Vendor Specialist

Yay Lunch

Yay Lunch

Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

At Yay, lunch is our favorite subject. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to enjoy a freshly made, wholesome meal they’ll love while at school, and that parents should trust that their child feels cared for and nourished.

Founded by parents for parents in 2018, we’ve expanded quickly through the mid-Atlantic and East Coast with even more growth to come. We have exciting plans backed by experienced venture capital partners, and we can’t wait to bring our mission to more schools.

We’d love to have you on the team! As a startup, we hustle with heart. We’re team players and self-starters. We want you to love what you do, and we give you the tools to succeed with our commitment to flexibility, transparency, respect, empowerment, and positivity. Come join us!

Position Overview:

The Vendor Specialist is responsible for ensuring that meals go out correctly to our school partners, in a timely manner from our vendor partners. The vendor specialist will also help solve any ongoing issues, inspect food quality, and assist with training new vendors. The vendor specialist also works closely with the lunch coordinators to make sure the vendor is left clean and free of TYC owned items. Hours are primarily between 7am-11am. The Vendor Specialist will assist at various vendors in the market, but primarily in the College Park area.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with local community vendors to coordinate, organize, verify meals. Specialists will work with Yay members to ensure meals get delivered in a timely and efficient manner. No food prep is involved.
  • Assist vendors with labeling of items.
  • Verifying and sorting all orders before distributing to lunch coordinators.
  • Clean and sanitize work areas, such as sinks and storage areas, to maintain a clean and safe environment
  • Print out labels for the next day and begin labeling containers and items.
  • Communicate effectively with the vendor on any issues with food quality or safety concerns.
  • Communicate effectively with OL, CL, or VL on any unresolved issues.
  • Follow food safety and sanitation guidelines to ensure meals are safe and properly handled
  • Ensure the space is clean and left free of trash or TYC items
  • Complete vendor check ins for local vendors to ensure they’re following TYC protocol.
  • Maintain a positive and professional demeanor while representing Yay as a Lunch Coordinator, promoting the company's values and mission.
  • Assist with researching feasible vendors for the team to use.


          • Previous experience in customer service, food service, hospitality or related fields is preferred.
          • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
          • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact with diverse groups of people, including students, faculty, and staff
          • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
          • Ability to work well with vendor staff, students, and other team members.
          • Flexibility to work early morning, as scheduling will depend on each individual vendor’s needs. Positions will be part-time (18-20 hours per week)
          • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation for meal deliveries
          • Listed as an insured party for your vehicle
          • Clean driving record
          • Ability to pass a background check
          • Smart phone
          • Ability to work with technology
          • Basic knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations
          • ServSafe certification is preferred but not mandatory; can be obtained once employed


              • $19 per hour
              • Data stipend