1+ months

Director, Supply Management

Gaithersburg, MD

Unit Description

Sodexo has several new openings for the positions of Director, Supply Management Food positions at our North American headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD. These roles are in various food categories and will be responsible for the North American strategic sourcing and category management and play a leading role in achieving category sustainability objectives as well as order guide optimization and coordination with the DRIVE objectives. 


 Key Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and leading a team with greater than $2B in spend ranging across the bakery, protein and retail snack and beverage categories for both Sodexo and entegra.
  • Managing development and implementation of comprehensive category specific strategic plans to leverage scale and optimize total supply chain value. 
  • Working closely with Operating Segments, Culinary Solutions and Global Supply Management teams to achieve objectives.
  • Collaborate with leaders across all levels of organizations to identify opportunities for collaborative development of products and/or services that yield cost savings and revenue generation.
  • Manage supplier relationships through quarterly Business Reviews to ensure compliance with supply agreement terms and conditions and to strategize on new opportunities that deliver value to the organization.
  • Supports operational market segments with cost reduction strategies; unit openings and closings; implementation of supply chain programs and resolution of program challenges.


  • Financial background related to supply chain.
  • Strategic Thinker.
  • Demonstrated management experience.
  • Experience with supply chain food procurement contracts is important for this role.
  • Strong negotiation skills as demonstrated by past historical success.
  • Significant, broad knowledge and technical expertise in the managed categories to achieve results. 
  • Advanced understanding of contract terms.

Position Summary

Responsible for the execution of category strategies while maintaining compliance to company policy and standards and mitigating all risk. Engages the different countries to collaboratively develope categories through implementation of regional vendor contracts.Directs supply management activities in the development and implementation of formulaic strategic plans, and optimization of total company category spend.  Provides oversight to multiple contracts. Interfaces with internal divisional customers to coordinate and integrate the flow of materials and information among suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and customers. Conducts and/or manages supply chain analysis according to the strategic sourcing model. Develops and implements supply chain designs, models, strategies and/or processes to improve the business. Provides supervision and/or leadership to Sr. Managers, and is accountable for departmental plans, including business, production and organizational priorities. Controls resources and policy formation in area of responsibility.  Negotiates for competitive pricing to maximize company profitability. Actively communicates and supports Global Supply Chain operations and Entegra business initiatives.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors DegreeBasic Management Experience - 5 yearsBasic Functional Experience - 5 years of experience in purchasing or related fieldSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


  • Food Services
Posted: 2019-01-15 Expires: 2019-03-15

About Us

Sodexo touches the lives of 75 million consumers in 80 countries every day. In North America alone, we serve more than 15 million consumers at 9,000 client sites. Wherever we work, our dedication to making every day a better day for people and organizations comes from one goal —to positively improve Quality of Life.


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