Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

SUMMARY

The Chief Operations Officer is directly responsible for the day to day operations of the Food Bank. This position ensures that departments meet or exceeds annual goals, participates in staff development and mentoring, as well as participate in strategic planning and budgeting and managing the warehouse operations. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Design and implement business strategies, plans, and procedures in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Set comprehensive goals for maximizing performance and growth for the organization, and making sure goals are met
  • Establish policies that promote the organizational culture and vision
  • Oversee daily operations of the company and work closely with other departments to ensure processes are followed (Finance, Information Technology, HR, and Development)
  • Manage relationships with partners and vendors
  • Meet and monitor Feeding America, AIB, OSHA, DOT, USDA and Department of Health requirements and compliance and provide proactive leadership to the organization
  • Serve as a Chief Safety Officer for the organization and ensure an active Safety Committee is in place
  • Providing internal controls to ensure proper management of assets including warehouse and transportation equipment and facilities equipment and machinery
  • Must be able to evaluate and report performance by analyzing and interpreting data as well as operational metrics and then develop plans to improve relevant key performance indicators
  • Able to operate a motor vehicle for consistent travel to all branch locations

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated success in and evidence of ability to meet goals and to plan/oversee work flows and processes
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university required
  • Food Bank experience preferred, but not required
  • Five to seven years of senior level management experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment required
  • Material handling, trucking, and transportation knowledge required
  • Lean manufacturing experience preferred

Harvest Hope Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.