Category Analyst - Non-Foods/Marketplace
Gordon Food Service - Grand Rapids, MI

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For more than 100 years, Gordon Food Service® has been honoring our promises to our customers and employees. As the largest family-owned foodservice distributor in North America, our family-owned company has a long history of pursing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.

Gordon Food Service (GFS) Marketplace, the retail division of Gordon Food Service, first opened in 1979. Committed to serving the needs of our communities, GFS Marketplace is open to the public, and does not charge a membership fee. Now, with over 150 stores, we are rapidly growing throughout the Midwest and Florida. Our stores are the primary supplier for many small foodservice operators, including restaurants, churches, day care providers and other small businesses. We also assist our customers with their home and event-planning needs.

The continued growth of current and new markets allows for the addition of new talent to join our team. We’re seeking great people looking for professional and personal growth and a place to make a difference in people’s lives. If you are interested in joining an innovative, supportive, values-driven company, we invite you to consider a career with Gordon Food Service.

Are you looking for a new opportunity with a strong, stable and financially smart company? Do you want the opportunity for advancement in your career? If so, then Gordon Food Service is the place for you. For more than a century we have been honoring our promises to our customers and employees. As one of the largest privately held foodservice distributors in North America, our family-owned company has a history of pursuing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.

Are you looking for a new opportunity with a strong, stable and financially smart company? Do you want the opportunity for advancement in your career? If so, then Gordon Food Service is the place for you. For more than a century we have been honoring our promises to our customers and employees. As one of the largest privately held foodservice distributors in North America, our family-owned company has a history of pursuing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.

The continued growth of current and new markets allows for the addition of new talent to join our team. We’re seeking great people looking for professional and personal growth and a place to make a difference in people’s lives. If you are interested in joining an innovative, supportive, values-driven company, we invite you to consider a career with Gordon Food Service.

GFS Marketplace, the retail division of Gordon Food Service, first opened for business in 1979. Committed to serving the needs of our communities, GFS Marketplace is open to the public, and does not charge a membership fee. Now, with over 145 stores, we are rapidly growing throughout the Midwest and Florida. Our stores are the primary supplier for many small foodservice operators, including restaurants, churches, day care providers, caterers, and other small businesses. We also assist our customers with their home and event-planning needs.

Add your talents and expertise to the GFS Marketplace Product/Category Management Team as a Category Analyst work closely with Category Managers where you will help to ensure accurate financial and margin results through proper assignment of pricing.

With your ability to analyze critical business needs and requirements, you will engage in the following activities and functions:

You will be accountable for assigned category’s sales and profitability by collaborating with the appropriate Marketplace Category Manager to create, monitor, and adjust effective pricing strategies that align with the GFS Marketplace pricing strategy and organizational sales and profit goals and objectives.

You will be responsible for collaborating with the Category Management Team to execute the implementation of timely and accurate pricing information in the MP pricing management system for stocked, special order, and promotional items for all GFS Marketplace stores.

Responsible for collaborating with the Category Management team to execute promotional pricing that meets GFS Marketplace sales, margin and customer traffic growth objectives.

Responsible for identifying and executing sales and margin enhancement opportunities through exceptions and an annual category review schedule in collaboration with appropriate Marketplace Category Manager.

Perform weekly price changes as directed.

Complete appropriate pricing exceptions through the MP pricing management system.

Collaborate with appropriate Category Manager to ensure accurate set up of competitive pricing, item attribute information.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What do you need to bring to the position?

Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field.

Two or more years experience as a buyer, cost administrator, pricing analyst, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

This position requires good math aptitude and detail orientation, with excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Must be able to problem-solve, accept and accomplish multiple and diverse assignments.

Must have good leadership skills and a positive attitude, with a commitment to personal and professional success

Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.

This position also requires a professional demeanor, honesty, integrity, drive, tenacity, determination, and a willingness to learn.

Knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, e-mail, and Internet software applications is required. Knowledge of pricing software is preferred and a plus.

What we offer you here at GFS:
Competitive compensation, including bonus opportunities

Profit sharing

Tuition reimbursement

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits

Opportunities for advancement over time

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GFS is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Gordon Food Service

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Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.

GFS Marketplace is a drug free workplace and drug tests all employees.

All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco free.

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For more than 110 years, Gordon Food Service has been honoring our promises to our customers and our employees. As the largest family-owned...