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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Director, Transportation in North Houston, Texas

Position Overview

The primary purpose of the Director of Transportation is to lead a transportation team that oversees all store delivery and transportation support operations for a specific region; to develop and implement strategies focused on optimizing P&L performance; and provide our customers with an excellent customer experience. The Director will work collaboratively with inbound, planning, warehouse, procurement, and other teams to maintain alignment on cross functional goals and targets. This position is also responsible for identifying and developing the talents and skills required for running the business, as well as, developing talent and succession plans.

Job Description


  • Responsible for all execution of store delivery activity and other activity (transfers, storage pullbacks, reverse logistics, etc.) that occurs on a daily basis utilizing private and/or 3rd party dedicated resources.

  • Maintain strong alignment between field operations, routing, and process/planning sub functions to allow for efficient use of resources while providing service (On Time Delivery) at or above contractual levels or regional goals.

  • Ensure that regional and local leadership is operating at the expected levels of productivity, safety, and overall compliance with company expectations.

  • Develop and communicate clear expectations for team members. Challenge team to continually improve and take on new tasks to broaden their experience and abilities. Communicate performance against expectations not only on mid-year and end of year reviews, but on an as needed basis to ensure that team has proper direction and feedback.

  • Build and maintain strong relationship with all major customers in the region. Participate in store visits, customer top to top meetings, transportation summits, and other engagements to stay close to understanding their needs as a business and how the Transportation operation can support their needs and drive value to their business.

  • Partner with the carrier management function for non-dedicated 3rd party carrier needs (shuttles, large capacity constraints, surge needs, etc.).

  • Support inbound/procurement Service Level needs and Backhaul Net Margin needs via the utilization of fleet & dedicated resources.

  • Travel Required: Yes


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

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

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

  • Warehouse: Freezer (-20F to 0F)


  • Specialized Knowledge: Knowledge of computer systems, both PC based (MS Suite), as well as familiarity of transportation systems (Manhattan, FourKites) is preferred.

  • Special Skills: Ability to partner cross-functionally, Strong multi-tasking, communication and organizational skills. Ability to work well with all levels of team members with different backgrounds and needs

Years Of Experience

  • 8-10 years of relevant experience. Experience with Supply Chain, Transportation and Warehouse Operations a plus.



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: JC0259

ReqID: R-247616