Who is Foodbuy?
We are the industry leader in procurement and supply chain solutions. We are the subsidiary to the 6th largest company in the world (Compass Group PLC), yet Foodbuy has the feel of a small entrepreneurial Company. We pride ourselves on our ability to source and provide a variety of products and services that help our customers more easily, and cost effectively, run their businesses. We work with clients in the Hospitality, Restaurant, Healthcare, Education, Entertainment, and Gaming industries, and of course we support Compass Group– which is the world’s largest contract food and support services provider.
We care about our associates, our clients, and our community. We think big, encourage innovation and debate, and seek out game changers. Our benefits and PTO offerings are strong. Our compensation packages are competitive. And we are constantly growing, and we want our associates’ careers to grow along with us. We have an open and modern work environment, believe in flexibility, and promote a collaborative open door environment.
Additionally, we follow a value system called FORT, which stands for Flexibility, Optimistic, Resourceful, and Transparent. FORT is the foundation for everything we do at Foodbuy. It is how we behave and interact with our clients, business partners and fellow associates.
The primary duty of this position is the day-to-day execution of assigned suppliers within assigned tactical category spend outside of major & strategic categories as designated within department and assists with successful delivery of results on all other categories as assigned. This role will not only be leading a portfolio of initiatives to drive supplier programs but also ensuring income is recognized and received for the products and/or services of each supplier. Responsible for establishing and executing against a category plan that achieves growth targets as outlined by the organization. The role also requires working collaboratively across each function of the organization to ensure internal and external stakeholder business plans align with supplier capabilities both now and in the future.
Responsibilities:• Lead day-to-day tactics and operations of assigned categories to achieve intended business objectives• Execute category strategy in collaboration with your manager that offers targeted business objectives that deliver strong financial results, improvement opportunities and recommendations• Review and refine analyses, communicate sourcing trends and present results for assigned categories to stakeholders and other interested parties• Capture direct savings on assigned categories by building strategies which enable cost reduction while ensuring that user needs for the assigned categories are met• Maintain expertise in the assigned categories through price benchmarking and relationships with suppliers and market experts• Participate in vendor management activities with internal business teams, as needed; this may include following-up on performance against contract (compliance) and resolution of any constraints or issues• Responsible for mitigating price increase with suppliers• Develop business relationships with key internal stakeholders and external suppliers including routine enhancements to agreements, communication of demand/volume changes, updating contracts and sharing end-user feedback• Responsible for department/assigned category & supply base Accounts Receivables (ARs), on time payments, aging analysis, provide follow-up and action proposals to senior team for improvements• Suggest to manager and influence annual budgets for your categories with monthly tracking and forecasting• Work cross-functionally to manage the implementation process for new contracts or program changes• Perform other duties as assigned
• 4+ years supplier management experience• Bachelor’s degree strongly recommended or equivalent work experience• Experience of broader aspects of supply chain, as well as providing evidence of a broader business perspective such as balancing cost, value, risk & opportunity• Ability to extract insights from complex data sets using advanced excel skills• Adaptable to change and thrives in a dynamic environment• High attention to detail and exceptional work quality• Strong networking skills, ability to influence and get things done through informal as well as formal channels• Evidence of an ability to work cross-functionally and influence at senior levels• Good knowledge of budgets and forecasting• Strong negotiation experience• Outstanding presentation skills• High proficiency level with MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint required• Travel rarely required, but could be up to 5% annually
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Req ID: 770676