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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Vice President – Network Optimization & Strategy 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 the Vice President, Network Optimazation you wll oversee the enterprise wide network optimization strategy. You will use high-level modeling and design in transportation, operations, automation and warehouse capacity to effectively contribute to the company’s overall performance.This position will lead strategic, transformational and optimazation projects working with a cross functional team to enable organizational effectiveness. This individual must be able to work collaboratively across the organization engaging with the all divisions, brands, and operating functions.


  • Develop corporate wide network strategy (2-5 years out) showing optimized facility utilization, transportation node and lane optimization, and supply chain automation project execution.

  • Create SOPs for handling potential new business, facilities, M&A scenarios within the framework of the established network strategy, quickly layering in new opportunities within an optimized enterprise.

  • Develop Automation Strategy and Pipeline, leveraging existing and new technology, to complement the necessary supply chain infrastructure for future business growth and labor efficiency.

  • Develop steering team approach to network optimization, providing a structure to quickly review new business proposals, volume moves, real estate opportunities, etc. against our strategic priorities.

  • 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 “Center of Excellence” team to develop synergies and operating guidelines to transition strategic initiatives to executional projects.

  • 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.


  • Bachelors in Engineering, Science, or Math, Masters preferred

  • 7+ 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

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

Requisition ID 13153

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category IS/Technology