Freight Development Analyst

Job ID
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Supply Chain/Logistics/Procurement
Nearest Metro Area
MI-Grand Rapids

From beginning to end, we seek process excellence that can differentiate Gordon Food Service in the customer experience.  From the demand forecasting on the front end of the Supply Chain through product purchase, end-to-end inventory optimization, warehouse management, and logistics, our Supply Chain teams optimize our investment in inventory while getting our customers what they want, on time, and where it needs to be.  It's no small feat to distribute products from over 3,500 suppliers through 24 distribution centers and over 170 retail stores.  But we take pride in doing it every day, and doing it well!  

Position Summary:

Collaborates with internal GFS departments such as Strategic Procurement and Category Management to continuously review opportunities to transition volume from prepaid (delivered) to collect (customer pickup). Analyzes each opportunity to determine the feasibility and negotiates with the vendor in question directly to ensure GFS obtains most equitable freight allowance/allowances possible. Upon successfully renegotiating the freight basis, communicates the changes to vested GFS departments and facilitates the handoff to Operations for execution.


Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates with Procurement and Category to identify freight conversion opportunities from prepaid to collect
  • Analyses feasibility and profitability of conversion opportunities
  • Assists designing solutions that improves feasibility of conversions
  • Networks  and negotiations with Vendors to establish favorable/equitable freight allowances for GFS
  • Maintains and provides reporting against conversion targets
  • Communicates freight basis changes to internal and external parties
  • Facilitates handoff to Operations team for execution.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • At least two years of procurement and/or logistics experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Finance or related field is preferred  
  • In lieu of the specified education and experience requirements, a proven capability to perform the essential functions of the job, as demonstrated by an equivalent combination of education, training and/or relevant work experience may be considered.

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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