Oversees all Food Sourcing special projects, including food drives, residential gleanings, and prepared food rescue. Employee will manage project implementation across Second Harvest’s 23 parish service area. Primary responsibilities include evaluating program design, monitoring outcomes, and managing relationships with project donors. Will identify innovative and unique methods for increasing donations from special projects. Collaborates with Food Sourcing Specialists to support all food donation opportunities, engage prospective donors, and address challenges. Supports Food Sourcing staff with the retail donation program and other work as needed. Responsible for managing donor tracking/performance system and designing donor recognition plans for special projects.
• Manage the Rescue Runner prepared food rescue program with a focus on restaurants, casinos and conventions centers located in the New Orleans, Lafayette, and Lake Charles areas with future expansion possible.
• Responsible for residential gleanings, including donor engagement, scheduling gleanings, working with Volunteer Services to recruit volunteers, and managing data intake.
• Coordinate Food Drive Program including managing the logistics and materials.
• Oversee new Food Sourcing projects related to grant opportunities and community partnerships, as assigned by the Food Sourcing Manager.
• Collaborate with Development team to ensure food sourcing grant requirements and reporting for special projects are met.
• Support Food Sourcing Specialists as needed to strengthen relationships with donating retailers through education of store personnel, attending store meetings and conducting store training sessions.
• Serve as liaison between Food Sourcing Department and Transportation/Operations Department to schedule pickups, address transportation challenges and coordinate unique logistical requests
• Manage donor tracking systems (Ceres and MealConnect) to keep donor information up to date, run donor reports for tracking trends and volume. Use systems to manage current donors, lapsed donors, and prospects turned donors.
• Participate in food industry events including food shows, association meetings and network conferences and coordinate donation collections as needed.
• Comply with all SHFB policies and procedures.
• Maintain a professional, positive, and courteous demeanor.
• Perform other duties as assigned to meet company needs.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life experience
Experience: Progressive sales experience preferably in the food industry
Skills and Capabilities
The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:
• Strong people skills; ability to interact with a diverse donor base.
• Intermediate computer skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
• Ability to work independently.
• Willingness to work “off-hours” as requested by the customer and/or as needed to help fulfill the goals of SHFB.
• Ability to lift 20+ pounds and be comfortable working in a range of indoor and outdoor environments and temperatures
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
1. Email resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Type “Food Sourcing” as the only content in the subject line of your email.
Second Harvest Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.