Office Positions

Product Data Manager

Responsibilities will include the following areas.

1. Project Management

* Product Data Management through Data Pool on behalf of Recipient Distribution Division

  • Manage and organize inbound data published via Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) to Data Pool from Supplier Partners.
  • Communicate product data discrepancies with Suppliers and Brokers and consistently manage inbound data.
  • Onboard new Suppliers in coordination with the Purchasing team and ensure data sync.
  • Work with Marketing to source images and enhance digital content for product data.
  • Work with IT team to coordinate effective display of product data within our customer facing digital catalog. Inclusive of internal ordering system Specification sheets.
  • Coordinate with Supplier/Broker data teams to set-up, troubleshoot and maintain GDSN connections.

* GDSN Supplier Publication Management on behalf of Supplier division

  • Manage and maintain product data accuracy from in-house manufactured items including nutritionals, marketing messages, core information and allergens.
  • Work with manufacturing entity to maintain accurate product data and publish changes as necessary.
  • Manage Active/Inactive Item Status
  • Administrate GTIN assignment in coordination with manufacturing entity.
  • Manage Product Staging within Syndigo to review daily inbound Supplier Publications and alert Purchasing to necessary updates
  • Work with team to resolve data transfer issues within internal systems

* Create and Manage Product Data of Non-GDSN Suppliers on behalf of Distribution Division

  • Initiate View My Product relationships with non-GDSN suppliers to encourage accurate product data.
  • Upload images in coordination with Marketing and/or the Supplier/Broker
  • Manage Active/Inactive Item Status

2. Data Management

* Data Audits (GS1)

  • Review information in critical systems
  • Work with internal and external partners to resolve errors and gaps
  • Effectively communicate errors and gaps to Supplier partners and track progress/follow up
  • Provide summary report of accuracy and improvement plan

* Maintain Customer data publication (For the Manufacturing Entity)

3. Other Responsibilities

  • Work with Marketing to distribute/share digital assets as needed for POS
  • Maintain existing POS/Marketing Flyers and make item list revisions as needed
  • Work with purchasing team to audit supplier onboarding process and seek improvements
  • Ensure communication between Purchasing, IT and Marketing on all pertinent GDSN issues

Due to the dynamic nature of our business, duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

COVID-19 considerations: In support of our restaurant customers whose businesses suffer from COVID-19 shutdowns, health care workers, the immunocompromised, and our dedicated employees, all new hires are asked to comply with our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Why Saval Foodservice?

While Saval does big business, the feel of working for Saval is intentionally small. As an independent company with experienced and accessible management, we’re able to make improvements, address issues, and update systems quickly and efficiently. As an employee of Saval, you will help us deliver on our promise of exceptional service to our restaurant and hospitality customers.

Corporate Social Responsibility

At Saval, we believe that we have a responsibility to give back and support our local community through philanthropic initiatives and partnerships with local nonprofits and trade organizations.  

In 2020 alone, Saval Foodservice worked to distribute and donate over 15,000 boxes of food goods in partnership with Johns Hopkins.

Our operations team is led by Senior Vice President Gary Peisach, who is a sitting board member of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, a non-profit that tackles feeding impoverished and elderly clients in the Baltimore region.

One of our most successful Saval Cares Initiatives is our annual charity golf tournament that has raised over $350,000 for the Children’s Cancer Foundation since its inception over 19 years ago.

We’re a proud allied member of the Restaurant Association of Maryland, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, UniPro Buying Group, and the International Association of Foodservice Distributors.

Recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as a winning Family Owned Business for 2022. Saval Foods LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

The Benefits of Working for Saval Foodservice

We want our employees to feel they can grow with us. Many companies claim their benefits are “comprehensive”, but we’ve taken a whole-human and whole-company approach to employee benefits.

Our Employee Assistance Program is robust and offers a variety of support services like Mental Health Counseling, Legal Advice, Travel Assistance and more.

Take control of your health with our robust options for health, dental and vision insurance, or create a custom plan with additional AFLAC or FSA benefits.

Full Time
job schedule:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field (business, IT) or commensurate experience

  • Experience working with a GDSN Data Pool is desired. Communications or digital marketing experience is also beneficial in this position.
  • 1-3 year’s relevant experience
  • Experience in food-related field preferred
  • Computer Proficient – MS Office with an emphasis on Excel
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Communication Skills—written and verbal
  • Detail-oriented
  • Task oriented
  • Strong data mining skills
  • Diligent/Persistent
  • Self-starter
  • GDSN Data Pool Management

Salary Range: $60,000 and up depending on experience

401K + Matching
Health Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Employee Discounts
Paid Time Off
Referral Program
Employee Assistance Program