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Associate Business Manager - Imports and Commodities

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Wyoming
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Welcome to Gordon Food Service! We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share. See below for a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry. There's a seat at our table for you...Position Summary:Gordon Food Service is hiring an Associate Business Manager. This candidate helps develop select strategic vision to improve market opportunities to increase margin, sales, and case volumes for both internal and external customers. Achieves desired business results for the NA Imports and Commodities team including value/profit analysis, market analysis, pricing analytics, and risk management. Assists with new business development as a primary source of sales and margin growth.Essential Functions:

  • Assists in Providing vision and understanding of core financial trends and performance metrics related to margin, earnings, expenses, sales volume, R.O.N.A., etc and business acumen for assigned categories.
  • Works directly with the divisions, chain accounts, and outside customers to drive new business development and make key commodity decisions.
  • Collaborates with the sales team and outside customers to identify target customers, introduce new products and diversify our customer portfolio in other segments (Retail, Industrial, non GFS Food Service).
  • Develops a working knowledge of commodity markets and the factors impacting the cost to recommend appropriate strategies to Leadership.
  • Supports price strategy adjustments based on understanding changes in business practices, market conditions, industry environment, competitor's pricing strategies, currency markets, regulatory and legal systems, and customer needs.
  • Develops divisional relationships to ensure customer feedback is used in making key commodity decisions.
  • Builds and leverages strong vendor relationships in meeting divisional needs.
  • Assists with the communication of performance results and insights to leadership.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Ideal candidate will have:
    • Develops a working knowledge of commodity markets and the factors impacting cost including forecasting models to implement and recommend appropriate strategies.
    • Develops the ability to implement price strategy adjustments based on understanding changes in business practices, market conditions, industry environment, competitor's pricing strategies, currency markets, regulatory and legal systems, and customer needs.
    • Analytical skills to analyze and interpret data related to industry trends, pricing, margin performance, customer needs, etc.
    • Intermediate negotiation skills.
    • Knowledge of interest/storage and RONA Calculations.
    • Must have excellent written, verbal, organizational and communication skills as well as problem solving capabilities
    • Must have the ability to multi-task, prioritize and be able to work independently or within a team environment.
    • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
    • Some ability to Build Direct Relationships will all employees - motivating, inspiring, coaching, and creating an open door environment; exhibits servant leadership.
    • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations and speak to customers both internal and external (Retail, industrial, Food Service).
    • Ability to efficiently evaluate the costs of transportation, services and inventory in multiple currencies and countries.
    • Some knowledge of national and international import/export legislation and must be able to effectively troubleshoot any issues that may arise in international freight transportation.Experience:
      • Bachelor degree required. Business, Agri business, Logistics, Procurement, or related field
      • One to two years previous commodities, risk management, procurement or Logistics experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience or relevant work experience may be considered.Adherence to Hybrid Work Policy: Adherence to the company's hybrid work policy is an essential function of the Associate Business Manager position. The policy is subject to change, and employees will be required to adhere to those changes as a condition of their continued employment.Location:
        • 1300 Gezon Pkwy, Wyoming MI 49509
        • Hybrid Schedule 3 days in office 2 days remote
        • 8 am to 5 pmBE PART OF AN AMAZING CULTURE WHERE WHAT MATTERS TO YOU, MATTERS TO US!Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words "Accommodation Request" in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Wyoming , Associate Business Manager - Imports and Commodities, Executive , Wyoming, Michigan

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