Gordon Food Service Full-Time Retail Sales Associate-Ypsilanti, MI in Ann Arbor, Michigan

For more than 100 years, Gordon Food Service® has been honoring our promises to our customers and employees. As the largest family-owned foodservice distributor in North America, our family-owned company has a long history of pursing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.

Gordon Food Service (GFS) Store, the retail division of Gordon Food Service, first opened in 1979. Committed to serving the needs of our communities, Gordon Food Service Store is open to the public, and does not charge a membership fee. Now, with over 175 stores, we are the primary supplier for many small foodservice operators, including restaurants, churches, day care providers and other small businesses. We also assist our customers with their home and event-planning needs.

Among many responsibilities, this position is involved in the following activities on a regular basis:

Sales Associates are trained to perform the daily operations of Gordon Food Service Stores by being cross-trained to perform the following functions: building customer sales, providing superior customer service, stocking, inventory management, front-end services, operating a cash register and maintaining store conditions.

Sales Associates will be cross-trained to perform other duties within the store.

Key qualifications and requirements for this position include:


Currently enrolled in a high school program, or high school diploma or general equivalent degree, preferred.


  • Retail stocking, cashiering, selling experience preferred.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and customer service skills. Must have the ability to multitask, prioritize, and work independently or within a team environment. Must have basic mathematical aptitude. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Basic computer skills, cash-handling experience and experience utilizing general office equipment, POS, RF Gun, and slicer preferred.

Working Conditions:

Normal retail store environment. The employee is frequently required to lift, reach, handle and move products and items within the store environment. The employee must be mobile. The employee must frequently bend, lift, and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Some of the great things that we offer our full-time Associates, here at Gordon Food Service Store:

  • Flexible schedules that fit your needs
  • Team-oriented, fun working environment
  • Employee discounts
  • Medical and dental benefits

Why Work for Gordon Food Service?

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 Store is a drug free workplace and drug tests all employees.

Job Category: Retail-Full Time