Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
The Bilingual Regional Purchasing Manager’s role is to customize, execute, and manage a variety of global, national, and regional direct supply contracts which will support the affiliates of Aramark Canada’s group purchasing initiatives (Complete Purchasing Services). The successful candidate will also have responsibility for the Canadian local products programming that is managed on a direct basis. The role will focus on facilitating the required support to maximize category performance in meeting stakeholder needs and will be responsible for coordinating Canadian SCM efforts between the vendors & business operations management teams to help ensure seamless execution.
The candidate will act as a primary SCM resource to drive financial results and will act as Canadian lead in supporting the CPS business and regional operational needs as part of a Global Procurement team engagement. Collaboration with CPS management and Aramark stakeholders will be required to enhance category management strategies, tactics, and measurement tools (KPI’s).
The candidate will be involved with all aspects of operational support including coordination of efforts between internal stakeholders, distribution, vendors, and marketing. It would be an advantage to have diversified experience with ARAMARK or similar contract caterers or group purchasing organizations to manage the needs of the business, marketing, culinary and support departments.
JOB FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITIES
To act as the Canadian supply chain point in managing regional purchasing initiatives in assigned markets & categories
To act as a lead in facilitating support for the CPS business and supporting their market needs
Utilize standardized methodology to validate & execute contracts required by Aramark’s stakeholders and to ensure continuity of execution
Maintaining and/or strengthening the high quality standards for the products and services we use in our operations, while ensuring price competitiveness in categories of responsibility
Support the Global procurement team with key categories as required
Responding to both Global & Canadian markets with detailed needs analysis
Preparation of formal and informal Requests For Proposal
Preparation and analysis of detailed financial proposals and development of recommendations
Prepare & issue final executed Supplier Agreements with contracted Suppliers
Provide clear, concise communication and support for the implementation of contracts and programs through distribution and to operational business stakeholders
Develop & approve Compliance Set-Ups
Monitor Product and Vendor Compliance to ensure maximum participation & alignment for operational support
Achieve and maintain acceptable levels of service from our Vendors
LOB interaction and support
Internal and external communications as it relates to contracts, pricing, new products and service procedures
Maintaining current status on program receivables as required
Post-Secondary education in Business Management or related field
Bilingualism is a must, with strong verbal & written skills in both English & French language
Advanced Excel Skills
A minimum of 5 years work experience servicing as a vendor or in a foodservices Supply Chain environment or a similar multi-unit organization
Strong analytic skills & experience in Supply Chain Management
Project management experience
Confident self-starter with strong strategic thinking capabilities supported by excellent interpersonal and communication abilities
Must be able to work independently with strong skill sets for problem solving, innovative thinking and customer service
Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.