Inventory Director

Inventory Director

The Inventory Director leads FBR’s Inventory and Receiving team to manage incoming product and inventory processes for three major food programs: Donated, Purchased, and Commodities. This role is responsible for developing the organization’s fulfillment strategy in compliance with Feeding America and AIB standards. Accountable for the development and implementation of inventory policies, problem solving, goals, and performance measures. This person will play a strategic leadership role while working tactically to motivate his/her teams to adhere to a disciplined inventory process.

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Essential Functions:
• Directly supervises inventory and receiving staff and provides indirect oversight and guidance for inventory teams in branch locations
• Responsible for all poundage and compliance reporting to Feeding America, as well as meeting inventory requirements for AIB standards
• Directs and coordinates physical inventory for three (3) locations as it relates to the inventory management system (Navision-Ceres)
• Manages all inventory recall processes for inventory on hand
• Monitors and evaluates inventory adjustments and waste with approval processes necessary
• Prepares end of month inventory reports including auditing and balancing necessary for financial statements
• Manages the preparation of monthly and quarterly Feeding America compliance Reports
• Develops and maintains good working relationships with donors, food vendors, state and federal food program representatives to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction
• Works with Chief of Operations to manage established budget both from a cost and revenue perspective
• Manages and facilitates all physical inventories required which includes meeting all auditing schedules
• Establishes inventory policies, processes, procedures, reporting and guidelines for all departments
• Partners closely with other departments and branches to effectively support their needs
• Maintains thorough and up to date knowledge of facility and food management in order to implement innovative ways to improve and maximize efficiency
• Develops accurate and consistent enhancements to the inventory reporting structure and meeting inventory guidelines
• Evaluates, creates and develops procedures to ensure that the inventory flows through the financial statements properly, this includes training and supporting FBR staff at all branch locations
• Maintain all inventories at a high degree of accuracy with comprehensive understanding of the inventory database
• Communicate and understand all aspects of inventory movement
• Monitors equipment and warehouse maintenance schedules and needs, as needed
• Other duties as assigned

Work Environment:
• Sitting for long periods, standing and walking intermittently
• Using office equipment such as computer, mouse, keyboard, printer
• Indoor office environment, temperature controlled
• Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear and taste or smell
• Use specific vision abilities, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
• Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds

• Commitment to fulfilling the mission of FBR; represent the FBR brand in a positive manner internally and externally
• Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Strong aptitude in researching, compiling and analyzing data
• Maintain a professional demeanor and respond with urgency
• Show strong teambuilding, interpersonal and leadership skills
• Ability to lead through influence and effectively navigate in a matrixed organization
• Self-directed, accountable for results and proactive; independent problem solver
• Commitment to motivating staff through creating a positive working environment
• Exercise independent judgment, think critically and strategically, collaborate with others and follow-through to execute projects
• Ability to communicate persuasively and articulately both verbally and in writing
• Ability to represent FBR with professional poise and work effectively with a wide range of constituents
• Demonstrated ability to set priorities with flexibility and willingness to address new challenges
• Attention to detail with good organizational and time management skills

Application qualifications

Education and Experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
• 5-7 years’ experience successfully leading inventory processes and teams using computerized inventory systems required
• 2+ years of prior supervisory experience
• Experience working in a warehouse environment and operating warehouse equipment (forklift, pallet jack, etc.) preferred
• Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently, and communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level
• Extensive experience using Microsoft Office Suite; advanced knowledge of Excel preferred


Food Bank of the Rockies offers medical, dental and vision insurance, employee assistance program, paid time off, 10 paid holidays and a 401K plan.

How to apply

Every one of our employees is a critical part of our success. Will you be the next one to join our team? Please apply today by emailing your resume to Human Resources at [email protected].

About the organization

Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) is the largest private hunger-relief organization in the state of Colorado. Founded in 1978, FBR was known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Today, FBR has extended its reach across Northern Colorado, providing food and supplies to more than 500 hunger-relief programs. Since 1978, FBR has provided more than 615 million meals for people in need. Last year, through our direct service programs and partner agencies, we distributed nearly 60 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 134,000 meals each day to children, seniors and families in need. FBR is a member of Feeding America.

FBR has a staff of 112 employees at warehouses in Denver, Wyoming and the Western Slope. Additionally FBR has a pool of more than 23,000 volunteers, who last year donated nearly 123,000 hours of time – the equivalent of 59 full-time employees!

Our Mission:

We help families thrive by efficiently procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry through our programs and partner agencies.

Our Vision:

Make food security a reality for every Colorado Family.

Additional information

Expected Hours of Work:

This role is considered full-time working approximately 40 hours per week and is not eligible for overtime. Travel within the geographic region and occasional overnight travel to branch locations will be required.