Culinary Consultant

Compass Group USA Inc Charlotte , NC 28201

Posted 7 months ago

Who is Foodbuy?

We are the industry leader in procurement and supply chain solutions. We are the subsidiary to the 6th largest company in the world (Compass Group PLC), yet Foodbuy has the feel of a small entrepreneurial Company. We pride ourselves on our ability to source and provide a variety of products and services that help our customers more easily, and cost effectively, run their businesses. We work with clients in the Hospitality, Restaurant, Healthcare, Education, Entertainment, and Gaming industries, and of course we support Compass Group-- which is the world's largest contract food and support services provider.

Why Foodbuy?

We care about our associates, our clients, and our community. We think big, encourage innovation and debate, and seek out game changers. Our benefits and PTO offerings are strong. Our compensation packages are competitive. And we are constantly growing, and we want our associates' careers to grow along with us. We have an open and modern work environment, believe in flexibility, and promote a collaborative open door environment.

Additionally, we follow a value system called FORT, which stands for Flexibility, Optimistic, Resourceful, and Transparent. FORT is the foundation for everything we do at Foodbuy. It is how we behave and interact with our clients, business partners and fellow associates.


Job Summary

The mission of this position is to build purchasing income by increasing compliance to negotiated purchasing programs. Success is achieved by providing superior customer service to external operators while giving them the tools to achieve sector initiatives. Position will be located in Charlotte, NC.


  • Develop and initiate action plans to improve customer compliance to purchasing programs and to support conversion initiatives

  • Product knowledge resource for opportunity analysis review

  • Support conversion activities with product support and expertise

  • Assist customers in establishing and executing strategic purchasing initiatives to drive revenues

  • Support culinary activities for on boarding new customers

  • Coordinate Product Match and Mapping activities for Conversion files, Market Baskets and new business on boarding

  • Coordinate samples for customers

  • Coordinate product cutting and showings

  • Coordinate vendor training and product related activities

  • Work with manufacturers on any product or program related activities

  • Coordinate nutritional/spec information for members

  • Coordinate and lead consulting support for customers


  • Candidate must have 3+ years of food service and/or purchasing experience

  • Strong culinary background and operational experience

  • Strong organizational skills needed to manage multiple projects.

  • Strong professional presentation and interpersonal skills combined with good verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Strong excel background is needed.

  • Ability to travel approximately 40% annually

  • Knowledge of FoodBuy systems to support product work

  • BA, BS or Culinary Degree

  • Proficiency with Foodbuy internal systems and programs is a plus

  • Maintain and contribute to the development of the Foodbuy image by representing the company in a professional and positive manner.

  • Ability to work in groups as well as individually while holding multiple stakeholders accountable to outcomes.

Apply to Foodbuy today!

Foodbuy is a member of Compass Group USA

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Req ID: 309374


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