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Receiving Associate

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)


Job Title: Receiving Associate

Immediate Supervisor: Inventory Control Manager or management designee Employees Supervised: None

FLSA: Non-exempt

General Description/Position Summary

The primary role of the Receiving Associate is to ensure accurate data and reporting related to inventory management. Responsibilities include maintaining product inventories with a comprehensive understanding of database management. This position requires a detail-oriented individual with inventory control experience in a warehouse environment who is a team player willing to do what it takes to help the team get the job done to support the St. Louis Area Foodbank nourish, empower, and transform the communities we serve in the bi-state region.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Physically unload and perform visual inspection of inbound freight.
    • Inspect freight bills, confirm delivery address and temperature settings listed (if required).
    • Document the temperature of frozen and refrigerated items and determine fitness of items for distribution.
    • Verify pallet/case quantities with BOL and/or packing list.
  • Monitor quality of inbound freight and escalate quality issues for resolution.
  • Perform data entry for all items by preparing appropriate invoices and shipping labels using the Ceres inventory management system.
  • Create domestic goods receipts in the Ceres inventory management system as required.
  • Coordinate the storage and rotation of product in an efficient, organized, and safe fashion.
  • Work with Warehouse Associates and Receiving Coordinator to ensure all items are labeled and stored accurately. Rotate and remove product as directed.
  • Assist the Inventory Control Manager with reports as needed.
  • Perform cycle counts of physical inventory.
  • Support the Inventory Control Manager as needed/directed with researching and resolving inventory discrepancies.
    • Identify inventory discrepancy causes and collaborate with fellow team members on resolutions and make recommendations for future improvement.
  • Assist with monthly distribution preparation, tracking and reconciliation.
  • Support the distribution process to meet customer needs.
  • Take an active role in reinforcing safe work practices.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Prior warehouse experience required.
  • Skilled in the operation of standard warehouse equipment including stand up forklifts and rider pallet jacks strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work, on a regular rotation, in a freezer/refrigerated environment.
  • Experience with safety standards and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements a plus.
  • Proficient in basic math.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail, ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB's Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect.
  • Must be able to successfully pass pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a warehouse with a significant amount of walking on concrete surfaces. Entrances may be open and work conditions during the summer months can be hot and cold during the winter. Employee will be going in and out of freezers and coolers with extreme variations in temperature. Workspace could be dusty and on occasions can be noisy due to the traffic of motorized vehicles operated in the building. Periodically may work outside and be exposed to the elements. Employee may be exposed to spoiled food and sharp objects due to working with damaged product. Work involves moving boxes and employee must lift, bend, stoop, pick up and move objects up to 75 pounds. Work involves using manual pallet jacks and therefore requires an ability to push and pull pallets over 2,000 pounds.

Work schedule is Monday - Friday onsite at the SLAFB facility (specifically the warehouse) and in the community as needed. May work evenings and weekends due to special events and other projects related to timely and accurate warehousing and distribution of product.

The impact you'll make

At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we are working to build a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems. With the dedicated partnership of over 600 hunger-relief programs and local agencies - including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs - we are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 400,000 people every year.

Since opening in 1975, and with the tremendous support and generosity of this community, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become our region's largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Together, we are feeding people and working to address the root causes of hunger for lasting impact every day.

About the St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)

  • The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) is a member of Feeding America, which is a national network of 200 food banks all working together for the common goal of ensuring equitable access to nutritious food
    • This nationwide network offers us a variety of resources, like food, funds, best practices, and gives our work a much bigger, louder voice than we could hope to have on our own
  • The St. Louis Area Foodbank supports 26 counties - 14 in Missouri and 12 in Illinois - thus serves, supports and stewards a diverse group of stakeholders across our region, as well as serves as a member of Feeding Missouri (the 6 Feeding America Food Banks in Missouri) and Feeding Illinois (the 7 Feeding America Food Banks in Illinois)
  • As a food bank, we collect food from a variety of sources, such as manufacturers, retail stores, farmers, and individual donors
  • We then store, sort, and repackage that food at the highest safety standards and finally distribute that food to our network of agencies and programs, which work directly with people in the community
  • We facilitate the movement of food safely and efficiently and offer the kinds of resources and support to our partner agencies that a single food pantry or shelter could not hope to access on its own
  • VISION: A nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois
  • MISSION: Building a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems

What we can offer you

Beyond a great mission, dedicated team members, and an incredible opportunity to truly make a difference in our community, you will be generously rewarded for your contributions including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • 403b plan with robust company match
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, group company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and more!)

We work hard, play hard and change lives - so apply to join our Foodbank Family!

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

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