Strategic Sourcing Manager - Distribution/OS&E - Avendra

Location US-MD-Rockville
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/3/2020 9:21 AM)
Supply Chain
Employment Type


Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 280,000 team members deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently; and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ), DiversityInc, Black Enterprise and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.



Position Summary:


We are seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager for our Rooms Distribution and OS&E categories. The Manager is responsible for managing the Rooms Distribution program and all related activities including supplier management, inventory management, and price and cost analysis. The Manager also will actively manage 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, run meetings, etc.
  • Lead Business Ownership activity for his/her portfolio of contracts and categories
  • Build and maintain supplier relationships; hold suppliers accountable to deliver contractual commitments
  • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders on Sourcing activities and projects
  • Make presentations to internal and external teams and suppliers
  • Strong focus on delivering customer savings and enterprise value


Role Requirements:

  • Knowledge of selected categories or ability to develop knowledge of new categories
  • Solid business judgment
  • Strong technical sourcing process and system knowledge
  • Ability to conduct analysis required during a sourcing initiative
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong contracts and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and responsiveness 
  • Ability to build strong relationships with suppliers
  • Ability to perform in depth analysis, interpret data and present results into actionable steps to senior leadership
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and process orientation
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) 

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


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