The Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for supporting Strategic Sourcing initiatives across Aramark’s global spend of $7 billion. This role will promote procurement standard methodologies across the Global Procurement Organization for all of Aramark’s Lines of Business. The Analyst III, Strategic Sourcing is responsible for the planning and execution of contracting initiatives that result in successful contracts that support the needs of our customers. The Analyst will develop a plan to conduct the initiative that leverages best practices and sound processes. Also, the role requires judgment to adjust the process to enable creating a successful contract in an efficient manner. Additionally, the Analyst will oversee a portfolio of contracts in which s/he will ensure the supplier meets their contract commitments and that customers’ needs are being met.
This position can be based in Rockville, MD or Philadelphia, PA
**Position Reports to** Director of Strategic Sourcing,
+ Author Initiative Strategy Worksheets (ISWs) by thoughtfully planning initiatives; manages annual plan by creating realistic timelines and meeting milestones, communicates initiative status; leads effective supplier negotiation and pricing strategy development efforts which integrates Avendra’s principles and value proposition
+ Implements all aspects of client Development teams for initiatives, i.e., identify the correct participants, solicit input at the appropriate times, lead meetings, etc.
+ Lead Business Ownership activity for his/her portfolio of contracts
+ Build and maintain supplier relationships; hold suppliers accountable to deliver contractual commitments
+ Partner with internal departments (Account Management, Finance, etc.) to identify ways to improve value for customers and suppliers
+ Collaborate with clients as needed
+ Assist Category Strategy Leaders with development of category strategies in his/her area of responsibility
+ Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
+ Ability to perform analysis and interpret results into actionable steps
+ Strong attention to detail and process orientation
+ At a minimum intermediate Microsoft Office skill (Word, Excel, PowerPoint
+ Knowledge of Ariba contracting software a plus
+ Solid business judgment
+ Strong technical sourcing process knowledge
+ Strong negotiation skills
+ Ability to build strong relationships with suppliers
+ Ability to manage multiple initiatives at once
**Overnight Travel Requirements.** Type: All modes of transportation, percentage up to 10% length: 1-2 nights
**Years of Relevant Experience.** 3-7 years of experience in business management (operational or management consulting) with an understanding of procurement, contracting, finance, supply chain optimization and/or category management
**Education Requirements.** BS/BA in a relevant field or equivalent years experience with education in the supply chain, business, economics, or a related field is highly desired
Aramark is happy to offer a wide range of employee focused benefits:
+ Flexible work arrangements
+ Paid Time Off (PTO), Vacation, nine (9) paid holidays
+ Volunteer days, community partnerships, Employee Assistance Program
+ Your choice of three medical plans, two carriers to choose from & **My Healthy Changes** well-being program
+ Adoption Assistance & **Paid Parental Leave**
+ Tuition Funding Sources and Scholarship Programs
+ Retirement plan with match on annual contributions
+ **Employee Stock Purchase Plan**
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