Employment Opportunities 

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank was recently named the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Organization of the Year. The award, in the category of nonprofits with an operating budget of greater than $10 million, honors organizations that make a positive impact on the community. Join our team as we continue to impact the lives of over 1,000,000 people each year.   


 

 Operations Director

Status: Exempt

Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer

We're currently looking for an Operations Director with experience in an active and varied environment. To succeed in this role the chosen candidate will possess:

-Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related field. 

-Minimum 10 years of distribution & manufacturing management experience, preferably within a large-scale cold storage or consumer goods environment.

-3 - 5 years inventory management experience, 8 - 10 years management experience.

-Superior ability to lead and manage a team; demonstrated ability to coach and mentor direct reports to exceed expectations across all areas.

-Solid safety record with demonstrated knowledge and understanding in improvement of facility and operations/workplace safety; direct responsibility for Cal-  OSHA and food safety (AIB) compliance experience a must.

-Experience in managing a preventive maintenance program for refrigeration or cold storage units & material handling equipment, as well as oversight of  facilities maintenance. 

-Strong analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills required.

-Clear, concise written and oral communication skills.

-Proficient computer systems knowledge, good understanding of retail or distribution (MRP/DRP) systems

The Operations Director will have direct responsibility for all operational activities of the Food Bank. This position promotes a culture of food and general safety, including safe and efficient storage and shipment of food and allied products; ensures efficient use of equipment and manages operations team to meet and exceed organizational objectives.   

Supervision Exercised:

-Exercises direct supervision over two (2) warehouse managers, a team of supervisors, staff and volunteer workers across four buildings.    

Duties: Plans, implements, and monitors the day-to-day operations for the warehouse and logistics department to ensure that established objectives for product storage and rotation, distribution, sanitation, safety and timeliness are met or exceeded;  Design and establish daily management and financial reports that summarize operations, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), work measurements, performance and other information for comparative operations; Develop and implement standard operating procedures, performance standards and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) tracking systems to measure performance, service, and costs; Supervises two warehouse managers, ensuring performance goals and standards in quality, productivity, safety, cost and customer expectations are met; Oversees production, transportation and warehouse staff (union and non-union) and an average of 40 - 60 volunteers daily; Plans and oversees regular inspection of physical conditions of warehouses, refrigeration or other cold storage units, and equipment, working with team members to assure AIB audits, inspections, and operational practices are in compliance with requirements; Develops and implements refrigerator or cold storage unit maintenance programs and equipment preventive maintenance programs as necessary; Develops and maintains outside vendor and service provider relationships, ensuring cost-effective measures and controls are implemented and followed; Supervises the daily cycle counting program, conduct analytical work on trash/destruction & inventory losses, ensure training to Warehouse Staff on order picking and inventory system is completed and oversee a food packing line, a food gleaning line, and a food grinder operation staffed by volunteers; Works with other department teams to ensure accurate and timely tracking and completion of monthly and year-end inventory counts; Work closely with Warehouse and Production Managers in planning, implementing and executing Food Bank work plans; Research, recommend and purchase needed equipment for smooth running of the facilities; Oversight for facility safety and compliance to OSHA, effectively minimizing or eliminating general liability concerns for the Food Bank; Other duties and/or projects as assigned.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance; Employee Assistance and long-term disability plans; flexible spending accounts and a 403(b) retirement savings plan. If interested in this position, please submit a resume with cover letter and salary history/requirements directly at jobs@lafoodbank.org.  Please do not send resume only.

 


Warehouse / Production Supervisor

Status: Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Warehouse & Production Manager

Principal Function:
Works with the Manager to ensure an efficient operation.  Has general responsibility for coordinating all warehouse and production activities on a daily basis.  Responsible for leading and supervising the receiving, storage, movement and distribution of product in a manner consistent with Food Bank objectives.  Works with the Manager to oversee the maintenance of all warehouse vehicles and material handling equipment.

Principal Duties:
Will supervise the sanitation, maintenance of work areas and assist operations in a manner that promotes food and general safety, in compliance with OSHA and AIB standards.  Works with others to ensure the proper and timely maintenance of forklifts, trucks and other warehouse equipment; will supervise and handle day-to-day operational requirements pertaining to safety, production and warehousing in an expedient manner; Supervises product receiving, storage and distribution in accordance with food safety regulations; Responsible for leading warehouse personnel.  Responsible for training, corrective actions and safety training employees.  This position will also be responsible for the supervision of temporary and volunteer labor personnel;  Communication with internal functions (e.g. Product Donations, Agency Relations, etc.) to coordinate appropriate delivery and pick up activities; Work with Inventory Control Department to ensure excellent service to participating agencies; Complete all necessary records and reports in a timely and accurate fashion; Participates in monthly inventory, ensuring its accuracy; Performs other such duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Qualifications:

Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading warehouse and carrier operations management in a consumer products environment; excellent leadership qualities are required in order to succeed in this position; Knowledge of warehousing and distribution for a food service operation, preferably with a unionized workforce; Some knowledge of AIB and general food safety requirements, auditing requirements, inspections, etc. preferred; Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills along with the ability to provide clear and concise details regarding cause and effect, both verbally and written.  Bilingual English/Spanish desired but not required; Good computer skills in Microsoft Office; Excel, Word and Outlook; Knowledge of forklift and pallet jack (manual & electrical) maintenance and safety procedures; Must be available to work fluctuating schedule throughout the regular work week including occasional Saturdays.

