Senior Manager, Sourcing & Supplier Management - Somerset, NJ - Hybrid
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Transportation and Logistics
Specialty Sourcing Manager
Location 08875, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
US2160 Sysco Guest Supply, LLC

Zip Code:

Minimum Level of Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
8 Years

Employment Type:
Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Compensation Range:
$91,800.00 - $137,700.00

The compensation range provided is in compliance with state specific laws. Factors that may be used to determine your actual rate of pay include your specific skills, years of experience and other factors.

You may be eligible to participate in the Company's Incentive Plan.

For information on Sysco's Benefits, please visit

Who We Are

Guest Worldwide is a global collective of dynamic, industry-leading companies with more than 40 years of unparalleled experience serving the unique needs of diverse markets in every corner of the world. From providing full-spectrum hospitality and distribution solutions at Guest Supply® and manufacturing award-winning personal care amenities at Gilchrist & Soames, to manufacturing versatile and innovative product assortments that create smarter textile solutions at Manchester Mills, we're proud to provide products to more than 25,000 hotels in over 100 countries. Guest Worldwide is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco - an industry leading, global food and beverage distribution company, employing thousands of employees worldwide and home to the 13th largest sales organization in the world. Learn more by visiting

Position Purpose:

The Senior Manager, Sourcing & Supplier Management will primarily be responsible for:


Manage multiple category sourcing initiatives to achieve desired objectives of cost reduction, margin improvements and project execution.
Implement program transition and process improvements.

Supplier Management:

Create and manage the strategic roadmap with all key suppliers.
Monitor, analyze and evaluate supplier performance against metrics on a regular basis.
Work on continuous improvement programs in product enhancements, supplier performance, and project management

Primary Responsibilities:

Monitor, analyze, and evaluate supplier performance related to on-time delivery, accurate delivery, project handling, efficiency in product development and QA management, communication, and all related day-to-day activities.
Work on all sourcing initiatives for the reduction of CoGS across multiple categories. Initiate, manage and execute all sourcing projects with RFI/RFP/RFQ.
Serve as a liaison for internal customers (purchasing / forecasting/ planning team/ Corporate Accounts) for program transitions. Forecasting & onboarding of all supplier resources.
Support Global Sourcing for International offices (UK, HK, China, Canada, and Dubai) for their sourcing inquiries.


Bachelor's Degree is required
Certifications in supply chain related area is preferred


8-10 years of experience in sourcing and supplier management
5 years of managerial experience preferred
Experience in handling multi-country and multi-category sourcing environment


Strategic big-picture thinking and sourcing related to the hospitality and food service industry.
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 while managing large, complex projects, using time effectively and working independently.
Good listening, negotiation, and presentation skills.
Build amicable working relationships with internal business partners, vendors, and customers.
Respond promptly to requests for service and assistance and promptly follow up as needed.
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, expertise in gathering and analyzing information skillfully while developing alternative solutions with strong negotiating skills.
Displays willingness to make timely decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
Approaches others in a tactful manner, reacts well under pressure, follows through on commitments.
Understand and execute all relevant policies and procedures in a consistent, timely and objective manner.
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), Adobe Illustrator, and Database.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Provide leadership, supervision, and direction to peers in other functional areas.
Strong quantitative skills.
Willingness to travel throughout the U.S., Asia, South America & Europe.

Physical Demands and Work Conditions

The 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 and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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.