Vice President Delivery

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 3 November 2016
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 seasoned senior executive with extensive experience together with the required maturity to spearhead our Delivery effort. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with on-site teams in the US and the SL based delivery organization to ensure that our delivery org runs perennially like a well-oiled machine.


What you will be responsible for

  • Provide overall delivery leadership to multiple teams across the organization.
  • Responsible for driving the adoption of best in class delivery practices.
  • Translate business strategy into actionable items and work with stakeholders to ensure key business outcomes are met.
  • Work with offshore and onshore business and technical teams in order to ensure strict quality standards are maintained and software is delivered on time and to budget.
  • Proven ability to promote ideas and proposals persuasively; shape stakeholder opinions and project a positive image of delivery services to clients and partners.
  • Work through conflicts and negotiate lasting solutions to develop positive relationships.
  • Mentor and guide a team of Project Managers and Business Analysts to ensure continuous improvement and foster a culture of excellence.
  • Introduce best practices across multiple disciplines like Software Development, Operations, Quality, Infrastructure, Support and Product Management.


What you need to have to apply for this position

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Management or a related field together with a Master’s degree or MBA.
  • Scrum Master certification or a PMP qualification will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the IT industry with at least 7 years’ experience in a senior leadership role.
  • Expert knowledge of Agile techniques and proven expertise with SCRUM; familiarity with other Project Management methodologies is a plus.
  • Possess a track record of delivering large projects of various complexity in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with continuous flux.
  • Demonstrated ability to aggressively drive results, improve productivity while increasing team morale.
  • Willingness to travel to multiple locations in the US at short notice.


Why You Should Join

  • A very attractive USD compensation package together with a health and benefits scheme.
  • The opportunity to lead technology innovation and provide cutting edge solutions for one of the largest companies in the world.
  • Fast career growth, recognition and the possibility of a senior leadership role based on performance.
  • A flexible, diverse and entrepreneurial work environment.

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.