PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Food Sourcing Specialist will manage seeking out new food donor relationships, and cultivating, retaining, and recognizing NTFB food donors. Directly responsible for managing and growing those relationships, donated nutritious pounds, and managing the receipt of donations with partnerships from our Logistics team.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, agricultural business, social services, or related field preferred
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred
- Relationships with food suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, producers, growers, packers are strongly desired
- Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
- Ability to work as a collaborative team member within operations and cross-functionally
- Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills
- Experience with Microsoft Office applications – PowerPoint, Word, Excel, in particular
- CERES and Blackbaud ReNXT experience a plus
- Experience in donor development; donated food sourcing a plus
- Experience in purchasing, procurement, operations, fund-raising, marketing, and/or sales
- Will consider a combination of education and experience
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Contribute to the overall food sourcing nutritious pounds goal, new donor acquisition, re-captured donors, and quality standards for donated product.
- Monitor progress to food sourcing goals and create action plans to drive growth and continuous improvement.
- Establish strong person to person relationships with donors/donor companies. Conduct donor/partner visits as needed to maintain healthy relationships.
- Follow NTFB and Feeding America guidelines, processes, and procedures for receiving donations. Work with Logistics or appropriate staff to ensure pickups/deliveries are scheduled in a timely manner.
- Identify, solicit, cultivate, recognize, and track food donors. Manage contacts and relationships in the ReNXT donor management database and CERES.
- Collaborate with the Philanthropy on shared relationships and donor management and stewardship process.
- Identify continuous quality improvement opportunities in the donor process with Logistics and other cross-functional partners.
- Capable of maintaining multiple accounts, including completing follow up correspondence on a consistent basis
- Stay up to date on local and national trends in food sourcing and food donations through Feeding America newsletter, subscriptions, blogs, etc., that are available.
- Other duties, as assigned
- The person in this position needs to adapt well in the face of workplace stressors, including but not limited to meeting deadlines and competing priorities.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.
- Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
- Travel required within our 13-county service area
- Moderate noise (i.e. business office with open floor plan with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic)
The mental and physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all skills, duties, responsibilities, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, NTFB reserves the right to revise the job or to require other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
The North Texas Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.