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Director of Operations

Director of Operations

Experienced operations professional with a passion to end hunger?

The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) may be the perfect fit for you!


Do you thrive working in a fast-pace team environment where both individual and group contributions are not only appreciated but also make a difference in the lives of others? Do you have the knack for streamlining processes and finding efficiencies? Do you enjoy motivating and developing others? Peak your interest? Keep reading.

SLAFB is currently seeking a Director of Operations whose primary function will be to ensure all inventory, logistics and warehouse operations align with the strategic direction, objectives and mission of the organization. As St. Louis' largest and most well-established non-profit foodbank, this key role is required to effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of SLAFB's inventory, logistics and transportation with additional oversight of all warehouse operations. Responsibilities include maintaining quality standards while managing staff in a manner that promotes a positive team culture. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate with all departments to ensure a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of inventory movement (receiving, distribution, internal transfers, etc.).
  • Maintain product inventories at a high degree of accuracy.
  • Manage budget of assigned departments.
  • Devise annual productivity improvement targets and other metrics.
  • Partner with the Warehouse Manager to seek solutions to production problems and ways to improve efficiencies.
  • Assist with the interpretation and communication of company policies and safety regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with Feeding America, American Institute of Baking, USDA, and FDA regulations regarding food safety, storage and distribution.
  • Partner with the Logistics Specialist to ensure optimized routes and on-time pickups/deliveries.
  • Manage and approve all fleet maintenance and invoices.
  • Serve as a culture champion and develop staff. Assist supervisors with performance management ensuring timely reviews and that corrective action is consistent and administered in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Business, Food Technology, or related field required but will consider equivalent experience in related field in lieu of education.
  • Minimum of 5+ years operations management experience required. Experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience with a proven track of effectively managing a large team of 5 or more employees required.
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB's Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect.
  • Skilled in the operation of standard warehouse equipment including forklift and palette riders strongly preferred. Experience with safety standards and OSHA requirements a plus.
  • Computer proficient with solid MS Office Suite skills, Intermediate Excel skills strongly preferred
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities.
  • Ability to take initiative to identify and resolve problems.
  • Ability to make decisions and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check

Established in 1975, the SLAFB has grown to become the bi-state's region's largest non-profit food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Comprised of a diverse team of talented and compassionate individuals, employees enjoy working together to make a difference in the lives of the communities served.

SLAFB offers competitive compensation, an extremely comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time-off, support for on-going learning and development, casual dress work environment and solid 403(b) retirement plan to promote financial security.

SLAFB is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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