• Strategic Sourcing Analyst III (Beverages) - Avendra

    Location US-MD-Rockville | US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/26/2019 11:51 AM)
    Supply Chain
    Employment Type
  • Overview

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    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.



    The Strategic Sourcing Manager (Beverages) is responsible for the planning and execution of contracting initiatives that result in successful contracts that support the needs of our customers. In this role, the person will develop a sourcing and negotiation plan for their commodity areas that leverages best practices and sound processes. S/he will oversee a portfolio of contracts and ensure the supplier meets their contract commitments and that customers’ needs are being met.


    Primary Responsibilities   

    • Author Initiative Strategy Worksheets (ISWs) by thoughtfully planning through contract 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

    Analyzes activity for his/her portfolio of contracts and makes recommendations for improvements


    Role Requirements 

    • General sourcing/procurement experience
    • Knowledge of selected categories or ability to develop knowledge of new categories. Strategic sourcing experience in food categories is a plus.
    • Knowledge of process workflow tools is a plus
    • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
    • Experience negotiating contracts and understanding of the negotiation process (understanding facts, presenting alternatives and thinking creatively).
    • Ability to be assertive
    • Ability to build strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders
    • Ability to perform analysis and interpret results into actionable steps; strong business acumen
    • Ability to manage more than one initiative at once
    • Strong attention to detail and process orientation
    • At a minimum intermediate Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Excel.


    Years of Relevant Experience.  3-6 years of business experience 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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