Compass Group, North America FIELD IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER in Wilmington, North Carolina

FIELD IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER 2/23/18North Carolina-Charlotte, United States (US)

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Job Description

Foodbuyis the foodservice industry’s leading Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) focused on lowering purchasing and product costs for foodservice organizations.

TheField Implementation Manager(FIM) is responsible for maximizing purchasing income. This is achieved by driving compliance and conversion opportunities, building strong client based partnerships, understanding the business model/needs and influencing behavior in a collaborative way across a large decentralized organization. Position will be located in Charlotte, NC or other markets as qualified candidates are identified for other client’s market areas.


Business Needs:

  • Conduct regular business reviews with client leadership

  • Maximize understanding of business model and identify opportunities for purchasing income and/or cost savings

  • Complete ownership, accountability and understanding specific to client’s model

Purchasing Initiatives:

  • Provide input to client and Foodbuy management for development of purchasing initiatives

  • Drive compliance and conversion opportunities into the business

  • Develop and initiate action plans to achieve purchasing initiatives

  • Communicate purchasing expectations and action plans


  • Support cross functional activity/projects

  • Develop cross channel strategies to leverage efficiencies and improve processes

Leadership Support:

  • Assist regional leadership in establishing and executing strategic purchasing initiatives

  • Support culinary and menu engineering opportunities

  • Support marketing and program initiatives

  • Support purchasing communications strategies within the client base

Compliance Measures/Report Card:

  • Communicate scorecard results and prepare action plans for improvement

  • Advise field leadership on strategies to achieve purchasing compliance goals


  • 10+ years of multi-unit food service, purchasing, business development or national account sales experience.

  • A Bachelor's degree is required; significant related experience may be considered in lieu of formal education

  • Strong organizational skills needed to manage multiple projects.

  • Strong professional presentation and interpersonal skills combined with good verbal and written communication skills. Prior DISC training/knowledge is a plus.

  • Prior training experience is a plus.

  • Proficiency with MS Office suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Strong influencing skills—must be able to persuade people’s attitudes, behaviors and decisions to desired results

  • Excellent client relationship skills, both internally and externally

  • Ability to build effective long-term interpersonal relationships proactively across functions both within Foodbuy and external parties, working with others towards mutually acceptable solutions

  • Ability to manage financial resources and costs in order to ensure the achievement of strategic organizational objectives and to increase the profitability of Foodbuy.

  • Ability to travel approximately 30% annually

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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.


Career LevelManagement (Manager/Director)SectorFoodbuyAreas of InterestPurchasing/ProcurementEducationBachelor's DegreeLocaleNorth Carolina-Charlotte, United States (US)Preferred LanguageEnglish