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Associate Buyer

Associate Buyer

  • 640528
  • All of Australia, Australia
  • North Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2060
  • Northbridge, WA, Australia, 6003
  • Perth, WA, Australia
  • Full Time

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 600,000 people, and are a recognised top 10 employer worldwide.

Due to an internal promotion, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Buyers Associate to join our Foodbuy team on a full-time basis. This role will see you responsible for supporting the ongoing success of supplier and manufacturer planning and analysis to quantify cost savings opportunities. The key benefit of this is to provide administration and analytical skills to the Procurement and Contracting team and our internal and external customers.

Flexible location: Sydney or Perth

Reporting into the Category Buyer you are a commercially savvy team player who thrives in the complexity of a large process driven company, can work autonomously and who can maintain and develop successful relationships with numerous stakeholders geographically dispersed.

A Day in the Life

  • Assist in data gathering and spend analysis to support category management and strategic sourcing activities
  • Provide overall administrative and project support to the Retail portfolio
  • Manage and coordinate the new supplier onboarding processes and programs in accordance with company and supply chain policies
  • Support and help organise the Preferred Supplier Program
  • Foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders with a focus on continuous improvement and creation of added value and innovation
  • Support the Client Service Team in resolving Supplier Performance related issues by reviewing root-cause and implement corrective actions where appropriate

A bit about you

  • You hold or are working towards relevant Procurement tertiary qualifications e.g. CIPS, IFPSM or AAPCM
  • Must be analytical and a problem solver who thrives on research
  • Advanced MS Office skills - Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Able to establish and maintain positive relationships with business stakeholders


Compass Group is an organisation that's proud of its great people. As a respected & highly-regarding professional of your craft, you will have the support, infrastructure, systems and processes that you would expect from a global organisational. To be recognised as an employer of choice we offer an attractive benefits program including a competitive salary and incentive scheme, recognition programs and company discounts. If you're looking for a career where you set the standard for personal advancement, then Compass Group is for you. Working together, we will continue to experience success as the industry's best.

We embrace equal opportunity and promote diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation and People with Disability to apply.


Our people’s unique backgrounds, experience, and abilities are at the heart of our vibrant workforce. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the diverse communities that we serve, where everyone feels empowered and valued. By building diverse teams means we are creating inclusive environments for all our people and also those we connect with through our day to day operation. We welcome & encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, gender expressions, gender identity and people with disability.


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