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2024 Next Gen Operations Program | Program Associate - Syracuse, NY

Syosset, NY
What You Need To Know

Next Gen Operations Development Program (NGOP)

Who we are looking for: Seeking December 2023 and May 2024 graduating students. Our next cohort begins July 2024.

Position Location: Syracuse, NY

Open your future to incredible career potential. Work for an industry-leader who invests in their people. Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits is North America's preeminent wine and spirits distributor, as well as a family-owned, privately held company with a 50+ year legacy of success. We were named by Newsweek as a Most Loved Workplace and are included on the Forbes lists for Largest Private Companies and Best Employers for Diversity.

As a full-time employee, you can choose from a full menu of our Top Shelf Benefits, including comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision plans, tax-saving Flexible Spending Accounts, disability coverage, life insurance plans, and a 401(k) plan. We also offer tuition reimbursement, a wellness program, parental leave, vacation accrual, paid sick leave, and more.

At Southern Glazer's, you'll enjoy an environment where continuous learning and growth are supported and experience a culture where you are respected, and your voice is heard. If you're looking to fill your glass with opportunity, come join our FAMILY.


Apply your academic competencies in supply chain fundamentals, operations and business management, and analytical thinking while developing the personal skills necessary for success in the Operations function.

Primary Responsibilities

The Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Next Gen Operations Program (NGOP) is a one-year rotational development program designed to develop the future leaders of our Operations organization. As an NGOP associate you will gain experience through rotational assignments across multiple functions including:
  • Logistics
  • Warehousing
  • Transportation
  • Distribution
  • Production

Associates will also lead and manage an improvement project, challenging their workplace and leadership competencies: planning and organizing, problem solving, decision-making, teamwork, and collaboration. In addition, Associates in the program benefit from intensive and ongoing training and mentoring opportunities - including presentations to some of our company's most senior executives. Graduates of the program will be prepared to succeed in future supervisory roles at new or existing distribution centers throughout Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.

Additional Primary Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a graduating senior (December 2023 or May 2024 graduates)
  • Bachelor's degree required. Preferred degrees include but are not limited to: Business Administration/Management, Supply Chain/Logistics, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or similar field
  • No more than two years professional working experience
  • Demonstrated leadership in school or work and proven track record of delivering results
  • Willingness to relocate to: Lakeland, FL | Syracuse, NY | Bolingbrook, IL | Ft. Worth, TX | Union City, CA | Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • May require overnight work during Warehouse Production rotation (~5 weeks)
  • Must be 21 years old or older at the start of the program

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands with activity or condition for a considerable amount of time include sitting and typing/keyboarding using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor) or adding machine
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may include occasional to rare amount of time include walking, bending, reaching, standing, and stooping
  • May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 40lbs

EEO Statement

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, an Affirmative Action/EEO employer, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits provides competitive compensation based on estimated performance level consistent with the past relevant experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education of employees. Unless otherwise expressly stated, any pay ranges posted here are estimates from outside of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits and do not reflect Southern Glazer's pay bands or ranges.