Senior Manager, Supply Management - Food:
Sodexo is currently seeking a Senior Manager, Supply Management professional for our Gaithersburg, MD office. These roles are responsible for the strategic sourcing process and management of purchasing national and regional contracts, in the food category. The ideal candidates should possess a supply management background, strong negotiation skills along with the ability to understand financial statements, data-based information systems, the ability to manage an RFP process, to communicate within all levels of the organization and an understanding of regional logistics.
Key responsibilities include:
Responsible for the execution of category strategies while maintaining compliance to company policy and standards and mitigating all risk. Engages the different stakeholders within the country to collaboratively develope categories through implementation of vendor contracts. Plays an active role in developing the category strategies. Leads the negotiation and management of national contracts for specific product lines. Identifies opportunities for reducing the total cost of product to the segments. Seeks direction from Category Directors, Segments, on purchasing strategies to be employed . Manages contracts with multiple manufacturers as delegated. Under general supervision, manages the entire process to solicit and analyze competitive proposals or bids, including Request for Proposal (RFP) process, financial analysis, solicitation of input from the segments, engagement of the program activation team for the award and communication throughout the organization.
Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience - 5 years
Basic Functional Experience - 3 years
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.