• Strategic Senior Analyst - Avendra

    Location US-MD-Rockville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/22/2019 1:15 PM)
    Administrative Services
    Employment Type
  • 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.


    About Avendra

    Avendra is North America’s leading hospitality procurement services provider. Avendra was founded in 2001 by hospitality management companies looking to leverage buying power and create efficiencies in supply chain management. Acquired by Aramark in 2017, Avendra now manages supplier contracts and sourcing responsibilities for Aramark businesses in North America, other group purchasing organizations owned by Aramark, as well as our traditional hospitality clients. We combine years of hospitality expertise, purchasing power, services and software to help customers impact the bottom line, improve operational performance, and better serve guests and customers. Avendra is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland and employs about 400 associates.



    Position Summary

    • The Strategic Sourcing Senior Analyst provides analytical and business ownership support to Contract Owners in the Strategic Sourcing department. This support includes the analysis of data to identify trends and usage of existing contracts, identifying key cost drivers in a category, creating customized ad hoc or recurring reports and other similar activities. The Senior Analyst will also support the identification, implementation, and refinement of Best Practices across the entire Strategic Sourcing Organization. This role includes a combination of recurring responsibilities and independent project-based work.


    Position Reports to:  Director, Strategic Sourcing Analytics & Business Ownership


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Provide analytical support for initiative strategy planning and documentation, RFPs, and business ownership activities to Contract Owners - the Senior Analyst will be assigned more complex requests
    • Independently partner with Contract Owners and their Supervisors to scope and manage the delivery of analytical projects
    • Probe further into contract related data based on direction and hypotheses from Contract Owners


    Secondary Responsibilities

    • Support the identification, implementation, and refinement of Best Practices
    • Identify trends and findings from analyzing key program data and metrics. Deliver these findings to Contract Owners


    Primary Competencies  

    • Problem Solving & Analytical Skills
    • Effective Written and Oral Communications
    • Taking Initiative
    • Results Orientation
    • Planning and Organization
    • Quality & Continuous Improvement



    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.


    Work Environment.  This job operates in an office setting.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


    Physical Demands. This is largely a sedentary role with some light lifting of files possibly needed.


    Role Requirements. 

    • Proficiency in spreadsheet and modeling applications (Microsoft Excel and Access)
    • Excellent analytical skills – turning data into knowledge and knowledge into action
    • Excellent organizational skills – effectiveness in prioritizing work, ability to multitask and comfort with ambiguity
    • Ability to generate ideas and business solutions
    • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written
    • Experience with Avendra’s contracting process a plus
    • Customer service orientation
    • Ability to manage projects independently with minimal direction from Director


    Overnight Travel Requirements.  Type: None


    Years of Relevant Experience.  2-4 years of experience


    Education Requirements.  BS/BA in relevant field or equivalent years' experience  


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