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Vice President, Corporate Procurement

Philadephia, PA

  • Corporate & Field Support

  • Salaried

Job Description

Vice President, Corporate Procurement

Reporting to the Vice President, US Supply Chain, the Vice President, Corporate Procurement will provide leadership and oversight for all corporate level sourcing for the Aramark enterprise. This role is responsible for driving connectivity, business alignment and category expertise in support of business goals and objectives across the Aramark corporate departments of Legal, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Office Services, and IT. In addition, the Vice President will oversee enterprise efforts in support of the Managed Services businesses around optimizing SG&A and Direct spend including Professional Services, franchise brands, Fleet Operations & DOT Compliance, Travel, and Meetings/Events.

Job Responsibilities

•    Identify sources of service/supply and successfully put together complex contracts to assure service/supply for Aramark.
•    Provide ultimate oversight and accountability for the supplier relationships for the responsible categories. This includes:

 

  • Establishing and monitoring supplier risk profiles
  • Developing multi-year performance targets with suppliers and ensuring these targets are met
  • Leveraging supplier investments to drive continuous improvement.
  • Implementing best practices where applicable
  • Understanding and managing the impact and outcomes of contract structures to optimize value to Aramark


•    Manage and mentor the team to professionally source for services/goods that meet the business, employee, and client needs at the lowest total cost of ownership. 
•    Ensure the consistent use of best practice procurement methodologies across all functional areas.
•    Identify and implement year over year productivity initiatives and minimize exposure to unforeseen price volatility.
•    Provide expertise to all business partners including timely updates on market influences, trends, short and long-term outlook, and coverage recommendations.
•    Ensure compliance and provide thought leadership related to managing risks.
•    Conduct business with understanding and adherence to applicable federal, state, and local laws, particularly those relating to anti-trust and pricing.
•    Protect Aramark’s reputation through strict adherence to the highest ethical standards consistent with company policy.
•    Ensure adherence to all Global Supply Chain & Group Purchasing Organization (GSC&GPO) related processes and procedures.

Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of continuous procurement leadership experience across corporate categories for large scale, matrixed organizations.
  • A depth of experience working closely with department and functional leaders; including the ability to provide them with sourcing knowledge and expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate the procurement team
  • A strong corporate procurement mindset having directly identified, worked with and led negotiations on major transactions with suppliers and service providers
  • Developed best practice procurement methodologies and global sourcing strategies which directly improved productivity and lowered costs.
  • Accomplished in leading and working within a matrix environment, built strong cross-functional and cross-regional relationships.
  • Must have strong coaching and influencing skills.
  • Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred.

 

Key personal and professional attributes:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels; particularly at the senior and executive management level.
  • Strong program and transformation management skills.
  • Self-starter who has p results oriented.

About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food and facilities in 15 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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