C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Router, Transportation in Houston, Texas
Keep our communities fed.
Our focus is simple but meaningful, from our distribution centers to our offices — every employee of C&S and their family of companies works to help feed local families, neighbors, and communities.
The Transportation Router will account for customer orders spanning multiple distribution points and delivery regions by creating the best possible routing solution to facilitate the efficient and timely delivery of customer orders at the lowest possible cost to our company. Daily variables such as weather, customer requests, and operational demands must be understood and manually incorporated into the final routing solution. While the financial impact of a router’s work is dependent on their assigned billings, their solutions directly impact the P&L.
You will contribute by :
Create preliminary routing solutions for customer orders as dictated by the billing schedule using route planning software.
Manually manipulate the route planning software’s solution to optimize results by consolidating loads, re-sequencing stops, and/or holding small/unscheduled orders to later billing cycles.
Incorporate multiple customer requests within the routing solution, utilizing the most cost efficient avenue. May include off-schedule deliveries, non-standard delivery times, first or last stop delivery requirements, etc. Communicate the plan of action to internal stakeholders, while capturing any incremental expense via the preferred method.
Finalize routing solutions within the established systematic framework and distribute reports necessary to downstream operational partners (warehouse, dispatch, etc.). The router is responsible for understanding and making these final decisions based on customer agreements, warehouse production rates, and fleet staffing.
Miscellaneous Assignments- including, but not limited to:
Schedule backhaul loads.
Must understand fleet expenses to ensure profitability.
Communicate with fleet to determine if staffing/equipment levels allow for the additional workload.
Schedule store clean out requests
Attend to Salesforce requests
Applicable tasks in Manhattan and JDA Manugistics
Internal and External reporting
Analysis of daily and/or weekly routing solutions to point out possible inefficiencies
Set-up and maintenance of skeleton route groups in routing package
Manual entry of cross dock orders into the routing software
We’re searching for candidates with :
High school diploma or GED
Attention to detail; prior experience in a fast-paced work environment.
Prior work experience in Logistics, Warehouse, Trucking, Dispatching or Transportation a plus
Technology savvy; ability to learn new software/systems quickly; prior experience with MS Excel, JDA Manugistics,or Manhattan TMS is a plus
*Will consider qualified candidates from any US location.*
Benefits available from day 1 (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
Company matched 401k
PTO and Holiday Pay offered
Career Progression Opportunities
Employee Health & Wellness program
Employee Discounts / Purchasing programs / Employee Referral Bonuses
Employee Assistance Program
Every person matters.
We keep our values alive through a culture that embraces differences and ensures that every person matters.
1st Shift (United States of America)
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
About Our Company
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.
Company: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Job Area: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation
Job Type: Regular
Job Code: JC0642