C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Senior Director, Talent Acquisition 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

The Senior Director, Talent Acquisition will be responsible for executing all facets of recruiting success throughout C&S. This position will deliver high quality professional and executive-level candidates and advance the C&S brand across numerous markets and professional communities, while guiding hiring managers and candidates through the selection process. This individual will perform full lifecycle recruiting and maintain excellent relations with Human Resources Business Partners, hiring managers, candidates, and the community at-large. This strategic-minded head of Talent Acquisition will play a critical role in ensuring that we are hiring the best possible talent for today and the future.


  • Successfully develop, communicate, and execute a talent acquisition strategy that ensures a strong pipeline of candidates

  • Directly lead and develop a team of high-performing talent acquisition professionals by fostering and supporting career development, and cascading appropriate feedback and communication

  • Leverage targeted candidate outreach strategies including employee referrals, social media campaigns, job fairs, etc. to implement an enterprise-wide strategic talent acquisition plan

  • Manage partnerships and contracts with outside agency vendors

  • In partnership with HR Business Partners, conduct talent acquisition planning and forecasting sessions with key leaders/executives

  • Oversee and/or lead executive/high-urgency searches when appropriate, in addition to maintaining a targeted group of requisitions

  • Provide analysis of talent acquisition metrics to drive workforce planning --- reporting out to our HR senior leadership team

  • Participate in the presentation, selection, offer, negotiation, closing and administrative components involved in full lifecycle recruiting

  • Fully integrate and leverage assessment tools in all selection and hiring decisions

  • Manage talent acquisition team budget


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 15+ years of Talent Acquisition experience in executive, corporate and field operations high volume and multi-site environments

  • Industry experience or the intellectual curiosity to develop the requisite business acumen fairly quickly

  • Outstanding customer service skills and the ability to work with all levels of leaders as a trusted partner

  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms including Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Indeed, etc.; high proficiency with ICIM’s, Workday ATS systems

  • Strong leadership capabilities and a true passion for developing and engaging teams

  • Strong aptitude for interpreting analytics to monitor trends and adjust approach for business impact

  • Must be able to manage competing demands while being extremely adaptable and flexible

  • Must have excellent professional presentation and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact and engage all levels of management/leadership

  • Strong business acumen and organizational agility; critical thinker and results oriented

Requisition ID 9863

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category Human Resources