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 Purchasing Specialist - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, United States

Job information
Posted by: Sodexo 
Hiring entity type: Food Service and Restaurant 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 629823 / Latpro-3755638 
Date posted: Sep-24-2020
State, Zip: Tennessee, 37232


Unit Description

Join a great team where people are at the heart of everything we do!

Sodexo is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager, for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a 693 bed, acute care teaching hospital located in Nashville, TN. This person will be responsible for ordering and inventory for this high volume, fast paced environment. This acute care hospital provides the highest level of medical and surgical care using the latest technologies, and has been named the “most preferred healthcare provider” in the region.

Position will be responsible for the entire hospital as well as the Children's Hospital. Will oversee a staff of six stock employees and approximately $3 million in volume.

Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Oversee and place daily orders (food, beverages, nutrition supplies, feeding supplies and equipment, etc.)
  • Work closely with vendors
  • Assist with proper product placement in storeroom and Coolers
  • Proper rotation of all product
  • Manage all Floor Stock and Clinic Deliveries
  • Computer skills: FMS, TMC, Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point
  • Organization of stockroom
  • Project management
  • Sysco Procurement knowledge
  • Direct supervision of 6 staff members
  • Knowledge of HACCP programs
  • General Sanitation

Learn more about Sodexo’s Benefits

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Working for Sodexo:

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Patient Services. 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.

Position Summary

Responsible to place orders using a purchase ordering system. Orders products and services based on established contracts. May assist corporate procurement to define contract terms. Coordinates delivery times and works to achieve the lowest costs of materials from suppliers with consideration to quality, reliability, and urgency of need.
Key Duties
- Purchases materials and supplies based on established contracts with manufacturers and other suppliers.
- Coordinates Sodexo purchasing strategies to ensure that the Company is purchasing products/services at the most competitive prices and mark up structure, while accounting for the quality and service level required by the business line.
- Ensures product availability and quality based on account operator needs. Manages inventory to reduce waste.
- Assists with the resolution of product selection, distribution, pricing, cost control, receiving, and inventory control issues.


Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

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


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