Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager

The Procurement Manager is responsible for all products (food and non-food) acquiring strategies, which includes procurement of government, donated and purchased food products. This position is the key staff member for sourcing and accepting products to support the food bank operation.

End date
Opportunity type
Warehouse / Supply Chain / Drivers
Job responsibilities

•Works with all departments to ensure the appropriate levels of inventory are obtained to support all programs. Acts as purchasing agent for the Foodbank, coordinating access and transportation that provides the most beneficial contracts for donated and purchased products.
•Research potential new food sources; creates, maintains and shares a tracking system of potential suppliers while developing sourcing strategies to meet the distribution demand.
•Coordinates and schedules daily receiving activities with the warehouse staff to ensure prompt and accurate receipt of all goods. Fields calls concerning deliveries, product pick-ups and schedules appointments with suppliers and carriers.
•Identifies new purchasing options and strategies that improve efficiencies; Project, track and document purchasing activities, create and maintain purchase orders.
•Maintains great relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, state associations, local partnerships, and other food banks.
•Pre-receipts inbound purchased, programmatic, grant or government scheduled loads before arrival.
•Researches, implements, and executes food purchasing strategies as it relates to government contracts, grants and other restricted funding.
•Makes decisions on purchases by forecasting inventory, reviewing product availability, needs, prices and timing of purchase.
•Builds relationships with current, prospective, or lapsed donors such as grocers, wholesalers, and manufacturers in our tri-county service area.
•Completes product purchasing and ordering through Ohio Association and approved vendors.
•Coordinates all organizational food and product drives; works with schools, churches, businesses, and community groups to sponsor, schedule, develop, support, and collect food and non-food drives or to acquire product for the needs of the member agencies and/or partners. This includes but is not limited to, Stamp Out Hunger, Holiday donations drives, etc.

Application qualifications

•College Degree and/or High School Diploma
•3-5 years of experience in product procurement, inventory control, shipping and receiving preferred

•Knowledge in budget management, finance statements, performance measurements, Inventory tracking and control procedures
•Experience in inside or outside sales, familiarity with the food industry, including purchasing, retail sales, and marketing.
•Strong understanding of warehouse operations, supply chain processes
•Ability to manage multiple short-term and long-term projects simultaneously and effectively meet deadlines and outcomes
•Ability to build relationships with distribution partners and professional organizations as critical to effective work.
•Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
•Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner and consistently follow through on projects and issues.
•Demonstrated skills in effective communication and listening.
•Demonstrated ability to record and provide written reports.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
•Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change and modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.
•Personal appearance that always reflects self-respect and professionalism.
•Valid state issued driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.
•Some travel required.


As part of our compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan. Benefits include:

Health Insurance (we pay 80% of premium for full-time employees and family)
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Simple IRA plan with 3% match
Long Term Disability Insurance (SHFB pays)
Life and AD&D Insurance (SHFB pays)
Vacation and Sick Time
8 Paid Holidays per year

How to apply

Email resume to [email protected]

About the organization

Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign, and Logan Counties' mission is to alleviate hunger in Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public to support hunger relief. We have been serving the tri county area since 1981 by sourcing, collecting, storing and distributing over 8 million pounds of food to 65 non-profit member agencies who feed people experiencing food insecurity directly.
We reach nearly 50,000 neighbors annually.

The Second Harvest Food Bank community - staff, board, agency partners, volunteers, sponsors, food program participants, and supporters –are committed to advocating for those who are food insecure in our communities. Our vision is to have a strong community where every child, adult, senior, and family has access to nutritious food. We recognize that systemic injustices exist – such as racism, classism, and sexism – and that these injustices contribute to poverty and hunger.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties is committed to serving rural and urban community members of every race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, age, language, physical ability, religion, or other personal characteristic. We are committed to building an environment where social and cultural needs are honored and provided.

Second Harvest Food Bank honors and celebrates diversity in our community and are eager to serve our neighbors. Communities are stronger through hunger relief.