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Entegra Procurement Services is a subsidiary of Sodexo and part of a global procurement network that manages more than $36 billion in spend for food, services and supplies, and serves more than 120,000 purchasing sites throughout the United States alone. Entegra Procurement Services provides procurement management for multi-unit clients in industries including seniors, leisure, hotels, and restaurants. We deliver procurement solutions that drive operational effectiveness and innovative products and services.

Entegra is seeking a Non- F&B Category/Product Requirements Specialist to join their growing team in a critical and highly strategic business segment. Be part of a transformational experience as we meet the challenges of today’s business landscape and lay the foundation for future growth.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of Entegra’s non-Food and Beverage product catalog for each client segment including developing templates and materials to solicit and document F&B product-level requirements.

We are looking for candidates with a strong background in Category Management with a strong understanding of GPO’s and Supplier engagement, specifically in the hospitality industry (restaurants, hotels, leisure, and/or entertainment).

This is a virtual role, and the preferred candidate will reside on the East Coast or Central United States.

The successful candidate will:

  • Development and implement Entegra’s non-Food and Beverage product catalog for each client segment including developing templates and materials to solicit and document F&B product-level requirements.
  • Coordinate with Supply Management to source those products and engage with the Supplier Activation team to support product/program rollout.
  • Coordinate with the Supplier Engagement team to resolve non-F&B-related supplier pricing or operational issues
  • Support the Supplier Data Insights team in product-matching/mapping activities.
  • Support Sodexo and Entegra’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs by understanding the breadth and depth of sustainably sourced products currently under contract and packaging/promoting these to Entegra’s segment leaders to review and discuss our offering with clients.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who:

  • 10+ years experience in Category Management or relevant business
  • Deep expertise in non-F&B categories/products including operating suppliers and equipment (OS&E), furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E), and other non-food related categories
  • Deep understanding and experience in GPOs, Distribution and Supply Chain
  • Experience with Corporate Social Responsibility programs and sustainable sourcing initiatives
  • Expertise in eliciting and documenting product-level requirements and maintaining product catalogs
  • Proven expertise in negotiating and influencing stakeholders at all levels.
  • Must be process-driven and analytical with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong focus on pricing and business/financial impacts of pricing changes
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to translate customer requirements into results
  • Ability to create excellent relationships and quickly gain credibility with internal and external stakeholders
  • Possess strong planning, organizational and time management skills, as well as strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Multi-task with the ability to change direction quickly and often
  • Microsoft Office

Learn more about Entegra

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts. Click here for more information about Sodexo’s Benefits.

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What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

Position Summary

The Entegra Sr. Manager - Category Product Requirements supports the Entegra and supplier community by taking ownership of the development and implementation of Entegra’s F&B product catalog for each client segment including developing templates and materials to solicit and document F&B product-level requirements, coordinating with Supply Management to source those products, and supporting F&B-related supplier pricing or operational issues.

The Entegra Sr. Manager Category Product responsible for enabling client and supplier ROI-driven growth opportunities from detailed knowledge of Entegra’s F&B product portfolio and pricing with the ability to recommend alternative or higher-revenue generating products to clients.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the GPO or food-related industry

Basic Management Experience: 10+ years in the GPO or food-related industry
Basic Functional Experience: 10+ years in GPO or food-related industry in category management

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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