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.   


We're currently looking for a Chief Operations Officer with experience in a high growth environment. To succeed in this role the chosen candidate will possess:

·         Ability and experience to lead and manage a large, diverse team in a very fast-paced, fluid environment

·         Mastery of superior customer service for internal and external customers

·         Visionary attitude and high energy level with ability to drive results in a changing environment

·         Outstanding attention to detail and excellent interpersonal/communication skills

·         Proven ability to hire, train, develop, and lead a team to new heights

Key Responsibilities 

Overall management responsibility for the operational and programmatic activities of the Food Bank.  Deliver against the financial plan. Provide leadership, focusing on customer requirements, operational performance and a motivated workforce. Ensure succession planning and consistent delivery of services and solutions. Performance of the following duties is done personally or through subordinate managers.

 

1.       Works with President/CEO to maintain a sound corporate organization and establishes policies to ensure safe and efficient operations are maintained throughout all activities.  Monitor the performance and effectiveness of key operating units within the operation: product sourcing, agency relations; delivery and other programs; volunteer programs; warehousing, logistics, and production; and quality assurance/food safety and compliance.

 

2.       Establish and communicate to employees a high level of expectation and commitment to continuous improvement and excellence within the operation.  Is responsible for management evaluation and development and provides for capable management succession. Ensures that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.

 

3.       Guides and directs staff in all aspects of operations and programs execution, ensuring efficient and timely purchase, storage, processing, and distribution of food products, in accordance with established procedures.  Works to ensure optimal service is provided internally and to client agencies and customers. 

 

4.       Participates in the formulation and execution of strategic plans, structures and processes necessary to manage the organization's current activities and projected growth. Maintains and updates disaster relief plan. Works with executive team in analysis of economic and political trends that leads to execution of improvement action plans to ensure that performance metrics are consistent and attain goal. 

5.       Coordinates plans for further development of existing and future programs to increase the output and efficiency of programmatic activities in keeping with demand for various kinds of food assistance.

 

6.       In partnership with appropriate senior staff, coordinates efforts to evaluate the results of each area of operations, including activities that directly affect organizational risk and liability and systematically reports these results to the President/CEO.  Serves as point person for matters related to Emergency Network Los Angeles agreements, legal issues and City and County requirements as they pertain to contracts compliance.   

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.       Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or fifth year college or university program certificate. Master’s Degree preferred.  Minimum ten years of demonstrated high-level leadership success within a distribution environment preferred.

 

2.       Superb inter-personal, written, and oral communication skills required; must be able to influence and inspire change and manage relationships effectively.  Excellent leadership and presentation capabilities to cultivate external support and present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

 

3.       Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents.  Strong skills and substantial experience in working with integrated inventory/accounting software to analyze and forecast operational and program performance and prepare budget and statistical reports.  

 

4.       High level of proficiency to develop strategy and resolve tactical and practical problems.  Visionary attitude and high energy level with ability to drive results in a changing environment

We offer a competitive benefits package, including comprehensive 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 apply directly at jobs@lafoodbank.org.

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


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.


Director of Operations

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 / Logistics Manager

Job Title: Warehouse / Logistics Manager
Status: Exempt
Location: Los Angeles, California
Supervisor: Facilities & Product Logistics Director

Company: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that distributes food to over 650 charitable agencies located throughout Los Angeles County. The Food Bank is one of the largest in the country with an annual budget of $17 million, two facilities totaling 183,000 square feet, and a staff of over 110 employees supplemented by over 31,000 volunteers. The Food Bank is located 10 minutes south of downtown Los Angeles.

Principal Function:Has general responsibility for coordinating all warehouse and logistical 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. Oversee the maintenance of all warehouse vehicles, trailers and material handling equipment.


Principal Duties:

• Warehouse / Logistics Manager will supervise the sanitation, maintenance of work areas and conduct operations in a manner that promotes food and general safety, in compliance with DOT, OSHA and AIB standards. Oversee the maintenance of forklifts, trucks and other warehouse equipment in operable and safe conditions.

• Will supervise and handle day-to-day operational requirements pertaining to safety, logistics and warehousing in an expedient manner. 

• Will oversee fleet and equipment maintenance, tracking expenses against budget. P&L/Budget responsibility to include departmental expenses, (labor, equipment rental & repair, fuel, and outside shipping costs) 


• Supervises product receiving, storage and distribution in accordance with food safety regulations.

• The Warehouse / Logistics Manager is responsible for leading and dispatching a team of Class-A drivers as well as oversight of warehouse personnel. The Warehouse / Logistics Manager will be responsible for the overall direction including recruiting, hiring, training, corrective actions and employee evaluations for a staff of unionized 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. 

• Oversees the maintenance of the cooler/freezer. Keeps logs on the temperature of the cooler/freezer.

• 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. Experience with warehouse management systems (Ceres/Navision), ensuring compliance to standard operating procedures. 

• Knowledge of warehousing and distribution for a food service operation, preferably with a unionized workforce.

• College level education desired with good analytical and problem solving skills, with ability to develop and implement strategic plans

• Demonstrated ability to manage a high-volume Distribution Center and achieve results through others.

• Knowledge of AIB and general food safety requirements, auditing requirements, inspections, etc. 

• 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.

• Knowledge of truck maintenance and safety procedures, DOT/DMV requirements as they pertain to Class 

A and Class B drivers.

• Must be available to work fluctuating schedule throughout the regular work week including occasional Saturdays.


Physical Demands:

• Must be able to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time

• Must be able to handle stress caused in meeting deadlines with tight deadline requirements.

Work Environment:

• Combination of Office and Warehouse environment.

• Exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, or cold

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. 

 

 

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