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ARAMARK Procurement Analyst in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://careers.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Procurement Analyst

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Procurement Analyst, the analyst will support the identification, development and implementation of sub-contract and vendor support for Facilities Services. This individual will focus on the tactical tools and data analysis required for identifying, negotiating, contracting, and managing third party suppliers delivering facilities related services and products. This individual will have daily interaction with the Aramark account team as well as the client and client's employees. This individual will be focused on ensuring operational excellence in the delivery of the services Aramark is contracted to provide.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for day-to-day management and improvement of subcontractor service delivery network

  • Provide financial data management and organization for review and analysis

  • Organize, review, and present financial data and recommendations for client cost reduction opportunities leveraging standard tools, work sheets, and forms; support internal strategy development to execute cost reduction opportunities

  • Process & analyze incoming RFQs, while identifying cost reduction, footprint and vendor network optimization, and other strategic benefits/opportunities to present to internal leadership

  • Lead vendor negotiations while applying standard negotiation strategies; deliver against business objectives while building sustainable vendor relationships

  • Ability to work with financial and contracting documents and flag anticipated risks and opportunities across all relevant vendors

  • Coordinate with relevant internal teams as needed on expected new business

  • Support database management for incoming due diligence data from new sites and customers

  • Oversee customization of standard RFQ templates for each customer and provide guidance on optimization strategy; help to build and improve standard presentation templates for internal and external client reviews

  • Contribute to day-to-day management of the FM vendor network matrix across internal software tool, vendor contracts and supporting documentation as per vendor management policies

  • Support management of sub-contractor and vendor application (third party vendor tool) that manages the workflow for both new and existing Facility Services vendors

  • Address contractual contradictions or other concerns flagged by internal team

  • Have a working knowledge of vendor contract standards and ability to recognize and flag contractual risks and discrepancies to Legal and Risk

  • Ensure quality of service delivery and maintain client satisfaction, externally and internally. Provide input as needed when vendor performance concerns arise

  • Understand and operate using analysis tool/savings tracker for RFQ Data. Recommend new enhancements and process efficiencies in the vendor management lifecycle

  • Provide and update vendor agreements, contractual spend, renewals, and vendor reporting

  • Participate in meetings with contractors on an as needed basis

  • Ability/willingness to travel at least 25% of time


The ideal candidate will have the following professional experience and skills:

  • The successful candidate will possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

  • A minimum of 2-4 years of progressive responsibility in sales analysis or accounting with responsibility for reporting.

  • Proficiency in using a personal computer and prior experience with sophisticated financial computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, Oracle or other general ledger)

  • Must be able to communicate findings, analysis, implications and recommendation to varied stakeholder audiences.

  • Ideal candidate will be able to work independently but collaboratively within the Global Sales team and other enterprise functional areas.

  • Must demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, both analytical and conceptual.

  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have the following personal attributes:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written, and presentation, plus the ability to communicate with a wide range of people and behavior styles.

  • A self-starter, confident in his/her abilities, self-motivated and able to work effectively with little supervision.

  • A results-oriented individual who can make a difference; a person who takes initiative, makes things happen, accepts accountability, & has a "can do" attitude; sense of urgency.

  • Expertise establishing credibility at all levels within the organization. Garners respect from all levels. Presents ideas logically and assertively. Facilitates consensus and is willing to make decisions that are best for the business.

  • Creative and flexible in attitude/style to adapt to new situations in a dynamic environment.

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Aramark will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance ordinance.