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 People FIRST, which stands for Flexibility, Inclusion, Results, Sustainability and Transparency. People FIRST is the foundation for everything we do at Foodbuy. It is how we connect and interact with our clients, business partners and fellow associates.

Job Summary

The Sr. Manager of Operations provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that our company has the proper operational controls and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and ensure its financial strength and operating efficiency. The position requires an experienced operations executive who has the ability to generate significant impact through the strategic and tactical direction of their distribution center, while improving financial efficiency and maintaining client satisfaction. Lead, direct and develop department heads through a respectful, constructive, and energetic style, guided by the mission and objectives of the company.

Key Duties:

Financial: Has a working knowledge of general accounting practices and significant experience managing operational expenses associated with labor, equipment, and facility maintenance. Competently plan and execute annual budgets and forecasts. Accurately develop and provide analysis of operational budgets and trends related to the business.

People: Responsible for leading a diverse team of 50-100 staff members in accordance with the employment policies of the Company, local, and federal governments. Provide leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training and development. Implement and maintain effective open-door communication across all associates. Motivate and lead a high-performance management team of 3-4 direct reports. Foster a success-oriented, fair, and accountable environment for all associates.

Safety/QC: Be the leader in the development, implementation and administration of facility safety and security functions. Promote superior health and safety practices of the company’s associates, clients, products, and visitors throughout the daily operation. Provide strong working knowledge of OSHA and DOT record keeping and training requirements. Understand government regulations pertinent to our safe operation and ensure compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, and requirements. Experienced participation in comprehensive compliance audits as conducted by OSHA, DOT, FDA, Dept. of Health, Silliker Labs, with a proven track record of satisfactory audit results.

Customer Service: Responsible for maintaining effective customer service for all internal and external customers by utilizing excellent, in-depth knowledge of company products and programs. Establish rapport and product confidence with customers by providing quality and efficient service through the daily management of our team. Troubleshoot potential issues and help resolve existing client problems.

Procurement/Inventory: Design and execute strategies to meet short-term and long-term supply chain management requirements. Manage supplier service requirements including vendor products, fill rate, and schedule requirements. Plan and monitor the receiving, storage and distribution of all items to ensure a smooth and consistent operation as needed to satisfy internal and external customer requirements. Develop and monitor procedures for inventory monitoring and cost controls associated with shrink, slow and dead, and short shelf life items.

Additional Responsibilites:

Fleet/Equipment: Considerable operational experience in logistics, equipment maintenance, and fleet management software tools such as ELDs. Strong working knowledge of DOT requirements related to maintaining a commercial fleet and compliance regulations regarding employment of professional drivers. Strong working knowledge of OSHA requirements related to lift equipment, maintenance, and required associate training.

Operational: Formulate and administer company policies while directing and coordinating all departmental activities. Develop and implement long range goals to meet business and profitability objectives. Analyze operational activities and costs against forecast data to determine departmental status. Confer with department heads to review achievements/challenges and discuss required changes resulting from current progress or conditions. Oversee key projects, processes and performance reports. Resolve facility issues to ensure minimum cost and prevent operational delays.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s level degree.
  • +5 years Warehousing and Food Distribution experience
  • Evidence of strong project management, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Proficient at oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be adaptable to change and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Self-starter with ability to operate independently
  • Organized and has a high attention to detail
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to include mornings, days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • #sourcing/categorymanagement/distribution

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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)

Foodbuy maintains a drug-free workplace.

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)

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