Sourcing Representative

Job Locations US-NH-Keene
Posted Date 1 week ago(3/9/2018 2:32 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

As a Sourcing Representative, you will act as the liaison between the company and the vendors we are partnered with. You will be responsible for contributing to the generation of gross profit for the company as well as maximizing the return on our investments. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring purchase orders are properly maintained through collaborating with the vendors and various departments within our company and monitoring outstanding purchase orders to ensure gross profit is realized and customer service goals are met.


  • Develop and maintain positive business relationships with vendors in an effort to seek and procure product available in the marketplace, while maximizing profit margins on the procured product and meeting department gross profit and vendor sales goals.
  • Monitor delivery of orders through communication and collaboration with vendors and internal departments on a daily basis in order to maintain satisfactory customer service levels; troubleshoot vendor issues pertaining to items ordered, appointments, or warehouse receiving and collaborate with the appropriate internal resources to ensure issues are resolved.
  • Analyze inventory levels, forecasting projections, and historical data using the inventory system and trading platform to determine needs and make purchasing decisions based on the analysis and the potential return on investment.
  • Maintain data integrity on purchase orders by adjusting, expediting, or cancelling orders as requested by the vendor or internal departments.
  • Review the opportunities from vendors via the trading platform and through phone communication, and work cooperatively with the vendors to negotiate price, quantity, and delivery requirements on potential opportunities.
  • Work in unison with the merchandising team and solicit trades from the vendors to maximize company gross profits and return on investment.
  • Generate, analyze, and send out data reports that will monitor and assist in the improvement of the departments performance and goal achievement.
  • Generate various analytical reports as needed Fill in for other members of the department as needed, which may require additional time beyond the hourly work schedule.
  • Participate in departmental/company meetings and training activities.
  • Other tasks as required


  • College credits or Associates Degree preferred
  • One year relevant work experience in either purchasing, managing inventory, or customer service preferred
  • Microsoft Office knowledge, including Excel and Word
  • Ability to multitask; organizational skills; detail-oriented Team oriented, with a positive attitude Analytical and math skills
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Good negotiation skills, and customer awareness


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