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 National Purchasing Manager’s role is to manage the development & execution of Global and Canadian contracts focusing on food product categories. The role will focus on managing to maximize category performance in meeting stakeholder needs and will be responsible for coordinating Canadian SCM efforts between the vendors, strategic assets & business operations teams to help ensure seamless execution. The manager will be responsible for working closely with internal stakeholders, through planning, implementing, and marketing efforts, which will drive growth, increase client satisfaction, and drive Aramark’s mission of enriching and nourishing lives.
The candidate will act as a primary SCM resource to drive top & bottom line returns targeted from prescriptive Canadian menu management activity & standardization approaches as part of a Global Procurement team. Collaboration with Aramark stakeholders and the procurement team 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 all internal stakeholders, distribution, vendors, and functional support. Experience with food categories such as entrees, beverages, condiments, commodities and consumer packaaged goods category management or related expertise is required of the candidate. It would also be an advantage to have experience with ARAMARK or similar contract caterers, with their lines of business, marketing and support departments.
JOB FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITIES
Utilize standardized methodology to validate & execute Global category strategy and to align required stakeholders 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
Strategic supplier/category development on a Global & regional basis as required
Responding to both Global & Canadian markets with detailed needs analysis
Product Development and Testing
Preparation of formal or 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
Line of Business 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
Advanced Excel Skills
A minimum of 5 years work experience 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
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