Flexible workplace-must be self driven, organized, and quick to learn
Marketing Associate (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – March 8, 2017
Overall, working for Sysco has been a good experience, with great flexibility, decent compensation, and a stepping stone for my professional career.
A typical day requires 1-3 hours computer work-monitoring sales audits, daily reports, managing customers needs, etc. Each day is different in that some days are spent prospecting potential customers and other days are spent visiting current customers, discussing new products, collecting payment, working on menu ideas, etc. Wearing many hats and being a problem solver is a KEY skill required for this job.
Some weeks are non-stop busy managing my territory, including orders, brokers and samples, food shows/district huddles/sales meetings. Other weeks may allow time for working on order guides, menu analysis, and other requirements of the job that are beneficial to strengthening customer relationships.
I have learned great organizational and time management skills. I have developed a comfortable and warm approach to customers, prospects, and coworkers. I have deepened my knowledge of food products and the industry. I have continued to build on my abilities of working as a team member, as well as working independently.
Best part of the job: flexibility and getting to talk food with customers. Hardest part of the job: missing the creativity and love of food that gets lost or left behind due to all other daily requirements, reports, customer problems, that occur every day
Flexibility, food shows, networking, product knowledge
Small fish/big pond, compensation structure, lack of "love of the job"