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Director, Food Sourcing Full Time - Philadelphia, PA, 19148 chevron_right

Company: Philabundance
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details
Job Location: - - -Philadelphia, PA
Position Type: - - -Full Time
Education Level: - - -4 Year Degree
Salary Range: - - -Undisclosed
Travel Percentage: - - -Up to 25%
Job Category: - - -Nonprofit - Social Services

Director, Food SourcingPosition Summary:
The Director of Food Sourcing is responsible for all aspects of donated and purchased foods in the Food Flow stream. The Director of Food Sourcing will provide strategic leadership and management to Philabundance's Food Sourcing team, ensuring sourcing goals and requirements are met. This leader will oversee and grow sourcing of retail, wholesale, manufacturing, donated, purchased and government food supplies with particular focus on increasing donated food through industry relationships.
Primary Job Functions:

  • Develop and maintain a long-term food sourcing plan to reduce (or even eliminate) reliance on purchased food. -
  • Lead a team of approximately 7 people to continuously improve quantity, quality, variety and availability of food products in the Philabundance network.
  • Maintain, grow and form new collaborative relationships with food donors, leading a donor engagement cycle inclusive of donor recognition. -
  • Lead, promote and influence operational changes with the Logisitics team for improvements in receiving, and distribution models. Partner with food donors, warehouse, transportation teams and Community Partnerships to develop plans around service gaps/opportunities.
  • Maintain accurate data within the team and be able to analyze data to identify opportunities for growth.

    Who We Are:
    Philabundance was founded in 1984 with the simple belief that no one should go hungry while healthy food goes to waste. Our mission is to drive hunger from our communities today as we work to end hunger for good. Today, Philabundance is the Delaware Valley's largest hunger relief organization, covering a service area of nine counties in PA and NJ, moving over 50 million pounds a year. In addition to food distribution, we strive to reduce food waste, increase access to nutritious meals, and tackle the root causes of hunger through programs such as the Philabundance Community Kitchen and working with community organizations that provide critical life skills and services to engage in holistic strategies that provide food in addition to: Education, Financial literacy, Health services, Housing and more; with the goal of shortening the line at food distribution sites.
    -Beyond the paycheck:

    • Full benefits package, including medical, dental & vision with wellness discounts
    • Employer-paid Disability and Life insurance policies
    • Employee Assistance Programs
    • Dedicated monthly professional development & training
    • PTO after 30 days of service
    • 403(b) retirement fund
    • Tuition assistance


      • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
      • Minimum of Eight (8) years of experience including supply chain, agricultural business, procurement, purchasing, operations, management, fundraising and/or sales.
      • Minimum of Four (4) years of experience managing and motivating a team, assessing talent, collaborating cross functionally, performance management and career development.
      • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with database software.
      • Knowledge of USDA donated/government food ordering program is a benefit.
      • Capable of working with groups of people at varying levels and positions within an organization; demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds.
      • Ability to work on multiple projects with attention to detail, deal with interruptions, and maintain focus on tasks while producing accurate work
      • Ability to communicate effectively in a team environment consisting of other staff members and volunteers
      • Safe food handling certification a plus; training and recertification provided
      • Strong sense of efficiency, time management and organization

        Physical Demands:

        • Work in a seated position up to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week; may be required to work some weekends and evenings
        • See, hear and speak with sufficient capability to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper job safety conditions and communication with the public.
        • Work in an environment that will contain:

          • variable temperatures inside warehouse in ambient, cooler, and freezer areas for extended periods of time
          • outside weather conditions, dust/dirt, confined work areas
          • exposure to noises including horns, backing alarms, as well as flashing lights

          • Reach, grasp, and maintain control of items and materials used to perform activities associated with delivering and picking up packages
          • Must be able to read words and numbers accurately
          • Occasional travel to other Philabundance/sites as needed and required
          • Demonstrate cognitive ability to:

            • Follow directions and routines
            • Concentrate, memorize, and recall
            • Identify logical connections and determine sequence of response

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