Purchasing and Compliance Manager – Boston, MA


  • We are hiring immediately for a Purchasing and Compliance Manager
  • Location: Note: online applications accepted only.
  • Schedule: as Needed – Salary
  • Requirement:
    *Internal Employee Referral Bonus Available

Positions at this location 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.

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With a marked focus on senior living, Unidine delivers custom culinary programs centered on diamond service, scratch cooking, and a holistic health & wellness approach to dining. We embrace culinary integrity and innovation to craft invigorating, nourishing, and memorable meals with high quality local, seasonal, and responsibly sourced ingredients and products. As a boutique food and dining management service, we specialize in tailored, creative solutions to serve discerning clients and their clientele nationwide.

Job Summary

Purchasing and Compliance Manager

Job Description

The Purchasing and Compliance Manager is responsible for liaising with the operations team to ensure compliance to preferred supplier and manufacturer programs and ensuring facility level execution of key purchasing programs. This role will manage day to day interactions with operators ensuring purchasing based adoption of culinary and brand specifications while optimizing in unit profitability. Knowledge and experience in multifunctional supply chain purchasing in a contracted foodservice setting a plus. Reports to Vice President, Supply Chain.


Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop complete understanding of supply chain solutions available to operators in support of day to day facility management.
  • Develop scorecards to track operator’s performance against primary purchasing objectives
  • Monitor and communicate performance against key supply chain-based performance metrics
  • Conduct formal quarterly business reviews with operations teams at the district level.
  • Maintain full understanding of developing operations/supply chain issues for the development of solutions in a proactive manner.


  • Drive performance improvements to enhance in-unit profitability while supporting quality, service, cost and innovation.
  • Collaborate with culinary teams on commodities/ingredients/raw material prices to assist with in-unit food and paper cost management
  • Work directly with facilities on managing compliance toward approved suppliers and products through Approved Product Lists, Approved Supplier Lists, Leakage and PCard Reports
  • Represent operations teams in quality, service, business needs escalations in support of the ongoing business
  • Coordinate and assist with unit level new program implementation and adoption
  • Engage with field resources for the implementation, integration and purchasing support during the opening process.


  • Gain complete understanding of product and service demands in a changing environment for the ongoing support of the operations team.
  • Create and maintain a network of operations contacts to communicate and implement program achieving the maximum benefit to the company
  • Work with key suppliers on category cost, profit and service improvement opportunities.
  • Perform other tasks and assignments as needed


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, MBA a plus
  • Supplier relationship management experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience required. Contract Foodservice experience desired.
  • Ability to effectively project-manage simultaneous initiatives with attention to detail
  • Highly-developed analytical and strategy formulation skills


  • Proven ability to conduct negotiations and to influence decisions
  • Established track record of conflict resolution skills
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills; strong relationship management expertise
  • Demonstrated skills in presenting and selling ideas at multiple management levels, internally and externally
  • Proficient PC skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Project)

Associates at Unidine are offered many fantastic benefits.

Both full-time and part-time positions offer the following benefits to associates:

  • Retirement Plan
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits, including Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Legal Services, and Choice Auto and Home Program

In addition, full-time positions also offer the following benefits to associates:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)


About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

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).

Unidine maintains a drug-free workplace. 

Req ID:  1165580 


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