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Word on the street is that the employees in the AR, AP, and Credit Departments at Sysco West Coast Florida have been notified that their positions will be eliminated effective March 1, 2019.  Seems they are moving all of the financial operations to Houston.  Glad I jumped off that bus years ago!  Sorry for all of the employees that will be losing their jobs.
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USF did the same thing a few years ago when they went to the hub-and-spoke configuration for the divisions. All financial operations were centralized at the hub division. All financial people had to re-apply for their jobs.

This goes along with the continuing reduction in sales force headcount at both companies. Shareholder dividends and corporate bonuses are the main focus. Sales compensation is being reduced because of it.

I'm so happy I'm retired. I got out just in time.
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Sysco Colleagues,
 
After 36 years of dedicated service with Sysco, Mike Brawner, Market President, Southeast, has announced his intent to retire, effective Dec. 31, 2018.

Mike, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, began his career in 1982 as a Merchandiser at Sysco Memphis. He progressed through a number of Merchandising and Marketing leadership positions at that company over the course of the next 20 years. In 2002, he transferred to the newly-established Sysco Columbia as Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing, and was promoted to Executive Vice President of that company in 2004. He was named President, Sysco Columbia, in 2007 and was promoted to Market President, Midwest, in 2012. Mike has led the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Markets during his tenure as Market President.

Known for his passion for our associates and his desire to coach and mentor, Mike has been instrumental in the development of several current Sysco presidents. Mike’s legacy includes several significant contributions that have been pivotal in our success as an organization, including playing a key role in the pilot launch of SWMS (Sysco Warehouse Management System) and IMS (Inventory Management System), as well as pioneering the logistics work that led to the development of Alfmark Transportation. During his tenure as Vice President, Merchandising, at Sysco Memphis, he was awarded the Merchandising Excellence Award. As President of Sysco Columbia, Mike built one of Sysco’s most successful OpCos, leading all U.S. Broadlines in operating pretax growth in FY10, 11 and 12, which resulted in Columbia reaching Super Colossal size. We are thankful for his dedication and commitment to Sysco and our customers, and wish him and his wife, Linda, all the best in the future.

With Mike’s pending retirement, Bryan Allred, currently, President, Sysco Los Angeles, is being promoted to Market President, Southeast, effective Jan. 1, 2019. He will be based at the Southeast Market hub office in Atlanta.

Bryan joined Sysco Intermountain’s Accounting department in 1998 as a Contract Compliance Coordinator. He spent time in various areas at Sysco Intermountain, gaining experience in Accounting, Merchandising, Business Development, Marketing and Sales before joining Sysco Corporate in 2010 for the 212˚ Business Transformation Project. In 2012, Bryan was promoted to Vice President, Sales, at Sysco Spokane, and then moved to Sysco Seattle briefly before being named Executive Vice President, Sysco Los Angeles, in 2014. He was promoted into his most recent position of President, Sysco Los Angeles, one year later.

Driven by his commitment to develop future leaders, Bryan has actively mentored one future and two current presidents during his tenure at Sysco Los Angeles. The OpCo has also been a top market performer in both sales and earnings growth under his leadership, achieving Wall of Fame status in FY17 and 18.
 
With Bryan’s promotion to Market President, Southeast, Brett Berglund, currently President, Sysco Central California, has accepted the role of President, Sysco Los Angeles, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Brett began his Sysco career in 1996 as a Marketing Associate for Allied Sysco (San Francisco) prior to moving to Sysco Sacramento in 2001, where he held the positions of District Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Vice President, Territory Sales. In 2014, he relocated to Sysco Los Angeles as Vice President, Sales, and was named Executive Vice President in 2015. In 2016, he was promoted into his current role of President, Sysco Central California.

Please join me in congratulating Mike on his retirement and thanking him for his years of service and numerous contributions to Sysco. Please also join me in congratulating Bryan on his promotion and Brett on his new role.

Greg

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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It's not a Sysco thing. US Bank let go 700 IT support people nationwide yesterday including managers/directors. 
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Sounds like more tenured, dedicated employees, will be out of a job --so sad
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https://apps.nlrb.gov/link/document.aspx/09031d45828d04d2


click the link above it is the courts ruling on the union vote that was going on in Sysco Columbia and how opco was unethical in their attempt to block the vote.


Here is some food for thought on the Sysco Columbia thing that is in respect to Mike Brawner and the ability to stop the Union vote. 

After reading through the judges ruling it is no surprise that he is retiring or shall we say been asked to retire. I am assuming that there will be more heads to roll in this opco if you read through this brief it names, the person in charge of HR, The VP of operations and the current president.

this is all listed on a public website so hopefully it will stay posted but who knows.

