C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Banana Ripener in Chester, New York

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 Banana Ripener you will work on the Produce Operations team to to project, schedule and inspect inbound and outbound bananas, and ripening bananas, to ensure consistent overall quality and color that is expected by our customers.


  • Twice daily inspections of ripening rooms to insure proper condition and color for multiple customer groups

  • Planning, forecasting and trending orders – daily / weekly (maximizing inventory turns)

  • Inspection of bananas upon arrival

  • Manage selection of all banana varieties to insure each customer group is receiving correct brands procured for their individual needs

  • Open up the lines of communications with our customers and get meaningful information to help consistently deliver a quality banana to our customers

  • Drive sales for exotic varietals and other ripened products

  • Assist inventory control by doing cycle counts

  • Communicating with vendors to resolve quality, volume and pricing issues

  • Purging processed fruit to various warehouses to ensure maximum service levels and to cover sale volume

  • Inventory fruit on a daily basis and reconciling any discrepancies.

  • Work close with warehouse mgmt., qa, procurement and customers on issues/potential issues.

  • Communicating with in house logistics and common carriers to insure timely delivery, so product can be properly ripened

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent

  • Experience: 3+ Years produce or related perishable experience in a manager capacity, 2-3 yrs banana ripening training

Requisition ID 6664

Job Locations US-NY-Chester

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category Procurement

Posted Date 5/31/2017