29 days old

Purchasing Specialist

Nashville, TN 37201

Unit Description

Join a great team where people are at the heart of everything we do!


Sodexo is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager, for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a 693 bed, acute care teaching hospital located in Nashville, TN. This person will be responsible for ordering and inventory for this high volume, fast paced environment. This acute care hospital provides the highest level of medical and surgical care using the latest technologies, and has been named the \u201cmost preferred healthcare provider\u201d in the region.  


Position will be responsible for the entire hospital as well as the Children's Hospital.  Will oversee a staff of six stock employees and approximately $3 million in volume.


Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Oversee and place daily orders (food, beverages, nutrition supplies, feeding supplies and equipment, etc.)
  • Work closely with vendors
  • Assist with proper product placement in storeroom and Coolers
  • Proper rotation of all product
  • Manage all Floor Stock and Clinic Deliveries
  • Computer skills: FMS, TMC, Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point
  • Organization of stockroom
  • Project management
  • Sysco Procurement knowledge
  • Direct supervision of 6 staff members
  • Knowledge of HACCP programs
  • General Sanitation

Learn more about Vanderbilt University Medical Center at https://www.vumc.org/


Learn more about Sodexos Benefits 


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Working for Sodexo:

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Patient Services. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you enjoy an improved quality of life thats unique in the hospitality industry.

Position Summary

Responsible to place orders using a purchase ordering system. Orders products and services based on established contracts. May assist corporate procurement to define contract terms. Coordinates delivery times and works to achieve the lowest costs of materials from suppliers with consideration to quality, reliability, and urgency of need.Key Duties- Purchases materials and supplies based on established contracts with manufacturers and other suppliers. - Coordinates Sodexo purchasing strategies to ensure that the Company is purchasing products/services at the most competitive prices and mark up structure, while accounting for the quality and service level required by the business line. - Ensures product availability and quality based on account operator needs. Manages inventory to reduce waste.- Assists with the resolution of product selection, distribution, pricing, cost control, receiving, and inventory control issues.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma, GED or equivalentSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


Posted: 2020-09-24 Expires: 2020-10-24

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