Purchasing Analyst -Food Service Operations

Boston, MA 02111

Posted: 11/05/2018 Employment Type: Contract Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 82406

A leading university in Boston, MA is seeking a Purchasing Analyst to join their team. In this contract role, you will work within dining services on administration and supervision of the food, supplies, equipment and services purchases. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Purchasing Analyst:
  • Oversee receiving, storage, inventory and distribution for campus dining centers, retail operations, catering as well as small wares, equipment and uniforms
  • Utilize the automated production/inventory management system to provide information necessary to successfully manage the business
  • Keep current on equipment useful life and works with senior management on equipment replacement as well as facility renewal and long-range planning
  • Work with department leaders to identify needs, develop product specifications, new product recommendations and sources of supply
  • Maintain a high level of expertise in markets, advising on trends in cost and supply to obtain the best value for the university
  • Prepare, execute and summarize proposal requests
  • Meet and negotiate with existing and potential suppliers, establish delivery schedules and monitor vendor compliance
  • Prepare reports and present data and recommendations 
Requirements for the Purchasing Analyst:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Business, Culinary Arts, Food Service, related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 3-5 years of purchasing experience, preferably in a food service operation, with responsibilities for purchasing product, equipment and services, forecasting product needs and creating RFP’ s
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office, automated food production planning tools and electronic cash register system
  • Substantial purchasing experience or food service management experience, preferably in a university or institutional setting
  • Must be factual, able to communicate effectively both written and verbal
  • Familiar with on-line time reporting, PeopleSoft financials, Blackboard Transact or CBORD electronic point-of-sale system, FoodPro or other automated food production system and ServSafe certified
  • Outstanding communication skills including interpersonal communication, writing, public speaking and presenting
  • Successful experiences training employees
  • National Association of Purchasing Management certification or other industry equivalent
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     
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