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Sysco Director of Sourcing / Supplier Management in Somerset, New Jersey


US2160 Sysco Guest Supply, LLC

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Full Time

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Who We Are

Guest Worldwide is a leading global manufacturer and distributor to the Travel and Leisure industry, providing products to over 25,000 hotels in 109 countries. We manufacture personal care amenities and a full range of textiles, and, we distribute nearly everything else you find in the hotel public guest areas in the hotel room. Guest Worldwide is also a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco. Sysco is a 54 billion dollar, industry leading, global food and beverage distribution company, employing thousands of employees worldwide and home to the 13th largest sales organization in the world. For more information, visit

Position Purpose:

Responsible for work associated with obtaining goods and services for all types of business processes applicable to the organization including:

  • Management and development of expanded department consisting of associates within the roles of Merchandising Coordinator and Product Category Manager.

  • Indirect Operations (e.g., Office Supplies, Computers, Travel, Maintenance, Machine Parts, etc.)

  • Direct Operations (e.g., Raw Materials and Services for Manufacturing, Production or Construction; Finished Goods for Retail, etc.) Activities include product/service sourcing, supplier selection, pricing/terms negotiation, order processing, contract administration, and supplier performance management.

  • Overall global operations for inbound Shipping transportation negotiations and container contracts.


  • Procurement processes include product/service, sourcing supplier selection, pricing/terms, negotiation order, processing, contract administration, supplier performance management.

  • Indirect Operations (e.g., Office Supplies, Computers, Travel, Maintenance, Machine Parts, etc.)

  • Direct Operations (e.g., Raw Materials and Services for Manufacturing, Production or Construction; Products for Retail, etc.)

  • Includes Strategic Sourcing both Domestic and Global engagement.

  • Supplier performance Management/Evaluation. Engage supplier on a weekly basis and review open order reports and keep constant track of KPI of the vendor.

  • Financial and Quantitative analysis. Study current supply chain practices, identify opportunities that can help improve efficiency and/or save costs.

  • Supplier relationship management. Half yearly reviews. Plant visits. Understand and identify key areas on where there can be process improvements.

  • Liaison for internal customers (purchasing/forecasting/planning team/corporate accounts) for program transitions.

  • Strategic thinking and initiatives including supplier governance and contract management. Sourcing for supplier risk management.


  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA (International Trade) preferred.


  • 10 years in the field of Procurement and Supply Chain Management required.


  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and professional interactive skills are necessary to perform at a high degree of proficiency. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from suppliers, customers, management and inter-department staff. Capable of working with internal staff from other departments in a proactive and constructive manner.

  • A mastery of organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, prioritize and execute multiple initiatives/deadlines autonomously and shift priorities as necessary. Able to manage large, complex projects. Uses time effectively and able to work independently.

  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills.

  • Ability to build working relationships with internal business partners, vendors and customers.

  • Customer Service – Respond promptly to requests for service and assistance as needed. Follow up as needed.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Expertise in gathering and analyzing information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions.

  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Makes timely decisions.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Follows through on commitments.

  • Detail Oriented – Attention to details and accuracy.

  • Ability to understand and execute all relevant policies and procedures in a consistent, timely and objective manner.

  • Product Development, negotiation, supply chain management, International Trade/Logistics, Inventory Control, Demand Planning and Forecast Analysis.

  • Strong understanding of financial concepts (including pricing and forecasting).

  • Proficient use of forecasting applications, and MS Windows and Office (Word based modeling skills, Excel power user, PowerPoint, Access, Project, and Outlook).

  • Technical / Financial analysis skills.

  • Change, risk, contract, supplier performance, inventory, RFP/RFQ management.

  • Total Cost of Ownership.

  • Commodity based costing.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk. Must be able to lift 20 lbs.

  • While this position primarily functions in an office or home environment, travel +50%, including occasional overnight, is required to attend customer meetings, team meetings, trade shows, and other company sponsored events. Position may require use of a personal vehicle or company rented vehicle, therefore must maintain a valid driver’s license with a driving record that meets Company minimum standard, as well as appropriate insurance.

  • Travel ability up to 75% to clients, shows, and ride alongs with sales team members.

  • Must be able to travel globally unencumbered. Must maintain a valid passport for international travel.

  • This position may require evening and weekend work depending on customer and business needs.

  • If working remotely, must have required software to ensure timely communications and a dedicated workspace free of distractions to participate in customer or team conference calls in a business-friendly environment.


For information on Sysco’s Benefits, please visit


COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.