• Strategic Sourcing Manager (Caribbean) - Avendra

    Location US-FL-Miami Lakes | US-FL-Fort Lauderdale | US-FL-Hollywood
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/13/2019 11:38 AM)
    ID
    234311
    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

    Position Summary.  The Manager, Strategic Sourcing Caribbean is responsible for the planning and execution of contracting initiatives in the Caribbean that result in successful contracts that support the needs of our customers. The Manager will develop a plan to conduct the initiative that leverages best practices and sound processes. Additionally, the Manager will oversee a portfolio of contracts in which s/he will ensure the supplier meets their contract commitments and that customers’ needs are being met.

     

    Position Reports to Director, Strategic Sourcing

     

    The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of contracting initiatives that result in successful contracts that support the needs of our customers. The Manager will develop a plan to conduct the initiative that leverages best practices and sound processes. Also, the role requires judgment to adjust the process to enable creating a successful contract in an efficient manner. Additionally, the Manager will oversee a portfolio of contracts in which s/he will ensure the supplier meets their contract commitments and that customers’ needs are being met.

     

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Author Initiative Strategy Worksheets (ISWs) by thoughtfully planning initiatives; manages annual plan by creating realistic timelines and meeting milestones, communicates initiative status
    • Leads effective supplier negotiation and pricing strategy development efforts which integrates Avendra’s principles and value proposition
    • Implements all aspects of client Development teams for initiatives, i.e., identify the correct participants, solicit input at the appropriate times, lead meetings, etc.
    • Lead supplier negotiation and pricing strategy development for supplier agreements
    • Lead Business Ownership activity for his/her portfolio of contracts
    • Build and maintain supplier relationships; hold suppliers accountable to deliver contractual commitments
    • Act as the sourcing technical expert in client meetings; demonstrate product/service technical knowledge; call in technical experts when required

     

    Secondary Responsibilities 

    • Partner with internal departments (Account Management, Finance, etc.) to identify ways to improve value for customers and suppliers
    • Collaborate with clients as needed
    • Assist Category Strategy Leaders with development of category strategies in his/her area of responsibility

    Qualifications

    Qualifications:

    Role Requirements

    • Significant international procurement experience, preferably in food distribution, hotel or food service
    • Solid business judgment
    • Strong 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 multiple contracting initiatives at once
    • Strong attention to detail and process orientation
    • At a minimum, intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

     

    Overnight Travel Requirements. Type: All modes of transportation, percentage up to 20% length: 2-3 nights.  Must be able to travel internationally and have a valid passport (and all legal documentation required to enter/exit US and Caribbean countries & territories if non-US Citizen)

     

    Years of Relevant Experience. 5-10 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

     

    Language Requirements.  English proficiency, Fluent in Spanish (speaking, reading and writing)

     

    Work Environment.  This job operates in an office setting.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines. This role spends a portion of the time visiting customer and/or supplier facilities which could include loading dock and/or warehouse environments.

     

    Other Duties.  Please note this role description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

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