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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Vice President, Distribution Operations in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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

The primary purpose of the Vice President, Distribution Operations (VPDO) is to oversee the operations function of one or more warehouses in a region / geography. Each warehouse will be either a dry, frozen, perishable or GMHBC grocery facility and will service a variety of customers across the geography. Locations may be either a union or non-union workforce. As a VPDO, you will collaborate with Transportation and Customer Solutions leadership to deliver annual targets in the areas of safety, quality, service and profitability. The VPDO must be able to work collaboratively across the internal organization, while at the same time engaging with a variety of leaders (including senior executives) in the CPG and grocery retail industry.

Responsibilities

  • Strategy: Own the development, leadership and execution of the operational strategic plan inclusive of project selection, resource management and technology innovation. Assist in vetting and prioritizing projects, determining 3 rd party partners and soliciting innovative strategies for the company. Collaborate with Customer Experience & Business Development teams to identify new business opportunities ensuring future pipeline for growth is healthy. Identifynew ways to help the C&S Family of Companies execute the SGP and deliver expectations.

  • Team – Constantly assess if the team has the right structure and personnel to support the business. Ensure that the right processes are in place for development plans and succession planning. Be a developer and exporter of talent for the rest of the organization. Be a coach and mentor enabling development of current and next generation leaders. Business – Support execution of daily operational activities across multiple sites, supporting a variety of customers and their needs. Ensure all business processes are successfully executed to include daily, weekly and monthly continuous improvement venues. Be a solution provider and a partner to address operational concerns and / or inefficiencies. Guide leaders to execute actions ensuring delivery of the company's long term strategic plan.

  • Internal company – Deliver year over year improvements across a variety of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). Mentor project leaders to develop business cases and expected return on investments for larger scale projects. Leverage metrics and analytic tools to allocate resources against the right work. Effectively communicate current processes and future solution recommendations as needed. Work closely with Customer Experience & Business Development teams on a variety of issues to include: new business opportunities, operational execution, customer concerns, talent planning, etc. External company – Deliver year over year improvements across a variety of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for CPG and grocery Retailers. Actively engage in business reviews with partners, while collaborating with them to improveperformance.

  • C&S Family of Companies Support: Engage with partners across the company to provide insight and support as needed to achieve operational and synergy expectations. Positively represent the company brand as the head of Operations both internally and externally. Support C&S Family of Companies and Chief Supply Chain Officer with strategic initiatives as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Business or Related Fields.

  • 12+ years in progressive leadership roles providing executive guidance and mentorship, preferably in a Supply Chain Operations role (Warehouse / Transportation / Manufacturing), 7+ years of proven successful third party logistics and / or CPG leadership.

  • Supply Chain Operations, warehouse automation (Dematic & SSI Schafer)

  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality when required, strong leadership and management skills through a direct and matrixed organization, strong oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID 13333

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category Warehouse Operations

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