Director, Commodity Management - Avendra

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  • Leverages business acumen and functional expertise to contribute to the strategic direction of Aramark Supply Chain & Global Procurement
  • Collaborates with Category/Sourcing teams, Supply Chain, external Suppliers, Finance and Treasury to develop future-looking commodity and inflation exposure and risk mitigation strategies
  • Support monthly and quarterly meetings attended by Senior Supply Chain and Finance executives to articulate the strength or weakness of relevant futures markets, recommend hedging activities, and then implement the strategies
  • Conduct quantitative analysis on a variety of commodity markets for the purpose of understanding and forecasting market dynamics, including supply/demand balances and pricing
  • Provide insight on market intelligence studies, trends and data to optimize Aramark's competitive position including monitoring macro trends in supplier/market base to react to volatilities avoiding impact to company
  • Supports pro-active price optimization initiatives related to commodity input price movements
  • Continually develop and maintain commodities expertise to support growth for new projects/products
  • Contributes to cost management strategies across the business including developing and maintaining commodity and inflation forecasting models
  • Focuses on supporting negotiation strategies that mitigate price increase pressures


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Finance, Management, Supply Chain or related discipline
  • 5-10s years of commodities management experience in the same or related industry that includes strategic sourcing, indirect spend and experience supporting a global matrix organization
  • Extensive knowledge, expertise and skill in global commodities management for a food, CGP or similar type of business
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize industry tools and technologies (hardware and software) to successfully achieve goals
  • Demonstrated expert-level negotiations and collaboration skills
  • Strong financial/business acumen
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work cross-function with all levels of an organization

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