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USF did the same thing a few years ago when they went to the hub-and-spoke configuration for the divisions. All financial operations were centralized at the hub division. All financial people had to re-apply for their jobs.

This goes along with the continuing reduction in sales force headcount at both companies. Shareholder dividends and corporate bonuses are the main focus. Sales compensation is being reduced because of it.

I'm so happy I'm retired. I got out just in time.


It is now called American business, and a way to make the numbers look better for the public companies.
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  1. The downsizing is not just in Florida, but rather across the corporation ... Other Sysco distribution centers had a conference calls and staff meetings to "let the cat out of the bag" ... Customer service is probably the department to get the AX, again part of the 25% labor reduction plan by Bene & Co, the Pepsi Way ... the other part of the plan is to turn Sysco (as is USF) to turn into a Multi Unit Program distributor, that way they know what the customer orders along with the estimated volumes for those specific items; then they just need to hire some low paid salary, out of college, entry level peon "sales rep" along with the same for the merchandiser dept/buyers ... the buyers will just be computer reading, order entry person ... no special orders, no unique products, ... USF is on the same track ... Sad in a way, after all those who have built both of these companies to a level of dominance ... but hey, thats GREAT for people that saw the light and who were already downsized and forced out and joined a new up and coming food service company!
  2. For those of you sitting there and thinking that you will continue to have a career at Sysco or USF, you're just fooling yourself ... GET OUT now and jump onto either the train of another food service company or change careers ... I'm telling you from experience.
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Mike Brawner announcing his retirement ?? ahh, yeah, another member of the Memphis Mafia out the door... Maybe Brawner got caught drinking a Coke around some of the Pepsi boys that now run Sysco ... actually running it into the ground ... 
Well bad news for all of Brawner's puppets, especially the snow flake now at Columbia, Mr. God's Gift to Food Service, ... heads up to those of you at Columbia, your snow flake leader is a USER, he will step on you to cover his ass and make himself look good, especially now that his Daddy Brawner is retiring and there is no one there to protect him, all you Pepsi boys be ready for the snow flake to have his nose up your ass in order to save himself. 
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It's time for reps at Sysco and USF (and to a lesser extent Gordon and PFG) to start looking at the larger independent distributors in their areas. Many of these have increased lines and bought trucks in anticipation of the failed USF/Sysco merger. Most of them are full-line distributors now.

You'll have more competitive prices, lower pads, less bureaucracy, less micromanagement and more actual selling time. Your customers will get better delivery times and better prices. There may be a few unique items that might keep USF or Sysco in the account, but I'm sure you'll be able to find an equivalent. Eventually, the big boys will drop the accounts that left because of small order size. USF wants, I'm told, customers that will buy a minimum of $3,000 a week. That includes all categories plus Scoop and Value Added Services. 

Polish up your resumes. Mail them to the HR person at whichever companies you want to work for. I'm not sure if USF or Sysco Corporate looks at LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster or Career Builder to see who's looking for a job.
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  1. The downsizing is not just in Florida, but rather across the corporation ... Other Sysco distribution centers had a conference calls and staff meetings to "let the cat out of the bag" ... Customer service is probably the department to get the AX, again part of the 25% labor reduction plan by Bene & Co, the Pepsi Way ... the other part of the plan is to turn Sysco (as is USF) to turn into a Multi Unit Program distributor, that way they know what the customer orders along with the estimated volumes for those specific items; then they just need to hire some low paid salary, out of college, entry level peon "sales rep" along with the same for the merchandiser dept/buyers ... the buyers will just be computer reading, order entry person ... no special orders, no unique products, ... USF is on the same track ... Sad in a way, after all those who have built both of these companies to a level of dominance ... but hey, thats GREAT for people that saw the light and who were already downsized and forced out and joined a new up and coming food service company!
  2. For those of you sitting there and thinking that you will continue to have a career at Sysco or USF, you're just fooling yourself ... GET OUT now and jump onto either the train of another food service company or change careers ... I'm telling you from experience.



I see it too. After a few years with Sysco, it's time to move on to a smaller company where they still value the human relationship we have with our customers and the good old fashioned effort most of put in on a day to day. I love Sysco, however lately things have been moving way too fast with too technology not yet ready for launch to the salesforce and the way they push it on us to implement it. Sales and performance hold no ground with upper management unless you use all of the new tech platforms. They simply don't care what you've done, only what you're not doing...

This applies to all the larger broadliners, not only to Sysco.
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