Director of Warehousing (New)

About Central Texas Food Bank

Looking for a way to make a difference without sacrificing a competitive salary and excellent benefits? Apply to join the Central Texas Food Bank team! We’re looking for highly-motivated people to bring their unique skills to our mission of nourishing our neighbors and leading our community in the fight against hunger. As the region’s largest hunger relief charity, the Food Bank offers a diverse and inclusive workplace, professional development opportunities, and a culture of promoting from within. Our core values, Compassion, Honesty, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork, chart our course.

Position Overview

The Director of Warehousing is responsible for the leadership of the warehousing team, ensuring proper handling and storage of all food products during the shipping and receiving activities. This role also oversees the corrective and preventive maintenance of our warehousing facilities.

Relationships

As a member of the leadership team, this role is highly visible internally and externally. Works closely with the Director of Transportation. Oversees a warehouse and works closely with other departments such as distribution, food industry partnerships, network services and others.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; APICS certification preferred.
  • Minimum ten years of warehousing experience, perishable/food warehousing preferred.
  • Minimum five years of talent management experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety programs,
  • Strong computer proficiency including inventory control systems required (database management preferred, Ceres WMS experience a plus).
  • High-level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and typing proficiency; high-level of Excel aptitude required with ability to create complex formulas and pivot tables.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and responsibilities, while maintaining composure and ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Sensitivity to diverse populations with the ability to serve people in a compassionate,
  • patient, friendly, and courteous manner, showing sincere interest in people’s concerns.
  • Strong moral compass with ability to exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Strong analytical, data-interpretation, planning, and problem-solving skills required.
  • Experience with e-commerce order fulfillment strongly preferred.
  • Develop a high-performance team culture focused on leadership and accountability at all levels, continuous learning, collaboration, measurement, and goal achievement by modeling the way and enabling others to act.
  • Set performance goals for team members that align to CTFB’s strategy, and evaluate performance against goals on a regular basis.
  • Effectively coach team members and provide supportive and developmental feedback to enhance performance. Ensure that team members develop the technical, leadership and professional skills necessary for success.
  • Actively supports organization’s values, goals and objectives by leading by example
  • Demonstrates support of organizational message without blaming other departments, leaders or providing personal opinions.
  • Able to develop, implement, and execute new initiatives.
  • Strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills required.
  • Commitment to the service of others while fully supporting the organization’s mission and
  • values required.
  • Must maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License and a reliable, insured personal vehicle.

Your Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of warehousing and facilities activities
  • Schedule warehouse staff to ensure operations are performed in a cost-efficient and safe manner
  • Responsible for monitoring productivity by analyzing and reporting operations KPIs
  • Ensure proper inspection, handling, storage, and shipping of produce, refrigerated, frozen and dry goods in accordance with OSHA, FA, AIB and other guidelines
  • Continuously improve our warehousing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) such as: product picking, shipping, receiving and put-away. Develop new SOPs as needed
  • Coordinate with Food Industry, Distribution, Transportation, and Inventory Control teams to
  • optimize the warehouse’s capacity to exceed volume delivery goal and ensure department operates within budget and work to reduce and control expenses
  • Maintain organizational compliance with OSHA, USDA, and AIB, FA, Department of Health, food industry and other relevant licensing and permitting entities
  • Develop and implement HACCP plans to mitigate potential risk areas such as: product cross- contamination, sanitation, and waste management and pest control
  • Maintain a safe and clean warehouse environment in compliance with OSHA, local and state regulations. Enforce the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety best practices.
  • Schedule preventive and corrective maintenance of building facilities and equipment
  • Provide mentorship, direction, and training to warehouse personnel as needed
  • Evaluate direct reports in accordance with company procedures
  • Live by, and promote organization vision, mission, and values
  • Assist management as necessary
  • Develop a high-performance team culture focused on leadership and accountability at all levels, continuous learning, collaboration, measurement, and goal achievement by modeling the way and enabling others to act.
  • Set performance goals for team members that align to CTFB’s strategy, and evaluate performance against goals on a regular basis.
  • Effectively coach team members and provide supportive and developmental feedback to enhance performance. Ensure that team members develop the technical, leadership and professional skills necessary for success.
  • Actively supports organization’s values, goals and objectives by leading by example
  • Demonstrates support of organizational message without blaming other departments, leaders or providing personal opinions.

Working Conditions

  • Hours of Operation: Although organization hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., this position may work closer to 45-50 hours per week, especially during peak times such as holiday seasons, growing seasons, and disaster response. After-hours business work is required occasionally throughout the year. Frequent after-hours work is required relating to special events (nights and weekends).
  • Environment: Involves activities in both office and warehouse environments. There are extended periods of sitting, standing, lifting, and bending, listening, talking and/or visual concentration. The noise in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
  • Travel: CTFB serves 21 counties in central Texas and often requires same-day travel between counties, using a personal vehicle, CTFB passenger fleet and possibly occasional out of town travel for meetings, special events or meeting for some positions. 

Comprehensive Benefits

We are committed to service, above all else, in our community and for our team members.  With our commitment to the health and wellness of our team members, we provide a full benefits package to include the following:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans,
  • company paid short and long term disability insurance plus employee life insurance,
  • 403b retirement plan plus up to 5% matching contribution after one year of service,
  • telemedicine for physical and mental health, 
  • employee assistance program,
  • paid time off including paid holidays,
  • outdoor seating area with a garden view, and an
  • On-site gym with a shower.

In addition, Central Texas Food Bank is designated a Texas Mother-Friendly Workplace AND a Best Place for Working Parents. Grow your career, build your network and develop your talents while enjoying the flexibility of a family-friendly environment.

Apply For This Job

We all have a role to play in ending hunger. Join our team and discover yours. To apply for this position, simply fill out this short questionnaire, attach your resume and submit.