Project Manager

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 8 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 Project Manager to join our team.


What you will be responsible for

  • Coordinating internal resources and liaising with external parties for the flawless execution of projects.
  • Ensuring all projects are delivered on-time, within scope.
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Developing a detailed project plan to track progress and use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope and schedule.
  • Identifying any roadblocks and risks with the team, and actively working to remove or eliminate both, with escalation done as required.
  • Performing risk management to minimize project risks.
  • Liaising continuously with the product owner to ensure user stories are clearly defined, estimated and prioritized; ensuring daily status is communicated to management and other stakeholders.


What you need to have to apply for this position

  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience in Agile project management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT; a Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Professional certifications such as PMP or CSM (Certified Scrum Master) will be an added advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of risk identification and mitigation.
  • Business domain knowledge and a technical background will be highly advantageous.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills together with a commitment to all-round quality.


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.
  • Technical training and soft skills development programs.
  • Fast career growth, recognition and senior leadership opportunities for good performers.
  • Overseas travel and exposure to client environments based on business requirements.
  • A flexible, diverse and entrepreneurial work environment, and a fun work culture that celebrates success regularly.

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.