Compass Group, North America Purchasing Manager in SYRACUSE, New York

Morrison Healthcare is a leading national food and nutrition services company exclusively dedicated to serving more than 600 hospitals and healthcare systems. Morrison's hospital kitchens, restaurants, and cafés feature socially responsible practices and exceptional guest experiences. The company's comprehensive Mindful Choices® wellness and sustainability platform includes the latest in healthful eating and an understanding of behavioral change in food consumption. Morrison's alignment with Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) Hospital Healthy Food Initiative positively impacts up to 41 million patients and 500 million hospital meals annually. Morrison has been named one of Modern Healthcare's "Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" for the past five years, and Training Magazine's Top 125 organizations for the past six consecutive years. The company is a division of Compass Group and has more than 1,200 registered dietitians, 300 executive chefs, and 17,000 professional food service team members.

Job Summary

Working as the Purchasing Manager will be responsible for executing, achieving and maintaining quality and efficiency standards of the location based purchasing processes and expectations through strong leadership and effective management, while supporting organizational priorities and contributing to the strength of the company’s financial position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicates with key team and management associates relative to purchases consistent with needs and specifications.

  • Ensures weekly inventory is correct and there are no errors before submission

  • Negotiates pricing and purchase goods and ensure delivery in a timely manner.

  • Reviews shipments to ensure products received are consistent orders.

  • Compiles monthly reports

  • Works with Excel and Visual Basic to manage inventory

  • Preferred Qualifications:*

  • Minimum of Associate's Degree preferred

  • Minimum of three years related experience in field

  • Must have full knowledge of purchasing procedures, food, beverage and printing products

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and ordering systems

  • Good knowledge of food and inventory trends with a focus on operations

  • P&L accountability and contract-managed service experience is desirable

  • Possess accurate data-entry skills, computer skills, and be detailed oriented with great organizational skills

  • Knowledge of school nutrition / food industry and/or purchasing strongly preferred.

  • Must be experienced with computers; to include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), Outlook, E-mail and the Internet

  • Serv Safe certified highly desirable

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.