C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Transportation Manager in Newington, Connecticut

Company Overview

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

As Transportation Manager , you will manage the Transportation business for the distribution of goods and services to the customers serviced from and into the local area.


  • Manage the daily Transportation operations to maintain company and customer standards.

  • Assist in managing the on site carrier to ensure service performance and cost controls.

  • Coordinate location activity and working relationship between the warehouse, the carriers, and the customers.

  • Manage the financial performance of the business, delivery cost, fleet support, and staffing.

  • Forecast and develop plans for peak and holiday equipment and staffing needs.

  • Monitor and assign customer credit memo’s to ensure timely and accurate customer returns, and communicate with O.S. & D. on delivery documentation as required. Provide reporting documentation, yard reports, and proof of delivery as needed.

  • Ensure all associates are trained on all aspects of the ES3 business as it pertains to scheduling, tracking loads, customer closes, new business opportunities, etc.

  • Communicate with Sales, Customer Service, and customers as necessary on late deliveries, special requests, and other issues.

  • Load closing on the warehouse system, invoicing, splitting or putting loads together.

  • Trouble shooting invoice/manifest printers, paper issues, training dispatch clerks.

  • Electronic/manual yard check.


  • High School diploma; College degree a plus.

  • Three to five years' Transportation or related experience.

  • Familiar with D.O.T. regulations, tractor and trailer operation, personnel supervision skills

  • Computer skills: All legacy systems, Wherenet, Microsoft Word, Excel, XATA queries

  • Commercial Driver License a plus

Requisition ID 12339

Company Davidson Specialty Foods LLC

Category Transportation