Job Description

Sr. Manager - Food Resourcing - Supply Chain

Location:Phoenix, AZ

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is looking for a self-directed, innovative professional to act in the capacity of Senior Manager of Food Resourcing - Supply Chain. Based in our Phoenix, Arizona location, the Senior Manager of Food Resourcing will provide manage the food resourcing and purchasing teams to ensure a high service level to our clients and partner agencies. This position provides supervision of staff for the Purchasing, Food Resourcing, Grocery Rescue, Gleaning Program and Logistics departments.

Founded in 1967, St. Mary’s is known as the world’s first food bank. Our mission is to alleviate hunger in our state by gathering and distributing food to those in need while encouraging self-sufficiency.                

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  •  Establishing, developing, and maintaining donor relationships with food industry companies, organizations, and individuals to facilitate the donation of food products in support of the mission of the food bank.
  •  Developing/implementing strategic plans that will achieve food resourcing, purchasing and inventory management goals.
  •  Soliciting, site visits, and account follow-up to ensure donor development and timely problem resolution.
  •  Maintaining all donor account records and files, including the food bank database of donor accounts and activity.
  •  Developing and growing donor accounts to include volunteer support for the Food Bank, food drives, and the donation of funds.
  •  Seeking program sponsorship opportunities through the growth and development of food donor accounts.
  •  Supervising staff in support of the programmatic objectives of the Food Resourcing program. 
  •  Managing Logistics Team in matters of food resourcing to ensure products are handled correctly and efficiently to limit waste and ensure quality products to customers.
  •  Establishing logistical processes and procedures to facilitate product arrival and shipment.
  •  Forecasting and purchasing of inventory to support the Food Bank’s programs, clients and partner agencies.
  •  Maintaining awareness of market trends, technology, and food safety programs and providing integrative support and best practices for Food Bank operations in these areas.
  •  Working collaboratively with the Quality Control Manager in support of the Food Bank Food Safety and Food Defense programs in the areas of food donations.
  •  Supporting the Operations and Logistics teams and the Quality Control Manager in the areas of product traceability and food safety programs and providing support for product recalls.
  •  Maintaining accurate records and generating reports to document and measure key aspects of the position (including monthly status reports on account activity and new source development).
  •  Providing data and metrics information to facilitate the evaluation of operational activities of the Food Bank.
  •  Providing professional, responsive and appreciative customer service to all Food Bank partners, donors, and co-workers. 
  •  Cultivating and maintaining relationships with other food banks, Feeding America, the Association of Arizona Food Banks, and other community and organizational partners.
  •  Participating in trade shows as the Food Bank’s representative.
  •  Participating in department and organizational meetings.
  •  Adhering to guidelines in the Operations Procedure Manual.
  •  Safety sensitive position

Qualifications sought:                                                                                                                                  

  •  Bachelor’s degree in business or a food-related industry preferred.
  •  Comparable industry experience will be considered.
  •  Minimum 5 years’ food industry experience, or comparable industry experience.
  •  Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.
  •  Significant experience in business/account sales development, food purchasing, and management preferred.
  •  Strong negotiating, strategic planning and organizational skills.
  •  Comprehensive experience in customer service management.
  •  Intermediate computer skills to include Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  •  Valid Arizona Driver’s license.


St. Mary’s offers a generous compensation package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401K, short-term and long-term disability, PTO, employer paid life insurance and more. This is your chance to make a difference. Join our Mission to alleviate hunger.

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