Director of Food Distribution and Warehouse Operations

City
New York
State
New York
Title
Director of Food Distribution and Warehouse Operations
Description

Title: Director of Food and Warehouse Distribution - Bronx Department: Operations Division

Reports To: Vice President of Food Distribution Location: Bronx Warehouse

Who We Are: To learn about who we are and how we serve as Food Bankers, click Our History, Our Mission. To learn more about our organizational core values, click Core Values.

Primary Purpose of the Job: Looking for mission-driven work? Do you want to start each day knowing you are going to put nutritious food in front of hungry people? Do you want to go home each day knowing you’ve made a difference for children, families, seniors and those in need? Food Bank For New York City is looking for you! Oversee and direct the management of a food distribution operation assuring efficiencies in the following areas: traffic flow and scheduling systems; delivery and transportation; inventory control; quality control; loading dock activity; storage; security; repack activity; warehouse temperature control; pest control; emergency action plans; and closing procedures. Daily oversight and accountability of the operational plan and management of a team of warehouse managers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Direct efficient management of all warehouse facility and distribution operations as per above Develop and update existing written policies and procedures to ensure effective, efficient, and safe operations Prepare/update written manual(s) articulating operating policies and procedures consistent with OSHA standards, train staff on these policies and procedures, and enforce ensure they are implemented/practiced Maintain inventory of all warehouse equipment; develop and implement an on-going maintenance plan Participate in budget planning, management of specific budget items, and reporting of department activities, as well as validates all invoices. Keep informed about all Feeding America, as well as State and Federal government contracts, disaster programs, etc. Ensure Food Bank inclusion in plans and fulfillment of reporting requirements Work with appropriate staff to identify needs and opportunities for the department. Develop plans to address issues and/or engage opportunities Partner with the Volunteer Engagement team and others as required to ensure the successful implementation of the organization’s repack program Conduct regular meetings with warehouse managers and with all warehouse staff, encouraging the sharing of concerns with suggestions for improvements Serve as the primary liaison with auditors (Federal/City/State, etc.) Plans ancillary work requirements in alignment with budget and direction from VP Manages the process for selection, retention of temporary support and leads the process for selecting new hires. Develops and delivers messaging and supports communications planning Develops and drives culture of accountability through daily assessments and operational evaluation. Directly accountable for the successful implementation and assessment and transition of all new operational initiatives Perform additional duties as assigned. Daily behavior, interactions with colleagues, partner agencies and other stakeholders demonstrate commitment to Food Bank For New York City’s Mission and Core Values.

Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. Degree, with emphasis on Industrial Engineering preferred; or equivalent experience with 8-10 years of experience in warehouse, distribution and facilities management, including at least five years as a supervisor, preferably in a food industry environment; High level of analytical, data interpretation, and problem-solving skills; The ideal candidate is a quick, adaptable, well-organized and reliable team player who handles pressure well, has excellent analytical, communication, presentation skills and offers a collegial and professional manner and outlook; Strong management, supervisory, communications and interpersonal skills; Demonstrated skill at conflict resolution Knowledge of latest warehousing, distribution, and inventory technology and procedures a plus; Computer proficiency, including familiarity with MS Office. Proven experience with process improvement methodology (Kaizen, 6Sigma, LEAN, VSM) Experience with or knowledge of social service/hunger issues a plus Demonstrated commitment to continuous process improvement Demonstrated commitment to Food Bank’s core values

End date
Opportunity type
Job
Job responsibilities

Oversee and direct the management of a food distribution operation assuring efficiencies in the following areas: traffic flow and scheduling systems; delivery and transportation; inventory control; quality control; loading dock activity; storage; security; repack activity; warehouse temperature control; pest control; emergency action plans; and closing procedures. Daily oversight and accountability of the operational plan and management of a team of warehouse managers.

Benefits

Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits

Deadline
How to apply

Please kindly submit your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to tharper@foodbanknyc.org for consideration. Once your application has been submitted, your resume and qualifications will be reviewed to determine whether you will be selected for an interview. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a member of our recruiting team to schedule an interview.

Food Bank For New York City is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search/ staffing firms and agencies for this employment opportunity.

About the organization

For 35 years, Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 61 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $110 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org. Follow us on Facebook (FoodBank4NYC), Twitter (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (FoodBank4NYC).