Dining Services Procurement Administrator

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Sep 13, 2019
Oct 18, 2019
Full Time

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, responsible for the procurement of all food, beverages, supplies, specialty food service equipment, uniforms and small wares for all Dining Services operations in accordance with all applicable laws, policies, regulations and codes. The total value of yearly procurement shall exceed 20 million dollars.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, restaurant management, or related field and 7 years of restaurant, food supplier or catering management experience with concentration on kitchen culinary OR food and beverage distribution and purchasing functions. An associate’s degree in culinary arts OR additional experience may be substituted for the degree.

Outstanding ability to organize and interpret usage data, product specifications, purchasing trends and other relevant data and records

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of high volume food service operation; of food selection, preservation, preparation and storage; of the practices and processes of food and beverage procurement, ordering, distribution, supply change management and receiving. Ability to forecast food and beverage requirements, monitor food trends, monitor conditions and harvest trends and futures, to operate warehouse equipment and refrigerated delivery trucks, to negotiate pricing, discounts, allowances and deviated pricing. Outstanding oral and written communication and logistics, culinary and planning skills. Knowledge of supply chain functions, HACCP and state and university procurement policies and procedures. Ability to use computers and software related to inventory, food ordering, food production and recipe management. Ability to lead, train, supervise and motivate a diverse work team.


CPPB, CPPO FMP or CEC Certification, Experience using Food Pro Food Production Systems. Knowledge of public procurement procedures and practices. Experience using KFS financial software programs.

Prince Georges County Maryland Food Service Manager Certification, Drivers License Valid in Maryland with fewer than 5 points. Must be able to pass a DOT Physical and participate in the University Drug Screen Program.

Note: The individual in this position must complete a yearly university statement of outside activities. Must complete state ethics commission training within 90 days of hire and complete a State of Maryland Ethics Commission Financial Disclosure yearly.

Apply at: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/73432

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.