Procurement/Purchasing - Food Service - Durham, NC

Aramark Corporation Durham, NC
Overview

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world's leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Description

The Procurement/Purchasing Manager plans, administers and directs all unit activities related to purchasing for the food service department complying with the standards established by Aramark Healthcare, regulatory agencies and client. Leads store room staff (if applicable). Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other departments. Level of impact is within own operation.

* Responsible for managing the purchasing, receipt, accounts payable and invoicing of all related items for the operation of the department, within specified limits of delegated authority. Ensures accounts payable is current.

* Works with Director and/or Food Production Manager/Executive Chef to determine adequate levels of inventory necessary for the efficient operation of the department, based on specifications and schedules. Monitors and analyzes daily, weekly and monthly financial and operating reports, and formulates an action plan to correct deviations to business plan and budget.

* Implements and executes established company policies, guidelines and procedures for all food and supplies purchased to achieve highest quality/price value and budget objectives.

* Ensures compliance to food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards.

* Recognizes and adopts the appropriate food purchases to specific needs of the patient/resident population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to age of patient/resident population.

* Joins Chef in reviewing menus and analyzes recipes to determine food, labor and overhead costs and assigns prices to menu items.

* Plans or participates in planning menus and utilization of food surpluses and leftovers taking into account probable number of guests, marketing conditions, popularity of various dishes and menu cycle. Maintains inventory at established levels to meet budget objectives.

* Maintains friendly, efficient, positive customer service attitude toward customers, clients and co-workers. Is responsive to customer needs.

* Delivers strong operational performance by executing against Aramark Healthcare and regulatory agency standards and programs, continually monitoring operations, and completing assessments and necessary action plans to provide optimal purchasing compliance.

* Maintains compliance with Aramar's standards of operation. Adheres to Aramark's Business Conduct Policy at all times. Maintains all records and reports to ensure compliance, with all local, stated and federal regulations and codes.

* Participates in the selection process of store room employees to include interviewing and reference checks. Familiarizes new employees with practices of store room.

* Maintains compliance with all requirements of Federal, State and local regulations and guidelines including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.

* Performs all other related duties

Qualifications

Culinary degree and/or strong culinary knowledge required.

Strong computer skills required.

1 to 3 years of high volume, food service purchasing experience preferred.

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