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Let your passion for people be the driver of your success at Sodexo. Through your leadership, your team will make a real impact every day.

Sodexo is seeking for Purchasing Manager at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA . VHC Health is a 453-bed not-for-profit teaching facility and designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – a national network of independent healthcare organizations.

This position will coordinate the activities of buyers and support staff engaged in purchasing and distributing raw materials, equipment, machinery and supplies in the organization. They will prepare instructions regarding purchasing policies and procedures and directs purchasing programs accordingly. They will also establish procedures to accomplish the procurement of a variety of materials in a cost-effective manner

The successful candidate will:

  • Manage, supervise and motivate Sodexo team/staff by providing training and counseling to promote 100% work efficiency daily.
  • Assist in managing pricing structure to meet food cost goals
  • Guarantee systems for the best price/value for products such as: High value fish, meat, poultry, specialties, dairy, fruit, produce and basic MRO supplies.
  • Create and monitor reports with variable year and seasonality prices input in order to create the most cost-effective high-end menus together with operations
  • Analyze procurement and financial data in conjunction with the Supply Chain Director for opportunities including supplier rationalization, tenders, aggregation and specification alternatives
  • Review purchase requisitions, obtain competitive quotes and plan purchase orders
  • Monitor and resolve supplier performance and business issues that may occur to ensure food safety compliance, HACCP regulations and FDA regulations
  • Prepares purchase requisitions, approve and issues purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions.
  • Tracks purchasing activity and discusses defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action.
  • Ensures safety requirements are followed by Sodexo company regulations
  • Liaise with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier.

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

  • have a work history demonstrating strong employee engagement leadership skills, as well as previous supervisory experience and the ability to work collaboratively;
  • have culinary production experience and a strong background in safety and sanitation compliance;
  • can manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and a passion for a high level of customer service;
  • prioritize tasks and exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed; and/or
  • demonstrate working knowledge of Sodexo Food Management System (DRIVE) The Market Connection (TMC) and is proficient in computer skills and report management experience This does not apply to external candidates.

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.


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.


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Functional Experience – 3 years


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

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