Sodexo Director 2, Supply Management Prepared Foods in GAITHERSBURG, Maryland
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Sodexo is seeking a Director 2, Supply Management - Prepared Foods (remote) for our North American headquarters. This role will be responsible for the North American strategic sourcing and category management and play a leading role in achieving category sustainability objectives as well as order guide optimization and coordination with the DRIVE objectives. This is a remote opportunity and candidates should reside near a major airport. This position will require up to 30% travel.
Sodexo's Supply Management team supports Sodexo operating divisions’ procurement activity with a team that is primarily located in Gaithersburg, MD, at Sodexo North American headquarters.
Through the procurement of goods and services, Sodexo’s Supply Management vision is to improve the quality of daily life for our customers and our business partners by providing best in class supply chain management.
The successful candidate will:
Manage and lead a team with greater than $2B in spend ranging across the prepared categories for both Sodexo and Entegra PS.
Manage development and implementation of comprehensive category specific strategic plans to leverage scale and optimize total supply chain value.
Work closely with Operating Segments, Culinary Solutions and Global Supply Management teams to achieve objectives.
Collaborate with leaders across all levels of organizations to identify opportunities for collaborative development of products and/or services that yield cost savings and revenue generation.
Manage supplier relationships through quarterly Business Reviews to ensure compliance with supply agreement terms and conditions and to strategize on new opportunities that deliver value to the organization.
Support operational market segments with cost reduction strategies; unit openings and closings; implementation of supply chain programs and resolution of program challenges.
Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:
Category planning experience is a must.
Financial background related to supply chain.
Demonstrated management experience.
Experience with supply chain food procurement contracts is important for this role.
Strong negotiation skills as demonstrated by past historical success.
Significant, broad knowledge and technical expertise in the managed categories to achieve results.
Advanced understanding of contract terms.
Experience with SKU’s.
Nutritional specification experience is a plus.
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Responsible to design and Implement category strategies which significantly improve the commercial performance at a group and regional level while maintaining compliance to company policy and standards and mitigating all risk. Directs large scale supply management activities in the development and implementation of complex formulaic strategic plans, and optimization of total company category spend. Provides oversight to multiple and complex contracts. Interfaces with internal divisional customers to coordinate and integrate the flow of materials and information among suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and customers. Conducts and/or manages supply chain analysis according to the strategic sourcing model. Develops and implements supply chain designs, models, strategies and/or processes to improve the business. Provides supervision and/or leadership to Sr Managers and/or Directors, and is accountable for departmental plans, including business, production and organizational priorities. Controls resources and policy formation in area of responsibility. Negotiates for competitive pricing to maximize company profitability. Actively communicates and supports Global Supply Chain operations and Entegra business initiatives.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience - 7 years
Basic Functional Experience - 7 years of experience in purchasing or a related field.
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.
Location US-MD-GAITHERSBURG | US-NY-Cheektowaga | US-PA-Allentown
System ID 625456
Category Purchasing & Distribution
Relocation Type No
Employment Status Full-Time