C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Perishable Ripener in Coppell, Texas

Company Overview

Grocers Supply , based in Houston, is the largest wholesale grocery supplier in Texas, supplying over 900 independent grocery stores. Grocers Supply serves customers of all sizes, from single store independent retailers to chains, such as: Fiesta, FoodTown, Market Basket, Cox Foodarama / La Fiesta, Sellers Brothers, Minyard Food Stores, G. E. Foodland, and El Rio Grande.

Working Safely is a Condition for Employment with GSC Wholesale, LLC. GSC Wholesale, LLC 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 a Perishable Ripener , you will be responsible for maintaining a daily inventory of all commodities assigned, with special attention to maintain the proper color stage expectations, with very low tolerance for variance.


  • Based on forecasted needs, plan, direct, execute and monitor the ripening process.

  • Establish and maintain ripening schedules, monitor room, adjustments as needed, and coordinate with the buying/sales team for fruit availability.

  • Responsible for the quality of ripening and ensuring proper color stage specifications are obtained and shipped according to standard operating procedures.

  • Supervise the loading and unloading of inbound product, including inspections.

  • Control of inventory on a daily basis; Ensure quality evaluations of inbound, outbound product are carried out, documented according to reporting requirements. Must report product that does not meet specifications, including pallet, packaging, or product appearance.

  • Communicate with individuals or groups verbally and/or in writing, on all issues that directly affect the ripening process. (Inventory levels, Color stage of product, Product availability, Product shrink, and other quality related issues) in a timely manner.

  • Prepare, review and communicate business reports; identify areas of opportunities and execute resolutions including follow-through.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • This position requires availability to work on weekends.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Three to five (3-5) years Ripening knowledge

  • Strong ability to multi-task

  • Must be able to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and complete projects in a timely manner

  • Extensive product knowledge

  • Excellent organizational skills and follow through

  • Strong computer skills, with Microsoft Word and Excel required

  • Strong analytical skills and decision making capability

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • High level of experience with perishable goods preferred

  • Must be comfortable with changing deadlines and shifting priorities

  • Highly organized with special attention to detail

  • Must be willing to work flexible schedules; able to work Saturdays and Sundays

Requisition ID 6986

Job Locations US-TX-Coppell

Company Grocers Supply

Category Warehouse Operations

Posted Date 7/20/2017

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