Job ID 2019-13744

Cost Analyst



1300 GEZON PKWY SW WYOMING, MI 49509-9300


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We are looking to onboard a Cost Analyst! In this position you will perform activities to ensure accurate financial and margin results through the proper assignment of cost factors, sales and purchase agreements to drive profitable case growth of products while minimizing all purchasing cost issues such as PO/Invoice errors, repayments, credit claims, and samples.  


If you want to do analysis, think outside of the box! Don't limit yourself to financial services, insurance, and accounting firms -- the Food Service industry is fast paced and competitive, bursting with opportunities to leverage your analytical skills to improve profit margins and financial results. 


Why join the Cost Team:

Communication & Relationship-Building

  • Collaborates with the Category Management Team during the analysis of vendor cost changes.
  • Collaborates with the Category Management Team and the Vendor Receivables Team to execute the accurate and timely implementation of vendor purchasing agreements.
  • Collaborates with A/P and V/R on cost and repay issue resolution.
  • Collaborates with National and Divisional Sales and Divisional Marketing Teams to provide support as necessary.
  • Supports the Lead Category Buyer to develop background data for formulas and cost models in category market reviews.  


Your success is determined by being able to: 

  • Provide analysis and recommendations to assist in the approval of cost changes in collaboration with Category Management Teams.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of all cost factors:
    •  Responsible for the accurate implementation and maintenance of invoice, market, and other cost factors in GFS ERP System for all stocked, Special Order, and JIT items across all GFS divisions.
  • Work with Accounts Payable and vendor community to resolve any cost related discrepancies between a GFS purchase order and a vendor invoice.
  • Be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of long term purchasing agreements in collaboration with the National Category and Vendor Receivables Team.
  • Support growth and accuracy in margin through continuous audits of vendor agreements.


Does this like you?

  • Bachelor degree in Business Management or related field.
  • Two years previous buyer, cost administrator or logistics buyer experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Advance knowledge of spreadsheets; MS Excel and Google (pivot tables, VLook Up, etc).

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