Distribution Specialist


The Distribution Specialist 1 is responsible for storing, staging, and packing food products. This role works closely with our distribution team and volunteers to pull and distribute product orders for our partner agencies. Must train and direct volunteer workers to accomplish accurate order selection daily.

Opportunity type
Warehouse / Supply Chain / Drivers
Job responsibilities

• Store, stage, and pack food products
• Responsible for keeping pick locations full including restacking and rearranging products for maximum efficiency
• Ensure timely pulling of large delivery and mobile pantry orders in order of importance
• Check all orders to verify accuracy and correct pallet counts in collaboration with the Distribution Lead.
• Restock product as needed following specific food storage guidelines
• Monitor the picking area, making sure that only designated people are present, i.e. FBR staff and volunteers
• Verify pick bins and work with Inventory Specialists to ensure accuracy, small bin product daily to ensure proper picking bin usage and storage capacity.
• Assist in maintaining accurate inventory counts; may research inventory to verify zeros.
• Assist in pulling products from the warehouse to pick slots
• Replenish distribution bins using a stand-up forklift in the afternoon of each day
• Ensure maximum and accurate inventory is available but be in communication with Inventory Specialists daily after the cycle count process is completed
• Maintain the warehouse in a neat, clean, and orderly manner
• Meet with volunteers and train for distribution and pulling procedures; reinforce safe work behavior of volunteers
• Secure the distribution area at the end of each shift and at the end of the workday
• May work in Fridge and Freezer areas sometimes if absolutely necessary
• Maintain warehouse according to Feeding America and AIB standards
• Follow all safety guidelines and regulations

Application qualifications

• Commitment to fulfilling the Food Bank of the Rockies mission and positively representing the brand both internally and externally
• Able to interact with others in a diplomatic, courteous, and positive manner; maintaining a professional demeanor and responding with urgency when necessary
• Must have strong problem-solving, time management, organizational, multi-tasking, and critical thinking skills
• Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks and projects efficiently while meeting deadlines and objectives
• Exercise cultural competency, including race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and disability among other areas
• Self-directed, proactive, and independent problem solver
• Show strong teambuilding and interpersonal skills
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook and warehouse management systems a plus

• High School diploma or equivalent required
• Prior experience working in a warehouse/manufacturing environment preferred
• Forklift certification preferred


Food Bank of the Rockies offers a fulfilling workplace and comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Paid time off, 10 paid holidays, sick time, paid parental leave, paid volunteer time
• A 401K retirement plan with up to 8.5% percent employer-paid match
• Competitive employee health, dental, vision, and life insurance
• A monthly incentive for certified bilingual staff

How to apply

Thinking about applying?
True passion and excitement for making an impact are just as important as work experience. We encourage you to apply even if you feel you don't check every box in this posting.

Food Bank of the Rockies is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), M/F/D/V/SO.

About the organization

A purpose-driven career path awaits you at Food Bank of the Rockies! We're looking for dedicated ambassadors who are passionate about helping us further our mission to #EndHunger.Enjoy a great company culture that values YOU and the work that you do. Make an impact and be a part of an collaborative team environment that promotes a work-life balance and provides amazing benefits.

We value diversity and inclusivity and are thus always looking to diversify our staff with an eye toward race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age, among other areas. Candidates who bring such diversity are encouraged to apply.

Mission: We ignite the power of community to nourish people facing hunger
Values: Service; Integrity; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Collaboration; Innovation

Additional information

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Standing and walking throughout the shift; sitting intermittently
• Uses heavy equipment on a daily basis including forklift, stand-up/sit-down lift truck, step-up pallet jack, and automatic pallet jack
• Ability to push and pull up to 2,000 lb. pallets with a manual pallet jack
• Regularly lift more than 50 pounds
• Warehouse environment, temperatures may vary (hot/cold); primarily cold

This role is considered full-time, working approximately 40 hours per week. Work schedules may vary each week and consist of weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. Typical work schedules for this position are 7 am-3:30 pm. Once a month starting at 6 am instead.