Compass Group, North America VENDOR MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

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

The Vendor Management Specialist is responsible for processing My Finance requests to maximize Model Market supplier compliance. This position is accountable for performing detailed research to ensure the right suppliers are added to My Finance for Compass Group operations.


  • Process Supplier Maintenance Requests (SMRs) which include Add to My Finance, New Vendor, Vendor Change, Block Vendor, Unblock Vendor and Model Market Exception Exceptions within Foodbuy’s Customer Service Level Agreement parameters.

  • Manage adherence to Foodbuy Compliant Supplier Programs.

  • Liaison with category development and business needs leaders to ensure correct supplier is approved for My Finance.

  • Monitor status of SMR tickets and resolve outstanding issues in a timely manner.

  • Provide support to field for SMR requests.

  • Provide feedback pertaining to Suppliers to the respective Category Managers.

  • Be able to identify cost savings and increased efficiency and effectively communicate these opportunities to Compass Units, Category Managers and Business Needs Leads.

  • Utilization of software applications for purchasing activities.

  • Provide Sector specific expertise to ensure proper supplier selections are given.

  • Work closely and supply assistance to Distribution & Compliance teams.


  • Excellent communications skills, both in speaking and in writing.

  • High aptitude for learning software programs including SAP, Xtract, My Finance, Remedy, and MS Office programs

  • Good judgment, with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.

  • Creative problem-solving skills.

  • Relevant business experience or college degree.

  • Two to five years’ experience in Foodservice, Distribution or within Compass Group preferred.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize cases by urgency.

  • Exceptional organization skills.

  • Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

  • Purchasing experience a plus; Ability to apply Procurement knowledge to resolve incidents.

  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player

  • Commitment to excellence and high standards

Apply to Foodbuy today!

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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: *181641