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US Foods Strategic Operations Analyst, USF Direct in Rosemont, Illinois

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Our Foundation: The US Foods Way:

US Foods® is a Fortune 150 supplier of food and kitchen equipment, partnering with restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. The foundation that allows us to deliver on our strategy is the strength and ability of our employees to work in The US Foods Way. At over 70 locations nationwide and 28,000 employees strong, we believe in teaming up and are committed to excellence as we deliver on our promise to help customers make it.

The Strategic Operations Analyst, USF Direct, utilizes category expertise and vendor specific knowledge to support pricing and margin management for USF Direct items. Exercises independent judgment and decision making to ensure that accurate and up to date item and costing information is loaded into the system, as well as identifying margin improvement opportunities. Responsible for supporting competitive pricing analytic, and understanding how USF Direct pricing compares to the competition.


  • Manage vendor cost update process, ensuring an accurate current cost for each item at each market on a timely basis

  • Calculate item-level shipping costs based on item specifics (weight, dimensions, temperature zone), ship speed, carrier, and ship points.

  • Manage monthly updates to these costs across all USF Direct items.

  • Track accuracy of estimated item-level shipping costs against actual carrier charges, adjust as needed to ensure margin goals achieved.

  • Responsible for ensuring any costing discrepancies between the received PO’s and the vendor invoice are resolved.

  • Work with vendors to reconcile any discrepancies.

  • Set-up new item cost attributes to reflect accurate vendor, shipping, and fulfilment costs

  • Utilize analytics to identify product and category opportunities for pricing strategies.

  • Complete ad-hoc pricing analysis as required

  • Perform competitive pricing analysis against a variety of competitors, identifying product and shipping cost differences.

  • Develop proposed pricing strategies based off of this information.

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics or similar, or equivalent food service industry work experience required.

Related Experience: Minimum three years pricing / costing analysis experience.


• Ability to analyze information to determine the most appropriate course of action

• Ability to translate data into recommended strategies

• Attention to detail

• Understanding the financial impact of cost / price decisions

• Manage stakeholder relationships while achieving performance objectives

• Proficiency required in the use of Microsoft Office specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook.


EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*


We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

US Foods may collect personal information from you in connection with the application process. US Foods complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and its policy may be found here ( .

US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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US Foods is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the interview process or to perform essential job functions, please contact our US Foods Application Accommodation Line at 866-960-5886. You will be prompted to leave a message. Please state the specifics of the assistance needed and your contact information. A member of our HR department will return your call within two business days.