Compass Group, North America COMPLIANCE PURCHASING 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.

Job Summary

Foodbuy is the foodservice industry’s leading Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) focused on lowering purchasing and product costs for foodservice organizations, including Compass Group. With offices in Charlotte, NC and Alpharetta, GA, we offer a Great Opportunity for career development and growth as a Purchasing Specialist.

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for processing commodity requests throughout the entire Foodbuy supply chain to maximize purchasing income. This position is accountable for performing detailed research to ensure the right product is placed on managed order guides.


  • Process product requests, stock requests and special orders within Foodbuy’s Customer Service Level Agreement parameters.

  • Manage adherence to Foodbuy Compliant Supplier Programs.

  • Liaison with category development and culinary leaders to ensure correct product is approved for managed order guides.

  • Monitor status of all Remedy cases and provide feedback to BuySmart in a timely manner.

  • Provide support to field via BuySmart for any product 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 Culinary Leads.

  • Utilization of software applications for purchasing activities.

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

  • Work closely and supply assistance to Compliance analysts.

Qualifications & Other Skills:

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

  • High aptitude for learning software programs including Ceres, 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 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!

/Foodbuy is a member of Compass Group USA/

Click here to Learn More about the Compass Story

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: *229124