Catering Account Executive

| Chicago

Who We Are:

We believe a workplace food program is something employees should love and look forward to every day. Powered by technology and a network of over 2,000 restaurants, Fooda feeds hungry people at work through our ongoing food programs located within companies and office buildings. Every day, each Fooda location is served by different restaurants that come onsite and serve fresh lunch from their chef’s unique menus. Fooda operates in 20 major US cities and plans to continue its expansion across the United States and internationally. Eight out of ten employees believe Fooda is one of their company’s top perks.

Who We Are Looking For:

As a Catering Account Executive, you will be responsible for managing Fooda’s relationships with our restaurant partners and clients. You will be responsible for training/on-boarding our restaurant partners to support your assigned clients as well as providing client specific solutions to their office food needs. 

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Acting as the single point of contact for one or multiple Fooda catering clients
  • Build relationships with clients by offering solutions, solving problems, and managing issues.
  • Overseeing the Accounts Receivable associated with your assign clients.
  • Coordinating and managing any client specific staff required to execute their events.
  • Working closely with clients to determine catering needs; source appropriate vendor, plan, organize and execute daily drop-off and staffed events
  • Communicate all event details, client requests, and delivery information to restaurant partner
  • Work and collaborate with Fooda’s Business Development Team to identify new business opportunities
  • Negotiate new menus with restaurant partners for special requests 

Who You Are:

  • You love building relationships with customers and genuinely enjoy customer service 
  • You will go above and beyond to make sure your clients’ needs are met
  • You are friendly, high energy and love interacting with other people
  • You are empathetic to your core yet comfortable being tough and taking a stand
  • You are savvy with technology and will be comfortable in a fast-paced startup
  • You have a take-charge attitude and are optimistic in the face of problems, and know that you're capable of finding solutions 
  • You enjoy working in a team environment with an "all hands-on deck" approach
  • You are very organized and detail oriented

What You Should Already Have:

  • 1-2 year(s) of professional experience (preferably in a catering capacity)
  • Strong customer facing skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently
  • Proven skills demonstrating a strong work ethic adhering to both Fooda’s internal employee and external customers need

What We’ll Hook You Up With:

  • Competitive market salary and stock options based on experience
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • 401k retirement plan with company match
  • Paid maternity and parental leave benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-issued laptop
  • Daily subsidized lunch program (ours!) and free food and beverages in the office
  • A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. No phone calls or recruiters please.

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Location

Our office is a convenient 6 minute walk from Ogilvie and Union train stations and a 3 minute walk from the Washington/Wells Brown line stop.

An Insider's view of Fooda

What’s the vibe like in the office?

In one word, I would say the vibe in our office is 'Hungry'. Hungry because every person in here is driven to grow this company as quickly and effectively as possible, and you can feel that energy when you walk in the door. Hungry also because there is food everywhere all the time.

John

Business Development Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

One of the most exciting features on the horizon is Order Ahead for our popups. Order Ahead is a game changer for professionals on the go, giving them the ability to bypass unpredictable lines. It’s a huge challenge, some companies (including Starbucks) took years perfecting their programs into well-oiled machine. We’re up for the challenge!

Bri

Senior Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Within the engineering department at Fooda, there are two career tracks - technical and management. On the technical track you'll learn how to solve challenging computer science problems. On the management track you'll learn how to lead a team of people. Engineering managers at Fooda do a great job guiding you down whichever path you choose.

Jake

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We set annual goals for the company and measure ourselves against them. With this as the guide, we expect our teams to identify and advocate for ideas that get us there. I can point to ideas from teams all over the company - technology, sales, account management - that became an impactful part of our business strategy or technology platform.

Jason

Chief Product Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I joined Fooda, my goal was to memorize all of our 100+ partners. Five years later, I’m managing a team of 6 people and we manage the daily operations for 100+ events per day! I’m so grateful that in such a short time I've been able to grow personally and professionally with Fooda. My mantra – the work doesn’t get easier, you just get better!

Paige

Popup Account Manager

What are Fooda Perks + Benefits

Fooda Benefits Overview

A few things Fooda will hook you up with:
- Competitive market salary and stock options based on experience
- Comprehensive health, dental and vision plans
- 401k matching and flexible spending account
- Paid maternity and parental leave benefits
- Flexible spending accounts
- Laptop and peripherals of your choice
- Daily subsidized lunch program (ours!) and free food and beverages in the office
- A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

Culture
Partners With Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat lunch together
Daily Stand Up
Team-Owned Deliverables
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
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