• Strategic Sourcing Manager (Engineering) - Avendra

    Location US-MD-Rockville
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/23/2018 2:50 PM)
    ID
    192783
    Category
    Supply Chain
    Employment Type
    Fulltime-Regular
  • Overview

    About Aramark
    Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.  Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

     

    Description

    About Avendra

    In December 2017 Avendra, the leading supply chain and procurement services provider in the hospitality industry, became a part of Aramark. Avendra leverage’s the purchasing volume of its 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 Avendra is an industry leader. Avendra differentiates itself from competitors with supply chain assurance, which helps control the integrity of products and services, customer support and innovation. Avendra’s smart, professional, and ambitious team of associates is why it is an 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.

    What new associate should know:


    Knowledgeable and skilled associates are the backbone of industry leaders like Aramark and Avendra. With our collaborative culture, associates are encouraged to learn, ask questions, take on new challenges, and understand different perspectives. Our associates take pride in their work and endeavor to provide the best solutions. Our team of smart and motivated associates has been our true key to success.
     

    Once selected to be a part of the team, associates go through a thorough onboarding process to learn their job and about Avendra and Aramark. All associates are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to develop current skills and learn. Internal and external training opportunities as well as tuition reimbursement are available. We have a focus on internal growth and an excellent track record of moving people throughout the organization.

     

    Position summary

    Reporting to the Strategic Sourcing Director, the Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for risk management, sourcing strategy development, supplier selection, contract negotiations, supplier relationship management, reduction of total cost of ownership and day-to-day execution in the engineering category.The Strategic Sourcing Manager drives programs with a focus on efficiency, effectiveness (most optimal total delivered cost), commercialization, sustainability, supplier diversity and business continuity.

     

    Materials categories include but are not limited to: chemicals, microfiber and environmental services (EVS) supplies.

     

    This position is based out of Rockville, MD. 

     

    Primary responsibilities

    • Author Initiative Strategy Worksheets (ISWs) by thoughtfully planning initiatives; manages annual plan by creating realistic timelines and meeting milestones, communicates initiative status; participates in development teams as needed; leads effective supplier negotiation and pricing strategy development efforts which integrates Avendra’s principles and value proposition
    • Build and maintain supplier relationships; hold suppliers accountable to deliver contractual commitments
    • Lead Business Ownership activity for his/her portfolio of contracts

    Qualifications

    Role Requirements

    • Knowledge of selected categories or ability to develop knowledge of new categories
    • Technical sourcing process knowledge
    • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Ability to build strong relationships with suppliers
    • Ability to perform analysis and interpret results into actionable steps
    • Ability to manage more than one initiative at once
    • Strong attention to detail and process orientation
    • At a minimum intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

     

    Years of Relevant Experience 3-6 years of experience in business management (operational or management consulting) with an understanding of procurement, contracting, supply chain optimization and/or category management

     

    Education Requirements  BS/BA in relevant field or equivalent years' experience with education in supply chain, business, economics, or related field highly desired

     

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