Director of Supply Chain and Logistics

Director of Supply Chain and Logistics

Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is seeking a Director of Supply Chain & Logistics to lead a team of 15-20 nonunionized warehouse and inventory managers, associates and fleet drivers. If you are a systems thinker who enjoys bringing out the best in staff and optimizing workflow in a distribution environment, we want to speak with you. If you want to leverage these skills to help end hunger for hundreds of thousands of people in the Greater Lansing area, then you want to speak with us!

This position will enjoy making their mark in our brand-new 60,000 sq, ft. building, influencing key decisions as part of our 5-person senior leadership team. Responsibilities include casting a vision and setting expectations for our supply chain and logistics staff; directing and creating efficiencies for the distribution center, which includes receiving, warehousing, reporting/inventory, food distribution logistics, fleet management, and personnel development.

This is a full-time position, 40-45 hours per week generally during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, with some early morning, evening or Saturday morning hours. Our ideal candidate is a strong communicator and a relational leader with 5+ years of supervisory experience in a warehouse setting. Must possess critical thinking skills, be good at analyzing metrics for decision-making and creating efficiencies, and be a hands-on team member with a positive attitude.

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Opportunity type
Executive Director / CEO / Other C-Level Executives
Job responsibilities

Supply Chain & Logistics:
• Oversee the efficient and accurate flow of product through the facility by leading key staff in receiving, receipting, warehousing, reporting/inventory, distribution and quality control.
• Oversee transportation and fleet logistics to ensure efficient, on-time deliveries and pick-ups.
• Responsible for assuring operations are compliant with local, state, federal and Feeding America standards, AIB safety standards, and DOT regulations.
• Responsible for integration of new equipment and fleet, and overseeing repairs, routine maintenance and inspections of the distribution center, vehicles, and equipment.
• Oversee reporting requirements for supply chain/logistics and inventory.
• Oversee existing and new programs relating to food logistics, including safety and compliance committees, volunteer programs, mobile distributions and food resourcing.
• Responsible for the department’s policies and procedures, ensuring they are up-to-date, consistently reviewed and reinforced, and oversee training according to annual calendar.

Strategy & Leadership:
• Plan for future business needs, staffing, equipment, and operational requirements.
• Develop and implement the key performance indicators for process and operational improvement.
• Exhibit and maintain organization standards for work safety, food safety, sanitation, productivity, quality, communication, GLFB culture.
• Plan and develop projects with other GLFB business areas and execute projects within the supply chain and logistics department.
• Evaluate people, processes and metrics for continuous improvement.
• Work to implement strategic plan goals and participate in the planning process as a member of the leadership team.
• Responsible for developing and overseeing department budgets.
• Promote good communication and information flow related to the department.
• Attend professional development opportunities related to department growth and future professional growth.
• Lead personnel through annual goal setting and evaluation process, including course corrections and discipline if necessary.

Application qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in operations management, business or related field required OR 10 years related experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
• This position also requires three to five years’ experience at a senior operational management level with food bank or logistics and operations management.
• Food safety experience, preferred ServSafe certification or willing to complete training within 2 months of hiring.
• Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug and alcohol screening.


GLFB offers a competitive compensation package, including medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jodi Schafer, HR Consultant [email protected]. For additional information, please visit Position remains open until filled. EOE.

About the organization

Founded in 1981, Greater Lansing Food Bank is a highly visible non-profit organization that provides food assistance to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries, shelters, community kitchens and mobile distributions throughout the seven-county service area. GLFB annually serves hundreds of thousands of people.