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MD-GAITHERSBURG PA-Philadelphia IL-Chicago OH-Cleveland System, ID
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Careers Center - Director Contracts Administration Subcontracts

Director Contracts Administration Subcontracts

US-MD-GAITHERSBURG | US-PA-Philadelphia | US-IL-Chicago | US-OH-Cleveland
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Open Position

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a highly qualified Director, Contracts Administration - Subcontracts.


Sodexo’s Commercial function is broadly responsible for the management of Business Risk, Commercial Governance, and Subcontractors Negotiation in the Facilities Management industry.   The function is also involved in various projects which can include assisting the Segment with implementing specific Sub-Contractor Management strategies or savings realization projects.


This position can be based in any state within the mid-Atlantic or Midwest close to a major airport. This position will require extensive travel throughout the US.


This role will focus on circa $120M of sub-contract relationships and will be responsible for the tendering and contracting of the sub-contracted works in line with Sodexo and client requirements, while improving our sub-contractor relationship management and risk profile.

  • Execute RFI/RFP’s with a pre-qualified supply chain
  • Formulating the strategic plan for aggregating the existing sub contracts spend with North American Supply Management team.
  • Work with Sodexo legal to draft sub contract agreements to reflect the various scope, policy, KPI and pricing requirements of each site/account.
  • Manage Sub-contractor relationships including acting as a point of escalation and resolution in the event of any contention.
  • Working with North American Supply Management team to relay the needs of the segment and monitoring the approval of relevant sub-contractors.
  • Mobilizing Service Operations support and subcontractors, achieving best price for bid stage and day one.
  • Working on relevant projects as directed by the Segment CFO.
  • Assisting, where required, with the negotiation of contract terms, commercial principles or areas of contention with our clients.
  • Providing education and support to the business on subcontracting risks and processes.
  • Initial in-year savings target to achieve through negotiation and placement of clear subcontracts (Site Agreements/ Contract Agreements)
  • Optimization of current sub-contract supply chain.


Qualifications Needed

  • Relevant experience of commercial management, Supply Management, Sub- Contractor Management
  • 8 years and currently operating at senior level
  • Holds a relevant degree.
  • Demonstrable experience in handling large supply chain processes.
  • Project Management.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage own time and be accountable for the outcomes agreed.


Position Summary

Under general supervision, works with various Segment, corporate and client personnel to ensure the integrity of operations aligns with the contractual commitments and assesses the liability of Sodexo during each phase of the process, bid proposal, contract negotiations, agreements and amendments. Drafts, negotiates, and administers all aspects of multinational contracts, unit sub-contracts and franchise agreements with a value below $10M from request for proposal through life of contract for all Segments.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree

Basic Management Experience - 5 years
Basic Functional Experience - 5 years of experience in contracting or related experience

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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