Analytics Pod Leader

Gordon Food Service Store

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Atlanta, GA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Welcome to Gordon Food Service! We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share. See below for a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry. There's a seat at our table for you...

The Analytics Pod Leader is a servant leader who helps teams create value from business driven data and analytics initiatives. An important task for the Pod Leader is to support the business and other stakeholders in their data-driven objectives. This means they will support the business during various stages. In the inspiration phase they help the business in identifying the right use cases and support prioritization based on feasibility and value. In the ideation phase they help with the development of a minimum viable product and business case. During the implementation phase they make sure the service or product is adopted, embedded in the workflow (process) and measured for impact.

Raise the level of data literacy in the organization. To become data driven the organization needs employees who can “speak data.” Data literacy is defined as “The ability to read, write and communicate data in context, including an understanding of data sources and constructs, analytical methods and techniques applied, and the ability to describe the use-case application and resulting value.” Activities include the education and coaching of the employees to become more “data-savvy” and facilitating data-centric business thinking.

Helps uncover and translate business requirements and needs. This translation needs to be done in such a way that the technical specialists in the Data & Analytics team can understand. This requires an understanding of both the business objectives, goals, and domain expertise, as well as D&A concepts, methods, and techniques. It also requires strong soft skills with a focus on communication. The Pod Leader can also work with executives to support their data driven vision, and strategy.

What you will do as an Analytics Pod Leader:

  • Act as liaison and point of contact between team and other stakeholders

  • Convey information to diverse audiences in a way that is easily understood and actionable

  • Work with business/product owners to prioritize the work for the delivery team

  • Frame new concepts that spur use case ideation for business participants and facilitate brainstorming with business partners to support continuous improvement

  • Collaborate with business and technical team members to develop solutions to challenges as they arise

  • Build lasting trust with internal and external stakeholders

  • Create consistent story lines to support growth in data literacy

  • Influence and persuade others to gain support of the analytical solutions being developed

  • May coordinate release management planning and execution

  • Coordinate team Product Iteration planning activities

  • Monitor performance of team processes and initiate process improvements as required.

  • Cultivate and support a culture of learning and teaching

  • Assist in evaluating team performance during project progress

  • Provide input in hiring decisions and performance evaluations

Does this sound like you?

  • Five years previous experience within Data and Analytics, strong understanding of the Agile methodology, and one year working as a Product Manager or Scrum Master role preferred.

  • Excellent servant leadership skills.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills to resolve problems.

  • Must have good time management and organizational skills.


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: If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to 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.