Position Overview

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. If you’re a warehouse distribution leader looking for an accelerated leadership career, this is the role for you.

We’re looking for dynamic and highly motivated warehouse leaders who are seeking the opportunity to learn the C&S way and shape the future of distribution operations within our organization. Join us in creating an environment that fosters ownership, creativity, and constructive communication to deliver on our customer promise to create braggingly happy customers.

Job Description

Impact You’ll Make

As a Warehouse Leader, you’ll help cultivate a strategy to create and maintain a first-class employee experience focusing on talent development, including employee engagement, staffing, retention, learning, and training. This program offers a curated experience with significant exposure to senior leadership, paid relocation, a structured onboarding process, work on special projects and the ability to grow your career with us.

You will establish yourself as an engaging and inclusive leader to maximize productivity, growth, and development. You will create and lead strategy around operational activities to achieve P&L goals, providing the highest possible service to our customer base, ensuring compliance with corporate policies/government regulations, and providing a work environment conducive to superior productivity, safety, and quality.

The Program Includes:

  • Company Provided Relocation

  • Structured Onboarding Program

  • Rotation to various Distribution Centers to expose you to different experiences

  • Over 6-18 months, prepare to become Director of Operations of your own facility

Program Location:

  • Must be flexible to relocate to different facilities within the organization or within a geographic region.

  • For a complete list of locations, please click on this link C&S Wholesale Grocers Jobs - Company Addresses (cswg.com) (https://careers.cswg.com/company-addresses/)

You Will Contribute By:

  • Working in different distribution centers and environments with curated experiences to prepareyou for a role as Director of Operations within one of our sites.

  • Evaluating the performance and potential of all distribution center functions, addressing performance gaps, and opportunities to optimize performance, taking corrective action to ensure delivery against operating objectives.

  • Developing and implementing comprehensive business plans to achieve facility goals, including safety, and maintenance. Identifying opportunities for strategic enhancements in complex operations.

  • Promoting and supporting company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity. Training others in their use and application, and compliance.

  • Evaluating ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives to ensure business needs are met. Consulting with business partners and other key stakeholders. Soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

  • Managing financial aspects for a facility by approving and tracking expenses against budgets. Monitoring asset utilization and preparing, reviewing, and analyzing business reports.

  • Resolving associate, customer, and supplier concerns by investigating and making fact-based decisions or consulting with others.

  • Driving the execution of multiple business plans and projects. Identifying customer and operational needs, communicating priorities, removing barriers and obstacles, providing resources, setting performance standards, measuring progress, and adjusting accordingly. Demonstrate adaptability and support continuous learning.

  • Working on projects overseeing adopting and using improved processes, new assets, and new facilities.

  • Maintaining a safe and secure environment for team members and visitors, following company policies and health and safety regulations.

  • Assisting in developing individual and team performance expectations to achieve company objectives by setting goals, monitoring performance and providing feedback.

  • Supporting succession planning, team building, and engagement activities by identifying training and development needs, and providing learning and growth opportunities.

  • Oversight of hiring, promotion, coaching, teaching, and evaluation of associates to deliver unparalleled service.


  • 7+ years of experience in a leadership role in supply chain management, distribution, transportation, logistics, and/or retail operations

  • Experienced in financial planning (P&L), budgets and possess the ability to get results to achieve growth and reduce costs, plus a complete understanding of audit procedures

  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams in a matrix environment

  • Proficiency with any Warehouse Management Systems (i:e Blue Yonder, SAP, Infor, Manhattan)

We’re Searching for Candidates With:

  • Demonstrated leadership and operational expertise in warehousing or distribution center operations

  • High standard of integrity and reliability; able to build trust & loyalty with others

  • Proven ability to drive culture and results

  • Experience developing talent at multiple levels

  • Ability to think and act strategically, and work in active, fast-paced environments

  • Strong analytical and data-driven mindset

  • Goal-oriented with a track record of exceeding targets

  • Excellent time management and communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to coordinate activities effectively in complex situations

  • Skilled in conflict resolution and facilitating cooperative solutions

  • Ability to drive significant, strategic projects to completion independently

  • Ability to partner with all levels of management in a cross-functional team environment

  • Proactive mindset with a focus on continuous improvement


  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Equivalent Work Experience

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Logistics, Business, or Finance preferred

We Offer:

  • Career Progression Opportunities

  • Benefits available from day 1 (medical, dental, vision, and more)

  • Company matched 401k

  • PTO and Holiday Pay offered

  • Weekly Pay

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Health & Wellness program

  • Employee Discounts / Purchasing programs

  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Warehouse: Freezer (-20F to 0F)

  • Warehouse: Perishable Warehouse (28F to 60F)

  • Warehouse: Grocery Warehouse (50F to 90F)

  • Office: Office Temperature (65F to 75F)



Bachelor's Degree - General Studies



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.

Salary Range


Company: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Job Area: Warehouse Operations

Job Family: Operations

Job Type: Regular

Job Code: JC1061

Pay Range: $99,430 - $131,730

ReqID: R-253718