Job Description


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.


Positions at this location may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, boosters, and/or regular COVID testing. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location may be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.


The Category Program Manager, Oil is an exciting opportunity to accelerate your career in procurement within the Category Development team at Foodbuy.  In this role, you will take responsibility for the day to day management of assigned categories as well as the execution of strategic business plans within a fast-paced environment.  You will engage cross-functional team members to present program opportunities to key stakeholders and clients in an effort to deliver on your growth strategies.  You’ll be tasked with uncovering new financial opportunities through extensive data analysis to deliver financial results across a broad range of channels and clients.  You will be required to leverage your procurement experience in this role including negotiation, margin management, budgeting and forecasting. As Category Program Manager, you will be closely supported by other team members to further develop your category expertise and broaden your knowledge of the business.  This role includes strong project management, analytical and customer service components.



  • Lead day-to-day tactics and operations of assigned categories.
  • Develop a category strategy in collaboration with your manager that offers targeted business objectives that deliver strong financial results.
  • Know your suppliers contractual terms and manage supplier relationships to bring incremental value.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to drive savings opportunities for customers and mitigate any adverse market conditions.
  • Establish price benchmarks to ensure our programs are competitive for customers.  Manage term sets to ensure pricing and VA released to distributors is accurate and timely.
  • Set annual budgets for your categories with monthly tracking and forecasting. 
  • Work cross-functionally to manage the implementation process for new contracts or program changes.
  • Identify category improvement opportunities and recommendations.
  • Respond to field requests for additional information about products and programming.
  • Prepare supplier and category analyses and presentation materials.



  • 3+ years of category management or procurement experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required - food Industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in Center of Plate categories is advantageous.
  • A great attitude – flexibility, optimism, resourcefulness and transparency.
  • A proven track record of delivering results delivery while being self-motivated and driven.
  • Ability to extract insights from complex data sets using advanced excel skills.
  • Adaptable to change and thrives in a dynamic environment.
  • High attention to detail and exceptional work quality.
  • Evidence of an ability to work cross-functionally and influence at senior levels.
  • Good knowledge of budgets and forecasting. 
  • Strong negotiation experience.
  • Outstanding presentation skills.
  • High proficiency level with MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Travel rarely required – less than 5% annually. 

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.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)


Associates at Foodbuy are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID: 1009041




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