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Chick-fil-A Sr. Project Specialist Supplier Relationship Management in Atlanta, Georgia


The Sr. Project Specialist– Supplier Relationship Management position will support the operations and development of the Supplier Relationship Management Center of Excellence (CoE) reporting to the Sr. Team Leader – Supplier Relationship Management. They will support the development, piloting, documentation, and execution of a comprehensive supplier relationship strategy to provide consistency in supplier onboarding, performance and risk management, supplier segmentation, and contractual obligations. They will with collaborate with business stakeholders, legal and other areas of procurement to gather risk parameters, performance/SLA metrics, conduct industry research for benchmarking vendor metrics, manage vendor contracts, provide financial reporting and coordinate purchasing activities, while ultimately having ownership of the relationship strategy for a limited number of strategic vendors.


  • Provide thought leadership and assist with continuous improvement in the development of the Supplier Relationship Management framework and Center of Excellence

  • Responsible for executing the supplier relationship management strategy for a limited number of vendors within a category/department, including but not limited to:

  • Supplier segmentation

  • Supplier qualification research and decisioning

  • Supplier performance management (coordination, data aggregation, insight development and collaboration)

  • Supplier relationship reporting, survey execution and aggregation, coordination, and communication

  • Measuring performance Supplier Diversity Program and building out capabilities

  • Supporting the analytical and reporting needs SRM categories, as needed

  • Support, design, and coordination of various supplier events

  • Conduct research on relevant industries, vendors, and risk trends

  • Support SRM CoE as needed to conduct ad-hoc assessments and assignments

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience in Procurement, Vendor Management, Supplier Relationship Management or Related Business Experience

  • General understanding of components and significance of Supplier Relationship Management. Works alongside and understands the interdependence of legal, business stakeholders, and other areas of the procurement team.

  • Direct experience working in supplier relationship management and/or building out a new function

  • Knowledge of supplier management, supplier risk mitigation, negotiation, performance indicators, use of MS suite of tools.

  • Skilled in systemic thinking, strong analytical and business acumen, problem solving, ability to effectively influence, superb oral and written communication, project management, stakeholder management.

  • Understanding of business, ability to learn quickly and gain effective orientation and understanding of concepts and issues, effective EQ and self-awareness, ability to connect well at multiple levels and cultivate trusted advisor relationships across the business and with suppliers.

Minimum Years of Experience


Travel Requirements


Required Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree


Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or other technical degree

Job Function Accounting/Financial Services

Position Type Experienced Professionals


Requisition ID 2021-10013