Job opening: Distribution Supervisor (New Orleans facility) 

Position Summary: The Distribution Supervisor is responsible for organizing, leading, directing and controlling all distribution functions in order to achieve the highest delivery standards possible.

Accountabilities (not all inclusive)

  • Supervise order selectors (Warehouse Specialists) for public warehousing and food bank distribution.
  • Collaborate with public warehouse and agency relations teams to ensure all orders are pulled and processed to meet pick-up/delivery schedule.
  • Coordinate with Receiving Supervisor to ensure distribution facility is clean and organized.
  • Develop and monitor operations budget related to labor and equipment costs.
  • Supervise all outbound operations and logistics.
  • Create and analyze daily, weekly, and monthly reports on order productivity, distribution, and logistics capacity.
  • Collaborate with Inventory Control to document, implement, and improve order selection processes and procedures.
  • Understand and implement all AIB, FA, OSHA, and other Federal, State, and Local requirements.
  • Ensure
  • Personally coach, train, and mentor direct reports in order to ensure personal growth and career development.
  • Conduct performance reviews for all staff within the department.
  • Participate in meetings and committees as appropriate.
  • Comply with all SHFB policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a professional, positive, and courteous demeanor.


Education:  High school diploma required, some college preferred.  

 Experience: Minimum 3 years of experience in management, warehousing, and/or distribution.

 Skills and Capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:

  • Advanced-level understanding of business processes within a distribution environment.
  • Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills
  • Ability to motivate and manage staff. 
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook; ability to learn in-house database and reporting systems.
  • Strong communication skills with emphasis on customer service.
  • Professional demeanor with the ability to work cooperatively across all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated excellence in working at all levels of an organization.
  • Strong organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Operate and be licensed for running warehouse equipment, lift-truck, pallet jack, forklift etc.

 Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.

How to Apply

Internal Candidates

  1. Apply in-person at Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans (Harahan), LA 70123, Mon. – Fri., 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.     Or….
  2. Email resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to Type “Distribution Supervisor” as the only content in the subject line of your email. 

Second Harvest Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

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