 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance; Employee Assistance and long-term disability plans; flexible spending accounts and a 403(b) retirement savings plan. If interested in this position, please submit a resume with cover letter and salary history/requirements directly at jobs@lafoodbank.org.  Please do not send resume only.

 


Warehouse and Logistics Manager

Job Type: Full time

Status: Salaried/Exempt

Reports to: Operations Director

Location: South Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank was recently named the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Organization of the Year. The award, in the category of nonprofits with an operating budget of greater than $10 million, honors organizations that make a positive impact on the community.  Join our team as we continue to impact the lives of over 1,000,000 people each year. 

As an important member of the Operations team, the Warehouse & Logistics Manager will report to the COO and assume a lead role in the support of goals and objectives established by the COO. The Warehouse & Logistics Manager will have primary responsibility for managing and controlling the operational activities of the organization. This will include direct responsibility for a team of union and non-union personnel (up to 16 regular staff and up to 8 volunteer staff).

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must have at least 8 years of warehouse and logistics management experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment.  Maintain tractors, trailers, bobtails & vans.  Candidate will have experience with production and distribution schedules, bill of materials, cycle counting, min/max reorder points, and work-in-process inventory.  Superior leadership skills are a must in order to succeed. Experience in management of facilities, workplace safety management and scheduling preventive maintenance of trucking and equipment is must. Candidate is required to be proficient in Excel, and be Internet savvy, and have solid interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.  Desirable: Experience supervising a union workforce and ability to speak Spanish.

Job Duties: 
Warehouse and Logistics Manager will manage warehouse staff (union and non-union) and an average of 10 volunteers daily. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the scheduling of daily transportation requirements of all Food Bank programs, and will supervise the inventory order picking, and distribution of all donated products in the main warehouse.  This position will supervise physical inventory counting process on a monthly basis including year-end physical inventory. Candidate will coordinate daily cycle counting program, oversee daily quality-control of orders/cycle counting, oversee the food gleaning line, and ensure training to Warehouse Staff on order picking. This position will work closely with Inventory Control in planning, implementing and executing Food Bank work plans. 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance; Employee Assistance and long-term disability plans; flexible spending accounts and a 403(b) retirement savings plan. If interested in this position, please submit a resume with cover letter and salary history/requirements directly at jobs@lafoodbank.org.  Please do not send resume only. 


 

Child & Nutrition Programs Director

Status: Exempt

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Principal Function:
Coordinates and administers all aspects of ongoing child nutrition programs to schools and other sites located throughout Los Angeles County.  Child Nutrition Programs include the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) – At Risk After School, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the BackPack Program, and other privately funded child feeding programs.   

Principal Duties:
Administer the Food Bank’s after school meal program through CACFP in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations;  Oversee the BackPack program, School Pantry Program (Kantry) and the Meals for Minds Program to ensure all outputs are met in accordance with the goals of the Food Bank;  Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activity to increase effectiveness and efficiency;  Ensure that all program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards;  Oversee the collection and maintenance of records for all child programs;  Provide technical support to staff and all participating agencies;  Organize and conduct nutrition education programs at Food Bank agencies by demonstrating food preparation techniques, food tasting opportunities and by providing nutritional recipes;  Respond to nutrition information requests by Food Bank agencies;  Circulate a bi-monthly nutrition newsletter to Food Bank agencies;  Maintain accurate records on nutrition education programs for their efficient, ongoing operation and funding reporting requirements

Other Duties:
Generate monthly output reports; Ensure the programs operate within the approved budget;  Monitor and approve all budgeted expenditures;  Participate in all required trainings and meetings for all child nutrition programs; Oversee internal health & wellness initiatives and activities

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietician; Thorough knowledge of Federal and State regulations, and local Policies as they pertain to CACFP and SFSP; Ability to work with diverse Ethnicities; Excellent interpersonal communication, verbal and written skills; ability to collaborate with various groups, committees, and staff; Strong organizational and project management skills; Computer experience and familiarity with Microsoft products; Ability to both carry and lift 30 pounds; Deadline driven and detail-oriented; Self-starter who is able to work with minimum supervision; Insured vehicle with valid California driver license.

Desirable: 
Registered Dietician; Bilingual, Spanish/English highly desirable.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance; Employee Assistance and long-term disability plans; flexible spending accounts and a 403(b) retirement savings plan. If interested in this position, please submit a resume with cover letter and salary history/requirements directly at jobs@lafoodbank.org.  Please do not send resume only.

 

As a part of the Food Bank’s pre-employment screening process, all potential employees are subject to a Criminal Background Check. 

 

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is proud to be an “Equal Opportunity Employer”.