Food Bank Name City Harvest
New York, NY
Post Date November 3, 2017
Job Title Food Procurement Strategy and Data Analysis Manager
Description Food Procurement Strategy and Data Analysis Manager position available in New York, NY
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

• Food Sourcing Strategy & Data Analysis: Creates and maintains the annual, reforecast and quarterly Food Sourcing Projection Model. Innovates new and efficient ways of analyzing data and using data to inform strategic decisions. Analyzes the Food Sourcing department data, strategic and budgetary goals, and creates reports and presentations for COO, Director, Associate Directors and Sr. Manager as needed.
• Data integrity: Manages data integrity by reconciling against Financial and Operations Analysis reports as well as in-house software systems. Accurately enters information into the Inventory Management System and verifies the accuracy post-receipt, including the classification types, and load verification of food types in over 300 inventory items. Troubleshoots data projects with outside IT consultant, as well as Operations Analysis. Supports data entry, collection and reconciliation of invoices
• Procurement & Logistics: Supports the procurement and logistics of 70% of total departmental pounds, including cost negotiations, program fulfillment and freight arrangements.
• Donor stewardship: Develop and cull food donor relationships from across the entire supply chain (Feeding America, inter-member food banks within the network, farmers, wholesalers, produce brokers and manufacturers) in an effort to meet poundage goals.

Application Qualifications

• Excellent, Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required (including writing complex formulas, macros and goal seek, prior experience in building and using Excel-based decision models is preferred).
• Strong ability to create projection modeling and budget planning with multiple variables.
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with skills to set priorities and make time-bound decisions.
• Adaptability to small team environment where transparency, communication and teamwork are essential.
• Previous familiarity with multiple software platforms a plus (including Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft CRM, Microsoft GP2013).
• Availability requirements: Weekdays, 9am to 5pm. Some night and weekend work as necessary. Occasional travel is possible.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 4-5 years of prior work experience, with a demonstrated interest in food systems and data analysis.
• Ability to lift and handle 20 pounds in special occasions of food rescues.

Deadline December 1, 2017
How to Apply

Apply online today

About the Organization

City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 59 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, grocers, restaurants, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition, our Healthy Neighborhoods initiative addresses long term food insecurity through community partnerships that work to increase access to affordable and wholesome food. To learn more about food rescue, Healthy Neighborhoods and fighting hunger in New York City, visit

Additional Information

City Harvest is seeking a full-time, temp-to-perm, Food Procurement Strategy and Data Analysis Manager who is highly motivated by City Harvest’s mission and goal to rescue and deliver 59 million pounds of food in 2017. The main job function will be to independently manage data analysis and integrity to help shape the organization’s food sourcing strategy. The candidate will take ownership of the department's complex finance reforecast and annual budget process. The candidate will also assist in finding new sources of excess food regionally and provide overlapping coverage for inbound freight scheduling and work with third-party trucking carriers.

The Food Procurement Strategy and Data Analysis Manager will report to the Senior Manager, Procurement & Logistics, and will be based in City Harvest’s midtown Manhattan office.

At City Harvest, we enjoy working in a team-based environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace. City Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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