• Fresh Merchandiser Associate

    Work Location US-IL-SPRINGFIELD
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    3071 WABASH AVE
    Job Category
    Retail - Full Time
    Nearest Metro Area
  • As a Fresh Merchandiser Associate, you'll manage inventory of our fresh products, including order placement, product presentation and rotation, and merchandising.   




    Work/Life Balance

    • We offer the best schedule in retail!
    • Our Store is open Monday to Saturday 7AM - 8PM and Sunday 12PM - 5PM*
    • Note: Our Florida Stores are open Sunday 8AM - 6PM
    • Actual shift may include additional pre-opening/post-closing time


    Holidays Off

    • We are CLOSED on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas 


    • Career development opportunities are part of our culture
    • We have several leaders that began as Sales Associates!

    Benefits and Perks

    • Competitive pay
    • Full benefits after 60 days (beginning of month)
    • Supportive work environment
    • Rewards for performance are part of our cornerstone values
    • 10% off your purchases as an Employee Discount


    Welcome to Gordon Food Service!  We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share.  

    Here's a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry:  Gordon Food Service At a Glance.  There's a seat at our table for you...


    Growing careers since 1897 and no end in sight! 


     Gordon Food Service Store, the retail division of Gordon Food Service, offers the fast pace of retail in an environment that lets you balance your life and foster development for future growth.

    Our 174 stores are the primary supplier for many small food service operators, familiesnon-profit organizationscaterers and so much more! 

    Come help us champion a “Customer is King” environment and see why we set the bar for customer satisfaction in the retail industry!







    As a Fresh Merchandiser Associate, you are vital in our Stores: 

    • determining needs and placing orders of fresh product  on a weekly basis
    • analyzing sales, in-stock, and margin shrink metrics
    • maintaining freshness levels, dynamic presentation of product
    • upholding safety/health standards in the cooler, fresh meat, and produce areas
    • providing superior customer service 
    • receiving, inspecting, and merchandising products accurately while ensuring proper rotation and quality
    • executing on end cap and planograms alongside maintaining store backstock organization
    • assisting with merchandising through sequencing, count verification, inventory adjustments, price verification, and sign maintenance
    • safely operating power equipment, such as slicing equipment, tow motors, and forklifts
    • adhering to the cornerstone values, philosophy, and applicable practices of Gordon Food Service


    Does this sound like you?

    • At least 18 years of age
    • Currently enrolled in a high school program OR have your high school diploma or GED
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
    • 1 year retail customer service experience with fresh products preferred
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to provide superior customer service
    • Able to multitask
    • Work on your own or within a team
    • Basic math and computer skills


    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! 
    Click here for more details.


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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

    If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

    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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