Commodities Manager

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Marketing/Category Management
Nearest Metro Area
MI-Grand Rapids

Are you looking for an opportunity that is fast paced and full of growth? Are you someone that is looking to touch every area of business while leading through influence?  The Gordon Food Service has the role for you!  We are excited to on-board a Commodities Manager for our North American Imports and Commodities Department!


This is a new position for our team and will be instrumental in providing strategic vision to maximize market opportunities toward increase margin, sales, and case volume for both internal and external customers.  The role will achieve desired business results for the NA Imports and Commodities team that includes value/profit analysis, market analysis, pricing analytics and risk management while leading new business development as a primary source of sales and margin growth.  See additional details below!

Why join the NA Imports & Commodities Team?

  • The opportunity to provide vision, processes, tools, and guidance related to multiple levels of margin, case movement, sales volume, and R.O.N.A. for assigned categories.
  • The opportunity to work directly with the divisions, chain accounts, and outside customers to drive new business development.
  • Collaborates with the Imports and Commodities sales team to identify target customers, introduce new products to satisfy unmet customer needs, and support bids.
  • To support the strategies by recommending price strategy adjustments based on understanding changes in business practices, market conditions, industry environment, and competitor’s pricing strategies, currency markets, regulatory and legal systems, and customer needs.
  • The opportunity to work with, build, and leverage strong vendor (international/domestic) relationships in meeting divisional needs.
  • The ability to share trends by communicating performance results and insights to leadership. 

What do we need from you?

  • Experience with commodity markets and forecasting models; and ability to translate those to make decisions.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal, organizational and communication skills as well as problem solving capabilities
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver presentations and speak to customers both internal and external as a department representative.
  • Must have the ability to multitask, prioritize and be able to work independently or within a team environment.
  • Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in Excel.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.

Leading candidates will have…….

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Agri Business, Logistics, Procurement or related field.
  • Four or more year’s previous commodities, risk management, or procurement experience.
  • Previous experience with international sourcing and logistics.
  • Experience with trading poultry commodity markets using historical patterns predict price trends.


Be 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.  



We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service.  Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not! 
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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:

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All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco free.

Gordon Food Service is a drug free workplace and drug tests all employees.  



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