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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Training Manager in Greenfield, Massachusetts

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.

Position Overview

The Warehouse Department Manager will be responsible for delivering warehouse and logistics solutions that provide the best customer experience in an efficient and cost effective manner. The Department Manager will have a primary focus on reducing costs/P&L performance, efficiencies, safety, service, strategic planning and projects, as well as team development to meet the department and company strategic goals. This position will develop internal and external partnerships with transportation operations, sales, ops finance, procurement, and customers to continuously improve service metrics while reducing operational costs. This position will develop the operating plan for the assigned warehouse operations, both inbound and outbound, and is accountable for achieving overall operating results that are consistent with campus and company goals. This position will manage the operations of assigned warehouses and work teams and ensures results meet or exceed customer expectations for product quality and service reliability, speed, and accuracy.

Summary of C&S Benefits

As a local employer of choice in the community, C&S is proud to offer our employees a competitive benefit package that includes:

• A choice of medical, dental, and vision plans to fit you and your family’s needs eligibility starting your first day

• 401(K) Savings Plan eligibility starting after 90 days

• Paid Personal/Sick and Vacation Time in the first year for all hourly non-union employees

• Holiday Pay eligibility for full-time employees

• Tuition Reimbursement Program eligibility after one year of service

• Flexible scheduling opportunities

• And more!

Job Description


  • Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the training department.

  • Responsible for leading and/or influencing a team to optimal performance by holding the team accountable to key metrics such as, but not limited to, on-time dispatch, efficiency KPIs, ISQL performance, inventory accuracy, and asset management. Providing consistent coaching while maintaining morale and the overall development of team members. Creates high customer service and productivity expectations among associates, monitors individual and team performance, and takes action to correct performance gaps and /or address improvement opportunities. Leads the development of improved work processes and procedures that enhance productivity and effectiveness of assigned work teams, equipment, and space, and is accountable for achieving the incremental results from the implementation of these improvements.

  • Responsible for managing the P&L in the budgeting, forecasting, and execution cycles. Identifies opportunities to improve processes that result in lowered expense and/or improved execution with an understanding of how each change affects key stakeholders and the region. Prepares operating budgets for assigned warehouses, reviews and finalizes operating budgets with the General Manager and Associate General Manager, and is accountable for developing and implementing work processes that ensure achievement of budgetary and service goals.

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations. Oversees scheduling of work teams and initiates short and long term planning with supervisors to ensure the assigned warehouses meet the needs of the business under different and changing business conditions. Assesses business conditions, evaluates business needs, and takes action to address near-term opportunities to improve service, reduce costs, and enhance operational results of assigned warehouses and work teams.

  • Holds the team accountable for clear communication with proper stakeholders and serves as the champion for all internal and external communication. Builds relationships and ensures open communication lines with partners in transportation operations, sales, customer service, procurement and the customer. Accountable for developing Talent and driving positive leadership engagement.

  • Owns promoting a safety culture and ensuring compliance with all laws, regulations and company policies, providing consistent application in all aspects of discipline. Maintains safe working conditions and leads accident prevention initiatives to reduce injuries and workers compensation losses. Ensures all hiring practices and training is complete and to standard. Enforces the execution of the company's policies and standard operating procedures. Responsible for ensuring employees are informed and aware of business processes and policies.

  • Travel Required: No


  • Warehouse : Perishable (28F to 60F)

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


  • Specialized Knowledge : Extensive experience and skill in retail distribution processes, logistics, supply chain management, warehouse operations, and transportation management

  • Special Skills : General computing ability; Experience with WMS platforms; Knowledge of OSHA regulations; Performance Management

  • Physical abilities: : Position requires sitting at a workstation and working on a computer. Position requires walking around distribution campus and engaging with associates. The role will also entail walking in outdoor and/or warehouse environments.

  • Other: : Strong leadership skills including team facilitation, training, and motivation; able to work well with all levels of team members with different background and needs

Years Of Experience

  • 7-10 : Work experience in retail operations, distribution, transportation, logistics and / or supply chain management or an equivalent combination of education and experience




2nd Shift (United States of America)


C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.