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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Project Manager, Transportation Logistics in Keene, New Hampshire

About Our Company

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

The Project Manager of Transportation Logistics is responsible for managing customer-driven Transportation business and system process changes throughout all phases of the project life-cycle. Projects will primarily include new customer and carrier on-boarding, network planning and logistics changes driven by current customers and system process improvement initiatives. Working within the transportation services team (modeling, analytics, business intelligence, project management, and systems logistics), you will ensure all project workstreams are properly planned and executed, from initial scoping to final delivery to operations. It will be your priority to collaborate with internal and external partners to seamlessly achieve successful completion of every assigned project.

This position is responsible for managing multiple medium or large sized projects, and stewarding a cross-functional resource pool to support various transportation system changes and maintenance processes. This position will also be responsible for process improvement within the Transportation network leveraging the transportation modeling, analytics, and business intelligence teams.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with business and technical stakeholders to create a project plan, organizing all individuals involved, create/facilitate and develop a task/action list to hold all parties accountable and measure success. You will also manage the relationship with the stakeholders to ensure they are 100% satisfied with the project and attain return on investment.

  • Monitor and report on the status of efforts, anticipating and identifying risks that inhibit the attainment of project goals.

  • Facilitate risk management reviews.

  • Conduct review meetings at the end of each project milestone and phase.

  • Effectively and consistently communicate work progress internally and, as applicable, externally throughout each project.

  • Travel to distribution centers, warehouses, and dispatch centers to elicit feedback to improve processes and conduct requirements gathering, coaching, and training activities.

  • Ensure Logistics Solutions Team and Operations is cohesive in their process improvement strategies and objectives.

  • Ensure all Transportation systems are stable and maximizing performance. Drive a culture of urgency within the IT Organization, Logistics Solutions, and Operations.

  • Respond to day to day issues, questions, and requests around our systems and process related to current and planned project workloads.

  • Manage projects and system enhancements to hit timelines and performance goals.

  • Build strong relationships with key contacts in Operations, Supply Chain, and IT departments along with our Supply Chain vendor partners.

  • Travel to field locations to gather requirements, meet with vendor partners, and oversee implementations.

Skills

  • Detail oriented, tracking tasks and deliverables against goals.

  • Strong organizational, time-management, and problem solving.

  • Ability to build a detailed project plan, including timeline, resource allocation, and cost.

  • Passion for technology and using software to optimize work.

  • Comfortable with rapidly changing environments.

  • Strong desire to learn.

  • Strong analytical mindset.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Understanding of software development life-cycle and project management methods from the development of requirements stage through implementation and close stages.

  • Understanding of outbound to store and inbound to terminal transportation processes.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Management, or Computer Science.

  • 2-5 years of experience in or close to Transportation Operations.

  • Strong functional knowledge of computer systems, both PC based (MS Suite), as well as familiarity of transportation systems (Manhattan, FourKites, Trimble) is preferred.

  • Experience managing projects is strongly preferred.

Qualifications

Shift

1st Shift (United States of America)

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.

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