Network + Agriculture Food Sourcing Manager

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 Network and Agriculture Food Sourcing Manager is responsible for supporting the Central Texas Food Bank’s (CTFB) food acquisition goals, with a strong emphasis on food donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Additionally, this role actively manages acceptance of food donations, food purchasing, and logistics for inbound food.  The Network and Agriculture Food Sourcing Manager will execute strategies aimed at the successful procurement of donated and purchased food using all resources such as donations, USDA, Feeding America, and Feeding Texas. In addition, this person will ensure accurate report production, and will oversee spending, implementation, and reporting of multiple grants. This role is pivotal in ensuring the organization has enough nutritious food to meet all of its food distribution goals and eliminating food insecurity for the Central Texas community. The Network and Agriculture Food Sourcing Manager reports directly to the Food Industry Director on the Resource Development Team.

Relationships

The Network and Agriculture Food Sourcing Manager will work closely with Food Industry Team, Food Industry Retail Team, Transportation, Agency Relations and other key departments within CTFB. The Network and Agriculture Food Sourcing Manager will be a highly visible external representative for CTFB while building relationships with food industry donors.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Major course work in food service procurement, inventory management or a related field preferred
  • Three - five years of full-time, wage-earning relevant experience in food procurement.
  • Successful track record of prospecting and developing new business relationships.
  • Experience managing complex budgets, and master purchase orders.
  • Deep interest in reducing food waste and collaborating with other organizations to reduce regional food insecurity.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, internet applications in a Windows environment, and ability to learn internal software and applications.
  • Successful track record of securing donations from corporate partners a plus.
  • Belief in CTFB’s mission, vision, values and culture
  • Display a willingness and desire to work with people from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds. 
  • Display a commitment to service above all else.

Your Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop relationships with food industry partners which include but are not limited to grower, processors, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and food brokers to increase overall food donations.
  • Manage a comprehensive prospecting, solicitation and stewardship strategy for food industry relationships, deepening their involvement with CTFB.
  • Launch and sustain programs in collaboration with Feeding America, Feeding Texas and other key stakeholders to increase volume and quality of food donated to CTFB.
  • Meet organizational, department and individual performance goals, being accountable to meet objectives and ensure alignment with organizations values.
  • 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.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting in support of grant, government, funder, and organization timelines.
  • Work closely with the Communications and Community Investment teams to develop compelling messaging and collateral to inspire retail food industry partnerships.
  • Conduct routine analysis and communication of food industry trends (supply chain, retail and other markets); best practices and other key indicators of retail food acquisition.
  • Advocate for the wellbeing and outcomes of the neighbors that CTFB serves each day.
  • Set the example for a professional and high performance culture by maintaining a positive work attitude, communicating courteously, and creating a culture of service with all stakeholders: clients, donors, community partners and co-workers in accordance with CTFB’s values.
  • Conduct routine analysis and communication of acquisition status; programs; retail food industry trends (supply chain, retail and other markets); best practices and other key indicators of food acquisition, storage and material handling.
  • 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.
  • Perform additional duties as necessary.

Working Conditions

  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Schedule may at times include some holidays
  • Environment: This position is hybrid with majority in office/on the road work. Must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle in the state of Texas.
  • 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. 
  • OSHA Standards - Lifting requirements are 50 pounds and when lifting loads heavier than 50 pounds, use two or more people to lift the load.

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.