadmap.
  • Overall responsibility for scope management and control; primary responsibility for securing approvals on specifications.
  • Proactively oversee key open issues and work with delivery and product teams to address level A defects.
  • Primary conduit between product and delivery/engineering teams.
  • Primary responsibility for ensuring quality of product specifications.
  • Manage the process for all functional test suites.
  • Responsible for training and mentoring a team of Business Analysts.


What you need to have to apply for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Management, Economics or Finance; a Master’s degree will be beneficial.
  • Professional certifications such as CBAP/PMP/ACP or CIMA/ACCA or equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • 10+ years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with Agile/Scrum and/or RUP delivery models is a plus.
  • A passion for innovative product design and the ability to foresee key business trends.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with a strong eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly written and spoken English.
  • Curiosity and the ability to acquire domain and technical knowledge rapidly.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills; strong leadership, management and organizational skills.


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 onsite and offshore teams.
  • Career/skills development via a variety of internal programs and initiatives.
  • Fast career growth, recognition and senior leadership opportunities.
  • Overseas travel and excellent exposure to challenging work environments.
  • A flexible, diverse and entrepreneurial work environment and 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.