C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Produce Buyer / Merchandiser in Hatfield, Massachusetts

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 Produce Buyer , you will maintain agreed upon customer service levels while adhering to budgeted inventory amounts. In this role, you will engage with customers and partner with vendors to successfully manage all aspects of product flow.


  • Procure product from branded and non-branded vendors.

  • Achieve targeted customer service level rates by monitoring, identifying, reacting to, communicating, and solving potential issues.

  • Negotiate with vendors and customers to maximize product flow, manage inventory levels, and coordinate action against close coded, expired, and other unproductive inventory.

  • Accomplish budgeted inventory levels, utilizing system tools to analyze and react to trends.

  • Work with team-members to achieve established goals.

  • Take lead on additional responsibilities for the team and/or department; i.e. priority list creation, centralized vendor point of contact, inventory projects/initiatives, manage customer specific processes, etc.

  • Partner with the merchandising group on new items, maintenance, and achievement of gross profit goals.

  • Train associate buyers and assistants, as required.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • Two years' relevant experience required

  • Perishable or Produce experience is a plus

  • Sound statistical acumen, interpretation, and analytical ability

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills

  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize

Requisition ID 5962

Job Locations US - MA - Hatfield

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category Procurement

Posted Date 2/15/2017