Lead Indirect Procurement Buyer

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

Are you looking for a new challenge in procurement? Are you looking for a role that is tied to the strategic vision of the company? Are you looking for a role that will allow you to lead cost saving initiatives?  Then Gordon Food Service has the role for you! Click here for more information on Gordon Food Service At a Glance  There's a seat at our table for you..

We are looking to on-board an Lead Indirect Procurement Buyer on our Strategic Procurement team!  This is a highly strategic role that develops and executes a comprehensive North American indirect procurement strategies by investigating, analyzing, and taking action on buying and savings opportunities for the organization. See additional details below!


Why join our Indirect Procurement Team?

  • The opportunity to provide strategic insight and critical thinking, for short and long term indirect procurement initiatives.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with functional stakeholders to gain business insight, leading to sourcing alternatives.
  • For the analytical person this role uses data, and procurement analysis tools, to determine potential sourcing options in support of stakeholder needs.
  • Key focus on developing and executing strategic supplier negotiations to achieve optimal sourcing solutions.
  • The opportunity to develop and seek out diverse supplier relationships to continue to strengthen our business.

What we need from you?

  • The ability to skillfully negotiate with vendor communities.
  • Excellent understanding of procurement principles.
  • Ability to recognize savings and cost-avoidance opportunities and provides actionable insight supporting strategic initiatives
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets and internet software applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of business software applications.
  • Highly analytical, detail-oriented and organized.

 Leading candidate will have……


  • Associates degree in Business required. (Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, or related field preferred).
  • Five or more years experience with indirect procurement OR with systems, operations, finance or another supply chain discipline.  
  • Experience with Transportation (fleet related) contracts a plus.
  • Face to face supplier negotiation experience is a plus. 

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: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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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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