Associate Buyer

We are seeking an Associate Buyer to join our Foodbuy team in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide locations.


Compass Group is the global market leader in providing food and beverage to customers in a range of food service environments. We operate in over 50 countries, employ over 510,000 people, and are a recognised top 10 employer worldwide.

The Role

Commencing early January 2021. This is an excellent entry level role responsible for supporting the ongoing procurement activities across subcontract service(s) suppliers, sourcing, risk and onboarding processes and the delivery of both financial and non-financial incremental value from this expenditure category. 

This newly developed procurement role provides an exciting opportunity for a developing professional to undertake a broad suite of core functional activities and to develop their capability and career pathways within Australia’s largest food service procurement organisation. This role seeks to support Category Buyers and Managers in utilising data and purchase information to derive insights  in developing and validation of new opportunities, in contributing to the creation and delivery of sourcing events, in both supporting and then conducting own sourcing events through our S2C technology and FPF methodology including both negotiation planning and own supplier engagements. The key benefit of this role is to provide process, administration and analytical skills to the Category Manager and Category Buyer and a high performing procurement service for our internal and external customers.

About You

  • Relevant completed or partial tertiary qualification economics, CIPS, IFPSM or AAPCM qualification or equivalent.
  • Intermediate/advanced computer skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Great communicator – both written and verbal skills to work as part of a procurement team
  • Ability to analyse situations and problem solve as required, work under own initiative
  • Desire to work through the experience to become a valued member of the Foodbuy team
  • Passion for procurement and seeking a long term career in the field.

We are an organisation that’s proud of its great people, we believe in the opportunity to recognise and share success, that’s why we offer a competitive salary, health insurance discounts, paid parental leave, access to a company discounts and many other great benefits.

And because life isn’t only about work, we believe in maintaining a healthy work life balance.


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