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 709401 - Purchasing Manager - EAST POINT, Georgia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Sodexo Inc. 
Hiring entity type: Food Service and Restaurant 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$1000 - 70000
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Service/Skilled - Food & Nutritional Services
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: 709401 / Latpro-3807596 
Date posted: Jul-20-2021
State, Zip: Georgia, 30344


System ID 709401
Category Purchasing & Distribution
Relocation Type No
Employment Status Full-Time

Unit Description

We are the Communities we serve!

This account is part of 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. SodexoMAGIC 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.

Sodexo's Airport Lounge Segment has an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Manager (Food & Beverage) located at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

This is a high-volume opportunity managing procurement for multiple airport club/lounge food and beverage units and approximately $10M in purchasing. The position will report to the On-site District Manager, and will provide purchasing solutions and compliance within our premier client's airport private club locations.

The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for:

  • Consistent food & beverage, new products, equipment & supplies, optimizing purchasing compliance;
  • Working as a liaison with vendors and suppliers to assist in resolving sourcing, logistics and delivery details;
  • Identifying, evaluating and procuring the highest quality ingredients and equipment for client partners;
  • Optimizing inventory levels;
  • Working within approved vendor lists and;
  • Working directly with internal food operations and culinary staff to ensure appropriate purchasing levels.

The best qualified candidate will have:

  • Prior culinary background/management background with experience purchasing food and beverage at the unit level (multi-unit preferred);
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Experience with purchase ordering systems;
  • Experience with MS Office programs, including Excel;
  • The ability to communicate and work efficiently with a large staff and internal/external vendors;
  • Prior experience monitoring par levels.

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.

Check out more about Airline Lounge Hospitality!

Learn more about Sodexo's Benefits

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We offer Food Service Management positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Food Service Management jobs.

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.

Position Summary

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


  • 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
  • Manage day to day supplier communications
  • Monitor and control product inventory levels
  • Arranges for disposal of surplus materials
  • Implements procurement strategy and policies and forecasts procurement needs
  • Develops expertise to support growth and builds relationships with suppliers and customers
  • 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
  • Assists supply chain in developing and implementing purchasing strategies
  • Manages the planning, developing and buying materials, parts, supplies and equipments in a timely and cost effective way; timely manner while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications.
  • Develops and reviews purchase requests and ensure authorization as necessary to facilitate the timely purchase of new food products.
  • Liaise with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier.

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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