• Commercialization Lead

    Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/20/2018 12:56 PM)
    ID
    182163
    Category
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    About Aramark
    Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.  Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

     

    Description

    Overview:  

     

    Reporting to the Director of Distribution & Commercialization, the Commercialization Lead is responsible for program implementation and roll-out support for the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) business.  This includes assisting with GPO events/shows, vendor integration activities and compliance opportunities (coordination of client savings opportunities and itiatives, compliance strategy initiatives).  The position also actively maintains Distributor alignment on GPO business needs.

     

    The Commercialization Lead is responsible for maintaining a solid understanding of the Group Purchasing Organization landscape.  It is essential to the role that the position instill strong inter-departmental communication and coordination to maximize the implementation of business development activities.  The ultimate goal of the Commercialization Lead, GPO Support is to assist in optimizing the value to GPO members and to ensure successful implemenation of intiatives that maximize enterprise value.

     

     

    This position is based in Toronto, Ontario.

      

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead with new product launches, pilots and promotions in GPO operations
    • Collaborates with GPO business for customer roll-outs and communications
    • Diligently work at directing purchases through authorized distribution channels and manufacturers
    • Strategize with Director of Distribution on optimal Distribution programs for GPO business units
    • Coordinate and liaison with Account Managers and marketing to meet GPO client needs and expectations
    • Maximizes overall compliance through the use of targeted vendor and/or product initiatives and sku rationalizations
    • Support GPO marketing on trade shows and vendor presentations
    • Assist and guide implementation of new processes that impact the GPO business
    • Continuous understanding and maintenance of GPO industry intelligence and trends
    • Aid in the achievement of SCM and GPO productivity initiatives
    • Work collaboratively across the Supply Management Chain organization in support of the development and implementation of the globalization strategies, supplier rationalizations and product innovations
    • Must be willing to travel occasionally

     

    Qualifications

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 4-5 years of continuous supply chain management experience with exposure to the maintenance or management of Supplier or Distributor Agreements for a large scale organization
    • A college degree in a related field or Bachelor’s degree.   

    • Strong strategic planning and coordination skills
    • Experience with a large Foodservice or Foodservice related firm, Group Purchasing Organization or Healthcare related company preferred
    • The ability to apply an effective decision-making process, including both financial and non-financial criteria
    • A proven record of continued and sustainable success and increased responsibility

     

    Key Personal and Professional Attributes:

    • The ability to flawlessly execute on the day-to-day tactical requirements
    • A strong acumen in strategic broad-line distribution sourcing and management
    • An influential leader with strong oral and written communication skills
    • An innovative approach and collaborative style, with the ability to establish strong relationships and navigate across all functions of the organization
    • Solid computer and analytical skills
    • An effective change agent who can build internal relationships and be viewed as a value-added business partner
    • Being a self-starter and very results oriented
    • Bilingual in French and English a plus.

     

    Please note all candidates considered for hire will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

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