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Sourcing Manager

Reston United States

2 months ago


Years of Experience

2 - 5 years

Workplace Type

On-site

Seniority Type

Associate

Industry

Hospitality


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Skills

Sourcing and ProcurementCommunicationNegotiationClient RelationsFood Policy

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Alissa Ciampanelli

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Description

About our client

Our client is a global leader in airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services. They provide passengers with superior culinary and retail experiences, leveraging innovation and advanced technology solutions.


They are headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and deliver operational excellence through the most extensive catering network in the aviation industry, serving more than 700 million passengers annually from over 200 operating units in over 60 countries/territories across all continents with approximately 43,000 employees worldwide.




Job description

Overview:


  • The Sourcing Manager is responsible for sourcing and negotiating pricing for materials, food and supplies in specified quality and quantities to meet customer requirements.


Responsibilities: 


  • Negotiates and manages all national and regional supply contracts for various product categories 
  • Ensures renewal of supply agreements in a timely manner 
  • Acts as the Subject matter expert in the use of strategic sourcing tools to execute RFIs and RFPs 
  • Monitors ongoing effectiveness of the current supply base and manage supplier issues 
  • Keeps up to date on market trends and commodity impacts to identify and understands potential risks to material cost and/or quality 
  • Interfaces with manufacturers and distributors to gather new product and service information 
  • Works on achieving synergy savings by utilizing all internal brands 
  • Assists and trains Sourcing Analysts to ensure compliance with central purchasing programs, specifications, and other related activities. 
  • Uses SAP along with customer flight schedules and “Bill of Materials” (BOM) program to determine quantities of all customer-required food and related menu components 
  • Acts as the Procurement owner for assigned customer projects, menu presentations, RFP’s, cycle changes 
  • Ensures accuracy of purchase orders and vendor invoices by maintaining item pricing/pack size details in system 
  • Spends analysis to identify areas of procurement cost savings 
  • Delivers savings as per Budget versus previous year spend 
  • Assures compliance with required corporate, local agency and federal government guidelines for proper sanitation, food handling and temperature control (HACCP) practices at partner Suppliers 
  • Consistently maintains a professional image in all relationships and interactions with suppliers, customers and other employees 
  • Audits cost breakouts to compare actual vs. theoretical food costs and communicates noted variances to appropriate parties 
  • Conducts and supports ad-hoc analysis 
  • Performs special projects and other duties as required 


Requirements:


Education: 


  • Preferred qualifications, University or College degree in related discipline 
  • Understanding of Supply Chain / Logistics processes 


Work Experience: 


  • 5+ Years Wholesale or Multi Unit food purchasing experience 
  • Experience procuring multiple categories and multiple line items 

 

Technical Skills: 


  • Strong negotiation and influence skills 
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Strong organizational skills, able to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, interact well with multiple departments as required 
  • Ability to be assertive 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, solve problems, make recommendations, and draw valid conclusions in a timely and accurate manner. 
  • Must possess strong analytical skills including experience creating reports, efficiently communicating results through the use of supporting tables, graphs, and presentation quality materials. 
  • Detail oriented 
  • Knowledge of CFIA regulations 
  • Advanced level Microsoft office tool skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook) 
  • Experience with SAP preferred 
  • Experience with E-Sourcing software is beneficial 
  • Able to work with little supervision 
  • General food knowledge and culinary concepts 

 

Language / Communication Skills: 


  • Excellent communication skills, both written & oral 
  • Confidential communication required 

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