Food Sourcing Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $63,000
Maximum: $66,000

Published

09/25/2018

Address

2200 Halethorpe Farms Road
Baltimore
MD
21227
United States

Description

Overall purpose of the position:  This employee will interact with all food donor partners, warehouse, and volunteer staff.  This staff member will have interaction with various governmental agencies, USDA, FEMA, State of Maryland, Growers, among others and will need to have the ability to manage the associated protocols with the associated agency. This role will develop and maintain plans associated with inbound donations and purchasing to best maintain and drive inventory turns and maximize available food to the agency network. This staff member will interact with peers and colleagues across the Feeding America network to develop relationships and understand any opportunities that may exist in the area of sourcing. 


In this role the employee will develop reporting mechanisms to identify opportunities for improvement the area of donated and ordered items to insure the proper mix of products thus insuring highest turn rates and greatest availability of food stuffs for the network. This role will encompass all MFB facilities and relationships across departments.


Education: Bachelor’s degree, APICS certification preferred.

Experience:  At least 5 years of food purchasing experience and a thorough understand of data mining/analysis tools (Excel/Tableau/etc.) and other report development tools. 3 years B2B in a cold calling environment for either sourcing or selling.  An understanding of food distribution as it relates to storage, handling and shipment of perishable, frozen and dry goods.  A valid driver’s license is required as well as an MVR showing no prior DUI/DWI’s and fewer than 2 points against the license.   The ability to read, write and speak English is required.


Supervisory Responsibility: This employee will not have any inside supervisory responsibilities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·      70% Food Sourcing: Develop relationships with brokers, distributors, retail sites, carriers, and manufacturers that lead to the receipt of usable, nutritious foods to be made available for agencies and partners. Understand and drive inventory turns to insure those products at risk, are identified at point of receipt and pushed through to the network. 


·      30% Operational Coordination: Working with warehouse operations in all sites, understand and manage, the donation activity for inbound foods as it relates to usable vs donated foods by partner. Attend meetings as needed or use other forms of communication to coordinate food sourcing efforts with operational goals. 


Essential Working Conditions


Work Environment

The employee will carry out the job duties from a professional office environment with little fluctuation in temperatures and low noise.   The employee is required to travel to remote locations in their role at MFB and will experience fluctuating noise and temperatures during this travel. Occasional night and week-end work.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.


The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Non-Essential Functions

The following are non-essential functions of the position:

·      Assist with creation of annual budget.

·      Perform other duties as requested.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person assigned to this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.


Benefits

Outstanding benefits package, including generous PTO and retirement plan contributions.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, visit the Careers Page of the Maryland Food Bank website at https://mdfoodbank.org/careers/.



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