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Food Resource Coordinator

Company: West Ohio Food Bank
Location: Lima
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

West Ohio Food Bank Job Description Job Title: Food Resource Coordinator Reports To: Chief Operations Officer (COO) FLSA Status: Full Time/ExemptUpdated by/Date: CEO/6/29/22 Summary:The Food Resource Coordinator is responsible for the development, retention and expansion of food donation accounts with local and national donors in an 11-county service area. This position is also responsible for local food drives, instrumental to the food safety team and assists with truck driving and warehouse duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Works with all departments to ensure the appropriate levels of inventory are obtained to support all programs. Acts as purchasing agent for West Ohio Food Bank, 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.Identifies new purchasing options and strategies that improve efficiencies; Project, track and document purchasing activities, create purchase orders with prior approval from CEO.Secure increased donated grocery products from local product donors including but not limited to manufacturers, distributors, retailers and hospitality industry.Maintains great relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, state associations, local partnerships, Feeding America and other food banks.Researches, implements and executes food purchasing strategies as it relates to grants and other restricted funding.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 partner agencies. This includes but is not limited to Stamp Out Hunger, Holiday donations/drives, etc.Coordinate food donor recognition efforts including regular thank you letters and yearly recognition awards in partnership with CEO and COO.Participate in strategy and planning with CEO and COO to ensure that donor cultivation efforts are well-coordinated, executed and tracked so that the database can serve as a strong cultivation tool for the department.Provides weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports as required to Feeding America, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, Ohio Association of Foodbanks and other donors within West Ohio Food Bank's 11-county service area.Responds to special needs/requirements of food donors.Lead quantity and timing of product purchases given current demand forecasts and inventory strategies based on acquisition lead times and inventory best practices.Works closely with Distribution Team to ensure products identified to purchase/accept has a strategy for distribution in our 11-county service area ensuring adequate inventory turns to reduce waste and/or spoilage.Coordinate local food drives in our 11-county service area. Partner with the Distribution Coordinator to assist with food distributions in the 11 - county service area. Lead food safety standards by following the established West Ohio Food Bank American Institute of Baking (AIB) standards.Promotes a cooperative spirit within the organization and among internal and external participants while also providing relationship building and superior customer service to all neighbors and partner organizations.Responds to and resolve partner requests and/or concerns.Travel and work within West Ohio Food Bank's 11-county service area to fulfill duties and responsibilities.Attends Feeding America, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, and Ohio Association of Foodbanks seminars and trainings as required.Complete Certification in Food Resources Training through Feeding America.Complies with and meets departmental goals and objectives that directly align with West Ohio Food Bank's Strategic Plan.Cross-trained with other warehouse positions and food bank software.Assist with food distributions as needed.Receives and maintains ServSafe certification.Perform any other duties/responsibilities that may be requested by the CEO or designee and West Ohio Food Bank. Education:College degree and/or high school diploma or equivalent with 3-5 years of experience in sales and marketing to retail customers. Warehouse/distribution experience including retail grocery experience a plus. Experience working with a non-profit organization preferred. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to pass alcohol/drug screening and background checks. Knowledge/Skills/Experience:Willingness to travel and possession of a valid motor vehicle license with no moving violations and insurable.Adaptability and foresight to handle unexpected situations (traffic, weather conditions etc.).Excellent organization, project management, and time management skills with attention to detail and follow through. Customer focused philosophy and proven ability to prioritize, plan and manage multiple tasks and agendas.Excellent relationship building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.Ability to effectively manage numerous projects simultaneously and work independently.Work well with other staff in a collaborative effort to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of the organization. Ability to pass alcohol/drug screening and background checks at hire and randomly throughout the year. Receive and maintain ServSafe Certification.Advanced Microsoft Office/Excel experience required. Ability to follow standard operating procedures. Physical Demands/Work Environment Stand for extended periods of time Work in a very cold environment Use of hands and manual dexterity Work in a humid environment Reach with hands and arms Work in a moderately loud environmentClimb and balance Work near moving mechanical partsStoop, kneel, crouch or crawl Ability to lift up to 50 pounds consecutively Sit for extended periods of time Ascend/descend flights of stairsWork inside freezer of - 10 degrees Climb in/out of trucks, docks and/or forkliftsWork inside cooler of 32 degrees

Keywords: West Ohio Food Bank, Fort Wayne , Food Resource Coordinator, Other , Lima, Indiana

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