Trainee Associate – Marketing & Data Analysis

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 14 June 2017
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco Labs is a technology innovation center of Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food service company. Sysco serves over 700,000 businesses in Europe and across the USA through its team of over 65,000 employees.

Based in the Silicon Valley with engineering centers in Austin, Texas and Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sysco Labs is using technology to revolutionize the experience of all of Sysco’s customers across the food service process.



  • Knowledge about systems and products that cater to the restaurant industry. (e.g. Yelp, Zomato, etc)
  • Knowledge about the restaurant industry in general (knowledge about the US restaurant industry would be a plus).
  • Ability to analyze data, and recognize trends.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Monitor market trends and research competitor activities to identify opportunities and key issues.
  • Strategize and execute various marketing initiatives for CAKE products.
  • Execute comprehensive integrated marketing campaigns.


What you need to have to apply for this position:

  • Excellent English language skills (both written and verbal).
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office.
  • A minimum of 3 AL passes with A’s in English, and Math at OL’s.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and follow-up skills.
  • Needs to be proactive and self-organized.


Why you should join Sysco Labs:

  • An attractive base compensation plan.
  • Fast tracked Marketing training and soft skills development programmes.
  • Fast career growth and recognition of performance.
  • A flexible, diverse and entrepreneurial work environment.
  • A fun work culture that celebrates successes 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.