C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Procurement Supervisor 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

As a Procurement Supervisor, you will coordinate with the Procurement team to maintain contractual and company goals for all major accounts service levels and inventory levels through continued improvement in demand forecasting (turn and ad) for assigned customers. In addition, you will be responsible for developing your team through continual training, recognizing successes for company, teams’ and individuals’ successes, and mentoring against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). You will work cross functionally with customers, vendors, warehouse, transportation, and the account team to solve potential issues.


  • Problem Solving & Decision Making: Oversee, direct, and support team service levels by identifying, reacting, monitoring, and communicating potential problems while utilizing tools to assist team members with forecasting for assigned items. Negotiate with vendors to maximize product flow, oversee inventory levels, and coordinate action against close coded, expired, and other unproductive inventory.

  • Training & Mentoring: Provide training, mentoring, and direction to other team members for personal and professional development.

  • Cross Functional Relationship Management: Collaborate with multiple internal departments (e.g. Operations, Transportation, Logistics, Warehousing) to accomplish individual, team and company goals, including the development and implementation of holiday and seasonal plans and working with facilities on service level and inventory opportunities. Utilizing tools/metrics to direct and influence decisions by analyzing data and reacting to trends

  • Forecasting & Proc Analytics: Oversee and support the real time and post event analytics on forecasting, service levels, and inventory in conjunction with management and executive leadership. Evaluate and provide solution for ongoing system enhancements and process improvements

  • Communication & Customer Service: Joint ownership with account teams for assigned customers; to include involvement in daily/weekly meetings, problem solving, and KPI’s

  • Leverage available systems to continually improve data utilization and decision-making capabilities

  • Oversee the teams salvage financial budget, working with procurement analysts, Associate Procurement Analyst, vendors, and customers to minimize the expense to C&S.

  • Execute the inventory transfer process and budget through vendor negotiations amongst the teams

  • Full accountability when Procurement Manager is not present


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 1+ years of relevant experience and/or education

  • Procurement and forecasting experience, including Biceps system preferred

  • Strong decision making skills

  • Experience training, mentoring, and building cross-functional teams

  • Strong analytical and financial acumen

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills with internal and external partners

  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Suite

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize

Requisition ID 6550

Job Locations US-NH-Keene

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category Procurement

Posted Date 5/15/2017