Job ID 2019-13003

Analyst, Price


Customer Service/Support

1300 GEZON PKWY SW WYOMING, MI 49509-9300


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Supports and executes innovative pricing strategies, projects, and systems that drive successful business growth and customer experiences across the Commercial segment. Drives price optimization adoption with Commercial Sales through our strategic pricing systems. Leads, collaborates and deploys training and reporting with Sales, Merchandising, Marketing, IS and vendors to maximize business results.


Essential Functions:

  • Supports and executes price strategies, analytical tools, and processes that enable Sales and Marketing to use price as a strategic driver of business results for varying product lines, business channels, and customer types.
  • Provides expertise to resolve Sales Leadership and CDSs/DSRs questions related to price system outputs, processes, business rules and strategies.
  • Supports price strategy development and adjustments based on changes in business practices, industry environment, competitors’ pricing strategies, technology advancements, regulatory and legal systems, and customer needs.
  • Develops and provides skills training for Sales and Marketing Leadership, CDSs/DSRs, Sales Support and Marketing teams
  • Collaborates with appropriate teams to Identify key opportunities to improve performance and to influence pricing strategies based on market conditions; advises on implementation best practices.
  • Monitors for appropriate usage of pricing tools; measures and communicates performance results and insights to Division Leadership teams
  • Maintains knowledge of and communicates the impact price strategies have on other related systems and processes to include sales compensation, cost, vendor agreements, margin, special order and bid systems.
  • Monitors and alerts Division Marketing, Region Merchandising, MMSC and Store Marketing/Pricing to any product or segment specific cost anomalies
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Understands the impact price strategies have on other related systems and processes to include sales compensation, cost, vendor agreements, margin, special order and bid systems.
  • Demonstration of solid influencing and peer leadership skills
  • Knowledge of pricing science and theories with ability to assess applicability for Gordon Food Service today and in the future
  • Demonstration of a high level of detail management and follow through
  • Knowledge of applications that are available to help support price initiatives
  • Ability to train other teams in the value and use of new processes and tools
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Compelling presentation and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative, to mine through data, translate this information for other departments, and use data to drive action and influence decision making
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the food service industry (product, cost, customer, competition)
  • Must have the ability to prepare and deliver presentations and speak at functions and to leadership as a department or company representative
  • Represents the culture of GFS through tact, diplomacy, and integrity

Equipment / Tools / Technology:

  • Knowledge of spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, email applications
  • Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in Excel and Google Sheets
  • Ability to quickly learn new proprietary business and reporting systems

Education and Minimum Years of Experience:

  • Three to five years previous marketing and pricing experience. Direct experience in the price field is preferred.
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance or a related field is required

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