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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Director, Operational Network Strategy in Houston, Texas

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

TheDirector, Operational Network Strategy will lead the long term operational network strategy for the company, focused on supply chain automation, capacity modeling, and operational efficiency and simulations.


  • Develop corporate wide operational network strategy, maximizing capacity, operational efficiencies, and automated technologies with a 2-5 year plan capable of handling new business and M&A growth.

  • Develop pipeline strategy for supply chain automation, leveraging cutting edge technologies, across our network focused on picking solutions, auto guided vehicles, assisted reality, etc.

  • Create joint strategy with Symbotic to develop a 10 year plan for new Symbotic installations with a focus on operational returns through an advantageous pricing model and technology improvements.

  • Create automated capacity model that shows building availability in real time that can also quickly model new business scenarios, pro forma exercises, and mergers & acquisitions.

  • Build internal capability through people, process, and technology to continuously execute network optimization studies leading to annual cost and inventory savings.

  • Partner closely with the Transportation Network team to develop synergies and operating guidelines for holistic strategic modeling.

  • Attend trade shows, vendor demonstrations, conferences/symposiums, etc. to develop core competencies, create strong industry contacts and networks, and remain fluent on cutting edge software, hardware, and technologies.

  • Build strong relationships with Symbotic, partnering together on efficiencies, design, and software development for continued reliability and cost improvements.

  • Work closely with IE and Slotting teams for alignment on new business and operational efficiency work between the three teams.


  • Bachelors in Engineering, Science, or Math, Masters preferred but not required

  • 4+ years experience in supply chain, engineering, procurement, or related fields

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, BI, Terradata, QlikView, Oracle OBIE, Network design and Replenishment systems

  • Leadership, S&OP, process development

  • Preferred: Demand Planning/Forecasting, S&OP Leadership, Lean Six Sigma/CI, Supply Chain Automation, Industrial Engineering, Product Allocation/Slotting Optimization, Warehouse or Transportation Operations

  • Preferred: Biceps, SAS, Oracle, Teradata, Excel, WMS systems, Excel, Access, SQL, Supply Chain Guru, AutoMod, or Manugistics Strategy.

Requisition ID 13706

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category Facilities/Automation