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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Demand Planner in Newington, Connecticut

About Our Company

Davidson Specialty Foods is the largest specialty foods distributor in New England, carrying over 6,000 items in natural, organic, specialty, Kosher, and ethnic lines at their CT warehouse facility. Founded on the value of providing quality products at a level of service second to none, Davidson has been bringing value to their customers for over 36 years. Davidson Specialty Foods is one of the many companies within the C&S Family of Companies, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at Davidson Specialty Foods Co.Davidson Specialty Foods 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

Job Profile Summary

The Demand Planning Representative II position will assist Demand Planners, Sr. Demand Planners and Buyers with distribution management, support tasks (internal and external reporting, SOP documentation, etc.), and may have some forecasting responsibility. Throughout these areas of accountability, a Demand Planning Representative maintains a high level of execution for assigned responsibilities, while keeping constant communication flow to the customer. This position provides the opportunity to learn about the industry and grow throughout the process, allowing for a clear career progression path within the department and procurement function. This position will at times require independent decision-making around proper handling on allocations.

Job Description

  • Allocation Management, Maintain allocations in the NODS system, or via customer communication in system. Monitor inventory levels and release dates for allocations in NODS as well as report updates and changes to the business. Run, manipulate, and distribute a variety of reports for internal and external use. Receive and validate allocation for items that are new to customer's product offering. Adjust, cancel, and expedite the allocations as received by the customer account, buyers and ad analysts

  • Work collaboratively across teams in order to innovate as well as anticipate and adapt to change. Organize and communicate changes to appropriate teams. Maintain SOP documentation, and train peers on processes. Suggest and assist in process improvements within the assigned workload

  • Additional Responsibilities. Depending on customer account, conduct forecasting analytics, as needed. Book and maintain programs. Provide coverage for individuals when out of the office including some weekend hours. Support holiday actions or trouble-shooting activities

  • Travel Required:No


  • Office : Office Temperature (65F to 75F)


  • Specialized Knowledge : Basic computer knowledge; procurement knowledge is a plus

  • Special Skills : Excellent customer service and communication skills; outstanding attention to detail; ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing atmosphere; basic Excel skills

  • Physical abilities: :

  • Other: : Able to work 3-4 hours of weekend coverage on a quarterly basis

Years Of Experience

  • 0-2 : years of experience in an office environment and/or Wholesale-retail industry; Knowledge of Procurement processes is preferred



1st Shift (United States of America)


Davidson Specialty Foods LLC

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.