Avendra, voted a 2017 top workplace in the Washington DC area by the Washington Post, is the leading supply chain and procurement services provider in the hospitality industry. We leverage the purchasing volume of our customers to create significant buying power, and consequently, the ability to negotiate the best possible deals with key suppliers. But that is only one part of why we are the best at what we do. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors with supply chain assurance, which helps control the integrity of products and services, customer support and innovation. Our smart, professional, and ambitious team of associates is why we are the industry leader. If you are looking for a collaborative work environment, continuous career development, and a healthy work-life balance, Avendra is the place for you.
The Director manages a team of associates for the Disposables and Grocery categories within the Strategic Sourcing organization. This role requires a strategic approach to conducting sourcing initiatives and managing suppliers. The Director has multiple responsibilities and plays a key role in leading the Strategic Sourcing organization. Among those responsibilities are: (1) understanding Avendra’s value proposition and developing sound supply chain approaches based on that value proposition, (2) defining supply chain strategies for assigned categories and then ensuring consistent alignment to those strategies, (3) leading and managing a staff of professional contracting managers that need to plan and execute initiatives that result in successful contracts and (4) collaborating with internal and external colleagues to ensure contracts achieve maximum value.
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