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Employment Opportunities

Below are Harvest Hope Food Bank employment opportunities as of November 6, 2014.

Employment Opportunities

Title:  Cool Can Sam Character              Locations: Greenville & Columbia

Supervisor:  Food Drive Coor. and Events Manager
Hours: As Needed

The Cool Can Sam character is a fun, educational mascot who helps provide hunger messages to community and children’s groups.  Cool Can Sam is part of a professional team intended to provide education and identification to further the mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank which is to provide for hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.

Job Duties:

• Portray the reputation of Harvest Hope Food Bank in a manner that is attractive to the audience
• Characterize the seriousness of hunger in a friendly, kind character
• Shake hands with children and further characterize the messages contained in the Cool Can Sam Activity Booklet (act sad when discussing hunger and how being hungry makes his stomach hurt)
• Remain silent while in costume; Cool Can Sam’s accompanying team member will do the speaking on his behalf while Cool Can Sam acts out the appropriate parts


• Applicants must be 18 years or older
• Customer service experience helpful
• Prior mascot experience helpful
• Must be punctual
• Must have a willing attitude
• Must be able to work some evenings and weekends


Position Title: Warehouse Manager                               Location:  Greenville

Supervisor:  Director of Operations

Hours: Monday thru Friday 7:30AM – 3:30PM and weekend or after hours as needed

Position Summary: The purpose of this position is to oversee all shipping, receiving, warehousing of product, inventory counts, inventory controls and fleet management.   The position reports to the Director of Operations. The incumbent is also responsible for managing  the order selection process of products from receipt and processing of orders, to selection and delivery to their distribution points. The position is responsible for planning and delegating work assignments, meeting daily requirements, establishing performance standards, meeting objectives and determining causes of variances.  The incumbent will also serve as the backup for Agency Distribution.

• Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Supervisory experience
• 5+ years warehouse experience required; food banking experience preferred
• Experience in maintaining/managing an ammonia refrigerant system preferred
• Current  CDL license preferred
• Customer service experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Must be an excellent problem solver with the ability to multi-task
• Must possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills and be extremely detail oriented
• Must have proven leadership skills
• Must be able to work in ambiguous situations
• Ability to read contracts, add, subtract and manipulate numbers
• Must be able to prioritize needs and work within budget restrictions
• Must have strong interpersonal, influence, process management and negotiating skills
• Must be results driven

Other Desired Characteristics:
• Strong communication skills that are effective across a variety of constituencies including donors, volunteers, potential agency members and others to educate about our mission and various services for the purposes of building brand
• Demonstrated personal leadership skills coupled with strong team orientation, exemplary project management skills and a high customer service focus
• Deep commitment and passion for the mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank and Feeding America
• Must understand that good customer service and good public relations skills are essential to every job
• Must have integrity, enthusiasm, perspective, flexibility and a strong work ethic

Job Duties:
• Manages a staff of 5-10 warehouse workers and drivers; partners with Human Resources for hiring, training, discipline, etc.
• Coordinate all activities concerned with inventory maintenance and the timely, cost efficient shipment of product to and from the warehouse
• Complete daily walk through and lead warehouse team to ensure completion of Weekly Maintenance and Cleaning Schedule
• Maintain procedures, equipment and facilities to ensure a safe work environment and secure inventory
• Recommend budgetary changes and improvements to the Director of Operations
• Implement practices and policies to run the warehouse within budget
• Review and recommend procedural changes to achieve and maintain accurate receiving and shipping of inventory and materials
• Ensure the warehouse is prepared for all audits and meets all standards
• Ensure that all personnel, including warehouse personnel, are complying with all mandated safety policies
• Serves or assigns a Greenville team member to service on the Harvest Hope Food Bank safety committee
• Develop and assign work schedules
• Responsible for developing and revising retail routes
• As needed, serves as the backup for agency distribution, including all invoices, billing, deposits and reports
• Accomplishes warehouse operations and organization mission by completing related results as needed
• All other duties as assigned


                Harvest Hope Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity EmployerQualified candidates                                  should submit their resume to: Human Resource or fax to: 803-254-6011.

  • Locations:

  • Columbia

    2220 Shop Road
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 254-4432
    (803) 254-6011 Fax
    (803) 223-6111 Agency
    Distribution Fax

  • Florence Pee Dee 2513 West Lucas Street
    Florence, SC 29501
    (843) 661-0826
    (843) 661-0699 Fax
  • Greenville 2818 White Horse Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864) 281-3995
    (864) 281-3998 Fax
  • Lexington County Emergency Food Pantry 1775 12th Street Ext.
    Cayce, SC 29033
    (803) 794-1627
    (803) 794-1630 Fax