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Director of Product Acquisition

General Description/Position Summary

The Director, Product Acquisition leads all purchasing, sourcing and donation activities of food and non-food
Manages and submits all Feeding America reports for compliance. Ensures policies, SOP's, and systems are in
place to maximize efficiency. Builds and maintains relationships with all food sourcing partners across our network
to ensure healthy and nutritious food is always available across our network of traditional and non-traditional
partners and agencies. Ensures compliance with all appropriate standards and applicable laws and regulations as
well as with our Feeding America contract. Focuses on staff coaching, training and mentoring to develop the next
generation of leadership.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct, implement, disseminate, and administer acquisition strategies, plans and objectives to ensure
alignment with organizational vision and mission

Recommend and implement food and non-food sourcing strategies and collaborations that will contribute to
the long-term health of the SLAFB and best support our partners, agencies, programs and strategic direction.

Measures the effectiveness of all processes (internal and external) and facilitates the completion of all
Feeding America Reports including but not limited to: MPR, QPR

Works cross functionally with Finance to create and manage departmental budget and related expenses.

Lead a team that provides superior services to interdepartmental partners including excellent customer
service and support to increase the overall capacity of our network and increase food security.

Work with directors and managers cross-functionally to support senior management in establishing,

implementing, and evaluating a strategic plan that supports the vision and mission of the organization.

Develop and oversee professional development opportunities for the continuous education and growth of

Oversee all planning, organization, operation, and staffing of team as well as establish, evaluate, and
measure their goal setting and attainment.

Supervise and oversee the day-today activities of the Product Acquisition team.

Analyze data to assess successes and areas for continuous improvement.

Oversee the growth and success of the Retail Program and Food Drive Program.

Acquire new product partners, specifically those able to donate F2E, variety and non-food type items.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or relevant work experience in Supply Chain, Purchasing or
Business Management; Master's degree is a plus.

Ability to plan, set goals, monitor progress, and evaluate results while working collaboratively as part of a
team in a flexible, dynamic environment

Proven reputation for integrity and professionalism. Strategic thinker with a proven track record of driving

Enthusiasm for innovation and integrating technology to improve efficiency a big plus

Excellent communication, management and interpersonal skills. Strong relationship building and managerial
experience required.

Strong performance management and evaluation capabilities including willingness and experience in ensuring
team accountabilities.

Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects with attention to detail

Experience in managing a diverse group of donors and volunteers, projects, and workload Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug screening


High levels of honesty and integrity

Entrepreneurial has vision is innovative acts as catalyst for organizational change always looking to

Build trust and demonstrate personal accountability humility and ownership

Versatile in working with individuals across all levels of the organization.

Ability to build strong teams and hold people accountable and develop them into leaders

Ability to evaluate and identify systemic issues and opportunities using employee feedback

Ability to identify and manage external and internal emerging talent

Courage to take risks, stand up for what you believe and do the right thing

Ability to understand the core values and design initiatives that promote the culture of the Foodbank

Ability to define, measure, and evaluate key metrics to assess organizational and employee health

Ability to manage staff, budgets and daily responsibilities in fast-paced environment.

Ability to grow and adapt remain flexible and embrace change aware of external trends and impact

Ability to influence others and work together to achieve goals.

Ability to mentor and grow the skills of the team in a meaningful way.

Speak on behalf of the Foodbank in the media, conferences and public events/forums.

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