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Sysco Canada Overview

Etobicoke, ON
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Catering & Food Service Contractors
$1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products, equipment and supplies to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. We have a forty year history of consistent ... Read more

Mission: Sysco’s Mission is to market and deliver great products to our customers with exceptional service.

Sysco’s Vision is to be our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.

Sysco Canada – Why Work For Us?


Considering the roots this company has emerged from, it is difficult sometimes to comprehend just how large Sysco CANADA has become. One just has to drive down the street in any city in Canada, and you will likely see a Sysco CANADA truck. To put it in perspective Sysco CANADA has approximately 4,000 employees and operates a fleet of 500 trucks - certainly enough to provide our customers with world-class service coast-to-coast.

Regardless of our size, we need to ensure that Sysco CANADA´s vision & values rise to the forefront so that our customers expectations remain our number one priority.

Our Story

Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity

For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist food service providers in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home.

Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice.
In 1977 Sysco surpassed its competitors to become the leading supplier to 'meals-prepared-away-from-home' operations in North America. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to approximately $210 billion.

Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with more than 400,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the food service industry and satisfy consumers' appetites.

Operating from 161 locations throughout the contiguous United States and portions of Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada, today Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 46,300 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items.

As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses.

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We bring more to the table.

 

Why Sysco?

Because this is the place where talented individuals come to grow their career.

Learn, challenge yourself, and contribute to the success of thousands of customers. This is the place where you can focus your passion, knowledge, skill, and entrepreneurial spirit to make a difference. 

Sysco values who you are, what you bring to the table, and where you hope to go with your career. We care about your work and your life.  Work for Sysco and be at the heart of food and service.

At the Heart

We’re at the heart of the food service industry, where staying a step ahead means creating a collaborative, high-performing, and customer-focused environment within a company known for its service, stability, and integrity.

Sysco welcomes diverse perspectives and strives to create a place where every associate can thrive. We are on a journey to advance inclusion, and the strength of our team comes from what each of us has to offer.

What can you bring to the table?

You belong at Sysco.  Diversity is more than checking a box - it is our recipe to success. We understand that building a great company is just like creating the perfect recipe - you must add all of the right ingredients for a truly extraordinary dish. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, & experiences of our diverse workforce. Sysco Canada an Equal Opportunity employer.

More to offer

Our programs are designed to help our associates (and their families) grow.

 

Career Development & Advancement

We have a strong tradition of advancing those who demonstrate ability in delivering results and supporting our vision. Our ability to be our customers most valued and trusted business partner is directly linked to having the best talent in the industry. We offer associates the tools and resources to excel in their jobs and take on new challenges.

 

Learning & Development

From tuition assistance to an online university with thousands of videos, books, courses, mentoring and certification content available online or through our mobile app, we offer employees flexible learning to suit their needs.

  

Exciting Compensation Opportunities

Compensation at Sysco begins with a competitive salary, that is reviewed annually against industry benchmarks to ensure that we continue to differentiate ourselves within the market. Employees who contribute to the success of the company through hard work, ideas, enthusiasm and results are rewarded during annual merit reviews.

 

Comprehensive Benefit Coverage

Customized to meet your unique and changing needs, we offer a flexible and comprehensive health and dental coverage that each associate may customize. This coverage includes an Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, AD&D, flexible spending accounts, and more.

 

Saving for Retirement

Retirement is a significant life event, and Sysco is committed to the success of our associates both now, and in the future. We offer a competitive pension plan that is flexible to meet your retirement savings needs. Associates may also elect to contribute to RRSP via pay deduction as another way to meet their retirement goals.

 

Become a Sysco Shareholder

Associates may use convenient payroll deduction to purchase Sysco stock at a 15% discount. Sysco pays all the fees related to purchasing stock under this plan.

 

Perks & Discount Programs

Enjoy substantial savings on Sysco products, plus take advantage of tons of nationwide and local lifestyle discounts from restaurants to spa services to clothing. Our employees also get special offers and discounts for technology, arts, entertainment and sporting events.

