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CATEGORY BUSINESS PROGRAM MANAGER, PRODUCE

 

A family of companies and experiences

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 200,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states.

Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!

great people. great services. great results.

Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar.

 

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’s CEO knows all associates by their name.  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 and Entertainment 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

Job Description:

The Category Business Program Manager, Produce position is an exciting opportunity to accelerate your career in Foodbuy.  In this role you will work alongside Account Managers and the Category Procurement team aligning customer needs with commercial opportunities in order to maximize the value of Foodbuy’s programs. 

There is plenty of new opportunity that we want you to be able to quickly uncover within a supportive, growth focused environment. You will work closely with other team members to further develop your category and customer expertise and broaden your knowledge of the business.

Success in this role will evolve from strong project management, hands-on commercial analysis, thoughtful relationship building with internal and external partners, and the ability to present your ideas to inspire action. 

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Identify cost reduction opportunities for Foodbuy’s Customers while increasing preferred supplier sales and Foodbuy revenue.
  • Present Foodbuy produce program to new potential clients and assist with any additional requests 
  • Work with Account Managers and gain customer commitment to convert to Foodbuy produce programs to achieve cost savings and margin improvements.
  • Develop a category strategy in collaboration with your Category Manager and Account Managers that delivers strong financial results.
  • Work closely with market basket team on data collections for price benchmarks 
  • Establish price benchmarks and negotiate with suppliers to ensure our programs are competitive for Customers in all business segments.
  • Manage term set subscriptions, deviated prices, price audits and NT files 
  • Handle Buysmart queries for members and work with suppliers on issue resolution
  • Support new program roll outs and conversion initiatives– including data analysis liaison with stakeholders, making pricing proposals, project management, preparation of sales materials, etc.
  • Work cross-functionally to manage the implementation of new contracts or program changes.
  • Act as lead Foodbuy resource for Customer requests related to your assigned categories.
  • Other special projects as assigned

 

What You’ll Need

  • 3+ years of category management, or customer account management experience is preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s degree is required - food Industry experience with focus on produce categories is advantageous.
  • A great attitude – flexibility, optimism, resourcefulness and transparency.
  • A proven track record of delivering results while being self-motivated in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to extract insights from complex data sets using advanced excel skills.
  • High attention to detail and exceptional work quality.
  • Strong negotiation experience achieving win-win solutions and mutual goals.
  • Excellent customer/client relationship building skills, both internally and externally.
  • Strong influencing skills to persuade people’s attitudes, behaviors, and decisions to desired results.
  • High proficiency level with MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.

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: 197848

Foodbuy 

CAMERON C BLACK 

SALARIED EXEMPT