C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Director of Product Allocation & Slotting Optimization in Keene, New Hampshire

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

AAs the Director of Product Allocation & Slotting Optimization , you will lead the product allocation and slotting optimization activities for all C&S Facilities, with particular focus on improving efficiencies within existing facilities and integrating new business into our existing slotting and allocation models.


  • Develop an annual plan of slotting initiatives focused on improving distribution center performance in the areas of:Selection productivity

  • Replenishment productivity

  • New Business integration

  • Pallet construction

  • Selector ergonomics

  • Warehouse damage

  • Develop strategy for integrating new business into our existing network, leveraging efficiencies through economies of scale, SKU consolidation, and proprietary slotting models.

  • Develop resource plans, scopes of work, and budgets for all projects and work closely with Facilities leadership to gain project and funding approval

  • Support the local slotting function with training, analytical support, and communication with local operations leadership team

  • Collaborate with Operations, Facilities, Procurement, Food Safety, and other departments to develop and roll-out corporate-wide slotting standards across all C&S DCs

  • Communicate with other departments and senior leadership to build company-wide support for the slotting initiatives managed by the Product Allocation team

  • Manage the talent on the Product Allocation team and recruit and hire new associates to fill vacant positions


  • BS in Industrial Engineering, Business, or equivalent, preferably with experience working in or around Grocery Distribution Centers

  • 10-15 years of relevant work experience, with increasing responsibility

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project , Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Experience using Optricity or other slotting software

Requisition ID 6358

Job Locations US - NH - Keene

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category Facilities/Automation

Posted Date 4/18/2017