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Manager Food Service

New York, New York, United States
August 14, 2018

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James Souffrant

**** ********* ** *** **, Brooklyn, NY 11226 H: 347-***-****

Professional Summary

Eccentric, results-driven Procurement Officer capable of meeting internal supply needs while maintaining budgetary and operational goals. Excellent research abilities, good judgment and organizational skills. Seeking to leverage my technical and professional experience into a dynamic position with room for advancement.


MS Office proficiency

Vendor sourcing

Account management

Operations management

Negotiation skills


Quality assurance

Team Oriented


Fast Learner

Work History

Procurement Officer/Assistant Office Manager 06/2008 to 07/2018

Boro Park Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare/Food Service Department – Kings County, NY

Drafted 30+ project proposals per year on, average.

Maintained and leveraged an understanding of pricing structures, market conditions and trends in the industry.

Developed and nurtured supplier relationships, which aided in more favorable negotiations.

Credited for playing key role in saving over $500 thousand with yearly budget restraints.

Reviewed files, records, product invoices and other documents to obtain information and respond to sales propositions.

Increased annual revenue by 39% by recommending improvements in efficiency and procurement scheduling.

Conducted interviews with key business users to collect information on business processes and user requirements.

Work directly with administrators of all departments in an effort to increase overall revenue for the facility.

Introduced revenue sharing as means to increase Food Service Budget, yearly, by 15%.

Responsible for keeping department up and running in an efficient manner.

Inventory Manager, 06/2003 to 01/2008

RGIS Inventory Specialists – Queens County, NY

Generated and developed leads to acquire new clients and contracts.

Negotiated and finalized contracts with new and existing customers.

Trained, coached and mentored staff to ensure smooth adoption of new program.

Exceeded company objectives with revenue sharing.

Created new revenue streams through self designed advertising.

Monitored the market to capitalize on the latest trends in efficient inventory methods.

Oversaw up to 12 projects at a time without sacrificing standards or routine.

Increased profits by 40% in one year through restructure and balancing of company line.

Ensured that each guest's experience was positive, memorable and consistent.

Hired and trained over 50 staff members.



Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York - Brooklyn, NY

3.6 GPA


Procurement/Process Improvement

Achieved revenue objective by implementing cost-cutting measures.

Awarded Employee of the Month (Feb 2016)

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