• Manager of Supply Chain & Trade Relations

    Job Locations US-NH-Keene
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/27/2018 1:41 PM)
    Requisition ID
    C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
  • Company Overview



    C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.


    Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

    Position Overview

    The Manager, Supply Chain & Trade Relations will lead tactical implementation of key initiatives determined by C&S executives with strategic vendors. Interact with the logistical/Supply Chain experts of our suppliers and internal unit business owners, as well as lead key corporate supply chain and trade relations initiatives and projects.  Lead the Company Preferred Vendor Initiative to maximize the margins from these programs while leveraging the relationship to reduce the costs for C&S of handling the Vendor’s products through the Supply Chain.


    • Trade Relations support and leadership for the entire Procurement Department with an emphasis on the development of new vendor programs while maintaining current established programs and relationships and to continue to enhance our current program run rate.
    • Oversee the development and management of both supply chain & trade relation initiatives with key manufacturers to drive operational efficiencies and incremental revenue for C&S and the manufacturer. This may include process mapping and design and project management to include the establishment of performance metrics and standards
    • Assure cross-departmental compliance with the pre-established parameters for interaction with program vendors that supports the relationship in a manner that maintains the C&S profitability from vendor programs.
    • Supply Chain support and leadership for multi-functional business units and customers with an emphasis on improving demand planning, operations planning, timely replenishment and transportation efficiencies
    • Contributes in the development of the solutions that ensure implementation of key initiatives.
    • Constructs and manages project timelines related to strategic projects. Manages internal and external resources to deliver targeted results of key projects.
    • Assists in the professional development of team members.
    • Defines KPI’s and reports achieved results.
    • Selling the ES3 consolidation  or Synergy model to vendors
    • Ad Hoc Analytics


    • 4 Year Degree Required; Business Management or equivalent industry experience
    • 5 years relevant experience – procurement or operational
    • Operational knowledge, significant project management acumen, and technical competency in process management, change management.  Strong leadership ability with ability to facilitate/participate in cross-functional teams. 


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