ARAMARK Program Rollout Analyst - Avendra in Rockville, Maryland


Avendra, voted a 2017 top workplace in the Washington DC area by the Washington Post, is the leading supply chain and procurement services provider in the hospitality industry. We leverage the purchasing volume of our customers to create significant buying power, and consequently, the ability to negotiate the best possible deals with key suppliers. But that is only one part of why we are the best at what we do. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors with supply chain assurance, which helps control the integrity of products and services, customer support and innovation. Our smart, professional, and ambitious team of associates is why we are the industry leader. If you are looking for a collaborative work environment, continuous career development, and a healthy work-life balance, Avendra is the place for you.


Position Summary:

The Program Rollout Coordinator, part of the Contract Administration, Planning and Support department, provides support to the Strategic Sourcing department and to Avendra’s customer facing departments to ensure timely, complete, and accurate rollouts of new programs, identifying underpenetrated programs, and communicating renewal programs. This role works closely with Avendra associates, suppliers, and customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop clear and comprehensive communications for and to distributors, manufacturers, Avendra’s Contract Owners, and Avendra’s customer facing associates to successfully implement programs

  • Proactively manage the New Item Request (NIR) process including: processing, validating, and reviewing requests; communicating requests to all relevant parties; providing proactive updates to all parties

  • Analyze program rollouts and NIRs for effectiveness and spend penetration highlighting opportunity areas for increased compliance

  • Maintain detailed status tracking of all program rollouts and NIRs from first notification to ultimate completion


Role Requirements:

  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to build effective relationships internally and externally

  • Exceptional organizational skills – effectiveness in prioritizing work, ability to multitask, and comfort with ambiguity

  • Excellent analytical skills – turning data into knowledge and knowledge into action

  • Intermediate MS Excel skills including vlookups and other formulas

Years of Relevant Experience:

  • 0-2 years of experience. Prior experience in the hospitality or foodservice industries a plus.

Education Requirements:

  • BS/BA in relevant field required- preferably in business, supply chain management or other analytical area

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran