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Business Development Associate

Location: Houston, TX

Department: Dining Alliance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Dining Alliance has been included in this year’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America!  We are the leading group purchasing organization in the foodservice industry and are looking for a motivated, dynamic, and success-driven individual that wants to jump-start their sales career in a fun and entrepreneurial environment!

With over 20,000 locations and over $3 billion in buying power, Dining Alliance helps independent restaurants stay competitive by combining their purchasing power in order to lower their costs and increase quality.  Dining Alliance also is an incubator of several brands and companies that are disrupting and revolutionizing the foodservice industry through technology, innovation and customization. 

Dining Alliance was founded by a serial entrepreneur, John Davie, who remains the CEO today. He appreciates a dynamic and vibrant culture. 


Dining Alliance is looking for a Business Development Associate to work remotely in the Houston area, and be willing to travel up to 90% of the time to surrounding areas and states. Business Development Associates establish and maintain strong relationships with our distribution partners. We are looking for an entrepreneur that values a team environment. This is a relationship-focused sales position; you are not selling a product; you are selling a partnership.

Recent graduates, welcome to apply!


  • 4-year college degree
  • MUST be passionate about the Dining Alliance mission
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills
  • Good computer knowledge
  • Restaurant/food service experience preferred
  • Ability to travel 90% of the time
  • Ability to learn and be coached


  • Make regular sales calls to distributor partners and conduct ride-alongs with them to potential members
  • Lead Presentations to foster understanding of our programs and what we offer to grow our sales
  • Attend Marketing events


  • Competitive Base Salary and Bonus Potential
  • Paid Travel Expenses
  • 401k Incentive Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Health, Dental, Life, and Short-term disability insurance 
  • Responsible Paid Time Off policy
  • Advancement Opportunities




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