Freight Cost Analyst

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

As a Food Service Distributor, we HAVE to get the Supply Chain right!


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:

Performs freight cost analysis activities, evaluates data to determine appropriate freight cost bracket and implements cost components in support of Capstone and customer freight management initiatives.


Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes Gordon Food Service purchasing data and makes independent decisions regarding freight costing.
  • Ensures accurate system freight costs through collaboration with other Capstone team members, Gordon Food Service departments, and product suppliers.
  • Calculates, reviews, and implements Gordon Food Service cost system freight rates.
  • Performs freight bracket analysis to determine optimal order size and landed cost.
  • Researches and analyzes historical data to ensure accurate freight costing.
  • Engages in comprehensive National Account contractual freight cost analysis.
  • Develops reports in support of customer freight audits.
  • Generates, reviews and audits departmental financial reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • One to three years previous financial or supply chain management experience with an understanding of freight rates, costing, and information technology or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, Accounting, or Finance is preferred

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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