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Get behind the magic!

This account will fall under the SodexoMAGIC portfolio of business.

Use your passion for service to create a positive impact and make a difference in the communities we serve! SodexoMAGIC is a joint Sodexo/Magic Johnson venture which promises to empower the communities we serve by offering best-in-class food & facilities management solutions, which create a positive impact and make a difference in the lives of our clients and customers. SodexoMAGIC offers our dedicated service via the following Sodexo segments: Corporate Services, Hospitals, K-12 Schools, Universities.

SodexoMAGIC is seeking a Purchasing Specialist for Paterson Public Schools the Sodexo Schools Segment located in Paterson, NJ. The Purchasing Specialist will be responsible for vendor management, inventory/ordering, budget management and proper receiving/storage procedures. This is the perfect role for a current food service manager or chef who is looking for a change to a "behind the scenes" position.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Oversee and place daily orders (food, beverages, nutrition supplies, feeding supplies and equipment, etc.);
  • Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs;
  • Work closely with vendors;
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery;
  • Have knowledge of HACCP and general food safety guidelines;
  • Update internal databases with order details;
  • Maintain updated records of invoices, production logs, and waste sheets;
  • Follow-up with suppliers as needed to confirm or change orders;
  • Liaise with receiving staff to ensure products arrive in good conduction; and/or
  • Monitor weekly inventory counts.

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

  • Have prior food industry experience;
  • Has a good understanding of supply chain procedures;
  • Knowledge of purchasing software;
  • Are familiar with MS Excel/spreadsheets;
  • Have solid organizational skills; and/or
  • Are self-motivated and can prioritize tasks.

The SodexoMAGIC partnership represents the union of two global brands that operate at peak performance. Sodexo, a long-standing leader in "quality of life solutions" around the globe, and Magic Johnson Enterprises, the brainchild of NBA all-star Earvin Magic Johnson, who literally took the game to new heights. To learn more about SodexoMAGIC and read a message from Earvin "Magic" Johnson himself click here.

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.

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We offer Food Service Management positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Campus, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States.
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Working for Sodexo:
At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.


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 - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

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

Application Instructions

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