Food Sourcing Manager

Food Sourcing Manager

The Central Texas Food Bank is working hard to close the hunger gap and we want you to join us! Our mission is “to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger”. We are accomplishing this not only with our amazing programming and fundraising events, but by hiring motivated, mission-driven employees who have the drive to end hunger.

The Central Texas Food Bank is looking for a dynamic Food Sourcing Manager reporting to the Chief Operations Officer. The primary purpose of this position is to facilitate the donated, subsidized, purchased food procurement process, and control the flow of all distribution of school commodity product in support of CTFB acquisition and distribution goals. The Food Sourcing Manager (FSM) provides detailed data management, purchasing planning and analysis expertise. The FSM works closely with other departments to ensure the cost-effective, efficient and timely distribution of a nutritionally balanced product mix, along with responsibility for inventory control of all school commodity products.

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Job responsibilities

As a Food Sourcing Manager, you will:
Select, hire, train, develop and supervise all food sourcing personnel.
Visit sites and establish relationships with partners and schools.
Manage the accuracy and integrity of the Food Bank’s contractual agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).
Manage Retail/Food Industry donors and routinely evaluate donation levels of individual stores/donors and determine best course of action to grow donations both short term and long term.
Collaborate and assess with the transportation & warehouse teams to manage all pickups and inbound freight.
Create donor portfolios for Food Sourcing Team to promote yearly growth of donations.
Establish a yearly forecast plan based on poundage goals received from Chief Operations Officer.
Manage the renewal of the TDA/ TEFAP contract each year.
Manage all item cards, purchase orders, donations orders in CERES database.
Be responsible for training staff and utilizing (on a daily basis) the TDA ordering software system.
Generate reports for storage, distribution and inbound commodity product. Must be able to create distribution routes, arrange and schedule school deliveries to schools in assigned region.
Promote efficient operations through business process improvements.
Manage mutually beneficial partnerships and on-going communications with other food banks in Texas through the Texas Food Bank Network as well as other Feeding America food banks in other states.
Provides timely product turn reports to facilitate short and long-term acquisition and budget decisions.
Participates in USDA Commodities audits.
Audit and reports on food availability trends and establish GAP reports.
Collaborate and assess with transportation & warehouse teams to create Just-in-Time distributions.
Identifies food items with short-term expiration dates and promotes distribution to minimize waste.
Manage all food requests offered by USDA.
Manage the monitoring of Agencies for food safety compliance, training donors and agencies on retail pickup, SOPs, supporting the capacity of qualified agencies, updating program processes and materials, and ensuring accurate reporting of donated food.
Collaborate with Agency Services to calculate Partner Agency Capacity levels to detect qualified Partners for Agency Retail Pickup expansion.
Manage diversion plan during yearly closures to maintain donor partnerships.
Manage all food grants and provide yearly documentation for all spending to the grants team.
Manage inventory control of all USDA Commodities products.
Acts as an ambassador of the Food Bank when conducting business with participating schools, donors, potential donors, partner agencies and donation recipients.
Manage monthly, quarterly and annual reports internally and externally regarding all aspects of Food Sourcing, including USDA Commodities.
Collaborate with the Finance Team to ensure all invoices and paperwork are processed in a timely fashion.

Application qualifications

You are a great candidate if you have:
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Major course work in food service procurement, inventory management or a related field preferred.
Two years’ full-time, wage earning experience with food service procurement and/or inventory management combined with two years of supervisory experience required.
Proven track record with providing effective training, supervision and delegation of others.
Experience in project management, organizing and managing multiple projects, setting priorities and working independently under aggressive timelines.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite including strong skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Ceres preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrates good judgment and discretion.
Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
Valid government-issued driver’s license

Bonus points for:
Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited university.
Experience as a Food Sourcing Manager, with four (4) years’ experience managing teams.
Certification as a Certified Supply Chain Professional and/or Certified in Planning and Inventory Management.
Knowledge of safe warehouse practices (lifting, stacking pallets, power equipment etc.).
Flexibility; willing to work with a modified work schedule, as needed, to ensure Central Texas Food Bank goals and objectives are achieved.
Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.

Conditions may include working inside, working in inclement weather, working in subzero freezers, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.

Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.