• Ontario - Product Specialist - Contract

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    Marketing/Category Management
  • Are you looking for a new opportunity with a strong and stable company? Do you want the opportunity for excellence and advancement in your career? If so, Gordon Food Service could be the place for you.


    As one of the largest privately held foodservice distributors in North America,our family business has a history of developing talented professionals, pursuing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.


    We are seeking great people looking for professional and personal growth. If you are interested in joining an innovative, supportive, values-driven company, we invite you to consider a career with Gordon Food Service. Take a look at these videos to learn more about who we are and what we do!








    Position Title:               Product Specialist – Local - Maternity Leave Contract


    Department:                 Marketing


    Reports To:                  Customer Solutions Manager


    Posting Date:               April 30th, 2018



    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Located in the Milton office, assist in determining the best product mix to ensure the appropriate “go to market” strategy is achieved for Local product mix at Gordon Food Service Ontario
    • Through the gathering and analysis of sales and category data, provide support and input in the development of strategies, plans and execution to achieve volume and profit targets
    • Plan and execute successful launch, conversions and discontinuance of products
    • Participate in the planning and execution of training events, food shows, local product marketing events and other related events and activities
    • Be the driving force in promoting all Local products from all categories at Gordon Food Service Ontario
    • Special project work such as reporting, special event attendance, customer facing activity, vendor meetings and tours as it relates to past, present or future project initiatives
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Desired Skills & Experience:


    • Post Secondary diploma or degree preferred
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to develop solutions to many complex problems
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills – effectively priorities time and projects based on the overall Team’s requirements
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Strong presentation, networking, verbal and written skills – Ability to reach, communicate and influence ideas and concepts effectively
    • Seamless adaptability to a constantly changing work environment
    • Team player in a strong team environment; ability to work independently
    • Product knowledge and passion for the Local Product movement in Ontario is definite asset
    • Innovative, creative thinker with a strong sense of initiative and desire to learn



    Internal Applicants: Please notify your current Manager / Supervisor of your interest in this posting.


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    ** Gordon Food Service welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities. To request any accommodations you may require to participate in the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms) contact careers.ontario@gfs.com or 1-800-268-0159  to discuss your needs.


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