Event Producer

Gordon Food Service | Wyoming, MI

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Posted Date 8/05/2022

Position Summary:

Brings life to the strategic vision of events through planning, execution, and on-site management. Works in collaboration with Event Team Managers.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with Event Manager to create and execute event activities that help attain the goals and objectives of Gordon Food Service.
  • Responsible for on-site event management activities as identified by the Trade Show Manager, including facilitating and executing show seminars, ordering food and beverage, ordering on-site services, etc.
  • Coordinates communication with vendors selected by Event Manager.
  • Coordinates decor, including working with Marketing Services and outside vendors to identify and order materials as needed, working with Event Managers on larger scale needs.
  • Works with team managers to understand strategy and seminar/mini event needs, and develops plan to execute and facilitate.
  • With the strategic direction from Event Manager, may assist in floor plan development and direct arrangement of facilities when on site.
  • Primary contact for vendors and divisional teams during planning and execution of events/trips, and acts as the face of the Events team while on site.
  • Hires and guides security and safety services for each event/trip as needed.
  • Directs support staff and participates in set-up and tear-down of events/trips.
  • Responsible for event logistics, including transportation of materials and people.
  • Ensures that all events they are assigned to uphold the highest standards of integrity and Corporate Brand image.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Ability to travel approximately 12 times per year during trade show season.
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Management or related field. (Preferred)
  • CMP, CSEP or similar certification. ?(Preferred)
  • Two years previous event planning or communications experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

In lieu of the specified education and experience requirements, a proven capability to perform the essential functions of the job, as demonstrated by an equivalent combination of education, training and/or relevant work experience may be considered.


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!

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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.

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.

Job Type
Full time

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