 

Be Recognized & Get Rewarded

Sysco values and recognizes associate passion and commitment in many different ways - from service awards to our peer recognition program to individual performance awards. Recognizing the success of our associates is an important part of our culture.

 

International Opportunities

Whether you working in Canada, the US, Europe, or Central America you will belong to a diverse, team-orientated working environment that is united in our pursuit of being our customers most valued and trusted business partner.

Your Career, Your Way

Every department has their own way of helping us be our customers most valued & trusted business partner - where will your path start?

 

Finance and Administration

We are problem-solvers.  We take our responsibilities seriously.  We meet any challenge with passion and enthusiasm.  We are responsible for paying the bills, reporting, and watching our cash flow - all while holding ourselves to rigorous compliance standards.  Above all, we maintain our spirit of fun, energy, and teamwork.  Are you one of us?

 

Merchandising

We are charged with sourcing and stocking the right products, in the right quantities, and having them available at just the right time - all without the help of a crystal ball.  We work hard to manage our reliable and cost-effective supply chain strategy to keep costs in line for our customers.  Outside-of-the-box thinkers with exceptional organization skills thrive here.

 

Sales

We are passionate, driven, and customer-focused.  We want our customers to succeed, and are committed to leveraging all of Sysco's extensive resources and expertise to make their success a reality.  We are flexible, adaptable problem solvers - developing customized solutions for each customers unique needs.  Our titles may be different depending on what customer segment we are serving, but we each have the same goal: to be our customers most valued and trusted business partner.

Featured Career: Outside Sales Representative

 

Business Resources

We are a center of excellence, partnering with our Outside Sales Representatives and valued customers to help them become more successful in the food industry - from marketing and social media training to food costing, from menu design to showcasing unique product offerings.  Our team members are resourceful, flexible, and creative.  What expertise can you add to our team?

 

Information Technology

We are tech ninjas.  We work hard to develop, run, and maintain the systems that enable our associates and our customers do important work - anytime, anywhere.  Our unique challenges call for highly innovative and talented people to solve them. Help keep Sysco on the leading technological edge of food and service and put your skills to good use!

 

Human Resources

We're tasked with one of the company's most important goals - supporting and driving outstanding culture.  It's our job to make sure we continue to raise the bar with every hire and make sure that every employee has the tools and support they need to thrive in our fast paced and customer focused work environment.  We are rewarded each day by the satisfaction of building a world-class workforce that is engaged and enabled to succeed.

Operations

We work hard to get it right the first time, every time.  We know that our customers rely on us to get their order right and delivered on time, and we take that responsiblity very seriously.  That means taking extra care when receiving, selecting, and delivering our high quality products.  We sweat the small stuff, because we know that's what it takes to exceed our customers expectations.  Do you have what it takes?


Environment, Health & Safety

This is more than just a job; it is an opportunity to ignite your passion and do what you love.  Your focus is to prevent harm - harm to people, property, or the environment.  You are a great collaborator, communicator, and problem solver.  You are a demonstrated expert in your field.  Are you ready to make a difference in the world, impact peoples’ lives, and enjoy a truly rewarding career? 

Want to join us at the heart of food and service?

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    "Great co-workers, like family"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Coquitlam, BC
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    I have been working at Sysco Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for job diversity, inclusive culture

    Cons

    Old technology entitled staff, change is difficult

    Advice to Management

    Hold low performers accountable

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Sysco Canada Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fredericton, NB
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Sysco Canada (Fredericton, NB) in September-2018.

    Interview

    I was approached via email or telephone. A phone interview was conducted by one HR person consisting of mostly behavioural and experience. Also was asked what my willingness was to work for hours per week.

    Made it to the in person interview. The district sales manager along with someone from HR interviewed me. It felt a bit awkward to be honest. The interview was laid back but having two people asking questions can sometimes stink. I left this interview feeling not so good about my chances of being hired.

    The hiring process too about 2 and a half weeks. I was not offered the position.

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