Food Procurement Manager

City
Fort Pierce
State
Florida
Title
Food Procurement Manager
Description

The Food Procurement Manager formulates strategy and develops plans to solicit donations of food and other products from the food industry, including manufacturers, distributors, farmers, and supermarkets. This position is responsible for securing a steady flow of food donations from local food donors by cultivating existing relationships and developing new relationships with local network partners and food donors.

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Opportunity type
Job
Category
Other
Job responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

•Develop, cultivate and strengthen new as well as existing donor relationships, including retailers, processors, manufacturers, restaurants, cafeterias (schools, hospitals, etc.), vegetable growers, and meat processors throughout our service area to ensure food donations increase annually
•Cultivate current food donors with the goal of receiving more pounds per donation and more frequent donations, preventing attrition
•Collaborate with Operations to make the most efficient use of transportation and other logistics needed for handling donations
•Provide required monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required by food donors, FANO, USDA, and food bank leadership
•Develop and maintains a donor recognition program and awards for major food donors
•Determines form and frequency of solicitations and develops a system of donor tracking, reporting, and acknowledgments
•Collaborate with Programs teams to ensure food sourced meets the needs of agency partners, and the communities served
•Select and procure USDA products based on entitlement awarded, availability, and partner agency needs
•Manage vendor relations through in-person meetings, phone calls, and email communications
•Work with Operations staff to troubleshoot vendor issues, product concerns, etc
•Work with the Warehouse and Operations teams to communicate incoming shipments and create strategies to reduce waste
•Facilitate and maintains Agency Store Donation Program and Meal Connect Program
•Secure national donations via active participation in Feeding America’s CHOICE system
•Provide ongoing training to retail partners and agency staff involved in the store donation program
•Hosts industry visits and tours demonstrating our mission and the importance of donors to impact the communities we serve
•Perform any other duties as needed to fulfill our mission, drive our vision & abide by our values

Application qualifications

Position Requirements:

•Five years or more related experience in customer relations, food sales, or the food industry
•Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
•Excellent communications, interpersonal, and customer service skills; comfortable with public speaking
•Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•Self-starter, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail
•Ability to attend work functions outside of normal work hours, on weekends and evenings, as needed
•Must be able to articulate our mission clearly
•Ability to relate effectively and professionally with other staff, volunteers, agency representatives, and the public
•Valid drivers license

Benefits

Treasure Coast Food Bank offers a full benefits package including Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, 403b, a Tuition Reimbursement Program, EAP, PTO and more!

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About the organization

Treasure Coast Food Bank is the largest hunger relief agency on the Treasure Coast, providing millions of pounds of food to over 300 charitable organizations in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties serving those in need. In addition to food distribution, we provide numerous programs that not only solve the immediate problems of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security.

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